Shotguns sales were strong in 2020. New and returning customers realized their effectiveness for home defense, hunting, sport shooting, and having fun.
Here are the top 10 shotguns sold by Guns.com in 2020.
10. Remington 1100
The Remington 1100 is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun. When it was first introduced by Remington Arms in 1963, it ushered in a new era of reliable semi-automatic shotguns. It was one of the top-selling shotguns in 1983, and it's still going strong today. It's available in a variety of gauges, finishes, and models. It is especially popular among sports-men and women.
The American Tactical Imports (ATI) Nomad is a series of break-action single-shot shotguns available in a variety of gauges, finishes, and models. Whether you're a hunter looking for a long barrel, or a short barrel for home defense, ATI's got you covered. Not only are they reliable, but they're also very affordable.
Kel-Tec is known for doing things a little bit differently. Their KSG is a bullpup 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Bullpup means the action is moved from above the trigger to behind it. This allows for an overall more compact gun without sacrificing barrel length. The KSG has two tube magazines. Each tube holds up to seven 2.75-inch shells or six 3-inch shells. The user can choose between the two tubes allowing him or her to use two different types of shotshells, effectively increasing the ability of the gun.
The Garaysar Fear 116 is a semi-automatic shotgun chambered in 12-gauge. Not only does it resemble an AR-15 rifle, but its controls are similarly located, allowing AR users to find it very familiar. Detachable magazines can hold either 5 or 10 rounds. It has a 20-inch barrel, an overall length of 39 inches, and weighs 8.8 pounds unloaded. It has a synthetic stock, a receiver made out of 7075 T6 aluminum, and a barrel made out of 4140 steel.
The Mossberg 590 Tactical is a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun renowned for its reliability and quality. It has an 18.5-inch barrel, an overall length of 38.6 inches, and weighs 7.25 pounds empty. It features dual extractors, a positive steel-to-steel lock-up anti-jam elevator, an ambidextrous tang safety, and an aluminum receiver. It can fire up to 3-inch shells and has a 6+1 round capacity when using 2.75-inch shells.
The Hatsan Slugger is a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun offered with or without a pistol-gripped synthetic stock. Despite its affordable price, it has many features in common with more expensive brands. It has an 18-inch barrel, an overall length of 38-inches, and weighs 6.5 pounds empty. It can fire 3-inch shells and has a capacity of 5+1 rounds of 2.75-inch shells. The receiver is made of black anodized aircraft alloy and the barrel of black chrome finished Ni-Cr-Mo steel.
The Black Aces Tactical Pro Series Bullpup is a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun. The bullpup design means the action is moved from above the trigger to behind it. This allows for an overall more compact gun without sacrificing barrel length. The Pro Series Bullpup features an 18.5-inch barrel, an overall length of 28 inches, and a weight of 10 pounds unloaded. It has an ambidextrous charge handle, safety, and mag release and has a synthetic forward grip. Detachable magazines hold up to 5 rounds. It can also take drum mags that hold up to 20 rounds.
The Stevens 320 line of pump-action shotguns is available in a variety of gauges, finishes, and models. They have many of the features of more expensive guns but at a much more affordable price. They’re simple, economical, and functional. The 320 Field Grade Compact model is perfect for shooting trap or upland birds. It is chambered in 20 gauge and features a 22-inch barrel, an overall length of 41.7 inches, and a weight of 7 pounds empty.
The Remington 870 series of shotguns are quite possibly the best known pump-action shotguns in the world. They first hit the scene in 1950, and are still going strong. 870s are available in a variety of gauges, finishes, and models. They're widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense and used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.
The Express is chambered in 12-gauge and is a great crossover gun for sporting clays. It features a 28-inch barrel, an overall length of 48.5 inches, and weighs 7.5 pounds empty. It can fire 3-inch shells and has a tube capacity of four rounds.
Mossberg has been making guns since 1919 and is still a family-owned American business. First launched in 1960, the 500 series of pump-action shotguns are some of the most popular hunting and home defense shotguns on the market. They are used by both civilians and militaries around the world. There are tons of upgrades, after-market parts, and accessories.
The Mossberg 500 Tactical shotgun is chambered in 12-gauge. It features an 18.5-inch barrel, an overall length of 38.5-inches, and weighs 6.75-pounds empty. It can fire up to 3-inch shells and has a capacity of 5+1 rounds of 2.75-inch shells.