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The pump-action shotgun is the godfather of the big shotgun family, its most recognizable and signature member that towers over other clans with its unparalleled popularity and recognition. It’s favored by moviemakers and shooting enthusiasts alike, and this preference is well-grounded. A pump shotgun outperforms every other type by at least one parameter. It is noticeably faster than bolt-actions, not to mention break-open shotguns, relatively faster than lever-actions, and more reliable and affordable than semi-automatic ones. While pump-action shotguns are not a hands-down unconditional winner in every aspect, they certainly have every reason to be a primary choice for every scattergun fan.

What makes pump actions so popular with literally everyone? To understand that, we need to take a closer look at its construction. Pump-action shotguns feature a sliding handguard located on the gun’s forestock. This slide allows the shooter to operate an action. Pulling the handguard rearward ejects all expended shells and cocks the hammer or the striker. Pushing it forward loads a new shell into the chamber. The obvious advantage of the pump action is that it’s usually operated by a supporting hand so that you don’t need to remove your hand from the trigger. However, due to peculiarities of construction, most pump actions use tubular magazines, which slows down the reloading process since you have to insert every shell individually. The trade-off is not that bad, honestly, and some models feature detachable box magazines. 

Since so many shooters prefer their shotguns in pump-action variants, this category covers all the most popular gauges. Gritr Sports has an extensive 12 gauge shotgun collection, as well as a decent number of 20 gauge pump-action shotguns. We work with the brands that keep their fingers on the pulse of the industry to bring you only the best innovative goods. Here you can find Remington Arms, Savage, American Tactical Imports, and Mossberg 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotguns at the best prices on the market.