Meet American Tactical’s ‘Road Agent,’ A Side By Side 12-Gauge Shotgun

Meet American Tactical’s Road Agent, a 12-gauge side by side shotgun that harkens back to the days of stagecoaches, when highwaymen and bandits were on the prowl in search of unsuspecting travelers heading West.

The Road Agent from American Tactical.

The appeal of this compact scattergun is that it’s got some style and class, all with an MSRP that won’t put a hurtin’ on your pocketbook.  Check out the specs and info below from the press release.


  • Barrel Length: 18.5”
  • Overall length: 35.4”
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs unloaded
  • Length of Pull from rear trigger: 14.75”
  • Length of Pull from front trigger: 15.5”
  • Drop at Heel: 2.25”
  • Drop at Comb: 1.75”
  • Stock: Hand fitted and finished Turkish Walnut
  • Front Sight: Bead
  • MSRP: $599

The Road Agent has an 18.5-inch carbon steel barrel aluminum finish, aluminum receiver, scroll engraving and hand finished wooden stock and forearm.

Other features include double triggers with external hammers, allowing users to fire both barrels at once, a patent-pending de-coker system that auto-cocks both hammers when a user breaks the barrel to load it.

The MSRP is $599. You can expect street prices to be lower.

The Patent-Pending De-cocker Lever automatically sets the gun to the “Safe” position. Just move the de-cocker lever to the de-cock position and both hammers will drop without striking the firing pins. When ready to shoot, simply break the barrel to re-cock the hammers.

For more information on the Road Agent, check out the American Tactical website.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • William Bell September 15, 2017, 8:15 pm

    My test gun did NOT automatically move to SAFE when the hammers auto-cocked, despite what the press release said. Actually, I see this as an advantage. The Road Agent performed well at a Cowboy Action Shooting match I took it to last weekend.

  • Vince September 15, 2017, 4:33 pm

    Can the hammers be cocked manually? This shotgun needs an independent review without the manufacturers propaganda.

    • William Bell September 15, 2017, 8:16 pm

      Yes the hammers can be cocked manually on the Road Agent.

  • Shawn September 15, 2017, 11:19 am

    Aluminum receiver? Sounds like a bad idea.
    Is aluminum sufficiently strong to maintain tolerances against the recoil forces of the shotshell?
    Why can’t the writers ask difficult questions that are not in the company press release?

    • William Bell September 15, 2017, 8:21 pm

      I’ve used many aluminum alloy framed handguns and aluminum alloy receiver long guns over the years with no problems whatever. This is a non-issue in my opinion as a gun writer since 1983.

  • Dr Motown September 15, 2017, 8:10 am

    Website says nothing about the chokes being fixed or removable…

    • William Bell September 15, 2017, 8:17 pm

      The chokes are interchangeable, the Road Agent comes with five of them and a wrench.

  • Evan September 15, 2017, 3:07 am

    Please make this in 10 gauge.

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