Reviewed By: Michael B on 11/22/2013
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
Unfortunately, I can not give this gun a good review. This is the SECOND shotgun from Bud's guns (both turkish) that has problem feeding rounds from the magazine tube. Sometimes you pump it and the rounds refuse to come out of the magazine tube. It could be the 2nd round, it could be the last - either way, the gun is unreliable. Buds offered to fix the first gun, I said no. They gave me a new gun and I just paid the difference. This mode was supposed to be an upgrade from the last.
I have another shotgun, a HATSAN ESCORT shotgun and not only is that gun smoother by leaps and bounds for the same price (when I bought it a few years back) but the chamber tolerances are loose. I can feed DDUPLEX rounds easy, with the Hatsan. Both the ASI shotgun and the CZ shotgun, both Turkish and from Buds guns, had issues with feeding those rounds. The ASI was horrendous. Standard rounds had trouble fitting, especially the last round.
I will not be sending this shotgun back to Bud's guns as there was a lot of drama behind the scenes for me just to get this one as my FFL dealer lost his FFL mid-transaction. State police confiscated the shotgun, and I just got it now. JULY - NOW. That's not Bud's fault it's just a bad omen, so I will be selling this gun for either a SDVE40 or ~ 500 1911 and pay the difference.
Perhaps I just got a lemon (as I did the first time - SAME ISSUE) but to hell with the whole thing. I'm going to flip the gun, get my money and get a handgun or put it towards an AR-15
There's nothing worse than wanting to get your hands on a gun, have to wait for it, then there is a problem, send it back, get the second shotgun - different make and model, and still have the same problem.
Round 3? I think not. I admit defeat and will be moving on. I guess I'll just have to eat this one. 2wice in a row - SMDH.
With my experiences, I can not recommend any Turkish shotgun at this point other than Hatsan Escort shotguns.
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