Benelli Nova

Benelli Nova

If you were about to consign the pump shotgun to the scrap heap of history, reserve judgment until you've seen the Benelli Nova. This unique slide-action 12-gauge has a one-piece polymer stock, double action bars, and can be fitted with a shooter-installed recoil reduction device. The entire gun takes apart easily and without tools. You can get it with an 18-inch slug barrel or 24- to 28-inch vent-rib standard barrels, all of which are chrome-lined. Color choices are synthetic black or Realtree X-tra brown. It looks to be as close to an indestructible gun as you can get and costs $357 to $425, depending on optional features. % 301-283-6981; www.benelliusa.com