Escort shotgun?!?

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Escort shotgun?!?

Postby greenheadcity555 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:07 pm

so I'm wanting to buy an escort shotgun (the mossy oak waterfowl edition) and I was wondering if y'all have ever shot one and can tell me how reliable they are, it will be much appreciated
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Re: Escort shotgun?!?

Postby triplecurl » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:28 pm

I've never owned one, but a friend of mine had one and he could tell you about the unreliability of an Escort shotgun. That's been about 5 years ago now so maybe they have improved some. The one he had was definitely not a dependable firearm.
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Re: Escort shotgun?!?

Postby mudpack » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:20 am

Too many unknowing shooters think (hope?) that buying a cheap Turkish shotgun means they are getting a gun that is as good as a Beretta, but at less than half the price. Not so.
The makers of high-quality, reliable shotguns do not give them away. The makers of cheap guns do.

Get the Escort, which is made by Hatsan, if you must have a new shotgun and don't have the cash for a better brand. Just realize that you are getting just what you pay for, nothing more. The main problem with these guns is that the quality control is very spotty; you may get a unit that will give you reliable service for 10 years, or you may get one that gives you reliable service for 10 boxes of shells. Just be aware of what you're buying, and don't set your expectations too high.
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Re: Escort shotgun?!?

Postby garlicsalt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:09 am

really? we have not read one good thing about escort shotguns on this site and outhers. there are many outher guns out there that i would be looking into. check it out.
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Re: Escort shotgun?!?

Postby flyndutchman » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:21 am

If you are going to spend that much ($600) for the waterfowl ext. DON'T. Buy anything else but. My hunting partner's has been in their shop since October, the second time in. It wouldn't cycle any Federal loads, hull too long for ejector on 3 1/2" and just broke on the second day of duck season.They claim they can't get the parts to fix it. It is a left handed model and they keep telling him they don't have the new bolt it needs. They should take one out of a new gun after this amount of time. The factory choke tubes, even the cylinder, swelled with a few factory steel loads and they told him they weren't for steel and wouldn't replace them. Their customer service is very poor. Thankfully he has a back up gun, Weatherby SA08, to fill the gap. Weatherby has some of the best customer service out there
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Re: Escort shotgun?!?

Postby txhunter90 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:25 am

I thought about it... Then thought again, I held one and they just feel really cheap. I've learned a shotgun is what you rely on and it's what you use the most. You want it to be reliable and comfortable and the escort is not either based on the readings.

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