From the firearms manufacturing expertise of Legacy Sports International, based in Reno Nevada, the Citadel Boss 25 has proven to be a popular option with owners across the States. These semi-automatic shotguns that offer an AR style experience are even now available in Tactical Gray or Flat Dark Earth – adding yet more appeal into the mix.
One of the first things that strikes you when glancing at the weapon is how impressive it looks, with it’s highly durable outer casing with a cerakote finish. Ideal for sport shooting and home defense, the Boss 25 is instantly recognizable – even from a distance.
In addition to having a look that AR users will appreciate, the Citadel Boss 25 also has the safety and the magazine switches in the same place. So, if you’re familiar with AR use, this particular shotgun will make you feel right at home.
Adding Optics & Other Accessories
One of the features that makes this Legacy Sports International product unique in the shotgun world is the picatinny rail it has on top. This means you can add optics and other accessories, with the shotgun’s sights able to be folded down or completely removed.
Those choosing to invest in this AR-style shotgun also get 2 x 5-round magazines, as well as five separate chokes. Also, thanks to the three-inch chamber of the Citadel Boss 25, it’s compatible with a range of different shotgun shells.
A Range of Winning Features
As far as coolness goes, this 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun is sub-zero, but looks aren’t all that it offers, as it also gives the user a wide range of features like:
- 18¾ inch barrel with chrome lining
- A total overall length of 37¾ inches
- 14 inch Length of Pull (LOP)
- Textured grips for additional comfort
- A weight of 8 pounds
Having used this shotgun down at the range for a couple of hours, we can tell you that it has quite a kick, so it does take some getting used to – even when compared to other shotguns. There is a tendency for the barrel to become jammed, however, we’re talking about 50-60 rounds into firing it before that really starts to happen.
An Imposing Weapon to Put Off Home Invaders
There may very well be a pretty hefty price tag for the Citadel Boss 25, but you do get what you pay for. What better way to put off any would-be home invader than to come out holding a truly imposing weapon – particularly as the spread offer makes accuracy largely irrelevant with a cannon like this one.
All in all, we’d say that this is a great weapon, as its innovative, ergonomic design offers a satisfying firing experience. When your family’s safety is on the line, the sheer stopping power and ability to scare off attackers make it a really savvy investment.
Is it small? No. Is it too big for concealed carry? Absolutely. However, for scaring off burglars and hunting over short distances, it might well be one of the best in its class. Choosing the right firearm can be tricky, with many factors to consider, although this great-looking shotgun ticks all the right boxes and should very much be part of the conversation.