The sporting model of the Savage Renegauge has been available for a few years now and has been an impressive firearm. This gas-operated shotgun utilizes Savage’s D.R.I.V. system, which stands for Dual Regulating Inline Valve. This gas-operated system bleeds excess gas and ensures consistent reliability, ejection, and reduced felt recoil. Savage has taken that same system and pushed it into a Security and Competition Market.
The Renegauge Security
The Renegauge Security model gives you a light and short home defense style shotgun that’s feature-filled. It’s a 12 gauge shotgun outfitted with a six-round magazine tube and 18.5-inch barrel. That larger magazine tube is clamped to the barrel with a clamp I’ve fallen in love with. This clamp features an M-LOK slot to accommodate attaching a light or other goody.
The stock comes with a set of spacers that allows you to adjust the length of pull, which is ingenious. Honestly, why did it take this long for a company to realize how valuable this is? It rocks, and the Renegauge Security model came equipped with a short LOP making it comfortable and easy to shoulder.
The barrel is fluted, so it balanced well and honestly looks good. The controls are massive and very easy to engage, and I can’t help but love it. From the ground up, the Renegauge can be the best stock defensive shotgun on the market. With an MSRP of $1,499, it will be priced with the big boys.
The Renegauge Competition
We get the brightly adorned red Renengauge Competition model on the flip side. The comp model is a fair bit bigger with its 24-inch barrel that’s outfitted with a nine-round magazine tube. It’s huge, swings easy, and feels great. Instead of a bead of ghost ring with have a huge fiber-optic insert mounted to a vent rib.
Like the Security model, Savage installed huge controls, the stock adjusts for LOP, and the barrel’s fluted. The Competition model looks large but handles well and is relatively lightweight.
The Renegauge Competition will be outfitted with Benelli threads for chokes. The Renegauge Competition has an MSRP of $2,089 and is ready out of the box for your next 3-gun match.
The Savage World
I got to shoot some clay pigeons at Range Day with both guns. The people at Savage were generous with their ammo, and I blasted a ton of them out of the sky. The guns were soft, shooting with minimal recoil. I’m talking about a lot less recoil than I expected, and I’d hazard to say they are softer shooting than most semi-auto guns. Sure, it was just birdshot, but still, it was a dandy.
I’m looking forward to seeing both of these guns on the market, and I’m certainly gonna grab the Renegauge Security for my own home defense needs.