[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 […]

Gun Review: The Puma Camper Multi-Gauge Shotgun

Impulse buying guns isn’t easy to do with the price most go for. Even “cheap” guns rarely offer enough value for an impulse purchase. However, sometimes a low price and a lot of value gets me in trouble. For example, that time I ran across the Puma Camper. The Puma Camper — also sometimes advertised […]

Gear Review: Steiner Mk7 Shotgun Light

As I mentioned in my review of the Streamlight TL Racker, weapon lights on pump shotguns can be a tough conundrum. Magpul’s pump made it a little easier, but mounting a proper light to a pump shotgun can be a little tricky. Pump shotgun weapon light options from both Streamlight and Surefire are often the […]

EAA Announces MC312 Sport 12-Gauge Shotgun

EAA has introduced the MC312 Sport 12-gauge shotgun and positioned it as an affordable 3-gun competition option, with a suggested retail of ~$600. From the company release: European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, announce the MC312 Sport 12GA shotgun in time for 2020 3-gun competition […]

Gear Review: Streamlight TL-Racker Shotgun Light

As far as defensive and military shotguns go, it seems that the pump-action still rules the roost in the United States. While semi-autos are more and more accepted, the transition is slow. The USMC adopted the M1014 shotgun in 1999, and my infantry battalion’s armory had zero of them…in 2012. We did have a ton […]