Smith & Wesson is back in the shotgun business after announcing on Tuesday the new M&P 12 bullpup pump-action tactical 12 gauge.
Intended for home defense, the M&P12 shotgun is compact and maneuverable with an overall length of 27.8 inches. Equipped with twin 7-shell tubular magazines with a push-button selector, giving the user a 14+1 capacity, the M&P12 is chambered for 3-inch shells but will also accept standard 2.75-inch shells as well as mini-shell loads.
The new shotgun features completely ambidextrous controls, an M&P grip, a Picatinny-style top rail, an oversized action release, and an AR-style safety selector.
More in my column at Guns.com.
Kel-tec, the company who is best known for their inexpensive line of CCW carry handguns and utility carbines, has now entered the shotgun market in a big way. Instead of rehashing a 100-year old pump design, or making a break action, they went with something a little different, the Kel-Tec KSG. Read the rest in my column at Firearms Talk.com