Who doesn't have a love/hate relationship with the annual exercise in disbelief that comes when the calendar turns over to April 1?

We are here to bring you the best in this year's April Fools from the gun community at large. 

FN America leaned deep into the fakery with the seemingly well-thought-out SCAR 12 shotgun, complete in some sweet colorways that the company should consider making SCARs in moving forward. 
 

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"The FN SCAR 12 Family is a robust series for any shotgun enthusiast," said FN. (Photo: FN)
April Fools spoof gun
"The semi-automatic 12-gauge is gas piston-operated with a patented recoil buffer system to mitigate felt recoil," claimed the company. (Photo: FN)
April Fools spoof gun
"It feeds from a magazine and features an ambidextrous bolt hold-open for slug select," they noted. (Photo: FN)
April Fools spoof gun
"Capable of accepting standard 2 ¾ inch, 3 inch, and 3 ½ inch shells," FN concluded. (Photo: FN)


Mossberg came close to FN's level of dedication when it came to April Foolery by advertising a series of plaid rifles and shotguns dubbed their "Spring Collection." 
 

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Not gonna lie, we kinda like this one. (Photo: Mossberg)
April Fools spoof gun
(Photo: Mossberg)
April Fools spoof gun
(Photo: Mossberg)


The folks over at Swampfox Optics went low-tech with their Cerberus 3x Magnifier, which keeps getting funnier the more you look at it.
 

April Fools spoof gun optics
(Photo: Swampfox)
April Fools spoof gun optics
(Photo: Swampfox)
April Fools spoof gun optics
(Photo: Swampfox)


And there were others as well, from Beretta, Springfield Armory, and Langdon Tactical.
 

April Fools spoof gun optics
"Introducing the revolutionary Tomcat CarryMAX10, a high caliber solution to ever-changing conditions. We've heard your comments, and we've listened. Yes, it is in 10mm Auto," said Beretta. (Photo: Beretta)
April Fools spoof gun optics
"Holy Cow! Introducing the all-new Hellcow. It's an udderly smooth shooter," said Springfield Armory. (Photo: SA)
April Fools spoof gun optics
"We have heard time and time again that our fans need more firepower and so we’ve D-livered. The LTT D-Elite will solve all of your problems with insecurity and 1,000% guarantees you’ll become a better shooter no training required! (Results may vary. Any and all claims in this ad are non binding and open to interpretation, please seek medical advice before using the LTT D-Elite.)" said Langton Tactical. (Photo: LTT)


As for Guns.com, in years past we went heavy on the April Fools gaggery, but this year decided that discretion is the better part of valor. However, we did get a little handsy when it came to our pistol deals over the weekend. 
 

Guns.com April fools ad
(Photos: GDC)
Guns.com April fools ad
(Photos: GDC)

 

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