12 gauge hatsan escort 18 inch 5 shot pump

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by theojysofliving, Dec 22, 2014.


  1. anybody have any experience with the escort aimgaurd? can't find mch online
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    This is all I found besides mixed reviews.
    en_escort_shotguns
    I've been meddling with shotguns in excess of 30 years and never heard of Hatsan before now.
     
  3. hahahahahah yeah turkish imports but i think the people that make these were from another well reputable company either the machinery or the people that worked at the other facility. it has a few cycling problems but nothing too bad i like the short length and it feels solid except for the forearm…which like the mav 88 or all mosserbergs the wobble is seen here too but not side to side it moves up ad down which i think is very weird but it still feels solid soooo…. ill see when i shoot it i found a few reviews and one guy said after 200 shots the ring around the chamber broke or something. i don't plan on shooting more than 50 to 100 rounds through any of my guns there for hunting and the rare but always present danger of human attackers
     
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    You had better reTink your Weapons choices..... Take a weapon that is SOLID, with no know issues... You Life may well depend on the weapon being functional, with NO BS, and reliability is the ONLY THING...
     
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  5. well i basically took a shot in the dark (haha) since i have read a lot on the semi auto hatsans and their basically the same design I've asked my store retailer about them and she said they were selling very good (she usually dosent lie and gives honest answers) should i have gotten a rock island m5? for the same price? or a h r partner pump? or an old moss 500 for 150 from the gun store (only one for miles and miles)
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Semi autos like maintenance. Got tools and spares in your ruck?
     
  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    H&R Topper. Dead simple.
    Heck maybe even a Stoeger Double if you need to shoot it twice
    Plus you can break it down to 18" and pack it.
     
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  8. ermm…no tools except a few screwdriver and hex keys for takin my 22 apart.that stoeger is $400 i could get 2 mav 88's for that
     
  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    If you are planning on taking a shotgun on your grand adventure I strongly suggest you sell this one ASAP and pick up a mossy or an 870 combo. Firearms are like most everything else in life-cheap is as cheap does.. Remember this saying: Buy once, Cry once. Many counter guys are like any other salesman-their job is to get you to buy something. Often they neither care or know much about what they're selling. Looking cool don't mean jack shmit out in the bush. Time proven quality and skills DO.
     
  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Little secret. When it comes to guns, you get what you pay for.
     
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  11. not true my moms charter arms 38 crappy never failed have read almost none at all bad review about the maverick 88 which goes from 100 to 200 same with the hr pardner pump the hawk iac 982 the rock island m5 plenty of other low budget firearms I've read about that work FINE
     
  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    When you are ready to go all Jim Bridger I wonder if you would be kind enough to make a final post on this board? I was wondering if you could tell us all the name of the biggest city nearest your departure point? See that way, we can keep an eye on that city's newspapers, the obituaries in particular.
     
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  13. ok yeah i will but i highly doubt (95%) any body will be recovered but yes i will personally tell you when i am leaving and everything thanks for asking :) !!
     
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have a double barrel 12 ga. Over 100 years old and still in perfect working order. Yes, quality matters a hell of a lot. I would suggest a Mossberg 12ga. (Most popular shotgun ammo around) or a model 42savage. In 22lr/.410 or a model 24savage in 30-30/12ga. These are combination weapons, and can shoot a variety of ammos
     
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  15. yea looked into the 24 and 42 the earlier ones are WAY TOO expensive there more collectors pieces now and i have a mossberg 12 gauge like i said the maverick 88 is the economy version 100$ cheaper
     
  16. i haven't spent more than 200 dollars on any of my guns and before tax 5 guns were 1000$
     
  17. kind of got 6 with the 243 20 gauge combo
     
  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I learned to hunt carrying a savage model 24 in 22lr/.410. It is a well made and solidly accurate piece. It is a family favorite. There are very good reasons it is a cult classic.
    As for the rest of the guns....I would take one quality piece, that does exactly what it should, reliably and accurately, over a dozen cheap disposable guns.
     
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  19. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    A 22LR and a .410 are NOT big enough for a Wilderness Living situation, PERIOD.... You are NOT a World Class shooter, and even if you were, these just do not have the Muzzle Energy, to qualify as your Primary Weapon.... My opinion.... YMMV....
     
  20. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, it is not a defensive weapon, but it is a fine pot filler. On the other hand the model #24 came in 30-30/12ga. As well, and that will do quite nicely for most things.
     
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