17 Best Box Mag Fed Shotguns For Sale in 2020

Magazine fed shotguns are the future, but is the Mossberg 590M the best of the new breed of tactical shotguns? Read on here...


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You may know I have a fetish for high-capacity shotguns and I think now is the time to buy a box magazine fed shotguns. That is the tech that has won the day.


Now Mossberg and Remington have released official shotguns, rather than third party conversions, it’s time to get one.


The Mossberg 590M vs Remington 870 DM has turned into quite the battle. Well, there’s a curveball here in the Vepr 12, but the box fed guns are the step forward we have been waiting for.


Shotguns are great, but they’re generally limited by a puny capacity that means they’re just not the first port of call for most of us anymore.


AR Pistol Now Preferred Defensive Weapon


Grandpa used to grab his trusty shotgun. Now? The trusty AR-15 or even more trusty AR pistols offer 30 rounds and unerring accuracy with a red dot.


The shotgun was in danger of becoming a forgotten memory.


Novelties like the Kel-Tec KSG and Tavor TS-12 showed the way back to relevance with radical and yet complex designs. The box fed shotgun is simply the combination of age-old tech that we know works. This is the future of tactical shotgun. It’s so obvious now…



Here are the best mag fed shotguns on sale right now.


Kalashnikov Komrad 12.5 for sale. A great semi auto shotgun, possibly the best tactical shotgun for sale in 2019.
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1. Kalashnikov Komrad 12.5


  • Price: $999.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi auto
  • Barrel Length: 12.5 inch
  • Total Length: 31.5 inch
  • Weight: 7.85lb
  • Capacity: 10+1


The Kalashnikov Komrad is a 12 gauge shotgun in an AK-47 pistol frame. Just think about that for a second. How could it not be the best box mag 12 gauge shotgun in the world?


The only gun that can beat a Kalashnikov here is another semi auto Kalashnikov shotgun. If we’re being entirely honest, this should be number two. That’s how far ahead of the game we think this semi auto shotgun really is.


Is This Really the Best Shotgun in the World? Maybe…


The Kalashnikov Komrad pistol is an AK shotgun pistol with a 12.5 inch barrel, and it’s pretty much the best tactical shotgun for sale right now if you look at it coldly and logically.


Law enforcement and specialist military units around the world are looking long and hard at this snubnose shotgun and we can see the appeal.


There, we said it. Bring your Benelli M4, your John Wick special, whatever you want. This, right here, is probably the closest you can buy to an assault shotgun.


It’s a great Close Quarters Combat weapon, you can mix up mags with buckshot and slugs and it’s about as potent a weapon as you can reasonably have by the side of your bed.


Blend of an AK Pistol and Grandpa’s 12 Gauge


This is a semi-auto shotgun with sawn-off shotgun manoeuvrability, AK-47 simplicity and insane capacity, Like the longer AK-47 rifle style shotgun, this shorter pistol uses any and all Saiga shotgun magazines, which include double stack mags and the 50-round drum mags.


So you can turn the Kalashnikov Komrad shotgun for sale into an absolute weapon of war. There are rails for all your tactical wares, a solid SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace that you normally see on an AR pistol and that removable vertical pistol grip up front are just special for a gun in this class.


A tri-rail forend grip includes two side rail optics mounts and your standard Saiga accessories will fit pretty much everywhere.


10 Rounds, or 50 Round Drums Fit Too


Upgrade to the 10-round shotgun magazines for sale and you have got real options with this gun.


The short barrel turns serious buckshot into pure evil at close quarters, while slugs will be effective at anything like personal defense distances.


It looks like a picky eater in terms of shells, and there are failure to eject issues on Youtube as well as double-feed issues. That might be due to the older mags people insist on strapping on.


Find the right combo and this gun rattles through entire drums for other people. Just sayin…


You can use any and old military surplus Saiga magazines. But Gunmag Warehouse has a solid selection of stick mags, double stack stick mags and new 20-round drums.


They might feed just a touch better, so go to Gunmag Warehouse for cheap Saiga mags.


Close Quarters Combat Specialist, Not a Sniper


You will lose some of the top end range that you’ll get with the 18.5 inch barrel version. That’s inevitable, but you get an awful lot in return.


This is a pretty unique weapon, it’s easily the best shotgun on this list and it might usurp your AR pistol’s place in the home defense firearms collection.


This is the next generation shotgun, high technology in gunporn form. There really isn’t a more complete defensive shotgun out there right now. Get one…


Mossberg 590M Ghost Ring sights for sale. A pump action, mag fed shotgun that is one of the best tactical shotguns in the world.

2. Mossberg 590M


  • Price: $499.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Pump Action Shotgun
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Total Length: 39.5″
  • Weight: 7.75lb
  • Capacity: 10+1 rounds / 20+1 Optional


The Mossberg 590 pump shotgun comes with an optional 20-round mag. Really, 20 rounds of 12 gauge venom and then you can pop in another mag and start firing again.


It also means you can load up an ammo belt with buckshot and slugs, so this tactical pump shotgun suddenly becomes a versatile gun as well. Fit a red dot, use the right slugs and this is a total self-defence weapon. Up close, load up with buckshot and this pump action shotgun is a beast.


You can order the Mossberg pump action shotgun with magazine with ghost ring sights, a heat shield and collapsible AR-style stock. Seriously, you know you want it.

In every form it is an absolute beast of a pump action shotgun and you get a 10 round magazine capacity with the OEM mag. Pop the mag out and you’re good to go again. Still want that Benelli? I don’t.


One of the Best Shotguns On the Market


In my humble opinion, the Mossberg is one of the best shotguns in the world today. This isn’t expensive shotgun, and it could be a real equalizer.


You get a simple pump action shotgun with detachable box mags that hold up to 20 rounds of your chosen shotgun ammo. That’s a powerful tactical shotgun and you know it.


A simple pump action shotgun holds a lot of appeal when the chips are down, especially when there’s a reservoir of 12 gauge shotgun ammunition in front of that black synthetic stock with integral recoil pad.


20 Round Mag Harder to Rack


Gun reviews have noted, though, that the 20-round mag is noticeably harder to rack. It isn’t smooth and it is hard work, so you might opt for the 10-round version of pure performance reasons. The mags are also expensive for this tactical pump 12 gauge shotgun.


The pump action shotgun itself was way more expensive than the Remington, too. Mossberg seems to have relented and we’re starting to see sensibly priced 590M.


Now with this deal that gives you the ghost ring sights and much more menacing set-up than that base-level for a price that isn’t too far away, the Mossberg is one of the best magazine-fed shotguns on sale in 2020.



The Mossberg 590 has been with us since 1960 and there’s a vast number of Mossberg parts and accessories. You can produce a fully custom shotgun without too much imagination.


A lightweight, AR tactical brace and vertical grip can turn your Mossberg 590 into a serious black synthetic warrior.

Mossberg 590 Custom shotgun. Get Mossberg parts & accessories here and make your own dream pump action shotgun.
Remington 870DM shotgun for sale. Just $403,99! Get the best deals on mag fed shotguns at the USA Gun Shop,

3. Remington 870 DM


  • Price: $403.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Pump Action Shotgun
  • Barrel Length: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 38.5 inch
  • Weight: 7.10lb
  • Capacity: 6+1


The pump magazine shotgun war inevitably has come down to Mossberg vs Remington. For a long time, the Remington held the advantage thanks to the price.


Remington just kept undercutting the opposition and at this cheap price for the Remington 870 DM Tactical, well that is a bargain in anybody’s book.


The Remington’s other USP is that it can take either 2 3/4 inch or 3 inch shells. The Mossberg can only take the smaller shells and this does make the Remington more flexible in the field.


Six Shells is a Handicap, For Now


On the downside, the Remington can only take six shells in the mag and we’re waiting to see if this shotgun with a magazine gets a bigger box in the future.


The Picatinny rail and straightforward black synthetic stock, as well as the badass flash hider, all help to give an operator look and feel.


A SuperCell recoil pad helps soak up the impact on your shoulder and this is a great shotgun that is simply a Remington 870, with a mag. That makes it awesome in our eyes.


Remington 870 is a Shotgun Hall of Famer


The Remington 870 pump-action shotgun is an icon. It has been with us since 1950 and although it has evolved, it has been basically the same shotgun since. Until now, when the Remington 870 Express has basically sprouted a mag.


The addition of a magazine changes the gun’s character, as well as it’s potential. This is a versatile shotgun now, a shotgun that gives you options in the field. You can hunt with it, you can keep it loaded with slugs and by your door, you can use it for what you want.


It’s very clearly an 870 that has been modified with the grafted on mag receiver, and that’s good. It just needs a bigger mag and we are sure that is on the way.


The Kalashnikov KS-12T 12 Gauge Shotgun for sale. A modern AK-47 based mag-fed shotgun.
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4. Kalashnikov KS-12T Tactical Shotgun


  • Price: $799.99 (On Sale)
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi auto.
  • Barrel Length: 18.25 inch
  • Total Length: 38 inch
  • Weight: 8.86lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

If the shorter barrel version of this gun hadn’t won, this one would have. In a fairer world, Kalashnikov would have a one-two here, with the Kalashnikov KS-12T basically sharing the top step of the podium.


And right now, this gun is a bargain thanks to the USA’s favorite gunbroker.


The pump action shotguns are clearly simpler and cheaper, but this Kalashnikov semi-automatic shotgun is a work of art and if money is no object then this is technically the best shotgun here.


Kalashnikov was hit with a US import ban for a while, but Kalashnikov USA has solved that thorny issue with US-built firearms and you can now get an official Kalashnikov shotgun that looks like an AK-47 to the untrained eye. I mean why wouldn’t you want that?


Use Saiga Drum Mags With 50 Shells


The 10+1 magazine is just the cherry on the cake as far as we are concerned. You can also use Saiga parts & accessories on the Kalashnikov USA shotgun, including those infamous 50-round drum magazines and a vertical pistol grip.


If you’re looking for a semi automatic, mag-fed shotgun and you like a modern take on military history then this is about as good as guns get. You don’t need a sales pitch, this is really one of those ‘Shut up and take my money’ moments.


The modern collapsible black synthetic stock and handguard give this fresh look at the AK-47 the edge in my humble opinion, especially when combined with a traditional AK-47 lever action safety. This is a great looking shotgun that comes with enough rails to hang all your tactical shiz off this assault shotgun and the grip is perfectly situated.


It’s a rifle layout, whereas others have the folding stock, but don’t think you’ll be restricted to proprietary Kalashnikov parts. All the Saiga mags, drums, muzzle devices and more will slot straight on to this firearm and turn it into a semi-automatic weapon of war.


EAA MKA 1919 Match shotgun for sale. Get the best AR style shotgun on sale in 2020. Buy guns online today at the USA's favorite gunbroker.

5. EAA MKA 1919 Match Style


  • Price: $479.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge ammo
  • Barrel: 20 inch
  • Total: 39.5 inch
  • Capacity: 5+1

The MKA 1919 Match Style shotgun has achieved the seemingly impossible. It’s a well-proportioned Colt M4-style shotgun that doesn’t look completely ridiculous. In fact, it’s kind of nice.


EAA bills this as an out the box low budget competition shotgun. Features include an extended bolt release and mag release. You get two gas rings, the gun can take 3″ Magnum loads or 2 3/4 inch shells and shotgun slugs.


This is a solid 3-Gun Competition shotgun for less than $500. If that’s what you want, you don’t have a huge amount of options. It’s also accurate, reliable and a solid semi auto shotgun with a mag. I mean the occasional round may hang, but that nth degree of reliability aside, it’s amazing.


Watch a 25-round mag dump here in just 3.42s. That’s not bad…


mossberg shockwave 590M shotgun

 

6. Mossberg 590M Shockwave

  • Price: $523.00
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Pump Shotgun
  • Barrel Length: 14.37″
  • Total Length: 27.5″
  • Weight: 6.55lb
  • Capacity: 10+1 rounds / 20+1 Optional

 


Shockwave is Like a Sawn Off Shotgun With AR Capacity


The mag-fed Mossberg 590 Shockwave version is even more menacing in its own spectacular way. It’s a Pitbull of a pump action shotgun, or firearm if you want to get pedantic.


Of course there are a serious amount of 590M mag-fed accessories out there and you can turn your Mossberg 590 Shockwave pump action shotgun into a Zombie Apocalypse special if that’s your thing with a chainsaw style pump action shotgun and more.


We love the 590M Mossberg Shockwave pump action magazine fed shotgun for that optional 20-round magazine.


But you might find yourself opting for the lighter 10-round magazine instead for a smoother, lightweight pump-action shotgun. If you do, then the Mossberg loses its decisive competitive advantage. Suddenly it has bog standard options nibbling at its heels in terms of capacity.


Box Magazine vs Drum Magazine


The smaller detachable box mags make it easier to swing and pivot the pump-action gun, though, so there’s always a trade-off. Shotgun shells are heavy and you will feel the difference between a slimline detachable box and a clunky drum mag.


A box magazine fed shotgun has its advantages, then. It’s a very different kind of tactical shotgun and you have to decide if you would trust this gun with your life. I would, although there are other options with serious appeal.


The near instant reload of the semi-automatic Kalashnikov means it wins out for me, but these old school black synthetic pump shotguns with a mag will probably sell in far greater numbers.


That’s because the 590m mag-fed uses tried and trusted tech. 12 gauge pump shotguns have been with us since forever. We know this gun and the Mossberg seal of approval to the magazine fed shotguns fold will carry weight as well.


It’s a compact, devastating firearm, as well as a mag fed shotgun. This is exactly the kind of weapon that could end a home invasion before it begins. It’s an intimidating gun that gives you the edge, as long as you have the capacity to back it up. With the magazine reload system, you really do.


3 Inch Magnum Loads? No Problem…


The Mossberg 590 Shockwave magazine fed shotgun is a fussy eater. It will only take 2 ¾ inch shells, while the Remington happily spits and swallows 3” magnum shells.


Right now, you can only get a 6-round magazine for the Remington 870 DM, but it will shoot anything and the 20-round mag might be just round the corner. 


The Mossberg is still a real contender with this capacity. Find the right ammo at  the range and then stick with it. Then start to add a synthetic pistol grip to the pump-action shotgun and other parts & accessories to turn it into your ultimate zombie apocalypse shotgun. Or something more practical…


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Fostech Origin 12 shotgun for sale. Yours for just $2,850

7. Fostech Origin 12 Gauge

  • Price: $2,900
  • Capacity: 10+1/30+1 Round drum optional
  • Barrel: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 36.25 inch
  • Weight: 9.2lb

The FosTech Origin 12 is one of those rare weapons that started life as a gaming shotgun and actually turned into a winning recipe in the real world.


Yes the Fostech Origin 12 is expensive, but it’s an unbelievable shotgun and a modular system that gives you a variety of different weapons in one.


Go for an AR pistol style semi-auto shotgun that can mix it with the Kalashnikov, or go for the longer barrel and turn this into a 12 gauge slug firing marksman’s rifle. Inevitably you can tweak choke tubes, just about everything.


The Fostech Origin 12 can do it all. And if you want the best mag fed shotguns in the world at any cost, you just might be looking at it.


Remington 870 DM Tac-14 for sale. A short-barrel shotgun with a magazine that takes six rounds and swaps out in fractions of a second.

8. Remington 870 Tac-14 DM


  • Price: $386.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Pump Shotgun
  • Barrel: 14″
  • Total Length: 26.3″
  • Weight: 6lb
  • Capacity: 6+1 Rounds

 

Remington 870 Tac-14 is Awesome


Remington has its own alternative to the Mossberg Shockwave in the Remington 870 Tac-14 DM pump-action shotgun. It’s compact, it looks like a sawn off shotgun and yet technically it isn’t a shotgun at all, it’s a firearm in NFA speak as the cylinder bore has no rifling.


The birdshead grip is a neat thing and the Remington does look a monster.


The gun just looks sexy, and the overall length of 26.3″ means it’s a compact firearm you can have fun with. It’s not quite a concealed carry shotgun, but it’s close.


And only the Remington 870 DM finishing so highly explains why the Remington 870 Tac-14 DM is all the way down here.



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9. Rock Island Armory VR60

  • Price: $429.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi automatic
  • Barrel: 20″
  • Total Length: 39″
  • Weight: 7.4lb
  • Capacity: 5+1 rounds


Rock Island Armory and Armscor, it’s all basically the same thing with semi auto shotguns. This is the Colt M4 clone, the tribute to the classic 70s military icon that doesn’t really work aesthetically, but is a very usable workhorse of a semi auto shotgun.


With the 19 round extended magazine, it’s an absolute weapon of war when it needs to be as well. It also works as an entry-level 3-Gun shotgun.


There’s nothing fancy about the Armscor shotgun, or RIA VR60 shotgun in this form. All the furniture is basic polymer down to the bog standard black synthetic pistol grip, although you do get a recoil pad to handle the substantial kick.


Apart from that the semi auto handles largely like an AR-15, which is the point. Fit a red dot sight up top and you have got a very solid long distance hunting shotgun with the right slugs. The choke tubes are adjustable, too, and you can opt for 3″ magnum loads if you’re feeling naughty.


Panzer Arms BP-12 Shotgun For Sale - A bullpup shotgun with a box magazine.

10. Panzer Arms BP-12


  • Price: $590.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi-automatic
  • Barrel: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 29.5 inch
  • Capacity: 5+1


We are getting down into the new breed now, which you will either love or instantly dismiss as novelty shotguns. When you break it down, though, the Panzer Arms BP-12, that’s BullPup 12 Gauge, has a lot of positive features.


This is a compact shotgun with a detachable box magazine, which nestles in the shoulder by design. The barrel is long enough to take it on a turkey shoot, although people might stare, and yet it’s one of the most intriguing shotguns here.


Put a red dot on that top rail and a strobe lamp and you’ve got more or less a home intruder’s worst nightmare. As defense shotguns go, it’s an almighty weapon out in the field, too, especially with larger 10-round mags that you can obviously source pretty easily.


Iron Sights, or Fit Your Own Red Dot


The fold-down iron sights that come with the Panzer Arms BP-12 shotgun are enough for pretty much all close up purposes.


That Picatinny rail could handle a full-on scope and with shotgun slugs tuned for long-distance shooting, you’ll find this shotgun can outperform an entry-level AR-15 when it comes to range and the payload at the far end.


It’s a legit hunting weapon with 10+1 rounds at your disposal, Picatinny rails everywhere, a recoil pad and a form that basically makes sure your shooting technique is right. That’s got to work for some of you.


Bullpup Shotguns All the Rage Right Now


There are plenty of bullpup 12 gauge shotguns hitting the market right now and it’s really down to personal taste and your own brand allegiances rather than any real discernible difference.


Panzer Arms has a solid rep at a sensible price point and this gun certainly looks the business, although we have to be honest we’re playing safe with our money and opting for the big names.


It’s our personal favorite of this new breed of bullpup shotguns, but we want to point out that there’s an element of personal bias.



SKO Shorty 12 Gauge for sale. A great shotgun that was one of the first shotguns with a box magazine.

11. Standard Manufacturing SKO Shorty


  • Price: $559.49
  • Capacity: 5+1/ 10+1 Rounds
  • Barrel: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 26 inch
  • Weight: 7.14lb

The Standard Manufacturing SKO Shorty was a box mag shotgun before they were a thing. It’s an AR-style semi auto shotgun. What’s not to love?


In its time, this gun was really something, but the compact Kalashnikov USA, Remington and Mossberg shotguns have probably rendered the Standard Manufacturing SKO Shorty largely redundant.


That’s a shame, and if you like guns then you might just want one of these Standard Manufacturing shotguns for your firearms collection.


The receiver is machined from billet aluminum and the Standard Manufacturing was well know for cycling reliably thanks to the overengineering that went in to this AR pistol style shotgun.



EAA Akdal MK23 Shotgun for sale - One of the best bullpup shotguns in this price range.

12. EAA Akdal MKA 1923


  • Price: $629.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi Auto
  • Barrel: 20 inch
  • Total Length: 29.5 inch
  • Weight: 9.7lb
  • Capacity: 5+1


This is another one of many bullpup shotguns for sale in 2020 and it’s basically a clone of the IWI Tavor bullpup rifle layout, tweaked to take 12 gauge shells. The action and the mag sit behind the trigger and it’s a surprisingly fun, durable and solid shotgun.


There isn’t much innovation here and it is generic, but the EAA shotgun works and the layout means it’s great for inside the home. It’s short enough to swing round your home and yet nestles into your shoulder to help absorb the recoil and straighten out your shooting technique.


The 5-round mags switch out for a 10-round alternative, which means it can mix it with the supposed big guns.


Go Tacti-Cool With Shotgun Accessories


You can also get a solid grip on this black synthetic polymer frame with a rubber recoil pad. There’s a long rail for a red dot, iron rear sights and tower front that comes with the package or other tacti-cool madness.


That fixed front sight is kinda fun, but we think we’d be looking for something more substantial in terms of a red dot.


It’s not the most prestigious shotgun here, but the bullpup mag-fed shotgun is showing just how to make friends and influence people with great reviews on gun sites and user reviews on the gunbroker sites online. It might be a bit of a mongrel, but we kinda like it.


The SRM Arms M1216 Shotgun on sale now! A great high capacity, mag fed shotgun with a twist.

13. SRM Arms M1216


  • Price: $1,574.16
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi Auto
  • Barrel: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 33.75 inch
  • Weight: 7.75lb
  • Capacity: 16+1


The four rotating tubes on the SRM Arms M1216 makes it look a little like the much more famous Tavor TS-12. But there’s another trick up this shotgun’s sleeve. As well as a 16+1 starting capacity, you can pop those four tubes out as one and replace it with another 16 rounds of buckshot.


That’s cool, but be under no illusion that this is as smooth as popping out a mag from a box mag shotgun. It really isn’t. But there’s a lot of trick-tech on this shotgun that we do like.


Semi-Auto Shotgun, Like Bullpup Rifles


Like the Tavor TS-12, this is a semi-automatic. So you rotate the tube into place and if there’s a shell in the pipe then it will load automatically. It’s a roller-delayed blowback firing system, much like the iconic HK SP5K, which isn’t a bad system to copy if you’re going looking for inspiration.


Design wise, the stripped down SRM Arms M216 shotgun for sale isn’t the prettiest thing and in some ways it looks like the first rough prototypes for the Tavor TS-12. But the fact you can pop out that mag and fit another, which could also overcome reliability problems with a mag that just isn’t feeding right, then this is actually a better shotgun.


The synthetic stock and recoil pad work pretty well and this is a soft-shooting semi-automatic shotgun. The flip up sights are basically a hybrid of ghost rings and AR-15 irons. They work.


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17 Best Box Mag Fed Shotguns For Sale in 2020

15. Panzer Arms AR-Twelve


  • Price: $426.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi Automatic
  • Barrel: 18.5 inch
  • Total Length: 39.75 inch
  • Weight: 8.12lb


The Panzer Arms AR style shotgun is a mag-fed shotgun with a fixed synthetic stock that looks like an M4 rifle. Kind of. If you squint.


This is a mongrel of a shotgun, but it also works pretty well as a tactical shotgun. The mag-fed shotgun aspect excites us, because we love the new wave of fast reloading shotguns, and it costs less than $400. So you really should get one. 


Panzer Arms has a bullpup shotgun on sale and a growing line of rifles. The Turkish firearms manufacturer is making a name fast with great user reviews on online gun stores. The Panzer Arms AR-12 is a 12 gauge is hardly a new idea, but it really does work here as a functional shotgun for everything from home invaders to shotgun hunting. 


Atchisson Assault shotgun

16. AA-12 Shotgun


  • Price: $3000
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi-auto
  • Barrel: 18″
  • Total Length: 39″
  • Weight: 11.4lb
  • Capacity: 20+1 rounds / 32+1 Optional

This is basically an overgrown Uzi, according to the creators. There is almost no recoil on this gun, it comes with a massive capacity and it’s an absolute beast.


It comes with a 20-round drum mag, although 32-round drums are available. Put a red dot on it, and this would be a monster to have in your home, in modern semi-automatic form.


Originally, this was just for the special forces, which needed an automatic warrior for the increasing issues presented by urban warfare. That explains the basic black synthetic finish. Calling this a matte black synthetic stock is missing the point, the whole thing is one big plastic wedge.


As a SHTF, last line of defense, zombies are closing in kind of gun, I can’t think of a better one. Mag fed shotguns really could be the grim future. Up close, they’re AR-15 killers.


You can fit box magazines with a lower capacity if you don’t need the full fury of the drum mags, too.



Military Hardware, Sort of For Sale


It was a secret military weapon for many years, but Max Atchisson signed over the rights to this gun in 1987. Jerry Baber has refined the basic concept since then and finally the gun went on sale to the public this Summer. Kind of.


Every sale is limited to 1000 units and they’re going through Gunbroker. So you have to be on your toes to get one of these. if you do, you will simply love one of the best shotguns for sale in 2018. It’s a seriously expensive semi-auto shotgun, but it is basically Milspec.


You get a basic bullpup design that looks like someone made it at home, but that’s a simple polymer case for the serious welded metalwork underneath. It’s stainless steel, it doesn’t even need lubrication and it has been taken into action by some very serious fighting forces around the world.



The Russian fella got one too, and he thinks it’s even better than the Saiga thanks to the reduced recoil and the sheer stopping power of a 32-round shotgun.


His is automatic, natch. But even in semi-auto shotgun form, the AA-12 is an almighty shotgun that could make you rethink your defensive firearms collection..



Molot Vepr 12 for sale, AK-47 shotgun

17. MOLOT Vepr 12 Tactical


  • Price: $899.99
  • Caliber: 12 Gauge Shotgun
  • Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Barrel Length: 19″
  • Overall Length: 38.5″
  • Weight: 8.5lb
  • Capacity: 5+1 / 8+1/ 10+1 optional


Long before Mossberg and Remington opted for box magazine shotgun options, the Eastern Bloc was making waves with the Saiga 12 semi-automatic shotgun.


Due to the vagaries of Russian copyright law, there are several variations of the basic AK 12 Gauge. The MOLOT Vepr 12 is one of the best and now FIME Group in Vegas is listed as an official importer. That’s good.


This is AK functionality with 12 gauge shotgun horsepower.


A Great Tactical Shotgun


It’s not just one of the best mag fed shotguns, it’s one of the best shotguns for sale in 2020. It’s a tactical shotgun and then some.


You get a pistol grip, Picatinny rail, a folding stock and a 5+1 round mag that can easily be switched out for the 10+1 mags that can be found on the web. There are even 20-round drums, so it depends on exactly how much ass you need to kick at  any given time.


It was designed around the AK basics, which means it’s tried and trusted technology and nobody tried to get too clever.


Check this one out, the crazy Russian has a fully automatic version of the Saiga-12. You will get the semi-auto shotgun, which does almost as good a job.



A 3 Gun Competition Shotgun With a Difference


Now the gun is used in 3-gun competitions and it’s a star on Youtube. All the gun reviews are basically eulogies to the best semi auto shotgun in the world.


Close Quarters Combat Shotgun


It is an assault shotgun, not just a magazine fed shotgun. You can even trust the bigger drum mags from these guys, as they’ve been around so long and they’ve just kept working on the basics.


Fit a drum mag and you can have 20 shells, or 50, no pump required. Bear in mind, burn through that and you’ll remodel your own house in the process.


That is a serious weapon right there folks, and could make you think twice about grabbing for the AR-15.


A Hunting Shotgun With Real Potential


It is also a seriously well-loved hunting shotgun, with the longer barrel, because it’s more or less an AK platform.


That means accessories fit, you can slap your red dot on top, you can tune your MOLOT Vepr 12 and there is even a cottage industry in custom parts and high-end firearms. It’s basically unique, but some have taken it to the next level.


You won’t get much change out of $4000 for a Lone Star Saiga 12 conversion, but it is an intense shotgun that shoots like nothing else.


Lone Star Saiga 12 custom semi auto shotgun

You can find bullpup configurations, or a more traditional SBR that we prefer. Check out this 3 Gun custom weapon in action to witness the Saiga 12 in its purest form. Law enforcement, special forces, everybody would love this on their side.


It’s one of the best magazine fed semi-auto shotguns in the world. Get one.





Check Out These Other Awesome Shotguns on Sale


These are cool guns, but by definition you won’t get all the top shotguns in a post devoted to shotgun magazines.


So if you’re looking for Benelli shotguns, Smith & Wesson shotguns or hunting shotguns, well you’re shit out of luck here. But we want to make you happy too. We’re people pleasers, if anything. We’re working on it…


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