Shotgun Showcase



This summer we were outdoors and back with a full crew and in full action for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s annual Shotgun Showcase, 2021 edition! Participants were delighted to get out on the course to see one another in person for a little friendly competition and to test out new shotguns on the market for this fall. Every shooting station was loaded up with boxes of Federal Top Gun sporting shells, and staffed by a manufacturer’s representative anxious to show off their latest and greatest shotguns and get them into our eager reviewers’ hands. And so we shot. A lot!

Shooter participants generously took the time to evaluate each firearm they handled, and share their honest ratings, thoughts and opinions. Here’s all that feedback, compiled and summarized in 7 quick-watch, easy-to-digest videos.


Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staffer Rachel Hoveland highlights seven shotguns handpicked from the 2021 Shotgun Showcase:

Interested in reading the complete set of reviews? The full 2021 Shotgun Showcase blog article can be found here.


Caesar Guerini Ellipse Evo, 20ga

The distinctive, rounded-action Ellipse Evo was designed especially for shooters targeting smaller upland birds, particularly quail.

MSRP: $7,225
Weight: 6-10

Read the full review here.

Benelli Super Black Eagle 3, 20ga

The Benelli Super Black Eagle has a reputation as an all-weather performance field semi-automatic. New for 2021 was the highly anticipated 20ga addition to the line.

MSRP: $1,799
Weight: 5-15

Read the full review here.

Mossberg Silver Reserve Eventide, 12ga

New for 2021, the Silver Reserve firearms are great for sporting or in the field, while remaining durable, reliable and affordable.

MSRP: $636
Weight: 7-0

Read the full review here.

Franchi Instinct SLX, 28ga

The newest addition to Franchi’s Instinct line of over-unders, the Instinct SLX is an attractive, upgraded model to the lightweight SL line.

MSRP: $2,099
Weight: 5-13

Read the full review here.

Fabarm Autumn, 20ga

Designed with the American hunter in mind, this distinctive side-by-side was named for fall days in the upland woods.

MSRP: $4,095
Weight: 6-2

Read the full review here.

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III, 12ga

The newest iteration of the classic Silver Pigeon line, the Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III is an attractive over-under designed for those that don’t wish to compromise aesthetics in the field.

MSRP: $2,699
Weight: 7-8

Read the full review here.

Browning Citori Hunter Grade II, 12ga

A 2021 SHOT Show Special from Browning’s proven and well-loved Citori line, the Citori Hunter II is a working-grade gun designed with durability and handling performance in mind.

MSRP: $2,199
Weight: 7-8

Read the full review here.