Archive for shotguns

Hunting Guns for Home Defense?

Right now, there’s a guy on a stool in a gun shop arguing over what the “best home defense gun” is. Whether he’s right or wrong isn’t relevant—the best gun for home defense is the gun you have when you need it. For many families, that gun is the same one that puts food on the table and trophies on the wall.

February 27, 2015

Hardware: Stevens 320 Field Grade

The Winchester Model 1300 was arguably the most underrated pump-action shotgun of its day. With its patent now expired, Savage Arms has revived the classic design with the Stevens 320.

February 18, 2015

First Look: Weatherby Element Semi-Auto Shotgun

The new Weatherby Element is the company’s first inertia-operated semi-auto shotgun, and it comes with looks and a price bird hunters will love.

February 13, 2015

2015 SHOT Show Roundup

Looking to catch up on all of our SHOT Show 2015 coverage? Here's a roundup of some of the things the American Hunter staff saw earlier this month.

February 02, 2015

First Look: Stevens 555 20-Gauge Over/Under

The budget-priced 555 20-gauge is a basic field gun with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Here are five things to know.

January 19, 2015

First Look: Benelli 828U Over/Under

At SHOT Show 2014, Benelli made waves with the public introduction of its Ethos semi-auto, which quickly became one of the well-regarded new releases of the year. What could the company possibly do to follow that up in 2015? Well, throw us a heck of a curveball, for one, by introducing its first-ever over/under: the Benelli 828U. Here are five things you need to know.

January 19, 2015

Weatherby Bringing Back Orion Over/Unders in 2015

Orion over/under shotguns are returning to the Weatherby product line in 2015, and will be on display later this month at SHOT Show 2015.

January 09, 2015

Five Most Underrated Shotguns

Whenever a discussion arises over the “best” shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Often it’s as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar.

December 11, 2014

Ducks in Crowded Places

Duck hunting in crowded places is as much about out-maneuvering people as it is about ducks. Let Field Editor Frank Miniter explain.

December 09, 2014

Beretta 486 Side-By-Side Designed by Apple Advisor

Renowned designer Marc Newson is best known for his work involving furniture, cars, cameras, watches and—most recently—Apple products. But who cares about that stuff? The man just made a shotgun for Beretta: the 486 by Marc Newson.

December 05, 2014

Beretta Debuts New 486 Shotgun Designed by Marc Newson

Beretta USA has announced that its new 486 side-by-side, designed by Marc Newson, will be reaching American shores on the heels of a successful European launch.

December 03, 2014

Remington Announces Voluntary Model 887 Shotgun Recall

Remington has anounced a voluntary recall of Model 887 shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

December 01, 2014

America's Ethos Visits Delaware

Being a native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of Benelli's America's Ethos Tour. How did he fare? Find out.

December 01, 2014

Hardware: Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander

Mossberg is the latest company to realize the appeal of the Robertson boys and has introduced a specialty line of firearms with Duck Commander-style accoutrements. Among them is the 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander edition with Mathews Recoil Reduction.

November 20, 2014

Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro

Many companies offer “waterfowl edition” shotguns, typically among their flagship lines. One recent introduction—and a fine one at that—is the semi-auto 12-gauge Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro.

November 10, 2014