Why hello there, Mr. Whippit

Last year Remington debuted their new Tac-14 NFA-compliant non-shotgun “firearm” complete with a 14-inch barrel and bird’s head Shockwave pistol grip. I was the first outdoor writer to get to see it and have one of the first couple made. Overall, I found it pretty neat.

Now, fast forward about 18 months and Remmy has a new take on the same concept. Chopping down their V3 semi-auto shotgun line (which replaced the venerable 11-48/1100/1187 autoloader series), they now have the Tac-13, which was quietly released this week.

Standard with a Shockwave grip and a 13-inch light contour cylinder bore barrel while keeping an overall length of just 26.5-inches, Remington bills the new gun as a compact personal protection piece and has a 5+1 capacity.

MSRP is $915, which will probably translate to an over-the-counter-price at your local retailer of about $699.

More on the V3 Tac-13 in my column at Guns.com

For comparison, Black Aces Tactical in Florida has been selling 4+1 capacity vintage 1100s chopped down to use a 12-inch barrel for $499, so there is that.

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About laststandonzombieisland

Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

3 responses to “Why hello there, Mr. Whippit”

  1. awp101 says :

    Dammit, I said I’d be more interested in the TAC-14 if they came out with a semi-auto version and now Remington has called my bluff…

  2. I am Not Cory Booker says :

    If this is a 12 gauge weapon how do you cope with the recoil?

    • laststandonzombieisland says :

      That semi-auto action does a lot of the work when it comes to mitigation. I found that with my pump-action Tac-14 it would auto-eject shells if I fired it one-handed, so I am sure the power is there.

      Remmy says the V3’s VersaPort gas system makes the Tac-13 controlable using everything from light field loads to full-power buck and slugs. Their propaganda video.

      Eric Lemoine with Black Aces did a similar video with his chopped down 1100 semi using Rem Express 00 buck.

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