Remington Versa Max

Remington Versa Max
TypeSemi-automatic shotgun
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerRemington Arms
Unit costMSRP: $1485 (Synthetic or Tactical), $1088 (Sportsman)
VariantsSportsman, Tactical
Mass7.5 pounds (3.4 kg) (26")
Length47+1516 inches (121.8 cm) (26")
Barrel length26 or 28 in (66 or 71 cm); tactical and turkey models 22 in (56 cm)

Cartridge12 gauge (up to 3½" length)
ActionSemi-automatic gas-operated
Feed systemTube magazine: 3+1 rounds (2+1 with 3½" shells); Tactical version 8+1 (10+1 with extension)
SightsFiber-optic; bead on Sportsman

The Remington Versa Max, also styled as VERSA MAX, is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun introduced by Remington Arms in 2010. It is chambered to use 12 gauge shells of 2+34 inches (7.0 cm), 3 inches (7.6 cm), and 3+12 inches (8.9 cm) in length.[4] It was named the shotgun of the year for 2011 by American Rifleman.[5]


The Versa Max features a patented gas-operated reloading system that "self-regulates gas pressure, based on the length of the shell".[1] The internal cup that holds a shell when it is fired has a series of holes that regulate gas flow; shorter shells expose more of the holes than longer shells.[1][4] Remington states that the Versa Max "reduces 12 gauge recoil to that of a 20 gauge."[6] The action of the Versa Max is a redesign of the Benelli M4.[3]


The Versa Max Sportsman is a reduced-cost variant of the Versa Max. Differences include a bead sight rather than a fiber-optic sight, only one choke rather than five chokes, and reduced cosmetics.[4]

As of June 2020, Remington lists seven versions on their website:[1]

There are additionally two tactical offerings, the Tactical and Competition Tactical.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Versa Max". Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Owner's Manual / Instruction Book for: Remington VERSA MAX Autoloading Shotguns" (PDF). Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wakeman, Randy (2013). "Review: Remington Versa Max 3-1/2 inch Autoloading Shotgun". Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Adriel (March 30, 2017). "Remington Versa Max Review". Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Remington Versa Max". American Rifleman. October 15, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Versa Max Synthetic". Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Remington Tactical Shotguns". Retrieved June 6, 2020.

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