We take shotguns for granted, but when push comes to shove they get the job done. They are so versatile that they have found their way into just about every niche of the gun world. Capable of throwing bird or buckshot, slugs, or the new mixed defensive rounds, there’s not much they can’t do. And their “point and shoot” nature makes them ideal for inexperienced shooters, or during high-stress situations.

As at home on the battlefield as they are in the duck marsh, the flexibility of the scattergun is unmatched. Take a look at some of the best shotguns and similar firearms introduced in 2017; you might just find a new companion for the dove field or your cruiser.

For more information about the, in our humble opinion, 10 best shotguns and similar firearms of 2017, please visit the following sites.

Barrett Sovereign Rutherford

Remington Model 870 DM

Mossberg 590 Shockwave

Benelli M4 H2O Tactical

Winchester Super X4

Henry Lever Action .410

CZ 620/628 Field Select

Remington Model 870 Tac-14

Syren XLR5 Sporting

Kalashnikov USA KS-12 & KS-12T

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