Originally Posted by Beavis0076
what makes a shotgun tactical is my question.. vs just a shotgun.
Earlier when I said I own several 'tactical shotguns' I almost put it in quotes (like I did here) as I too feel it's a loose term but know what the OP meant and also feel as though it's an easier to visualize what a tactical shotgun is than an assault rifle.
Most 'tactical shotguns' have higher capacity capability, rails for accessories, shorter barrels for easier maneuverability, etc. To most who grew up in the country (myself included) a shotgun isn't what you will see in a thread like this. They're generally wood furniture with lower capacity (legal for hunting) and longer barrels with chokes adjusted for various game. A tactical shotgun doesn't make a very good goose/duck gun. I get the designation difference.