Reviewed By: Benjamin T on 10/20/2020
80% failure rate. I bought this shotgun for home defense and took it to the range. I tried three different brands of buckshot in it, and each one had a 80% failure rate. Something is wrong with the safety I think -- I pull the trigger but it won't budge, as if the safety is engaged (though it's not). If I rack the next shell, sometimes it fixes it, but usually not. Very unhappy. Pump actions are supposed to be simple -- rack a shell and pull the trigger. This one just doesn't work.
I will say that the manufacturer is replacing it for me, so I'm reviewing the product itself, not the service I've received (which has been good).
Reviewed By: anthony b on 10/20/2020
I am pleased with the recent purchase appearance and its construction so far, I have not gone to the range yet to fire and determine its operation. I can comment at a later date.
Buds purchasing process went smoothly and efficient, I was constantly updated as to this purchase and delivery.
Reviewed By: Stephanie B on 06/02/2020
Took it straight from the box to the gun range. No problem, shot approx. 50 rounds. The kickback was a little rough but I bought it for home defense so no big deal.
Reviewed By: Justin W on 05/03/2020
I absolutely love this. It has power without the recoil.
Reviewed By: James T on 05/01/2020
"You get what you pay for" You all know the saying. The build of the gun is solid. Even though my local Ranges are closed and I'm unable to truly test it out.. I cycled 25 shells through it just to break it. The pump action and trigger pull is smooth. A basic Home Defense 18.5" 12GA shotgun that's worth every $ I spent on it. I'll return with a further update once I'm able to hit the range.
Reviewed By: Joshua M on 04/24/2020
So far so good. I bought it mostly for a protection shotgun. It cycles perfectly and had no issues with the first 50 rounds that I have put through it. It is very sturdy and can't beat the quality at this price point. Typically you get what you pay for but this is definitely the exception to the rule.
Reviewed By: Hector R on 04/17/2020
Thank you for the prompt shipping. Nevertheless, due to the COVID19 situation in Puerto Rico I have not been able to pick up this product.
Reviewed By: Briant J on 04/09/2020
Do not buy.
This is hands down the worst shotgun I've ever used. Took it out the first time and after three shells, the magazine cap had come entirely loose and almost fell off. I tightened it by hand and fired three more shells. Again, it came entirely unscrewed. So I tightened it a third time as hard as I could by hand. After four more shells, it was completely loose again. Talk about dangerous!
Reviewed By: john d on 04/04/2020
Product was exactly what was expected. Clean, safe, ready to go out of the box. I put a box of shells through it immediately and had no issues. Being short I had to get used to the short pump action , but was no issue. The stock is poly and feels light next to a wooden more expensive gun- but worth the price. I would but again.
Reviewed By: Robert W on 03/13/2020
I was skeptical when I saw the price, but I figured what the heck. To my surprise the weapon turned out to be super well construed product. It feels solid in the hand, has smooth action, and hits what I aim at.
However, I did have one slight hiccup with the firearm. When I got it, it would only take one shell in the magazine. After some inspection I found that the base of the magazine tube had been screwed in to tightly become slightly crimped. The crimp allowed the front of the shell to go into the magazine, but would not let the case rim to go into the tube.
But all was not lost! I posted a question on BUDSGUNSHOP.COM with the tittle of "My shotgun makes me feel stupid" and a number of members said I should contact Emperor Firearms directly at Phone: (239) 561-3444. I did and explained what was happening. Without hesitation they emailed me a shipping label to return it for repair. I sent it out and about 10 days later was notified that they had replaced the magazine tube and were shipping it back to me.
Overall it has a nice build and when something did go awry they took care of it pronto.