After the gun-buying surge in the past couple of years, gun makers are finally able to catch up by devoting more resources to research and development instead of simply meeting demand. The result has been some great and innovative new firearm introductions at the 2015 SHOT Show, and shotgun manufactures aren’t excluded from this.
Competition-inspired and dedicated left-handed shotguns seem to be trending with gun makers, and the over/under also seems to be making a resurgence, but there are many other excellent new shotguns slated for production this year.
Below are several of our favorites for 2015:
<h2>Benelli 828U </h2><a href= "http://www.benelliusa.com/" target= "_blank">Benelli</a> made a splash last year with its <a href= "http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/benelli-ethos-review/" target= "_blank">Ethos</a> autoloader, and this year the company has done it again with its first-ever over/under: the <a href= "http://www.benelliusa.com/828u-shotgun" target= "_blank">828U</a>. In typical Benelli-fashion, the company didn’t just bring out a new over/under, it re-imagined the over/under concept and introduced several innovations. A new, patented locking mechanism with a free-floating locking plate was added, a shim system was introduced to adjust the stock's cast and drop, and a redesigned lever was included to re-cock the hammers and prevent failures. Other features include impulse-driven ejectors, the <a href= "http://www.benelliusa.com/progressive-comfort" target= "_blank">Progressive Comfort System</a> and a removable trigger group. 26- and 28-inch barreled versions are available with two receiver options: anodized black and nickel-plated. <br></br> <strong>Price:</strong> $2,499 for the black anodized version; $2,999 for the nickel-plated option