Benelli M4 H20 Tactical
Benelli’s M4 gas-operated semi-auto shotgun has seen combat use for quite a few years now, and in 2017, the manufacturer has brought out a version specifically designed to offer improved corrosion resistance and durability. The new M4 H20 Tactical wears a Titanium Cerakote finish, which both protects the gun from salt spray corrosion and provides dramatically improved impact resistance. The gun features a 5+1 capacity, an 18.5-inch barrel, tactical-style ghost-ring sights and a standard Picatinny rail for accessories. The M4 H20 Tactical has either a black synthetic pistol grip or black synthetic tactical stock. Weight is listed at 7.8 pounds, and it comes with a standard modified choke. ($2,299; BenelliUSA.com)
Every year, the SHOT Show serves as a massive event where firearms manufacturers can launch their latest and greatest new products to an audience of retailers, law enforcement/armed forces and members of the firearms and outdoor media. This year, in addition to the host of rifles and pistols introduced, manufacturers brought out quite a few excellent new shotguns for 2017.
Whether you’re an avid waterfowl hunter looking for a new fowling piece, a dedicated competitive shooter searching for a new over/under or a homeowner looking for a capable home defense scattergun, firearms manufacturers developed something to fit the bill. Here’s a look at some of our favorite new shotguns for 2017.