Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical Review
The Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical shotgun was first introduced in 2010. Remington had been determined to design a shotgun with a state-of-the-art autoloading action system. What they ended up producing was a tactical shotgun with the best performance and reliability that you’ve ever seen. The reason it is called a “competition tactical” shotgun is because it is suitable for both personal defense purposes and competition purposes. This gives you the convenience of being able to take the shotgun that you use for home defense and bring it to a sporting competition or shooting range for recreational purposes.
Remington wanted to make sure all the demands of loyal Remington gun owners were met. One demand met was a magazine for the shotgun which can hold 8 shotshells and has a 2-shot extension made of carbon fiber. Therefore, with the extension added on, you can increase your ammunition capacity to 10 as long as you’re using 2 ¾ inch shells. Another demand was having large controls on the weapon so that people wearing gloves could still operate it. One area, in particular, that is oversized is the loading port of the weapon so that you can reload it faster. And, of course, there are dovetail sights which are fully adjustable. The vented ribbed barrel is 22 inches while the overall length of the shotgun is about 44 inches. The length of pull is 14 ¼ inches. The shotgun has virtually everything you could want in a tactical shotgun and much more.
The most popular use of the Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical shotgun is in 3-gun competitions. For those of you who don’t know, 3-gun competitions make participants use a rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Since you are required to be fast and accurate with your shots, there is no better shotgun to have than a tactical shotgun like this which was made for competition settings. You don’t have to worry about assembling the weapon either after you receive it. Instead, you can just take the weapon right out of the box and begin using it. This makes it great for novices who just want to shoot and not worry about perfecting their skills as an amateur gunsmith. Of course, you may need to modify the loading port for Load-2 or Load-4 techniques but it should be easy with Versa Max Competition Tactical.
HiViz Compsight which is choice of many competitive shooters, extended choke and carbon fiber +2 magazine extension (everything included):
If you’re familiar with the platform of Versa Max weapons then you’ll be familiar with their Versaport gas operating system. This self-regulated gas operating system has the ability to manage the weapon’s cycling pressure. Since there are multiple ports of gas in the weapon, you can use any ammo. 2 ¾ inch shotshells are short enough not to block any of the ports. On the other hand, if you’re using 3-inch or 3.5-inch shotshells, then they will block some or most of the ports; respectively. I have tested shotgun with 24 gram (7/8 ounce), 28 gram (1 ounce), 32 gram (1-1/8 ounces), 36 gram (1-1/4 ounces), 42 gram (1 31/64 ounce), 50 gram (1 7/8 oz) and even 63 gram (2 7/32 oz) ammo. Shotgun worked properly with all types of ammo. The recoil was acceptable even with 63 gram (2 7/32 oz) ammo which surprised me a lot!
Another interesting feature of the Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical is that it has a modular design to it. On the synthetic stock of the weapon, it has an interchangeable piece for the cheek so that short or tall shooters can get comfortable with it. For those who want to adjust the length of pull, just remove the soft recoil pad to do so. There are even quick detachable adapters on the forend and stock so you can attach a sling to them. This will come in handy during hunting when you need to hold your weapon for a long time.
Additional low profile rear sight makes it easier to shoot slugs:
In the Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical, the Versaport gas operating system is built into its green receiver coated with Cerakote. This is an aluminum receiver which has already been tapped and drilled for you. That way, you can add optional upgrades like optical or holographic sight. Underneath the receiver, you’ll find the oversized shell carrier and loading port. This makes loading your weapon a breeze as you’re putting new shells into the magazine tube. There is also an enlarged charging handle, safety selector, and bolt release to help you perform properly while under time constraint pressure. Aside from oversized controls like these, there are grip patterns on the exterior controls to ensure that you make contact without your fingers slipping.
The retail price of the Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical is $1,730.00. This might seem like a lot to a novice shotgun owner but you must remember that you’re getting the very best in shotgun technology here. Never has there been a shotgun made quite like this one.
In conclusion, the only real way to experience the true power, speed and versatility of this weapon is to try it out yourself. The Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical can give you what you want in a shotgun, regardless of whether you’re protecting your family or trying to win a trophy in your local 3-gun tournament. That shotgun is simply awesome!