Citadel Boss Hog

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How much is the Citadel boss hog?
Yearly, Armscor makes over 200,000 guns and almost half a billion rounds of ammo, 80% of which is exported to more than 60 countries. It is also an ISO 9001-certified company located in Marikina City.I have some other types of .45 ACP self-defense ammo, but sometimes I just like to shoot what the gun was originally designed to shoot — great big FMJ Punkin balls. (It is interesting to note, however, that the .45 ACP in its original loading shot a 200-grain FMJ — it wasn’t until a little later in its career that the move was made to 230-grain bullets to improve ballistics a bit).

In your mind, there’s no reason to just get rid of something that has proven its worth for something that is newer, just for the sake of trading. So, you keep your old car or whatever. Thus goes the 1911. Why, in the year 2020 with its preponderance of polymer-framed, striker-fired wonder pistols, is the old warhorse still so popular?I also didn’t try any of my several .45 ACP handloads in this gun. Although, my son has shot several of them over time through it. I stuck to factory loads. This Monarch load is also chronographed right at 838 fps and is made by Prvi Partizan in Serbia. It is decent ammunition. (For more on .45 ACP ammo, check out my article here).

Are Citadel shotguns made in Turkey?
Citadel firearms are made in Turkey by Francolin.
I am an avid 1911 shooter and personally own a Kimber, STI and 2 citadels in (1 in 9mm and the other a 45). I’ve built out the 9mm citadel with a match grade barrel and changed the sights and can tell you it will outshoot the Kimber all day long. I’ve read that the Citadel (which is actually imported by Legacy Sports) is a better spec than a RIA but haven’t personally confirmed. (it didn’t really matter to me.) Bottom line is a 1911 is a solid gun and even better you should have ZERO issue’s running a Citadel. Anyone that says different or complains about quality isn’t being truthful to themselves or the the gun. Buy and shoot with confidence – Good Luck!

In addition to Citadel and Rock Island, other 1911 gun brands made by Armscor include Charles Daly, STI’s Spartan and Cimarron Firearm’s pre-1923 pistols. I owned a Rock island 1911 (see above), and it was well-made. Not flashy, but reliable. I had a reason to call RIA’s customer service — it was missing the ambidextrous safety that was supposed to come on it — and talked to Ivan in Nevada.
They must’ve backed into a belt sander. He told me he copied a trick he got from watching a Jerry Miculek video. He said Jerry does this to some wooden grips so that sweat won’t build up on the grip — the scratches make a channel — but the grip is still slick enough to allow re-positioning in the hand if needed. Not sure if it works, but my son swears it does.As with any pistol, the barrel is not the hard part to conceal. It’s the grip. That’s what will print through your clothes if it sticks out. And, the 1911 grip is not very conducive to hiding well in a concealed carry holster, at least in its stock square-butt persona.I like the platform. I currently do not own one, but I think that will be rectified before the year’s end. I’m thinking maybe a 10mm — that seems the next logical step up from the .45. It’s deer-legal in my state.If you’re looking for an inexpensive full-size 1911, check out a Citadel. It’s no wonder that, as I perused websites checking on real-world prices for this gun, most of the places I checked were out of stock on Citadel 1911s — that says something in and of itself.I’ve had some experience with the old girl. As the saying goes, I’d brung her to more than a few dances. I even carried one for a while, which is saying something since I’m a fairly round 5-foot-nothing guy and have few places to hide the 5-inch barreled mini field gun that some call a pistol, but carry it I did. (Check out our article on CCW insurance)

I have had my 9mm Citadel for a few years. I have added a fully adjustable rear target sight and granular skateboard tape tucked under the front strap. Otherwise it needed nothing but LOTS of ammo. I don’t remember a malfunction, ever. Cheap magazines and limp wristing are most peoples’ problems. I am a 1911 collector, and can say this is a good pistol.
But it ain’t bad the way it is now. For a little over $500, you can get a working, accurate gun out of the box that should work for you just fine. Add in the warranty backing it has, and you have a winner.Here’s a good vantage point to see the extended thumb safety levers — longer but thinner as well, so they don’t get moved inadvertently. You can also see a good shot of the windage-adjustable rear sight. The sights are excellent.

I think sometimes we tend to go a bit overboard writing about guns that are very well built but may not be available to many shooters due to their higher cost. That’s why I try to keep it real by reviewing other guns within reach of that segment of the shooting population that are good buys that function well. The Citadel is a great example of this.
I am a fairly busy guy, so I don’t a chance to shoot as much as I’d like sometimes. Today was no exception. I wanted a target to photograph for this review, and I knew the gun didn’t have to prove itself — my son has had excellent accuracy in this particular piece. So, I settled for a quick 8-round magazine of some plain Monarch 230-grain full metal jacket round nose cartridges.Here are the specs, then some photos of the Citadel. This example belongs to one of our sons, who graciously offered it to me to review. Obviously, this is not a new gun — he has carried it and shot it a lot. Also, it has holster wear on the metal, but this is a good thing to me. It means it’s not a safe queen.

Love the article, as i own one of each. Rock island and CitadeAlso an oldl. Both shoot work great Also an old Norinco 45acp. which likes hardball not sure about jhp. Thanks for the information.
Anyway, this gun is more than accurate enough for whatever purpose you want to use it for. I’ve even seen some Rock Island .45s used in slow-fire competitions, and the same company makes this gun. With a match barrel and bushing and maybe some sight and trigger work, this would be one serious 1911. Here are some photos of the gun. As stated, you will see wear marks and other signs that the gun has been shot, but all that means to me is that the thing works well, so it gets used. Anyway, here you are. So, take from this what you will. The 1911 is here to stay and is more popular than ever. Look at sales numbers. If you’re wondering if I’m a bit prejudiced toward the old warhorse. I’m the first to admit I am. I have owned several.Thanks for the honest review I kept seeing so many negative ones about this firearm and I was on the fence about purchasing my first 1911 and after your review on the citadel and the budget I was working with i decided to get 1 myself

Various owners have suggested that Armscor Precision International told them in Nevada that Citadel guns would be treated like Rock Island Armory guns, with their lifetime warranty. Prospective buyers should do their research into this. Technically, it is five years.Swaybackmule (great handle!), I see your point. It seems, anymore, that for a pistol to even have wooden grip panels is something so we might as well take care of them. I appreciate your comments – thanks for writing!Another 1911 review. Yup, here we go again. Why? Well, why not? The old 1911 is experiencing a resurgence, the likes of which it has never seen before. I daresay the 1911 is more popular now than ever. Not bad for a 109-year-old design, eh? Why is it so popular? Here are a couple of thoughts on that.

Can you shoot 2 3 4 shells in a 3 inch shotgun?
Yes , a 2–3/4 shotgun shell can safely be fired in a 3 inch chambered shotgun.
Michael, some experts recommend leaving the mag 1 short of capacity, because of the reason you state – nothing wrong with that! And, for those out there who are worried when 8+1 becomes 7+1 or so, don’t forget about the 5-shot snubbies…5 rounds is what you get there and thousands of folks think that’s enough. Good luck with your Springfield and thanks for writing!Looks pretty good for a low end 1911 though I picked up my Kimber on sale for not too much more. Has nice features in the fore and aft cocking serrations and dovetailed front sight – room to play w/preferred sights. Not sure about the steel quality but the good stuff is easy to come by and I’m sure they know what to use and how to treat it as this is common knowledge. Other examples I viewed online have checkering and I’ll guess there are other factory options – saw one sized down a step for easier carry – neat. My one gripe with yours is the oil staining on the top of the grips where someone had enthusiastically oiled the slide and it dripped down to the obviously poorly finished panels- by all appearances from the inside out. Oil soaked wood is anathema to me . something my Pa emphasized when I was coming up. Hard to fix once it gets started so you can forget getting a new finish to stick once it’s started unless you are ready to jump through the hoops of number of arduous cures out there. Gun oil/solvents have little in common w/Linseed or Tung oil other than sharing the “oil” appellation. How many bolt guns have you pulled out of a safe or rack where standing upright the wrist of the stock was similarly discolored ? Common on old surplus but can happen to any if the inner wood is not well sealed. If it was me I would immediately remove the grips as soon as I opened the box and apply a good sealant to the backside – maybe several coats if it was not too late already. Granted they are easily replaced but start throwing in the nickles and dimes and soon your bargain begins to close up in price to higher end models.

Are Citadel guns made in USA?
The Citadel 1911 is made by the Armscor Global Defense, Inc. Company in the Philippines. This company makes guns and sells them under different names. One of the brands that they make and that you might recognize is Rock Island Armory.
Of course, this is strictly my opinion, but it is one born of several decades of carrying, shooting, buying (and selling) guns and observing others doing the same. I have been interested in the shooter’s mind and habits for over 40 years and have also studied the topic fairly extensively.

Who makes Citadel guns?
Legacy Sports International Citadel Pistols – Legacy Sports International – The Most Trusted Name in the Shooting Industry. The most well-built and versatile 1911’s available today! At a price point that is not achieved by any other manufacturer, there is no comparison.
In terms of a bit of background on John Browning’s wonderchild, check out my history of the 1911. It’s an interesting read, about an interesting gun. What truly amazed me as I researched the history of the gun was that it was the first semi-auto pistol adopted by any U.S. military branch, and that happened way back in 1911. Talk about forward-thinking.

The Citadel 1911 is made by the Armscor Global Defense, Inc. Company in the Philippines. This company makes guns and sells them under different names. One of the brands that they make and that you might recognize is Rock Island Armory.Note the full-length guide rod — it does not have a hole for a paper clip in order to capture the spring for takedown, so remember to keep a thumb over the plug when you take it apart. Nothing new here…it’s your typical 1911 drill.

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Some companies make what they call a bob-tailed frame- a frame with the lower rear corner cut at an angle to take the “point” off the frame bottom. It’s amazing that removing a relatively small amount of metal makes a really big difference when you carry it. It just doesn’t stick out as much. Anyway, enough about carrying 1911. What about the gun we’re examining, the Citadel?

I truly like the way they shoot, the way they feel in my hand. The single-stack grip is thin enough for me to get a good grip on the thing, and with some decently-checkered wood or G10 grips, the gun stays in my paw.

Notice the non-cut-out frame just above the plunger button. Please read my review of the Colt Delta Elite (Battered Frame Syndrome, about halfway down) to see how Colt handled their frames’ stress cracking by removing some metal above the slide stop cutout.

One of the reasons, I daresay, is because it isn’t a poly-framed wonder gun. Huh? But, everyone knows that the double-stack striker-fired gun is superior in every way, right? Not so sure about that, are we? How does the old 1911 compare to its newer cousin? Let’s look at a quick, informal chart I drew up.
Join 212,000 avid gun enthusiasts and claim your print-at-home shooting drills. Receive exclusive gun deals once a week and all our great reviews right in your inbox.I had the part, plus extra goodies, in three days. This is just to say that the guns are well-made and are backed by very good customer service. Anyway, the Citadel and other pistols made by Armscor tend to be good buys for the money.

oh a 1911 was and is one of my dream guns and i finally purchased one for my self about two years ago.Its a Springfield RO SS AS target model and i have to say i love it! But i have always had issues with filling the mag.If its a 10rd mag i have to put 9rds in it or if an 8rd mag i gota put 7rds in it.I think its a thing with the new springs in the mags and once they break in ,will be fine! If i fill the mags i get a 1st double feed! lol but i love the gun i just wouldnt trust my life to it 100% thats for my Glock19 lol or my Ruger security9 lol
Also, note the skeletonized trigger with an overtravel screw in its base (can’t really see it here). The thumb safety is extended and ambidextrous, and the hammer is obviously not the typical spur-type. Not sure what he did to the grip panel.It’s really interesting how they solved that issue. In my reviews of 1911s, some companies will follow Colt’s example and remove that part of the frame while others mill their frames like this Citadel, where an “arch” of metal is left intact. Again, interesting reading.

This Legacy Sports Citadel semi-automatic shotgun has a 20″ barrel, 3″ chamber, and a 4+1 round capacity. Perfect for home defense, tactical situations, and sport shooting.
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This Legacy Sports Citadel semi-automatic shotgun has a 20″ barrel, 3″ chamber, and a 4+1 round capacity. Perfect for home defense, tactical situations, and sport shooting.
*Please note, there is a carrier release button found on either the side of the trigger guard or in front of the trigger guard behind the carrier (depending on model). When the button is pressed, the carrier will drop down allowing the cartridge stop to release the next shell.The 1911 possess the persona that is unmatched by any other pistol. Despite the challenges by newer design and technologies, the 1911 continues to be chosen by devoted shooters from competitive shooters to law enforcers. It was designed in an era when the cavalry rode into battle on horses at the turn of the Twentieth Century.Take aim with the Citadel Boss Hogg 12-Gauge Semi-Auto Shotgun. This semiautomatic firearm boasts a 20-inch barrel and a right handed style. The design is crafted with home defense in mind.

To keep the temperature cool in the barrel, wait at least 5 minutes between break-in shots. The barrel must remain cool during the break-in procedure. If the barrel is allowed to heat up during the break-in, it will impede the steel\u2019s ability to develop a home registration point, or memory. It will have a tendency to make the barrel \u201cwalk\u201d or \u201cclimb\u201d when it heats up in the future. If you take a little time in the beginning and do it right, you will be much more pleased with the performance of your barrel in the future.
For the first ten shots we recommend using copper jacketed factory ammo. Clean the oil and powder residue out of the barrel before each shot using a commercial bore cleaner with an ammonia content. After firing each cartridge, use a good bore cleaner (one with ammonia) to remove fouling from the barrel using only a soaked patch. We do not recommend anything with an abrasive in it since you are trying to seal the barrel, not keep it agitated.LSI FURTHER EXCLUDES ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THESE PRODUCTS, SUCH AS LOSS OF USE OF PROPERTY, COMMERCIAL LOSS OR LOSS OF EARNINGS OR PROFITS.

Following the initial ten shots, you then may shoot 2 rounds, cleaning between each pair of shots. This is simply insuring that the burnishing process has been completed. In theory, you are closing the pores of the barrel metal that have been opened and exposed due to the manufacturing process.
A shotgun with a telescoping stock or a magazine greater than 5 rounds is prohibited from importation into the United States under the provisions of section 925(d)(3) of Title 18, United states code (U.S.C.). Assembly of such a shotgun from imported parts is prohibited under 18, U.S.C. Section 922(r). The implementing regulations in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478, Section 478.39 (formerly Part 178, Section 178.39) prohibit assembly of such a shotgun that contains more than 10 of the imported parts listed in paragraph (c) of the regulation. Please see the enclosed brochure for further information. Assembly of such a shotgun using 10 or less of the listed import parts is not prohibited. The shotgun is also subject to whatever State laws and local ordinances may apply.Unless excluded in writing, certain implied (unwritten) warranties also arise under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods. Because the extent and interpretation and these implied warranties varies from state to state, LSI HEREWITH EXCLUDES ALL SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILTY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE to those products other than Howa, Escort or Nikko Stirling.

To keep the temperature cool in the barrel, wait at least 5 minutes between break-in shots. The barrel must remain cool during the break-in procedure. If the barrel is allowed to heat up during the break-in, it will impede the steel’s ability to develop a home registration point, or memory. It will have a tendency to make the barrel “walk” or “climb” when it heats up in the future. If you take a little time in the beginning and do it right, you will be much more pleased with the performance of your barrel in the future.
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All other products fall under the Magnuson-Moss Act. The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any manufacturer or seller of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as \u201climited\u201d or \u201cfull\u201d and sets minimum standards for a \u201cfull\u201d warranty. Rather than attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and the regulations issued there under, LSI has elected not to provide a written warranty for these products.For parts, warranty or repair work for your Howa, Escort, Pointer, Webley and Scott or Nikko-Stirling optics, please contact Legacy Sports at 775-828-0555 \/ TOLL FREE 1-800-5-LEGACY.

How long is the Citadel boss hog?
With a short length of only 40″ this makes a great home defense shotgun.
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The 500 series can be made into nearly any type of firearm you want. That’s important because a lot of the factory stocks feature a long LOP. Other than that, my main complaint is the bead-sighted guns. The barrel sits directly on the barrel, which will often make you appear to hit high. The beads aren’t great, but the ghost rings rule.
If you really wanted one, my suggestion would be to obtain eh Iron Horse Arms Sentry 12. It’s a solid option that does take a low of cues from the AR series and makes a nice, magazine-fed pump action shotgun.This guide will give you a high-level rundown of shotguns’ various types, designs, and calibers. A good shotgun will go a long way, and you can get a lot done with a pretty basic shotgun. One of the best things about shotguns is that you can get a competent shotgun for less than 500 dollars, but you can spend upwards of tens of thousands of dollars if you so choose.

One of the more universal features of hunting shotguns is barrels typically longer than 24 inches. A longer barrel offers you a great sight radius and makes swinging the gun easier on target. Another common feature is the presence of chokes. These can be swapped to tailor your shot pattern to be exactly what you want it to be.
Good Lord, do I love a good scattergun. Shotguns have held my interest ever since I was a little kid. We were a family who used shotguns for everything, from hunting to sport shooting and home defense. My first gun was a shotgun, and I still own that Remington 870 in .410 to this day. The shotgun world is a massive, undeniably huge genre of weapons. There are innumerable shapes, models, and styles. So how do you determine what the best shotguns are?

Who makes Citadel Boss hog shotgun?
Bosshog – Legacy Sports International – The Most Trusted Name in the Shooting Industry. Cached
These guns come in both long 24-inch barrels for sporting use and shorter 19.75-inch barrels for handier little shotguns. The Henry X Model even takes a tactical edge to the gun with all-black furniture, rails, M-LOK slots, and more. The little .410 might not be mighty, but a bad guy isn’t going to shrug off a load of buckshot.Beretta built the gun from the ground up to produce tough but refined shotguns made for round counts that get into the tens of thousands of rounds. These guns come with a wonderful 3.5-pound trigger that’s incredibly crisp. A light trigger minimizes movement during the swing, making the gun more accurate.

Self-defense and tactical shotguns tend to be the more compact models. Maneuvering and using a shorter, lighter shotgun is much easier than holding out with 28 inches of steel hanging off your gun.
Shotguns designed for game on the ground, be they medium or small, can come in any configuration. Pump actions are the most common, but semi-autos, single shots, and double barrels will occasionally make an appearance. These guns tend to be simple, with wood furniture and a lack of rails, M-LOK, and similar attachments.

Shotguns can be used to hunt nearly anything in North America. From doves to bears. With that in mind, you must also define your hunting parameters, i.e., break them down into medium and large game like bear, deer, and hogs vs. small game like squirrels and rabbits and flying game like geese (large quarry) and doves or pheasants (smaller quarry).We take ZERO payment and there are no promotions. If you can’t read a list of products, that couldn’t (and shouldn’t) include every brand, and which doesn’t include your favorite brand without leaving a “this writer sucks” comment, please move along.

Are Citadel shotguns reliable?
Everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The ATA12 from Citadel is a reliable shotgun for home defense as well as in the field.
So you have a better idea of what exactly I’m comparing here, let’s talk about the various action types you are most likely to run into. This is not an absolutely comprehensive list. Some odd shotguns out there fall out of these categories, but these are the more common types of shotguns.Double barrel guns use two barrels and can fire two rounds before needing to reload. Double barrel guns are simple and very reliable. They can fire a versatile loadout, including mini shells, with ease. Prices and designs vary wildly from a few hundred dollars to into the tens of thousands. Double barrels come in side by side and over/under designs. Over and under guns dominate skeet shooting, bird hunting, and similar sports. Side by sides are popular with cowboy action shooters.

What's a better shotgun?
Best Pump Action – Benelli SuperNova. Best Multi-Cal Shotgun – Mossberg 500. Best Semi-Auto Shotgun – Beretta 1301. Best Bullpup Shotgun – SRM 1216. Best Double Barrel – Beretta DT11.
One of the best things about shotguns is that you don’t have to break the bank to get a good shotgun. The Mossberg Maverick 88 is a value-brand version of the Mossberg 500. It differs slightly with some cost-saving measures and a slightly different manual safety and trigger. The Maverick is a rock-solid pump action shotgun that comes in numerous configurations and in both 12- and 20-gauge.When I say multical, what exactly do I mean? I don’t mean this shotgun shoots multiple calibers, but rather that it comes in multiple calibers. The Mossberg 500 is a legendary American shotgun, and it’s also one of the most popular. This has led it to be produced in many different calibers, including the big three, 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410.

Where are Citadel shotguns manufactured?
Citadel centerfire handguns are made by Armscor in the Philippines. Pointer semi-auto shotguns are made by Armsan in Turkey. Pointer over/under shotguns are made by Kahn in Turkey.
The tactical market is dominated by pump action and semi-auto guns. These guns are often adorned with the means to attach red dots, lights, rails, and more. You’ll also see side saddles, slings, and similar items to improve their capabilities. Caliber-wise, the tactical shotgun market is dominated by 12 gauge shotguns.I’m a Benelli M4 fan and always will be, so it pains me to admit that the Beretta 1301 might be the better gun. The Beretta 1301 is a newer gun, so there is some experience there, and when you look at the whole package, I can say I love my M4, but the 1301 is objectively better. It’s lightweight, cycles fast, and offers you a rock solid, reliable action with a growing aftermarket. Those touches include amazing ergonomics. Shooters can reverse the safety for left-handed use. The pump is massive, heavily textured, and placed further rearward to make grabbing it less of a reach. The 3.5-inch chambering also gives you a massive loading and ejection port that makes reloads quick and easy. The downside will most certainly be its price and the fact you can’t really customize the gun. You can add optics and lights, but that’s about it. If you don’t mind not being able to customize the gun, then the SRM 1216 is a great defensive weapon and brings some real innovation to the old scattergun.In purpose-built trap, single shots rule the day, often with sighting planes specifically designed for the sport. However, it’s not like you won’t see pump-action and semi-autos, especially among the casual crowd.

My main downside with the gun would be the lack of accessories built for it. Customizing it is tough. The only major addition I’d like is a new stock with a short length of pull, and sadly they can be tough to find in the configuration you want. If that doesn’t bother you, the Benelli Supernova is a fantastic shotgun.One major issue is that the shells are plastic, and when left in a magazine long term, they tend to flatten out and lose some of their proper round shape. This can create feeding issues over time. Shooters need to be aware of that before they get into box-fed shotguns. Bird guns can also be any type of shotgun but more often tend to be semi-auto or over/under guns. These tend to be better for hunting birds. Semi-auto guns are very popular for bigger birds and easily run those big 3.5-inch shells. The semi-auto action makes follow-up shots possible and also reduces recoil. The Henry lever guns only come in .410 and are built on the .45-70 lever action frame. They can only chamber 2.5-inch shells, so you are a little limited in caliber and load selection. With that said, these guns handle like kittens. They barely recoil and handle like a dream.

Bullpup guns typically excel for close-quarters use, and shotguns also excel in that field of use, so it makes sense to mix the two. With that said, the genre of bullpup shotguns has grown, and in that genre, the SRM 1216 shines. You might want to argue it’s not a true bullpup, but dang, it’s close enough. The SRM 1216 is a semi-automatic shotgun that uses a tube-style magazine and uses a roller delayed blowback system to make a unique system.
Beretta owns Benelli and has a history of producing awesome shotguns. The 1301 feels like an extension of all that knowledge. This is a gas-operated gun, so it’s reliable as heck, and normally gas operated guns tend to be a little heavier, but that’s not the case here. The base model tactical guns weigh a mere 6.4 pounds, making it two pounds lighter than my main squeeze, the Benelli M4.The DT11 is a dream of a shotgun. It’s a top-of-the-line gun, and you’re wondering what the catch is. Well, it costs more than ten thousand dollars. It’s half the price of most mid-priced new cars, and that certainly puts it into a posh position.

There isn’t a ton of fancy features. It’s a simple tube-fed, pump-action design that is incredibly reliable. Since it’s mostly a Mossberg 500, the Maverick 88 is compatible with most Mossberg 500 parts and accessories, although there are some challenges associated with changing out the pump due to the one-piece forend design.
Semi-auto shotguns fire one round per trigger pull and are often gas or inertia-operated, but roller-delayed blowback and recoil operation aren’t that uncommon. Semi-auto shotguns require less physical manipulation and can often be fired much faster than other shotguns. They also tend to have less recoil. Sem-auto shotguns can be ammo-picky, but modern guns are very reliable. These guns are used for sporting, tactical, home defense, and hunting.

Shotguns are the way and the light…at least for me. If you don’t have one, you are missing out on a very powerful, versatile platform. Hopefully, we’ve helped you find the right shotgun for your needs.

As the name implies, these shotguns use a single barrel that fires a single round. The user then opens the breach and removes the shell, and replaces it manually. These guns are very versatile and can handle any load, and can even handle those silly short rounds. Single-shot shotguns are often very lightweight and very affordable guns. They are primarily used for hunting and sport shooting. This gives you great capacity and the semi-auto action to lay them down. The SRM 1216’s use of the roller delayed blowback system is interesting and gives you both a rapid rate of fire and minimal recoil. Recoil reduction isn’t as great as a gas gun, but the overall design is lighter than a gas gun. The unloaded weight is 7.25 pounds. Since it’s bullpup ~ish, the gun is only 32.5 inches in overall length. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. 20 gauge offers you a very powerful shotgun round that’s considerably lighter and smaller than a 12 gauge round. It offers drastically less recoil while still providing a healthy dose of shot. For example, with skeet shooting over and under double barrels rule. They are the dominant guns and seemingly the preferred choice for the sport of kings. However, pumps and semi-autos tend to work well..410 is the smallest commonly available shotgun round. It’s equivalent to 67-gauge. .410s are great for kids and young shooters who would be unsuited for 12 or even 20-gauge recoil. The .410 is perfectly suitable for small game purposes and can work for medium game, but a larger gauge is preferred.

For 3-Gun, the repeaters rule. Specifically, semi-autos tend to dominate the sport. Since a hit can be the difference between fractions of a second, it’s not surprising that these guns dominate. Certain categories only allow pump guns, however, so they also have a place.
Shotguns are typically measured in gauge. Gauge is an old-school means to measure bore size, and gauge is the number of lead balls of a specific size that equals one pound. The smaller the number, the larger the bore. So 12 gauge is bigger than 20 gauge. One shotgun round that doesn’t use gauge measurements is .410, which uses your standard imperial measurement. There are three dominant shotgun calibers.