Remington V3 Compact Shotgun
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The Remington V3 (along with its big brother, the VersaMax) is one of our favorite shotguns. It’s tough, affordable and its Versaport gas system makes it supremely reliable, even when you run it filthy dirty. Now Big Green’s offering the easy-to-shoot V3 in a size that’s perfect for kids or smaller-framed shooters. Here’s their press release:

The Remington V3 Compact, Where Reliable Cycling Meets Rugged Durability
with a Shorter Length of Pull

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system is now available with a shorter length of pull for smaller statured shooters

The V3 blends Remington’s legendary pointability with the reliability of the revolutionary VersaPort® gas system in a compact lightweight platform. A match only made in America. The Remington V3 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Unlike other gas operated semi-automatic shotguns, the V3 VersaPort gas system is located directly in front of the receiver. This results in a properly designed forend for ideal ergonomics and centers the weight between the shooter’s hands – delivering superior balance and swing performance.

At the heart of the V3 autoloading shotgun is the patented VersaPort gas piston system, an extremely-reliable, semi-automatic operating system consisting of gas ports and gas pistons for enhanced load versatility, while softening recoil and reducing maintenance. The VersaPort gas system self-regulates gas pressure based on the length of the shell, for reliable cycling no matter the load. From the lightest of target loads to the heaviest of magnum loads, the V3 is as comfortable on the sporting clays range as it is in the duck blind.

Additionally, with its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.

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  1. I have some youth model shotguns around my place cause of small statured folk. Break action and pump gun. You do not want to shoot anything but mild loads in them. They kick like a mule.

    The gas system is supposed to help in taming the recoil. But it’s a Remington. So, no thanks.

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