Shipping: Remington V3 Autoloading Shotgun, A Mid-Priced Shotgun with Premium Features

Remington announced the brand new V3 shotgun in December and the company has finally (officially) announced the full line specifications. They are already shipping to dealers.

What is the Remington V3 you ask? It’s essentially a mid-range priced version of the Remington Versa Max. It has the Versa Max self-cleaning gas piston technology, which allows it to easily cycle a wide range of ammunition, from target shells to heavy 3 1/2″ hunting shells. It just lacks some of the more premium features such as fancy recoil reducing stock, Trinyte barrel and fiber optic sights. If you don’t need these features, you can save about $500 by going with the V3 instead.


The V3 might not officially be replacing the Remington 11-87, which is still another couple hundred dollars cheaper, but for all practical purposes unless you need to make tactical modifications, there is no good reason to buy a 11-87 over the new V3. I write this as a long time Rem. 11-87 owner who is considering upgrading. I did not want to pay the Versa Max price, but this V3 is tempting.

The first version of the V3 is named the V3 Field Sport. I would not be surprised if the next model is the V3 Tactical.  The Field Sport is shipping in a number of variants. It can be purchased with a black synthetic finish (MSRP $895), a Mossy Oak  Shadow Grass and a Mossy Oak BU Country finish. It is also available with either 26″ or 28″ barrel.

Across the line the sights are the same: twin bead. They all ship with three screw-in RemChokes (Improved, Modified and Full). The weight is 7.2 lbs.


MSRP ranges from $1000/$1100 depending on model and features.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Jianim

    Can we just get them to figure out what is happening with Para-Ordinance? Change the name to Remington if you want but Para has some great looking pieces and a double stack .45 just screams Freedom.

    • FightFireJay

      I believe the Para name is being axed and the best selling models will end up with Remington roll marks.

      • iksnilol

        That’s a grave injustice. Remington doesn’t deserve Para.

  • ostiariusalpha

    Is firing out of battery considered a premium feature? Hopefully it will have all the standard features we’ve come to expect from Remington: such as failures to feed & extract, sloppy finish, badly reamed chambers, and potentially lethal component failures.

    • FightFireJay

      This one is going to hit atores about 1 year AFTER it’s initial release and reviews, so I think they are on track.

  • FightFireJay

    Didnt they get sued by Daniel Defense for trademark on “V3”?

    Also, these we initially announced almost a year ago, not in Decembe as reported above.

  • Mark

    After all the QC issues Remington has had can we really trust or welcome any product they release anymore?

    • iksnilol

      Remington can burn for what they did to Marlin and Para.

  • Dward

    Too bad Remington is so late with this.I just bought another gun last week.

  • DW

    How do they compete with Turish made inertia operated guns?

    • FightFireJay

      I assume you mean the well made Stoegers. But don’t forget the Italian made Franchi for the same price range as the V3!