SHOT New Products Spotlight: Shotguns

SHOT Show is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gun manufacturers from all over the world are gathered together to show off all the great new products. Today, we’ll look at all the Shotguns being introduced at this year’s show!

Benelli

The 12 gauge Super Black Eagle 3 is available in black synthetic, Realtree Max-5, Mossy Oak Bottom Lands, and Gore Optifade Timber. This inertia-driven shotgun, which features an oversize bolt handle, bolt release, and safety, is chambered for 2¾”, 3″, and 3½” shells. The shotgun ships with a carbon-fiber rib and five chokes, and either a 26″ or 28″ barrel. MSRP is set at $1,899 for the black model and $1,999 for the camo version.

The 12-gauge Super Black Eagle 3 is available in black synthetic (pictured), Realtree Max-5, Mossy Oak Bottom Lands, and Gore Optifade Timber.

The 12-gauge Super Black Eagle 3 is available in black synthetic (pictured),
Realtree Max-5, Mossy Oak Bottom Lands, and Gore Optifade
Timber.

Browning

As Browning enters the fifth year of the High Grade Program, it’s now offering a Citori 725 12 gauge Trap model in Grade V and Grade VII models. The Grade V will have either 30″ or 32″ barrels. MSRP is $5,339.99. The Grade VII will also be available with 30″ or 32″ barrels. MSRP for the 725 Trap is $6,399.99. Another addition to the smoothbore lineup includes a Citori 725 Sporting Golden Clays 12 gauge with either 30″ or 32″ barrels. It will have Sporting Golden Clays engraving on the right, left, and bottom of the receiver. MSRP is set at $5,349.99.

Browning will also be offering a B15 over/under shotgun that has been exquisitely enhanced by the gunsmiths of Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal. These B15s will be offered in four grades, with a choice of exceptional engravings and wood quality. Along those same lines is an A5 High Grade Hunter with special engraving that depicts pheasants on the left side and mallards on the right, surrounded by intricate scrollwork. The 12 gauge has 3″ chambers and 26″ or 28″ barrels, and will be offered in a gloss finish with grade 2.5 walnut. MSRP is $1,859.99. The A5 and Maxus Wicked Wing shotguns are semi-auto waterfowlers that feature a water-resistant Cerakote with a burnt bronze camo finish. Banded extended choke tubes, Briley extended bolt handles, and oversize bolt releases are standard, as are composite stocks in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo. Both 3″ and 3½” models are available. MSRP is $1,979.99 for the A5 Wicked Wing and $1,739.99 for the Maxus Wicked Wing.

For those eaten up with clay-busting craziness, the BT-99 Trap and Micro Trap come with adjustable buttplates and combs. Both feature a Graco Pro Fit adjustable comb and buttpad plate. The Micro version has a 13¾” LOP; the full-size version has a 14³⁄8″ LOP. The Micro is offered with 30- or 32” barrels, and the full size can be had with 32″ or 34″ barrels. MSRP is set at $1,799.99. The Cynergy Composite Ultimate Turkey over/under shotgun is available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo. This is a 12 gauge with a 3½” chamber, and it comes with either 24″ or 26″ barrels. It has a Marble Arms Bullseye rear sight, a fiber optic front sight, and a short Picatinny rail to mount red-dot optics. Five Invector-Plus choke tubes, including the Extended Ultimate Turkey and Spreader, come with the shotgun. MSRP is $2,339.99.

CZ USA

The All-American—featuring drop-in replacement parts, including locking blocks—is the sporting clays half of the company’s Trap Combo. It has a four-way comb, combined with adjustable buttplate hardware, that will allow you to tune cast, toe, and LOP for a perfect fit to your shooting style. All-Americans fire the bottom barrel first, the purpose of which is to reduce recoil going into the second shot. Blacked-out extended chokes in a mid-thread pattern, a blacked-out action, and select wood round out the package. MSRP is $2,499. For competitors who want a nicer version of CZ’s affordable 612 Trap, the Target model has select grade wood with a glossy oil finish. The metal gets a deep polished blue. With a tuned trigger system, raised rib, and comfortable Monte Carlo stock, this is a clay-killing machine. A set of extended chokes and a pair of Bradley-style white beads are standard. MSRP is $549.

For those wanting a light, classy pump gun to carry in the field, CZ has put together an ideal candidate. Built on a gauge-specific 7075 aluminum action, the 28 gauge CZ 628 Field Select has a deep glossy blue finish and select grade Turkish walnut. A set of interchangeable chokes lets you tune constriction, and the full forend and pistol grip make this lithe shotgun feel like the shotgun gods have blessed you. With 28” barrels, the shotgun weighs a scant 5.4 pounds. MSRP is $429.

For those wanting to whack waterfowl with a vengeance, CZ’s Swamp Magnum is the shotgun with which to do so. The Swamp Magnum is the only over/under in the line that has an automatic safety that engages every time the action is opened, making it more duckblind- friendly. With polymer stocks in either black or Realtree Max-5 camo, and with all metalwork blacked out, these over/unders are ready for the mud, rain, blood, and tears for which duck blinds are famous. MSRP is $929 to $1,029.

Escort

The Missione semi-auto is available in 20 or 12 gauge, with 3″ chambers. The 28″ barrels are chrome-plated, with a ventilated rib, a Hi-Viz Spark front sight, a stainless receiver, and a Turkish walnut stock sporting rubber grip panel inlays. Sling swivels, five extended chokes, and a hard case come standard. MSRP is $715.
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Iver Johnson

Two new and interesting .410 shotguns from Iver Johnson should appeal to those looking for a behind-the-seat truck gun or a shotgun specially sized for youths. The IJ700-18 has an 18″ barrel and is only 34 inches overall. It weighs just 4 pounds 8 ounces. It comes with a blued barrel, a silver receiver, a walnut stock and forend, a rubber buttpad, and sling swivels. Its most unusual feature is that it folds in half for storage and transport. The IJ700-26 is the same gun but with a 26″ barrel and an overall length of 41.5 inches. Both models are priced at $175.

The Iver Johnson .410 IJ700 shotgun.

The Iver Johnson .410 IJ700 shotgun is an ideal truck gun.

Mossberg

The Shockwave is an ATF-approved shotgun with a 14” barrel and an overall length of only 26 inches. This 12 gauge is built on the 590 action and features a Raptor grip and corncob forend with a strap. With a matte-blue finish and cylinder bore, the 590 Shockwave is a whole lot of wickedness in a defensive-style shotgun. MSRP is an attractive $455. The 510 Mini Muddy Girl 410 might be the ideal shotgun for the young shooter who is looking for a bit of feminine flair in her first scattergun. It has an 18.5″ barrel, a ventilated rib, and a fixed Modified choke. It is also adjustable for length of pull and is covered in the vibrant Muddy Girl camo. MSRP is $469. The Mossberg Compact Cruiser AOW is available with an 8″ or 10″ barrel, an ATI T3 pistol grip and folding vertical handgrip with a strap, parkerized finish, and a Cylinder bore choke. MSRP ranges from $910 to $980.

Stevens

Stevens has made its 555 over/under line even more versatile with the new 555 Compact. The stylish shotgun has a mid-length forend and a compact, 13.25″ LOP, making it perfect for smaller-framed shooters. Like the original 555, it features a light aluminum receiver that’s scaled to gauge. In addition, it sports a Turkish walnut stock and forend, shell extractors, a manual safety, and a single, selective mechanical trigger. It ships with five interchangeable choke tubes. Available in .410, 28, and 20 gauge. MSRP is $692. Stevens is also offering an enhanced version of the original 555. It has an Imperial walnut stock and laser-engraved filigree ornamentation. It is available in .410, 28, 20, and 12 gauge. MSRP is set $863.

Stoeger

Three new 12 gauge shotguns make up Stoeger’s new entries for 2017. The M3000 Tactical can be had with either a field or pistol grip with an 18.5″ barrel. This inertia-driven gun will accept 2¾ or 3″ shells and has a fixed Cylinder bore. MSRP is $599 for the version with a field stock; $649 for the pistol-grip stock model. The P3000 Tactical is a pump action 12 gauge available with a field or pistol-grip stock and an 18.5″ barrel. It, too, will accept 2¾ or 3″ shells, and it has a fixed Cylinder bore. MSRP is $299, field stock; $349, pistol-grip stock. The P3500 12 gauge is offered in either black synthetic or Realtree Max- 5, with a 28″ barrel. It will accept 2¾ or 3″ shells, and has a red-bar front sight and a ventilated rib. Accessory chokes are available.

Tri-Star

The Viper Max is designed to shoot 2¾” light target loads as well as 3.5″ turkey loads. It features a two-piston system, and a light- and heavy-load piston are included with the gun. The spare piston stores in the top of the forearm so it is always with the gun. It is available in Realtree Max-5 with a 26″, 28″, or 30″ barrel. A black synthetic version with a 28″ barrel is an option. A fiber-optic sight and three choke tubes are included. MSRP ranges from $640 to $730.

The Double Trap Adjustable (DTA) comes with 30″ barrels, an adjustable high-post target rib, ported barrels, and color coded extended chokes. It also features a fully adjustable buttpad system that allows the shooter to change LOP. The buttpad can be adjusted for cast, moved up or down, and tilts for a perfect fit. The Monte Carlo stock has an adjustable comb in Turkish walnut and is drilled for a recoil reducer. Weight is 8.8 pounds. MSRP is $1,450. The Mono-Trap has a 34″ barrel with porting and extended chokes. It features a Monte Carlo stock in Turkish walnut with an oil finish. A target rib with a fiber-optic sight is standard. The TT-15 MT is an ideal entry-level trap gun and ships with Modified, Improved Modified, and Full chokes. MSRP is $1,035.

Winchester Repeating Arms

The Super X4 12 gauge autoloader is based on the proven Active Valve gas system and offers enhanced ergonomics, with easier to access operating controls. It’s lighter and faster cycling than its predecessor. The shotgun is offered in four models—the SX4 Composite, SX4 Waterfowl, SX4 Field, and SX4 Field Compact— all with 3″ or 3 ½” chambers. MSRP is $799.99 to $939.99.

The new SXP Shadow Defender and Shadow Marine Defender pump shotguns feature synthetic pistol-grip stocks with textured gripping surfaces and are supplied with two interchangeable comb pieces. Offered in 20 and 12 gauge, with 3″ chambers, the alloy receivers are drilled and tapped for bases and rings, and a tactical ribbed forearm offers better control. The Marine Defender features matte hard-chrome plating on the barrel, magazine tube, and slide arms for added resistance to wear and the elements. Barrel length is 18″. A Cylinder choke tube is supplied. The 12 gauge Defender retails for $449.99, the 20 gauge for $469.99. The Marine Defender retails for $499.99 in 12 gauge, and $519.99 in 20 gauge.

The new SXP Turkey pump shotgun is available in either 12 or 20 gauge and features a composite stock and forearm in a matte black finish. The black alloy receiver is drilled and tapped for scope bases, and Truglo fiber-optic adjustable sights are standard. The 12 gauge version has a 3½” chamber with a 24” barrel. MSRP is $439.99. The 20 gauge has a 3” chamber and 24” barrels. MSRP is $439.99.

And that’s a wrap for new shotguns. We’ve already talked about rifles, but we’ll have handguns, ammo, optics, and gear as SHOT continues this week. Which shotguns piqued your interest? Let us know in the comments!

7 Comments On This Article

  1. I really like the mossberg compact cruiser but I didn’t think a short barrel like theses were legal,I have an old 12 g that I customized the barrel and stock over all length is right at a foot and a half ,it’s a single shot and I have adapters you put in like shells to adapt it to a 380 and a 22 lr I don’t take it anywhere just keep t close by for home protection but don’t know if it’s legal for that purpose or not if anyone has any info on that could you please help?

    • Nope. That’s a federal crime. Shotguns must have a barrel above 18 inches. The only exception is a shotgun that has never had a stock that is over 26 inches overall. I’d get rid of that thing. It’s prison time if you get caught with it.

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