Reader’s Choice: BEST Pump Action Shotgun – VOTE NOW

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    Can you smell that in the air? The crisp leaves of fall from turning a new season… people running around with their pumpkin spice drinks clutching them like it contains water from the Fountain of Youth… and soon we will be experiencing self-induced sugar comas by eating all of our kids’ candy from Halloween when they are not looking. With the ushering in of a new month means a new category for our Reader’s Choice voting decided on by none other than you! For the month of October, we are asking for your suggestions and votes on the BEST Pump Action Shotgun! October is a perfect time to discuss slide-action, or as they are more commonly called, pump-action shotguns. There are lots of hunting seasons like waterfowl, upland game, and whitetail deer they could be used for. So it is time to discuss what is the BEST “Click-Clack” shotgun on the market! Let’s dive right on in and begin!

    Reader’s Choice: BEST Pump Action Shotgun – VOTE NOW

    This is the 13th installment for our Reader’s Choice Awards. Based on feedback from our Subject-Matter-Experts, which are all of our beloved readers, we play around with the selection criteria and nominations.  Many of you comment every month that you felt certain products were missing and should have been included on past lists. So in general:

    • Each month we are going to host a poll that you can vote on
    • Each month will be a different category (Optics, RevolverBolt Action RifleConcealed Carry Pistol, etc)
    • The list of entries will be curated from the top sales in the preceding six months.  This is solely to introduce some objectivity into it; there must be some popularity if it tops the sales list (or is horrifically expensive)
    • You can vote for your choice every day while the poll is running and you can earn an extra entry for telling us WHY you chose it (we will pick some of the most creative and highlight them during the results post)
    • At the end of the month, we will post the winning choice (along with the other results) and the company will get some bragging rights (if they want them).

    You, the readers, get to suggest items that should be part of this poll.  We will troll our own comments section and look for suggestions that have four (4) or more “upvotes,” and those will be added to the poll.  Since you will be allowed to vote daily, there is always a chance that your suggestion could make it to the top! Even if you are late to the game in making a suggestion, we have already seen late entries gain momentum and make it very high in the voting!

    Normally, we attempt to establish a baseline for your suggestions and voting every month so we are all kind of on the same page. With this new category of the BEST Pump Action Shotgun, we are looking for any and all shotguns. They can be for home defense… hunting… 3-gun competitions… recreation… custom space blasters… you name it! If there is a pump-action shotgun floating around in the industry that you absolutely love, let us know what it is! Maybe enough people will vote for it that it will win our Reader’s Choice Award, or it will at least inform a lot of readers about a product they might not have heard of before.

    Like always, suggestions can run the gauntlet from the el’ cheapos to the ultra expensive. The only problem is you need a rational argument for why you made your selection. So cheap or expensive, household name brand or specialty company… we will take any and all suggestions for BEST Pump Action Shotgun. Other than that, we as always, are open to your suggestions through the Comments section. If you wholly believe something we did not mention is deserving of being on the list and winning… Let us know!

    Once again, please Vote daily… provide us in the Comments with your own suggestions for the MANUFACTURER, MODEL NAME, and any other valuable information related to your suggestion so we all know what you are rooting for as the BEST Pump Action Shotgun… and entertain these BEST Pump Action Shotgun suggestions to start (in no specific order)…

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    The working man’s shotgun, the Maverick line of pump action shotguns are proven performers – equally at home in the woods, upland fields, or on the home security duty. Dual extractors, twin action bars, positive steel to steel lockup, and an anti-jam elevator provide trouble free operation. Maverick 88 pump-action models are fully-interchangeable with Mossberg 500 barrels (within gauge and capacity). The diverse selection of available accessory barrels allow shooters to adapt their Maverick 88 for multiple hunting or security purposes.


    In 2011, we introduced the KSG and completely changed the world of tactical, pump-action shotguns. Pick your favorite variant or collect them all… we won’t blame you. All of our shotguns are chambered for 3″ shells and fire a wide variety of projectiles. The dual tubes feature a selector switch that we affectionately call, the world’s fastest reload. We should also mention that they’re all downward-ejecting and completely ambidextrous. The one that started it all. The KSG was our first entry into the 12ga shotgun market, so naturally we had to completely redefine it by setting a new standard in both magazine capacity and overall length. Here’s the short and not-so-long of it: Legal in all 50 states, the KSG holds 6+6+1 (or 7+7+1 depending on shell length) in a 26.1” package. That’s not a typo- it holds a lot of ammo at just over two feet long. It comes standard with an 18.5″ barrel and Picatinny-style rails for mounting your favorite accessories on both the top and bottom.


    The M3 Convertible semi-auto pump Action shotgun offers dual operation. You can choose either semi-auto or pump action, depending on the specific purpose. The M3 delivers fast cycling semi-auto fire with conventional loads or pump-action for low-energy, special purpose loads. Ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® system (semi-auto operation). Available in 12-gauge. Ghost-ring sights for quick target acquisition. Quickly changes between semi-auto and pump action.


    America’s favorite shotgun coupled with the innovative flex TLS tool-less locking system makes for the most adaptable shotgun platform in the world, allowing users to easily switch between multiple shooting applications in seconds and without tools.


    Designed with the same durability and reliability as the legendary Model 870 Wingmaster, these quick-pointing 12 slug guns provide rifle-like accuracy with their 18 ½ smooth bore barrels with rifle sights, especially when combined with our Premier Accu-Tip or Copper Solid slugs. Supplied with a variety of vent-rib smoothbore field barrels, Remington Combo guns provide all the value a shotgun hunter needs. Both the fore-end and stock are crafted from a durable, weatherproof synthetic material to compliment the non-reflective matte metal finish. The 1-inch shorter stock also includes a solid rubber recoil pad. And like every other Model 870 shotgun, you get twin action bars for smooth cycling and a receiver machined from a solid block of hardened steel for unmatched durability.


    Waterfowlers take note. Perfect for the marsh with a new stock for a better feel and fit. Plus a full-coverage of camo. Larger trigger guard. Invector Plus choke system. The Inflex recoil pad system offers the ability to change length of pull. The new BPS is made for entry and exit. It is the pump shotgun made for the generations. If you demand the highest quality and reliability from your pump shotgun look no further. The BPS uses a rugged, machined steel receiver, steel internal components and twin steel action bars for long-lasting, bind-free, pump-action performance.


    Dipped Kryptek Typhon camo, back-bored, Invector Plus interchangeable choke, hard chrome barrel and chamber, TRUGLO front fiber optic sight and more. A sleek finish to match the smooth operation of this extremely versatile shotgun. Built to accept interchangeable Invector-Plus chokes, this gun is good for more than just close quarter shooting. The Kyrptek Typhon camo finish doesn’t just look great, it provides excellent protection against the elements.


    The Nova Pump field shotgun offers unsurpassed strength and weather resistance. The lightweight Nova Pump is offered in 12-gauge, 3-1/2-inch magnum and 20-gauge, 3-inch magnum. Steel skeletal framework over-molded with high-tech polymer. Forend shell stop button. Stock and receiver are formed as one solid unit. Compact configuration available in 20-gauge. When everyone thought the pump-action shotgun couldn’t be improved, the Nova Pump field shotgun proved otherwise.


    Legendary Mossberg pump-action reliability in a compact 14″ barreled package. The Shockwave Raptor bird’s head pistol grip is uniquely shaped to minimize felt recoil. Includes all the features that have made Mossberg pump-actions the choice for millions worldwide: ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator.


    Stop the presses, If you are looking for a nice little home defense shotgun that won’t break the bank then this is it. Manufactured by Hawk Industries in China, the Hawk 982 incorporates features that cost hundreds of dollars more on other models. Designed to be a clone of the Remington 870….. Look at these features. All Steel Frame, Dual Action Pump Bars, Machine Steel Frame, Matte Finish, Fixed Improve Cylinder Choke, Rear Ghost Ring Sight, Front Post Sight, Polymer Stock, 38.5″ Overall Length Total Weight 7 lb’s Smooth Pump Action, Get one of these for the home, boat, camper, pick-up, or any place you would like to keep a low cost, but tough and highly dependable shotgun…

    Do you believe all of these Pump-Action Shotguns mentioned deserve being in the discussion?… Does this initial list suck?… Or do you agree with it?… What are your suggestions?… In any case, vote, let us know your thoughts in the Comments below, and make your suggestions for what you think would be appropriate! If you want to see a different product added to the voting list, make sure to include the Manufacturer and Model of the product. Only entries with 4 or more “upvotes” will be included. Thanks

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