By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022


Savage Arms was founded in 1894 by Arthur Savage in Utica, New York. They produced rifles, handguns, and ammunition, including the first hammerless lever-action rifle, the Model 1895, derived from Arthur Savage’s Model 1892 rifle that he designed for Colt in a failed bid for a US Army rifle contract. That contract was won by a Krag–Jørgensen design.

During World War I, Savage produced Lewis Machine Guns in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Also, he produced Model 1899 muskets for the Montreal Home Guard.

During World War II, Savage again turned to military production, making heavy munitions. His company produced most of the Thompson submachine guns used in World War II.

Savage also produced the British No. 4 Lee–Enfield bolt-action rifle that was sent to Britain under the Lend-Lease Program.

Today, Savage is still headquartered in Massachusetts with some production located in Canada. If you’re reading this Savage Arms, please move to Florida.


The American-made Savage Renegauge line of shotguns will change the way you think about semi-automatic shotguns. The Renegauge can handle the hottest high-brass and the mildest low-recoil shells with the same dependability. Savage Arms has now added the Renegauge Security model to its line of semi-automatic shotguns, and it is chock full of features!


The Renegauge has been designed to fit almost any shooter. The adjustable stock means everything from length-of-pull to comb height and drop at the heel can be adjusted to fit. It’s equipped with an extended magazine tube with 6+1 capacity, a one-piece, chrome plated action bar assembly and chrome plated reciprocating components. A stock rod buffer to reduce felt recoil, a competition-ready easy loading magazine port, and oversized controls.


The patented D.R.I.V. (Dual Regulating Inline Valve) gas system ensures excess gas vents before it drives the bolt, resulting in consistent ejection, less felt recoil, and a lightning-fast cyclic rate for dependably fast split times. It features adjustable ghost ring sights, a one-piece rail, and an 18.5” fluted barrel with a melanite finish that includes 3 interchangeable flush mount choke tubes.


Type: Gas operated, semi-automatic

Caliber: 12 gauge, 3inch chamber

Magazine capacity: 6 rounds

Sights: Green fiber optic front, adjustable ghost ring rear

Barrel Length: 18.5 inches

Overall Length: 40 Inches

Weight: 7 pounds

MSRP: $1,499



An outstanding, dependable, American-made, semi-auto shotgun for hunting, skeet shooting, or home defense. Includes a hard-sided carrying case. Check one out at your dealer and see if it’s the right shotgun for your mission.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at