Mossberg 500 ATI Scorpion
During its many years of production, the Mossberg 500 has become a highly respected option for hunting, home defense and tactical applications. It’s stubbornly reliable across all the different variations that have been introduced since its development more than 50 years ago, and the ATI Scorpion is no exception. This model adds a host of ergonomic and functional ATI components, including the manufacturer’s TactLite 6-position stock, Halo Heat Shield and Halo Side Saddle. The stock features a recoil-reducing rear pad and a 1-inch adjustable cheek riser, while the Heat Shield is a free-float design that offers a front dovetail rail attachment for adding accessories. If you want a short and handy, tactical home defense shotgun, look no further than the Mossberg 500 ATI Scorpion. ($588; Mossberg.com)
Although the market for AR-style rifles and concealed carry guns has exploded in recent years, long guns such as shotguns and more traditional rifles have always been, and remain, a huge sector of the firearms industry. Because of this, manufacturers have continued to devote a great deal of resources toward developing all new rifles and shotguns, and toward improving and innovating existing models. Whether you’re a dedicated hunter looking for a dependable gun for the woods or the open prairie, a hardcore long-range shooter searching for something capable of ringing steel at 1,000 yards, or someone wanting a great new plinker for the range, there’s a firearm for you in this gallery of great new long guns.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Winter 2016 Gun Digest the Magazine.