The gauge or commonly bore in british english of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the inner diameter bore diameter of the barrel gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm and is expressed as the multiplicative inverse of the spheres weight as a fraction of a pound, e. Howa shotguns for sale online from howa firearms guns. Jun 27, 2016 this monster of a weapon is the 4 gauge winchester wildflower, weighing in at 19 lbs. Yet, the difference may not be as great as some folks allege. Although first published in 1987, the book is a timeless classic for anyone wanting to know about shotguns for urban warfare i. Buy shotguns at sportsmans warehouse online and instore. Tactical shotguns are effective tools for home defense, but a 12 gauge may not be the best choice for many city dwellers. The standard 20 gauge target load is 78 ounce, not 1516 ounce. The gauge of choice for the tactical shotgun is almost universally the 12 gauge, but other gauges can work as well. I recently purchased a beretta 682 gold 12 gauge ou with 28 inch barrels.
Many 20gauge shotguns weigh less than comparable 12 gauges, which somewhat negates the. Top 20 gauge youth shotgun walmart deals at mysimon find. As far as reloading, a 10ga payload is way too much for bird hunting like i do it. While limited in range, the multiple projectiles typically used in a shotgun shell provide increased hit probability unmatched by other small arms. It is designed to be used with factory loaded shot shells between 234 1516 oz. Many 20 gauge shotguns weigh less than comparable 12 gauges, which somewhat negates the benefit of. Weatherby says nothing specific, only that the 12 and 20 gauge models are capable of feeding and firing both target and hunting loads up to 3 inches in length unfolded. The 10 gauge magnum, always a bit player, was ready for its. Gauge apply 12 gauge 21 20 gauge 21 28 gauge 2 410 gauge 1. Utas xtr12 shotgun 12 gauge 10round steel magazine. Unfollow 12 gauge shotguns to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Ive written before about the advantages of a 20 gauge combat shotgun, and decided it was time to revisit the issue in this column. Thats why police and military personnel count on benelli tactical shotguns and you should too.
The shotgun comes comlete with an 18 barrel, 7 shot magazine extension, 6 round side saddle shell holder, sage combat peep sights with tritium front, barrelmagazine clamp front sling attachment, 5 position blackhawk specops recoil reducing stock, and a large head extended safety. This is an excerpt from gun digest book of tactical shotguns. Remington 870 express compact 20 gauge pump shotgun. Cruz wasnt old enough to buy any of the handguns at the store. The 20gauge is much easier to shoot than the 12gauge, produces significantly less recoil, and is lighter and more maneuverable. But theres no such restriction for rifles, shotguns or the ar15 that police say he used to carry out the nations. Dedicated waterfowl and turkey hunters have looked to the hardhitting, extendedrange model sp10 magnum autoloading shotgun since its introduction in 1989. As the 10 gauge was designed for longrange waterfowling, the ability to use and reliably pattern large shot is an important asset. Most people looking for a multipurpose sportingcombat firearm to start their collection choose a shotgun. Although the 20 gauge is commonly considered to be a small bore shotgun, there is nothing small about the 20 gauge. Caesar guerini, year 2006, 20 gauge, 5lbs 9oz, chokes screw ins serial number. Americas favorite pump shotgun, now for youth and smallerframed hunters. The reliability, versatility and remington craftsmanship have had american hunters coming back to this family of pump shotguns for over 50 years. A 20gauge can also shoot slugs and buckshot and thereby become an effective deer hunting gun.
The earliest shotguns specifically designed for combat were the trench guns or trench shotguns issued in world war i. Gauge apply 10 gauge 21 12 gauge 2152 16 gauge 19 20 gauge 631 28 gauge 112 410 gauge 6 combo 15. Savage arms 220 slug gun 20 gauge 2round polymer magazine. Find and shopping results for 20 gauge youth shotgun walmart from.
Best 20 gauge shotgun, how to choose a shotgun range 365. This monster of a weapon is the 4 gauge winchester wildflower, weighing in at 19 lbs. How too book on the use and employment of the 12 gauge shot gun in self defense and tactical situations. Practical guide to the tactical shotgun gun digest.
Ati cavalry sx, overunder, 20 gauge, 26 barrel, 2 rounds. A 20 gauge shotgun with size 3 buckshot has the power of two. Remington 870 express compact, pump action, 20 gauge, 21. In fact, with muzzle velocities of many common loads reaching 1,200 feet per second, the performance of the 20 gauge rivals its larger brothers, the 16 gauge and the 12 gauge. Us winchester trench and riot guns and other us combat. Tactical mossberg 500 590 remington 870 12 gauge shotgun handguard staps 20 ga shells holder. The most common type of ammunition used in combat shotguns, whether for military or law enforcement purposes, is buckshot, typically a 70 mm 2 3. April 3, 2009 assault rifles are all well and good, but when you really need to tear a person to pieces, nothing fills the air with metal quite like a combat shotgun. I took the gun to brian bilinski in traverse city, mi for custom fitting and a lesson. This is the first book ever written that is devoted to u. Blank ammunition can only be shipped via fedex ground for fedex home delivery. Promag saiga 12 gauge 5round box black polymer magazine. It covers the history of offensive and defensive use of shotguns, ammunition, tactics, indoor combat and a.
Probably never will as i like the browning and the beretta. I grew up reading mr thompsons articles and books, and now that ive been a professional for the last twenty years, i fully realize the depth of knowledge that he possesses. Franchi has always seemed a slight bit lower quality finished gun to me. Its a shotgun virtually any member of the family can master, and at the ranges encountered in homedefense situations, it is just as effective as a 12gauge. Please contact the website administrator, click here to continue. Its a shotgun virtually any member of the family can master, and at the ranges encountered in home. A 20 gauge tactical shotgun has important advantages for urban dwellers, especially if theyre. A combat shotgun is a shotgun that is intended for use in an offensive role, typically by a military force. Mar 20, 2015 the 20gauge is much easier to shoot than the 12gauge, produces significantly less recoil, and is lighter and more maneuverable. One of the berettas actually dont count it is an older 686 with 3. Feb 29, 2008 a 20 gauge shotgun with size 3 buckshot has the power of two. Dont forget, the only time you can use deadly force is if it is say a home invasion where the intruder actually uses a weapon andor physically attacks you or a loved one. Its part of the new wave of turkish shotguns making their way into the.
Unfollow 20 gauge shotguns to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Rock island armory meriva standard 12 gauge pump a. With respect to importability and i suspect they try to be consistent with terms, the atf declared in 2012 hunting, skeet and trap shooting and target shooting to be sporting but police and military style shooting competitions specifically including threegun are not sporting. Benelli vinci tactical with ghost ring black 12 gauge 3in semi automatic shotgun 18in. Howa shotguns for sale online from howa firearms guns for. Tactical mossberg 500 590 remington 870 12 gauge shotgun.
Here are the guidelines to purchase an effective tactical shotgun for home and. We carry all the major shotgun shell brands including hornady, federal, nosler, buffalo bore, and barnes. Rock island armory meriva standard 12 gauge pump action shotgun 3 chamber 18. Dont forget, the only time you can use deadly force is if it is say a home invasion where the intruder actually uses a weapon andor physically attacks you or a. For example, a typical 12 gauge shotgun slug is a blunt piece of metal that could. As a parting thought, heres what bpi had to say about the 10 gauge, just as the 3 20 gauge is not a direct replacement for the 12 gauge, neither is the 3. I enjoyed us combat shotguns and it, along with his works on the 1911 and fairbairnsykes knife, covers three of my favorite weapons. Apr 03, 2012 until my late 20s, i enjoyed extensive bird hunting with off the shelf, out of the box, shotguns remington 870, 1100, brownings, etc. I own two, 1100 classic trap in 12 gauge and an 1100 lt20 in 20 gauge. The story of their development begins during the late 19th century and carries through the philippine insurrection, world war i, the civil disturbances in central america in the 1920s and 30s, prohibition, world war ii, korea, vietnam, the cold war and the persian gulf war. Until my late 20s, i enjoyed extensive bird hunting with off the shelf, out of the box, shotguns remington 870, 1100, brownings, etc. Fieldtested for reliability and accuracy in the harshest conditions. It can bleed over into your other interests, and influences the movies and tv shows you watch as well as the books you read. Benelli 828 u sport bluedwalnut 12 gauge 3in over under shotgun 32in.
The military value of shotguns was rediscovered in the first world war, when. Remington 870 express 12 gauge pumpaction shotgun quick view. Nitro marvel single shot 12 gauge shotgun feb 20, 2016. Stoeger coach gun shotguns for sale online from stoeger. Shotguns semi, pump, over under and more sportsmans. Chances are your love of guns and shooting isnt just confined to the range. We carry the full line of browning firearms and gun accessories. A 20 gauge can also shoot slugs and buckshot and thereby become an effective deer hunting gun. He has previously had over 30 books published including great combat handguns, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for discovery, national.
Recently, mossberg and remington have come out with tactical pump guns in 20 gauge, and for many people theyre a viable alternative to grandpas 12 gauge riot gun. If you know over under shotguns, you know a gun like this can sell for well over a thousand dollars and sometimes, a lot more. Shop online for the browning bps mossy oak shadow grass blades shotgun in 10 gauge. New remington model sp10 autoloader optimized for todays. A shotgun is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the. A 20 gauge tactical shotgun is a great idea from the standpoint of. Thankfully, whether youre looking to read a book that will make you a better shooter with. In all reality, this weapon was created by thomas gray bennett, soninlaw of winchester president oliver winchester who ran the firearm company from 18901910. But the difference is small and i could do with either of them.
Always comply with local, state, federal, and international law. The need to shoot bigger pellets made the 10s large case capacity attractive and there was a brief flurry of interest in the big gun. Looking for an elegant, wellbalanced over under at a great price. Hey rshotguns, here is my new asena semiautomatic 20 gauge, magfed shotgun. The gun digest book of centerfire rifles assembly disassembly. Sell your 20 gauge shotguns for free today on gunsamerica. Like a law enforcement or military shotgun, the tactical shotgun should have a short barrel, 18 inches is the shortest civilianlegal length outside of shotgun style firearms, such as the mossberg 590 shockwave. Armslist does not become involved in transactions between parties. This high performance 10gauge delivers superior patterns at maximum ranges and with its softrecoiling gas operating system, less felt recoil than most 12 gauge, 312inch shotguns in the. For sport shooting, the 20 gauge shotgun is a great option. These 20 ga shotgun cartridges feature a metal base and are available in both full load and half load. It covers the history of offensive and defensive use of shotguns, ammunition, tactics, indoor combat and a host of other related subjects. Weatherby sa459 turkey semi auto shotgun 20 gauge 22 barrel 3 chamber 5 round.853 581 623 839 304 1016 1451 1314 948 1172 951 355 1036 31 151 599 833 167 444 130 432 1527 615 1054 576 92 1218 204 1398 207 989 723