Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical

First Look: Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical Shotgun

Upgraded internals and an optics-ready receiver make a great shotgun even better.

Upgrades for Your Shotgun

Here are practical upgrades to make your home-defense shotgun even more useful.

Classics: The Winchester Model 42 Shotgun

Winchester’s Model 42 brought the .410-bore to the repeating-shotgun world.

How to Reload Shotshells

Reloading shotshells is a somewhat similar process to reloading other ammunition, but the differences are significant.

What is the Best Defensive-Shotgun Sight?

Ask for opinions on the best sights for a shotgun and you’ll get answers ranging from “laser beam” to “slick barrel.” Generally, the sights, or lack thereof, preferred by a shotgunner depend on two things: the shooter’s style and the anticipated scenario.

Review: Smith & Wesson M&P 12

Smith & Wesson envisions the possible future of pump shotguns and makes a strong move to the front with the M&P 12.

The King of Tactical Shotguns Benelli’s M3 Super 90

The goal of this column is to inform Shooting Illustrated’s readers of top shotguns, shotgun techniques and training for self-defense. But, when I talk about a specific gun, it often alienates one camp from the discussion.

Why the Shotgun is One of the Best Options for Personal Defense

Like the revolver and the lever-action carbine, the shotgun is still around because it gets the job done and gets it done quite well.

Safety Recall for Smith & Wesson M&P Shotguns

A safety recall has been issued for all Smith & Wesson M&P 12 shotguns manufactured prior to Oct. 15, 2021. Two field reports of barrel cracking have been received by the company and, in an abundance of caution the recall was initiated.

Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

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