Shotguns: A Look Back (2007)

Remington Model 870 SPS Super Magnum MAX Gobbler
This heavy-hitting 12-gauge pump shotgun interchangeably handles 2 ¾-inch, 3-, and 3 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
Winchester 101 Mossy Oak Duck Blind
This classic over/under shotgun by Winchester has taken on a new waterfowl look with this model fully coated in Mossy Oak's hot new "Duck Blind" camo pattern. The gun comes with three choke tubes, Pachmayr recoil pad, has a 28-inch barrel length and handles 3-inch 12-gauge shells. It retails for $2,239.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Benelli USA Cordoba 20-Gauge
The famed Cordoba shotgun from Benelli has been expanded into the 20-gauge arena, with this 28-inch all-black shotgun. The name was inspired by the high volume dove shooting found around Cordoba, Argentina. Benelli engineers designed the Cordoba as a lightning fast hunting gun with all the advanced features of a serious sporting clays shotgun. Incorporated into the Cordoba is a 10mm sporting rib favored by competition shooters and porting to keep barrel climb to a minimum. The ComforTech stock cushions the blow when ammo isn't measured in boxes but by cases in an afternoon. The ComforTech system also helps reduce barrel climb and puts the shooter back on target 69 percent faster. A cryogenically treated barrel and extended Choke tubes put more pellets on target and the whole package is finished in matte black. MSRP is $1,735.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Remington Model 870 SPS Super Magnum MAX Gobbler
This heavy-hitting 12-gauge pump shotgun interchangeably handles 2 ¾-inch, 3-, and 3 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
Smith & Wesson Model 1012 Super Advantage Max4-HD 12-gauge
This new S&W; semi-automatic shotgun is completely camouflaged in Advantage Max4-HD---one of the most praised waterfowl patterns on the market. The shotgun is equally up to the rigors of waterfowling, with a synthetic stock and weighing just over 7 pounds. It comes with a five choke screw-in system and is available in 26-, 28- and 30-inch barrel lengths. It sells for $925.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Savage Gold Wing

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.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Marlin/L.C. Smith

Marlin/L.C. Smith

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.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Beretta AL391 Urika 2 X-Tra Grain
The reliable and recoil-reducing qualities of Beretta's 391 shotgun series are well know, and well deserved. Beretta is introducing an enhanced version of the award-winning AL391 Urika shotgun that has sold over 1.5 million units worldwide since its introduction. The new Urika 2 has several new and notable features which will make it one of the fastest, easiest, and smoothest handling semi-automatics on the market today. The Beretta gas system is twice as fast as any other operating system. The gas system has been improved by the addition of a spinning and self-cleaning action. As gas pressure is fed into the gas cylinder, a series of expandable fingers on the piston expand outwardly to clean the gas cylinder as the action cycles. Additionally, the gas piston is imparted with a spinning motion and "scraper teeth" to ensure carbon deposits are thoroughly dislodged and removed from the gas system. This improved cleaning action greatly contributes to enhanced reliability and longer functioning shooting periods between cleaning. It sells for $1,250.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Side-By-Side 20-gauge
New for 2007 is S&W;'s new side-by-side series of "Elite Gold" 20-gauge shotguns. There are four models in the series, all 20s, and all are stylistic gems. Two models feature English "straight" stocks, two other models are rounded-style pistol grips, or Prince of Wales Stocks. One gun in each stock configuration has a 26-inch barrel, the other a 28-inch. All weigh under under 6 ½-pounds, and are bored improved cylinder/modified. Suggested retail price is $2,350.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Side-By-Side 20-gauge
New for 2007 is S&W;'s new side-by-side series of "Elite Gold" 20-gauge shotguns. There are four models in the series, all 20s, and all are stylistic gems. Two models feature English "straight" stocks, two other models are rounded-style pistol grips, or Prince of Wales Stocks. One gun in each stock configuration has a 26-inch barrel, the other a 28-inch. All weigh under under 6 ½-pounds, and are bored improved cylinder/modified. Suggested retail price is $2,350.Outdoor Life Online Editor

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.