Double-Barreled Shotgun Now in 20-Gauge, 410

by Vern Evans

Cowboy Action Shooters and fans of Old West hardware just got a much desired update. The Heritage Badlander shotgun just added models chambered in 20-gauge and .410, drastically increasing the potential of the this classically-themed line.

Each side-by-side shotgun features an 18.5-inch barrel adorned with a modern, corrosion-resistant black oxide coating. It all rides in a walnut wood stock. A brass bead sight helps shooters get on target. The shotgun employs a tang-mounted, two-position safety. Meanwhile, twin triggers offer selection for each barrel.

Like its predecessor, the new Badlander excels for Cowboy Action Shooting, home defense, small-game hunting and more. It now just does it with even more choices in chamberings.

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On December 19, 2023, Ballistic reported:

The ol’ double-barrel goes by many names, from coach gun to game getter. In its most classic form, it embodies the very spirit of the Old West. The Heritage Badlander shotgun brings an updated take on the classic Old West coach gun in a 12-gauge side-by-side package.

Heritage Badlander Shotgun

The Heritage Badlander is based on the Old West side-by-sides of yesteryear. It comes with two 18.5-inch barrels, featuring a modern, corrosion-resistant black oxide coating. Modern manufacturing blends with the simplicity and durability of the form. Located between the barrels, a brass bead sight provides the aiming point. A Turkish walnut wood stock adds a nice touch to the classic design.

The tang-mounted, two-position safety rests within easy reach of the shooter’s thumb. Twin triggers requires a pull for each individual barrel. A Cylinder bore makes this shotgun suitable for home defense, self-defense or Cowboy Action Shooting. It should make a handy little field gun as well for around the ranch or farm.

The Badlander retails for $894.99. For even more info, visit

Heritage Badlander Specs

  • Gauge: 12
  • Capacity: 2
  • Front Sight: Bead
  • Rear Sight: None
  • Action Type: Break-Open
  • Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 34.85 inches
  • Height: 7.1 inches
  • Overall Width: 2.26 inches
  • Overall Weight: 102.4 ounces
  • Frame Material: Alloy Steel
  • Frame Finish: Black Chrome
  • Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Black Chrome
  • Stock Material: Turkish Walnut
  • MSRP: $894.99

Editor’s Take:

The Badlander sets up as a classically-styled double-gun straight out of the Old West, only made with modern manufacturing materials and processes. For anyone looking to get into Cowboy Action Shooting, here’s a great entry point. Or if you want the ultimate in simplicity and reliability in home defense blaster, its pretty tough to beat a break-option double. Chambered in 12-gauge, you kill small game or feel well defended. The big 12 remains timeless for a reason; it still gets a whole bunch of chores done exceptionally well.

The Heritage Badlander 12-gauge side-by-side shotgun.

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