Gun Review: Stoeger Double Defense Over/Under 12 Gauge

Back in the day, Wells Fargo stagecoach drivers carried short barreled side-by-side shotguns to fend off n'er do wells. With the advent of pump action and semi-automatic shotguns, self-defense-minded Americans abandoned break-action shotguns to...
Gun Review: Stoeger M3500 Semi-Auto Shotgun

Gun Review: Stoeger M3500 Semi-Auto Shotgun [Updated 2018]

Stoeger M3500 Shotgun Review I'm a Benelli owner and a bird hunter. So when the Stoeger M3500 hit my doorstep, I was curious to see what Benelli's modestly priced Stoeger cousins bring to the table. Or, rather,...
Saiga 12 Gauge Semi Automatic Shotgun

Gun Review: Saiga 12 Semi-Automatic Shotgun [Updated 2018]

Firearms fall into three categories. First come work guns, which protect your life or feed your family. Next are fun guns, which are fun to shoot or you can use for competitions. Then there...

Review: Mossberg International SA-20 Field 20 Gauge Shotgun

Semi-automatic 20-gauge shotguns are often good choices for female or younger shooters who want a lighter gun with less recoil, but with most of the shot-pattern effectiveness of a 12 gauge. There are actually...
Kalashnikov USA KS-12 KS12T shotgun review

Gun Review: Kalashnikov USA KS-12 and KS-12T Shotguns

TTAG's Nick Leghorn did a solid review of his Saiga 12 experience back when it was still imported from the motherland. After 2014, Kalashnikov USA became its own boy, independent of mommy. Today, Kalashnikov...

Gun Review: Remington Model 1100 Competition Synthetic Shotgun

The Remington Model 1100 12 Gauge was born when America had a naval cordon around Cuba, a folksinger named Dylan had just released his first album and we were still testing nukes in Nevada....

Gear Review: TactaLoad Flash 5 Shotgun Stock

Carrying extra shotgun ammo isn't easy. It’s big, bulky, and tossing on a plate carrier or chest rig during a home defense situation is unlikely. The side saddle is the most common method of...

Ammo Review: Federal Premium Law Enforcement Buckshot With FliteControl Wad

I'm still a proponent of the 12 gauge shotgun. I think in a home defense role, it's a formidable weapon with no equal. It's the best weapon for me during a home invasion situation....
Gun Review: CZ Hammer Coach and Sharptail Side by Side Shotguns

Gun Review: CZ Hammer Coach and Sharptail Side by Side Shotguns

With either the traditional Hammer Classic, or the slightly more modern Sharptail, CZ has made guns worthy of "riding shotgun." The shotgun has long and rightfully been regarded as the most useful of firearms. Because...
Mossberg 500 Retrograde

Gun Review: Mossberg 500 Retrograde Shotgun

In a world where we can cover just about anything with Picatinny rails, it's nice to see the industry slow down and take a moment to simplify things. Don't get me wrong, I love...
Henry Side Gate Lever Action Shotgun (image courtesy JWT for

Gun Review: Henry Side Gate Lever Action .410 Shotgun

Late last year, Henry Repeating Arms finally gave in and released several traditional lever action rifle calibers in a side gate loading platform. Now they've continued that line, but with their first side gate...
Armscor VR80 shotgun TTAG

First Impressions: Armscor / Rock Island Armory VR80 Semi-Auto Shotgun

Three days ago I found myself at The Range At Austin with Dan and Jeremy. Jon heard there were donuts and made a cameo. Towards the end of our range session I noticed a plain...