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Browning Citori Shotgun

What's Up with the Name Citori?

  • Greg

"I've read that it means energy, helper or stimulator. I've also read that it is a made-up word with no meaning."

The Browning Citori Shotgun: A Legacy of Excellence

The Browning Citori, an over-and-under shotgun, epitomizes the blend of tradition and modernity in the world of sporting firearms. Since its introduction in 1973, the Citori has earned a reputation for its outstanding craftsmanship, reliability, and performance, making it a favorite among hunters, competitive shooters, and firearm enthusiasts.

Design and Features

The Browning Citori was designed to replace the Browning Superposed, the first over-and-under shotgun ever produced. The Citori retains the elegance and functionality of its predecessor while incorporating modern manufacturing techniques to enhance durability and performance. The shotgun features a box-lock action, known for its strength and reliability, with a single-selective trigger and automatic ejectors, allowing for quick and efficient reloading.

The Citori's barrels are made from high-quality steel and are available in various lengths, catering to different shooting preferences and disciplines. The barrels are joined with a vented rib, providing better heat dissipation and a consistent sight plane. The shotgun's stock and forearm are crafted from carefully selected walnut, offering a combination of beauty and resilience. The stock is designed with a recoil pad to minimize felt recoil, enhancing shooter comfort during extended use.

Browning Citori Shotgun

Versatility and Performance

One of the Citori's standout features is its versatility. It is available in numerous models, each tailored to specific shooting activities, including hunting, trap, skeet, and sporting clays. The shotgun is chambered in a range of gauges, from the popular 12-gauge to the smaller 20, 28, and .410 gauges, allowing shooters to choose the best fit for their needs.

The Citori's balance and handling are exceptional, thanks to its precise engineering and attention to detail. Shooters appreciate the shotgun's smooth swing and consistent shot patterns, which contribute to its effectiveness in both the field and competitive arenas.

Enduring Popularity

The Browning Citori's enduring popularity is a testament to its quality and performance. It remains a top choice for shooters who demand reliability, elegance, and versatility in their shotguns. Its legacy continues to grow, cementing its place as one of the finest over-and-under shotguns ever made.


My MOS when I served in the United States Army was 76Y. The Military Occupational Specialty of 76 Yankee means that I was a Unit Armorer. While on REFORGER 85, I trained with German Paratroopers and qualified as "Expert" with the German G-3 rifle, the Israeli Uzi 9mm sub-machinegun and the 9mm handgun.

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