New Shotguns For 2020

US Precision Defense When it comes to the stalwart shotgun, changes often come gradually. It's a proven defensive platform, so those that make their bread-and-butter...

New Shotguns For 2020
14May
New Shotguns For 2020
14May

New Shotguns For 2020

Written by Guest Contributor
in Section Gun Reviews

US Precision Defense

When it comes to the stalwart shotgun, changes often come gradually. It's a proven defensive platform, so those that make their bread-and-butter from shotguns are sometimes reluctant to deviate from a winning strategy. For 2020, though, a few manufacturers have changed the paradigm, shaking up their standard offerings with improvements or - in some cases - brand-new lines entirely.

EAA MC312 SPORT

EAA | MC312 SPORT
Looking for a 3-gun-ready scattergun right out of the box? The MC312 features an enhanced port for quad loading along with a red mag-tube follower for visual empty-chamber status and a factory-mounted red-dot optic.

▶ Comes with five choke tubes
▶ Improved controls
▶ Low-profile accessory rail
▶ Inertia-driven action with rotary bolt

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 46 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $602
(321) 639-4842 eaacorp.com

 Mossberg 590 Tactical w/M-LOK

Mossberg | 590 Tactical w/M-LOK
While Mossberg’s 590 shotgun needs no introduction, a new addition for 2020 is that the fore-end is M-Lok-compatible. This allows accessories to be added to the 590 quickly and easily.

▶ M-Lok compatible fore-end
▶ Accu-Choke system
▶ Sling swivels
▶ Ghost-ring sight

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 44.75 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 12 ounces
MSRP: $1,015
(203) 230-5300 mossberg.com

Mossberg 940 JM Pro 

Mossberg | 940 JM Pro
Designed with input from Jerry Miculek and engineered to withstand abuse on the competitive-shooting circuit, Mossberg’s new 940 JM Pro builds on the 930 line of shotguns with a more robust gas system, oversize controls and custom touches.

▶ Oversize bolt and bolt release
▶ Adjustable length-of-pull
▶ Briley-style chokes
▶ Fiber-optic front sight

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $567
(203) 230-5300 mossberg.com

Savage Renegauge 

Savage | Renegauge
Brand-new for 2020 is Savage’s Renegauge line of shotguns, which utilizes the company’s proprietary D.R.I.V. (dual-regulating inline valve) gas system for greater reliability and a wider range of ammunition compatibility. Competition and tactical versions will join the line later in 2020.

▶ Benelli-style choke
▶ Fluted barrel
▶ Adjustable stock
▶ D.R.I.V. gas system

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 4 rounds
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Overall Length: 47.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $1,449
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com

 Stoeger Freedom P3000 Supreme

Stoeger | Freedom P3000 Supreme
With a six-position folding stock, pistol grip and extended magazine tube, Stoeger’s new P3000 Supreme pump-action shotgun is clearly designed for home defense. This sub-$500 scattergun even has ghost-ring sights and a rail for optics.

▶ Pistol grip
▶ Folding stock
▶ Rubber recoil pad
▶ Ghost-ring sight

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
Overall Length: 40.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $469
(301) 283-6981 stoegerindustries.com

Winchester | SXP Extreme Defender FDE 

Winchester | SXP Extreme Defender FDE
Ready for home defense right out of the box, for 2020 this scattergun gets a new finish and upgrades, including rail sections for mounting both an optic and a light and/or laser unit.

▶ Two interchangeable comb heights
▶ Two interchangeable stock spacers
▶ Door-breacher choke tube
▶ Rail with ghost-ring rear sight

Gauge: 12; 3-inch chamber
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
MSRP: $529.99
(800) 945-5237 winchesterguns.com

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