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Interstate Arms Black Synthetic 12 Ga Defender w/18.5" Barre 
by BRENT C
Date Added: Sunday 04 March, 2012
Shotgun arrived March 1rst, placed order on Feb. 18th! Eleven days to get it to me BUT since I paid by electronic check I SAVED over $10.00! So the 5 extra days for the $$$ to clear was not a big deal... on to the Shotgun!
Although its listed as IA 12 Ga Defender its stamped with the name HAWK Model 982 and it is just as advertised, a well made Police/Security shotgun manufactured in Red China as a copy of the venerable Remington 870. It arrived in great condition (once I peeled the protective styrofoam off the front and rear sights) These was one DING on the rear sight, apparently in warehousing or shipping the box took a hit serious enough to remove some of the finish off the top of the rear sight, This was just cosmetic and is of no concern as I can touch it up with no problem. Action worked flawlessly and inspected carefully BEFORE accepting delivery.
SHOOTING 25 rounds 12 gauge RIO 2 3/4 Game Loads (10 Rapidfire with 5 single round combat reloads.10 Slowfire for accuracy and ergonomics.)
RESULTS=EXCELLENT No failures at all action of slide is smooth recoil is tolerable and the rubber buttpad is a definite bonus.
I haven't fired any 3" shells through it yet but performance is better than expected and I am well pleased with my purchase.
I will recommend this weapon to friends and anyone looking for a solid, very inexpensive Home Defense/WROL weapon.