Escort AIMGUARD 12g 18" BL/SYN PG Escort AIMGUARD 12g 18" BL/SYN PG
Model HAT00020 Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 84111 UPC 682146200102
New In Box. Part Number:HAT00020 Buds Item Number: 84111
Finish Matte Black Action Single Gauge 20 & 410 Gauge Barrel Length 22" Vent Rib Stock American Walnut with Hardened Brass Buttplate Weight 6.9 lbs
Finish Black Action Pump Gauge 12 Gauge Barrel Length 18" Stock Fixed Weight 6.9 lbs
Finish Melonited with A-TACS AU Furniture Action Pistol Gauge 28 Gauge Barrel Length 19.7" Stock Turkish Walnut Weight 6.9 lbs *Please Note!! Many of our pictures are stock photo's provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before you place your order.
Customer Reviews 4 Customer Reviews Average 4.3 out of 5 ANH N I bought this shotgun in early December 2015. I received it at my local FFL. I took it out of the box and inspected it and was happy with it's appearance. I cycled the action a couple of times, and for the price that I paid ($185), I was actually surprised as to how smooth the action cycled. I then took it home, disassembled it and cleaned it up a little bit and lubed it. Took a brick of #8 target loads (purchased from Wal-Mart) to the range and cycled the action open and popped one round into the side-ejection port and cycled the action closed. I took aim at the paper target and pulled the trigger and it fired, so Initially, I was happy. I then cycled the action and ejected the empty shell. Popped in another round into the side-ejection port and cycled the action closed. I then loaded 3 more rounds under the shotgun through the loading port. I pulled the trigger and it fired. Then, I attempted to cycle the action to eject the empty shell, but the action would completely lock-up tight (I wasn't short-shucking it either|). I then had to release the 3 live rounds from the loading port and disassemble the shotgun and used a rod to punch out the empty shell through the barrel. I tried this over-n-over again many times I would encounter the same lock-up problem. With a brick of 25 shells, I probably only shot about 12 rounds or so, and in those 12 rounds, I probably had the action lock-up about 6 (maybe 8?) times, if not a little more. I would have to disassemble and clear out the shell, and then reassemble again--many, many times.
WIth Hatsan Legacy 5-year warranty, I sent it back to their warranty/repair center in Reno, Nv. on February 16th, 2016, and received it back from them about 8 days later (around Feb, 24th). I finally was able to take it to the range today (3/2/16) and brought a brick of 25-#8 target loads (same leftover shells from the first range trip). I fired all 25 rounds on today's range trip, but yet, I still encounter the same action lock-up "just" 3 times on this trip, which to me, is a lot better than the first range trip, but still, Not ACCEPTABLE, especially when I bought this shotgun with intention of using it as a home defense shotgun. NOT GOOD!!! Maybe I just received a "lemon" shotgun. I don't know if I'll send it back for another warranty repair job, or just leave it the way it is. Reading the return invoice from the warranty/repair center, it stated that what they did was:
(1) "FIT LOCKING BLOCK AND CARRIER" (whatever that means)
(2) "POLISHED CHAMBER"
(3) "TEST FIRED WITH 20 ROUNDS OF FEDERAL 2-3/4" AND 5 ROUNDS OF WINCHESTER 3' SHELLS "
With that, i find it extremely hard to believe that whoever test fired the shotgun at the warranty/repair center before shipping it back to me, was even able to fired all 25 rounds without a single problem....I find that hard to believe. And if they did encounter a problem or so, I think they should have remedied the problem before shipping it back to me. Those 25 test fired rounds should have went WITHOUT a single problem.
With that, I can't either recommend, or not recommend this shotgun, since a few other reviewers gave it good ratings, and again, maybe I just received a "lemon" shotgun.
I give it 2 stars because the shotgun isn't reliable, but yet, as a home defense shotgun, maybe that 1, hopefully 2 shots would be all that it would take to deal with the threat. "Legacy Sports International" employee was friendly and helped me with the warranty service, and with a quick "turn-around" time. Buds, as always, was fantastic to deal with. 2 months ago Phil P I love this shotgun. It is of higher quality than Mossberg 500 and much easier to load than Remington 870. Even though it has a loading elevator, it does not catch your thumb when loading like the 870 does. It is a very solid gun. The fit and finish is superb. No rattles like the Mossberg 500 has. Light weight and easily cycled. I have always been a fan of Hatsan guns, both firearms and airguns, and the Hatsan Escort Aimguard does not disappoint. It has the same high quality that I have come to expect from Hatsan. At $156.00 this shotgun was a steal. Only wish I had purchased more than one before the price went up, which it did the day after I purchased this one. 3 months ago Show More Reviews...