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John L. Smith
January 1, 2011, 01:56 PM
Looking at NEF youth Partner pump in 20 ga. for one of my grandsons. Tell me what you think, advantages & disadvantages.

Thanks,
John

jmortimer
January 1, 2011, 02:08 PM
One of my favorite topics - the Pardner Pump - worth every penny and a fantastic value. Very well made and reliable. Nice fit and finish.The only negetive (for many) is that it is made in China. Remington/Marlin/H&R is doing us a big favor by importing these shotguns which are 870 clones. I love mine as does most every owner. Here are 10 reviews from Police Link and you can see that every LEO with a Pardner Pump loves their gun. http://policelink.monster.com/products/products/3296-hr-1871-pardner-pump-protector There are no disadvantages except they are built like tanks as indicated in the LEO comments.

TheKlawMan
January 2, 2011, 12:44 AM
The only drawback I can think of is you have to send the receiver in to NEF to get an accessory barrel. http://www.hr1871.com/Support/accessoryProgram.asp

Looking again that isn't a drawback if I am reading things right, which suggests the youth model only comes with the 22 inch barrel.

bigghoss
January 2, 2011, 01:12 AM
you only have to send in the receiver on SINGEL SHOTS not the partner PUMP

TheKlawMan
January 2, 2011, 01:32 AM
I think you are right abpout that bighoss. The question is whether you can even get another barrel for a youth 20 guage pump?

bigghoss
January 2, 2011, 12:20 PM
good point. I think that a remington 870 barrel would work except the mag tube is a different length than a standard 870. I talked onine with a fellow that makes spacers for the norinco hawk 982 which is also an 870 clone but those are 12 gauges. it SHOULD be possible though with the 20 gauge partner.

personally while I think they're good guns I'd just spend the extra $$$ and get an 870 if I don't like how the H&R comes from the factory.

Onward Allusion
January 2, 2011, 12:52 PM
John L. Smith
H&R/NEF Partner Pump
Looking at NEF youth Partner pump in 20 ga. for one of my grandsons. Tell me what you think, advantages & disadvantages.
Thanks,
John

Good inexpensive pump action in 20 ga. Heavy enough to not have any significant recoil. It is a sturdy shotgun. The LOP might be a bit long for a youngster depending on their age.

bigghoss
January 2, 2011, 01:16 PM
if the LOP is too long you can get an 870 stock

Onward Allusion
January 2, 2011, 01:26 PM
^^^^^

Yup - I completely forgot about that one. You can get youth 870 stocks for 'em.

nefprotector
January 2, 2011, 02:31 PM
I have a problem with jamming issues. Mine tries to throw 2 shells up into the chamber resulting in a jam. I have tried everything to resolve this issue to no avail. I just keep it as a truck gun when gone fishing. Buy something else.

TheKlawMan
January 2, 2011, 03:13 PM
nefprotector. Have you contacted NEF about that jamming problem and what did they say? If you don't mind saying, what did you try?

John L. Smith
January 2, 2011, 03:16 PM
This shotgun is intended to go to my Colorado grandkids( three of them ) to start on. Had originally planned on sending the youth 20 ga. pump I have ( Chas. Daley ) out there but have decided to keep it in Florida for my last grandson here to start on.
Walmart has one in stock for $ 159.00. It feels almost as heavy as my Mossberg 535, so it shouldn't kick to bad, even if it does it won't kill them. Appears to be a fairly well built gun.

jmortimer
January 2, 2011, 03:17 PM
"Mine tries to throw 2 shells up into the chamber resulting in a jam."
You posted about this before I believe. Did you send it back to get fixed? Since as a general matter these guns are as reliable as a pump-action gets, I would have retuned it. The reviews I linked above speak for themselves. I've never had a problem with mine. Send your gun back to Remington (that who does the customer service as I understand it.)

nefprotector
January 3, 2011, 07:24 PM
Yeah but they told me that all aftermarket parts (springs, followers), would be replaced. I can make it work. But I wouldnt trust it for much else. Since then I found a Great But used Winchester 1300. Never a problem.

Its still under a 3year warranty. so I might send it back after I replace the original parts. Very dissappointed.

TheKlawMan
January 3, 2011, 07:46 PM
If the LOP is too long, you may be able to shorten the standard stock or buy a shorter 870 stock.