The non–NFA scattergun market has boomed in just the last two years. Heck, these shot shell packers aren’t even classified as shotguns – with an overall length of 26+ inches, a smooth bore and being born without a shoulder stock, they are classified simply as firearms. Legally, shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches in length fall into the $200, tax stamp, fingerprints and six-month wait time category. Today we welcome a new firearm into the short barreled 12 gauge world – the Remington V3 TAC-13.
We could debate (and have) the utility of a 12 gauge firearm as a defensive weapon over a handgun or rifle ad nauseam. I’d suggest that five shells in the tube plus one in the chamber is less than optimal, you’d argue that modern buckshot loads are akin to nine rounds of .357Mag out of a small revolver. And round and round we go until finally we would just agree to disagree and you would stop calling me on my birthday.
But in the end, utility arguments aside, firearms like the new Remington V3 TAC-13 are sexy, compact and fun. Add on the fact that you can skip the NFA hoops for a
Originally posted on The Firearm Blog