Later this year Remington will be launching a tactical version of the Versa Max shotgun, which was originally introduced last year. This tactical model has many features desired by home defense, law enforcement, competition and military shooters which are lacking from the sporting models.
The most significant different between the sporting models and the tactical model is that the Versa Max Tactical will initially only be offered with a receiver capable of chambering 2.75″ and 3″ 12 gauge shotgun shells, whereas the sporting models also chambes 3.5″ magnum 12 gauge shells. Remington may have made this decision to shave of the extra weight and costs added by the tactical features.
The Versa Max Tactical includes a picatinny rail for mounting optics and forward barrel-clamp side rails for mounting accessories, such as flashlights. The charging handle and magazine release are tactical-sized. The extended magazine holds 7+1 rounds of 2.75″ shells. The barrel is 22″ with vent rib and comes with an IC and Tactical (ported) choke. The stock is black synthetic with overmolded rubber grips.
The MSRP is $1,399 (the same as the synthetic sporting Versa Max model).
[ Many thanks to Woodroez for emailing me info about this gun. ]