Remington Versa Max Tactical 12 Gauge Shotgun

The Remington Versa Max Tactical is a revolutionary scattergun packed with fight-stopping power!

The Versa Max Tactical features a loading port on the underside of the receiver, allowing access to the tubular magazine.

In July, I traveled to Remington’s research and development facility in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to tour the facility and try out the new Versa Max Tactical shotgun. I had heard reports about the Versa Max, but I hadn’t handled one until a few weeks ago. When the daylong event was over, my assessment was that its new scattergun has the potential to overtake the competition tactical shotgun market. In addition, the Versa Max Tactical promises to be a top-of-the-line law enforcement weapon.

The Versa Max Tactical from Remington, shown equipped with an EOTech HWS optic, is designed to fire a wide range of shotshell loadings without a hitch.

A handful of gun writers toured the facility and met Scott Franz, the director of research and technology, and Michael Keeney, the director of firearms development for Big Green. At one point, we watched the obligatory PowerPoint presentation that would make any engineer giddy with excitement. But I’m not an engineer.

A large bolt handle and magazine release button make putting the gun in battery a snap with heavy gloves.

Gun Details
When they brought out the tactical version of the Versa Max and passed it around, and then showed us a disassembled Versa Max, they had the full attention of this hands-on guy. As soon as the gun was broken down, I recognized that it shared some significant design elements with the Benelli M4—but on steroids. The engineers stressed that the design is capable of firing shells from the most powerful 3½-inch loads to the lightest 2¾-inch loads. I was quick to ask Franz about this regarding the Versa Max. “From a technical standpoint, we look at what our competitors do. The innovation is the gas system, and it’s 100 percent American-made,” Franz said with a grin.

The Versa Max shotgun is designed to fire a wide range of shells, from 2 3/4″ to 3” to 3 1/2″ lengths, interchangeably and without malfunctions.

Load Comments
  • Strongarm

    Gas system 100 percent American?… Please fınd
    and have a look at U.S.Patent of Italian Inventor
    Gian Kario Molinari published at, 29 Oct, 2011.

    Versamax is a copy of Gas Operated Benelli M4, and
    only the gas regulation via various gas ports is
    different from the original which is the subject
    matter of above patent.

    Besides, have anybody ever remembered a auto
    shotgun with cartridge drop lever to load the
    barrel from magazine only intentionally in American Firearm Making History.

  • Francisco L

    Are this will be availeble to the public? to buy.

  • J Hughes

    David do you smoke weed?!

  • matt

    Phillip u can buy it but its not available yet. check REMINGTON website for more info.

  • FatherPatriot

    One thing wrong in the article…the tactical version only takes 2-3/4″ or 3″ shells…the sporting models will take 3-1/2″ as well but not the tactical. Don’t know why they did that, but oh well.

  • David

    That thing makes my spx 930 look like a piece of crap. These autoloaders are getting better and better. Good job Remington.

  • agememnan

    wow! gorgeous!

  • AJ

    it can be gotten

  • Awlhattin O’Kaddle

    LOVE that bolt handle !!!

  • Phillip

    can you buy this? I’m new to all this, well this website so I didn’t know if you can purchase certain things?