Strange as it might seem, this greatest of all pump guns
was initially offered in 20 gauge (with a 2 1/2-inch chamber) and 25-inch Full-choke barrel.
Semi-auto shotguns used to be much less reliable than pump guns
that is no longer the case.
A shotgunner who's really used to pump guns
can shoot so fast the action clatter can't be heard between shots, and the reports of the shots blend together.
have traditionally been hailed as more reliable than autoloaders, which can jam or hang up, particularly when dirty, and much faster to cycle than a bolt - or lever-action, providing the user with the best of both worlds.
Available for the Remington 870, the Winchester 1200/1300 series and Mossberg pump guns
, the stock is of two-piece design, with the rear section capable of sliding to and fro over the front section, which is bolted to the receiver of the gun.
Like pump guns
, autoloaders give us a third shot, which can be a big advantage in bringing down an escaping cripple still in the air or to dispatch a cripple on the water.
Bolt-actions, pump guns
(just like a shotgun), and single shots were produced in .
These economy-range pump guns
were made beginning in the early 1970s, so it's hardly vintage.
The unimaginatively named SARSASP (one presumes it stands for Sarsilmaz Semi-Auto Special Purpose) is the top of a line that includes pump guns
from Plane Jane to pimped out and a smaller number of semi-autos.
The second touch, and my hat's off to Mossberg for thinking about it, is that the Youth pump guns
come factory-fitted with an extended magazine plug that prevents shells from being loaded into the magazine.
Just as you don't have the Perazzis, Berettas and Browning Citoris next to the economy pump guns
in your shotgun section, it makes sense to segregate the knives you have on display by price and quality.
The Patrician was introduced in 1972 and a marvelous metal finish combined with a stock of fancy European walnut made it one of the all-time fanciest pump guns
ever built but since it was considerably more expensive than its competition, it did not exactly set the world afire in sales.