Yes, Smith and Wesson used to make shotguns and they made them quite well.
The Smith and Wesson Model 1000 was quite a quick-shooting gem.
This shotgun just never had high enough sales to survive.
The Smith and Wesson Model 1000 was built in the late 1970s through the early 1980s.
This shotgun was a great shooter and was poised to be a direct competitor to Remington’s Model 1100. It would shoot any 2 3/4-inch shotshell without the need of adjustment. There was even a Smith and Wesson 1000 M 3-inch magnum chambered waterfowl shotgun with a matte finish.
This video shows a Smith and Wesson Model 1000 shotgun doing some quick shooting with no issues.
These tough shotguns can occasionally be spotted at gun shows or on the used gun rack at your local gun shop.