This heavy-hitting 12-gauge pump shotgun interchangeably handles 2 Ã‚Â¾-inch, 3-, and 3 Ã‚½-inch shells. The gun comes in Realtree AP Green camo, with adjustable Knoxx "SpecOps" recoil-reducing stock, Williams "FireSights" syste, and has been drilled and tapped for a scope if desired. MSRP is $799. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Savage Gold Wing
This line-up of over-under shotguns is impressive. There are four models, one each in .12-, .20-, .28- and .410-gauges—and each is built on a frame specifically for that gauge, so handling, weight and “feel” of the guns is pleasing. Quality wood stocks and an MSRP of only $650 is a winning combination.
The company has expanded its L.C. Smith line of side-by-side guns into small gauges to satisfy interest in 28 gauge and 410 models. Both new models have smooth, elegant “Elsie” lines and lots of features. Both guns have gold game bird images on the sides and the bottom of the receiver. They also feature single selective triggers and checkered walnut pistol grip stocks. And both models come with three choke tubes, including the 410. Retail price is not available.
One advantage of SHOT Show is writers have the chance to test many of the new products to give accurate reviews. Many guns are put side-by-side for comparison (and a little competition). This is a great chance to gauge trends in the industry and see which direction design is moving.