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stillGHILLIE
October 5, 2007, 06:34 PM
Anyone picked up one of these? How do you like it so far? I've seen a few posts on the Escort autos, but not much on the pumps. I guess the Escort autos have a good reputation over in the UK, according to the posts on shotgunworld.com.

I just bought a pump combo on G'broker very reasonable, so any info on this boomstick is appreciated.


thanks!

The Scandinavian
October 28, 2007, 11:06 AM
I have one. I've only put a few hundred rounds through it so far but I really like it.

EHCRain10
October 28, 2007, 08:41 PM
got one of their Marine Aimguard models and love it, luckily i got it cheap ($100 NIB condition) and use it as a truck gun most of the time.

Never had a single problem with it till the sling caught on something while i was putting it away and the sling swivel on the mag cap got pulled out.

panino
October 29, 2007, 08:08 AM
I read of a guy complaining it shoots even if the ejection chamber isn't completely shutted. He was worried about getting hurt by brass or uncombusted powder.

schwazche
November 2, 2007, 02:25 AM
I bought the youth model 20 ga. for my daughter and was very impressed. Very good balance although the LOP was a bit short for me. She likes it much better than the Benelli Nova we had before. Of course being a semi-auto probably swung things in the Escort's favor as well. It's a pretty little gun that shoots well. We got ours at Academy in Tulsa for less than $400 IIRC.

Of course, YMMV.

stillGHILLIE
November 3, 2007, 02:34 PM
I picked up mine for $170 delivered off G'broker. It has the 28" bbl, and the 20'' smooth bore as well. It is the matte finish, synthetic stock model. I have to say that for the price I am pretty impressed. 3 choke tubes, 3 different length recoil pads, an extra shell follower and a plug. Beware that the plug only blocks 3 rounds out of 6. If you live in a state like I do where the gun can only hold 3 total (including the chamber) you will have to get/make a longer plug. I just checked mine to see if it would fire out of battery as the above poster suggested, and it will fire if the action is unlocked a tiny bit. Something to keep in mind if you are fast shucking the thing...make sure you pull that slide forward forcefully.

I picked this up as a third shotgun. I have an 870 turkey with a 22" bbl, and a Winchester defender. I thought this would make a good gun for rainy/snowy day hunts where I wouldn't snivel like a little girl if it got wet. :)

I haven't fired it yet, but in function checking with some dummy rounds, it fed and ejected perfectly. I will try to get out this weekend and pattern it.

plom
November 7, 2007, 05:04 AM
I'm considering to buy one, could you please check if the magazine cap screw is the same as on the remington please? so a +2 remington magazine tube can be mounted on the escort model. Thank you!

The Scandinavian
November 13, 2007, 08:44 AM
Plom, I don't have access to an 870, but was told in my local gunshop that the threads are different.

I bought HATSAN's own extension tube for mine - it was only about 15 Euros IIRC and now I have 7+1 capacity. It uses the original spring but that has been reliable for me.

Disassembly for cleaning is a bit more awkward now that the spring is not constrained but that's a minor detail as far as I'm concerned.

Hope this helps.

plom
November 13, 2007, 09:33 AM
mange tak! det hjaelper! ;)

stillGHILLIE
November 13, 2007, 06:02 PM
The threads are different from an 870 and a Winchester 1300. I read somewhere that they were the same threads as the Fabarms, but I don't know for sure. You know how the internet is. :D