In 2005 Benelli introduced the aptly named Cordoba, an inertia-recoil-operated, semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun with many recoil-mitigating features designed specifically for high-volume shoots such as those found in South America. Since its inception, the Cordoba has been so well received that this year a smaller, even softer-shooting companion in 20 gauge was catalogued.
Remington 11-87 SP-T Thumbhole
By souping up its standard semi-automatic Model 11-87 platform to create the Super Magnum SP-T Thumbhole, Remington offers a shotgun decidedly designated for springtime showdowns.
American Tactical Introduces Tactical Shotgun Line
ATI introduces two new shotguns to the home defense market, bringing two value-oriented shotguns in 12 gauge to the self-defense table.
Stoeger M3000 for 3-Gun
With a few modifications, this inexpensive Stoeger semi-automatic can hold its own on the 3-gun circuit against shotguns three times its price.
Benelli Vinci Tactical
The home-defense version of Benelli’s innovative Vinci semi-automatic shotgun promises superior reliability and easy maintenance, making it a great choice for protecting your family.
Action, Take Two
When talking about shotguns for home defense, pump-action and semi-automatics rule the roost.Here’s a round-up of current semi-auto scatterguns.
TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun
Looking for an AR-15-ish platform, but in the mighty 12 gauge? TriStar has just the thing.
Review: Benelli Vinci Tactical Shotgun
Built for home-defense and tactical use, the Benelli Vinci Tactical semi-automatic shotgun promises superior reliability and easy maintenance, thanks to its modular design.
Review: TriStar KRX Tactical Shotgun
Like the AR-15 but want something chambered in 12-gauge? The TriStar Arms KRX Tactical shotgun might be just what you're looking for.
Review: Remington Tac-13
If you’re a road warrior searching for Twinkies, nothing will help you terminate the living dead like Remington’s new Tac-13.