Remington Drops New V3 TAC-13 Semi-Auto "Firearm" | Range365

Remington Drops New V3 TAC-13 Semi-Auto "Firearm"

This new 13-inch barreled, 26.5" overall semi-auto is an NFA-legal gun that requires no tax stamp.

Remington quietly announced a remarkable new firearm this week that is sure to get your attention…but don’t dare call it a shotgun.

Big Green has upped their shorty game with the introduction of the V3 Tac-13, a semi-auto scattergun with a 13-inch barrel and room for five in the tube.

The new V3 TAC-13 has a 13-inch barrel and measures just 26.5 inches overall.

The new V3 TAC-13 has a 13-inch barrel and measures just 26.5 inches overall.

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With the popularity of their Model 870 TAC-14 pump-action 12-guage “firearm,” it made sense for Remington to apply the same magic to the semi-auto V3 shotgun platform.

The TAC-13 comes with the same Raptor grip that Remington uses on the TAC-14 and that Mossberg uses on its 590 Shockwave. That means this 26.5-inch gun comes from the factory as a “firearm,” with no tax stamp necessary for purchase.

Most importantly, the V3’s VersaPort gas system reliably eats everything from light field loads to full-power buck and slugs, and the mass of the bolt cycling soaks up recoil, making it softer shooting than its manually operated counterpart.

The barrel is a 13-inch affair with a front bead sight, light contour and cylinder bore, and the whole gun tips the scales at just under six pounds. The manual safety is a typical Remington push-button affair located on the trigger guard that can be reversed for lefties.

The gun comes from the factory with the same Raptor grip used on the Model 870 TAC-14, which means is technically a firearm and requires no tax stamp to purchase.

The gun comes from the factory with the same Raptor grip used on the Model 870 TAC-14, which means is technically a firearm and requires no tax stamp to purchase.

Remington

The foregrip of the V3 TAC-13 features a nylon hand strap in place to prevent your support hand from sliding in front of the muzzle on the abbreviated gun, just like the ones included on the TAC-14 and Shockwave.

The receiver is drilled and tapped, and a newly redesigned barrel clamp at the muzzle not only provides two rails sections for a gun light, laser, or both but it also gives the gun a badass look.

The TAC-13 is cloaked in a black oxide finish, and Remington has set the MSRP at $915.

The TAC-13 holds five rounds of 2.75" shotgun shells and has integrated rail space for gun lights or a laser sight.

The TAC-13 holds five rounds of 2.75" shotgun shells and has integrated rail space on the barrel clamp for gun lights or a laser sight.

Remington

Editor’s Note:

I got to handle a prototype of the TAC-13 while visiting Remington’s new headquarters in Alabama, and the only thing I regret is that I didn’t have a chance to actually shoot it. The gun is impressively light in the hand and feels nimble and easier to point than the TAC-14 and Shockwave.

Company reps who did have a chance to shoot it told me that the V3 gas system reduces recoil in a remarkable way.

We’re on the list for a test gun, so expect a full Range365.com review soon.

—Dave Maccar

Remington V3 TAC-13 SPECS

  • Gauge: 12
  • Action: Semi-auto gas operated
  • Chamber: 3"
  • Overall Length: 26.5"
  • Barrel Length: 13"
  • Overall Weight: Approx 6 lbs.
  • Capacity (2.75" shells): 5 rounds
  • MSRP: $915

Though the V3 Tac-13 was introduced just this past Tuesday, Black Aces Tactical has been building shorties using Remington’s 1100 receivers for a few months now. Dubbed the Pro Series S Semiautomatic Shockwave, Black Aces purports the gun will cycle even light loads. Built in limited quantifies from 1100 receivers, you may need to wait a little while for a Black Aces Semi Shockwave, as they’ve proven quite popular at only $449.

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