5. Mossberg 930 High Performance
Mossberg's big push this year was a line of Duck Commander models, intended to cash in on the Duck Dynasty mania. Amid racks full of camo guns and red-white-and-blue bandannas, a tall, white Model 930 semiauto with a 12-round magazine extension stood out. It's intended for America's no-plug, no-limit, high-volume wingshooting season: the spring snow goose conservation order, intended to curb out-of-control populations damaging fragile native tundra. The 930 has a top safety and a reputation for reliability. This High Performance version also comes with a standard-length magazine tube for those days a 13-shooter isn't allowed.
Why buy it now?_ Overpopulated white geese will be flying north in spring long after the fall of the Duck Dynasty. $945; mossberg.com