Gear Review: Surefire DSF-870 Shotgun Weapon Light

Pump shotgun weapon lights are always tricky. Finding the right combination of ergonomics, light output, and design is a real hassle. One company that’s been doing it right for decades is Surefire. They’ve been building integrated forend weapon lights, it seems, forever. The Surefire DSF 870 is pump integrated with a weapon light that’s long […]

Stoeger’s New Freedom Series P3000 Supreme Model Shotgun

From Stoeger . . . Stoeger continues to set the standard for dependability and versatility at a wallet-friendly price with the new P3000 Freedom Series Supreme. Widely recognized as a superior choice for defending home and property, the Stoeger Freedom Series offers extended magazines for increased capacity while being 922R compliant. The latest Freedom Series […]

Arizona’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban Bill Is A Doozy

Arizona Democrats have filed yet another “assault weapon” ban bill. This one is Senate Bill 1625. At first glance, with two notable stand-outs, it’s pretty much par for the gun-grabbing course; a ban on assaulty-looking guns with grandfathering. But the first notable item is just how inclusive this bill is. All semiautomatic rifles that take […]

Gun Review: Henry Lever Action Axe .410

If you are the type who doesn’t take every gun purchase seriously, then the Henry Axe .410 might just be for you. This isn’t a terribly practical or necessarily useful gun for most people, but man is it fun. The Henry Lever Action Axe .410 isn’t really a shotgun. It’s a firearm — technically a […]

[VIDEO] Verney-Carron’s Jérôme Lanoue With Their Custom 28 Gauge Shotgun and 500 Nitro Double Gun from the Dallas Safari Club

  When my wife and I first met Jérôme Lanoue, it was on his home turf in St. Etienne, France. Specifically, it was at the L’Atelier Verney-Carron production facility (see that post here). We were amazed by the beautiful work being done by each of the artisans working in Verney-Carron. Now, though, we’re in Dallas […]

The New Mossberg 940 JM Pro Semi-Automatic Shotgun

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today the introduction of a new 12-gauge autoloading shotgun platform; the 940 JM Pro™, available in two 10-shot models. The result of two years of development alongside world champion shooters, Jerry and Lena Miculek, the 940 JM Pro is designed to meet the needs […]

Savage Announces its First Semi-Automatic Shotgun, the RENEGAUGE

Savage Arms, makers of the most trusted hunting and target rifles in the United States, is proud to introduce RENEGAUGE. The new American-made semiautomatic 12 gauge shotguns are built for field use, offer hunters and competitors a new standard for both fit and function, and include several patented parts and designs—including the Dual Regulating Inline […]

Gun Review: IWI Tavor TS12 Shotgun

No, the IWI Tavor TS12 shotgun doesn’t cycle mini shells, it’s a semi-auto shotgun designed for standard shotgun ammo. The mini shell thing is quickly becoming the “Does it take GLOCK mags,” meme for smoothbores. Now that’s out of the way, and we can get on with what has been the hardest gun I’ve had […]

Frankin Armory Responds to the ATF’s Reformation Ruling

See our earlier post regarding the ATF’s ruling as to the legal status of Franklin Armory’s Reformation here. The federal gun regulators have decreed that the Reformation, with its straight grooves, is something called a GCA/SBS…a short-barreled shotgun regulated under the Gun Control Act rather than the National Firearms Act.

After ATF Ruling, FosTecH Recalls All Origin-SBV ‘Shotguns’, Offers Consumers Replacement Options

FosTecH is an Indiana-based maker of AR platform rifles, shotguns and triggers. They’re also the maker of the Origin-SBV not-a-shotgun firearm thing. Well, they were.   FosTecH designed the Origin SBV along the same lines as other not-a-shotgun firearms such as the Mossberg Shockwave and the Remington TAC-14. Those guns are classified as firearms under […]

BREAKING: ATF Declares the Franklin Armory Reformation a GCA/SBS Shotgun, Halts All Retail Sales

See some our earlier posts on the Franklin Armory Reformation here, here, and here. While the Reformation may look like a short barrel rifle, it isn’t. That’s because the barrel uses straight lands and grooves. A conventional pistol or rifle barrel has twisted lands and grooves, as seen above. The Reformation’s straight-grooved design quirk was […]