Russia’s Saiga-12 Combat Shotgun

An excellent combat shotgun, and possibly one of the top ten, is Russia’s Saiga-12.  The original Saiga-12 was designed in the 1990s (reflecting a number of similarities to the Kalashnikov assault rifles) but a number of variants soon followed.  The Saiga-12 has a...

Top Shotguns Manufactured

A number of combinations are possible when compiling a list of top shotguns manufactured.  A list could be compiled based on those used in the military or shotguns used exclusively in sport and competitive shooting.  While it is difficult at best to compile a single...

South Africa’s Armsel Striker

South Africa’s Armsel Striker is a 12-gauge shotgun that was mainly designed for both riot control and combat.  This model, considered by some to be one of the top shotguns in history, was designed by Hilton Walker back in 1983.  Once production began, the shotgun...

Remington’s Model 1100 Shotgun

Brief Overview of the Remington Model 1100 Shotgun Remington’s Model 1100 Shotgun is a classic that changed the American shooter’s perspective of auto-loading shotguns.  This cutting edge model was designed by both Wayne Leek and Robert Kelley.  The Remington 1100 is...

Winchester Model 1200 Shotgun

The Winchester Model 1200 is a pump-action shotgun and – despite its short history – is considered by some to be one of the top shotguns in history.  Manufactured in the United States, the Model 1200 was first designed in 1964.  While also available as a civilian...

Italy’s Franchi SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun

Italy’s Franchi SPAS-12 is a semi-automatic combat shotgun produced from 1979 to 2000.  This combat shotgun has a dual-mode shooting cycle:  gas-operated, semi-automatic (self-loading) firing up to four rounds per second and a manually-operated, pump/slide-action...