DESPITE all the advances in technology and evolution of society, the fact remains that for centuries evildoers have understood and recognized the authority of the shotgun. Since human nature is a constant, this fact is not likely to change anytime in the near future. From the Old West to the Roaring 20s and Prohibition and on to the modern streets of Chicago or Fallujah, the authority of the 12 gauge shotgun is difficult to argue.
While the basic configuration of the shotgun remains the same: large, smooth bore tube attached to a stock and firing mechanism, the actions or operating systems, as well as practical accessories for them, continue to advance and evolve. As I began this review I was sitting in the airport waiting for my plane. The smell of burnt propellant powder was fresh in my nostrils; the carbon and dirt only recently washed from my hands.