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Weatherby Introduces 20-Gauge Version of Three PA Pump Shotguns

 

Weatherby® now offers a 20-gauge version of three PA pump shotgun models: PA-08™ Synthetic, PA-08 TR and PA-459™ TR.

The versatile PA-08 Synthetic is built to be a reliable, easy-to-use workhorse for various bird hunting applications, from doves to turkeys. TR (Threat Response) shotguns are designed for home and personal defense.

“Our new 20-gauge pumps offer dependable performance with less felt recoil than 12-gauge models,” said company President Ed Weatherby. “They are lightweight and easy to operate-a great shotgun choice for beginners and experienced shooters alike.”

Available with either a 26- or 28-inch barrel, the PA-08 Synthetic features a black lightweight injection-molded stock. All metalwork is matte black to reduce glare. The barrel is chrome lined to withstand years of high-volume shooting, while lengthened forcing cones help reduce felt recoil. A vented top rib dissipates heat and helps facilitate target acquisition, as does the brass bead front sight. Three application-specific choke tubes (Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full) are included with each gun.

The 20-gauge PA-08 Synthetic weighs 6.5-7 pounds depending on barrel length. Magazine capacity is
5+1 (2 ¾-inch shells) or 4+1 (3-inch shells). Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $399.

PA-08 TR features include the easy-to-use pump design and dual action bar system that have proven their dependability with the PA-08 sporting version. This shotgun also has matte black metalwork and a black lightweight injection-molded synthetic stock. The fixed cylinder bore barrel is 18.5 inches long and chrome lined. A bladed white dot front sight is readily visible when aiming, even in low-light conditions.

Weight of the 20-gauge PA-08 TR model is six pounds; overall length measures 39 inches with a 14-inch length of pull. Magazine capacity is 5+1 (2 3/4-inch shells). Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $399.
Key features of the PA-459 TR include a short 13.5-inch length of pull and an ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock with rubber-textured grip areas for snag-free shouldering. All metalwork has a matte black finish; the 18.5-inch chrome-lined barrel is fitted with an extended removable ported cylinder choke tube for application-specific patterning. The LPA-style ghost ring rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.

The 20-gauge PA-459 TR weighs 5.75 pounds and measures 39 inches in overall length. Magazine capacity is 5+1 (2 ¾-inch shells) or 4+1 (3-inch shells). Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $499.

For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visitwww.weatherby.com.

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), Threat Response shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.

Contact:
Tim Frampton, tframpton@weatherby.com, (805) 227-2600

 

Mossberg® and Mossberg International™ Expand Line of 20 Gauge Shotguns

 

North Haven, CT – The 20-gauge shotgun has recently garnered more respect in the world of tactical and field shotguns due to their effectiveness and lighter-weight, lower-recoiling platforms that are suitable for shooters of all statures. Mossberg is expanding its line of 20-gauge offerings with two new Mossberg 500 8-Shot Pump-Actions and two updated Mossberg International SA-20 Autoloaders (6-round total capacity). Lightweight, dependable and effective, these are shotguns that the whole family can use for a variety of applications.

500 8-Shot Pump-Action 20-Gauge Shotguns – Built on the legendary 500 platform that has been used by military, law enforcement and civilians worldwide for over 50 years, these 20 gauge (2 ¾ and 3-inch capability) pump-actions have non-binding twin action bars, positive steel-to-steel lock-up and anti-jam elevator for smooth, reliable operation. A fixed cylinder bore on the compact 20-inch barrels delivers optimal pattern densities and target acquisition is simplified with the Ghost Ring aperture sights. Exposed metalwork has a non-reflective matte blue finish while stocks and forends, constructed of durable synthetic, feature a matte black finish. Completing these tactical shotguns are 8-shot total round capacity, ambidextrous top-mounted safety and sling swivel studs. For 2013, two new 20 gauges are available – 500 8-Shot Bantam with shortened 13-inch length of pull (54300) and 500 8-Shot with 6-Position Adjustable Stock (54301).

SA-20 Autoloading Shotguns – For further recoil reduction, select the smooth-operating and dependable SA-20 autoloader. These 2 ¾ and 3-inch capable shotguns have a gas-operating system which vents excess gases to reduce recoil and lessen stress on operating components. The shorter 20-inch barrels have fixed cylinder bores and are topped with a fiber optic winged front sight and Ghost Ring rear sight. Receiver-mounted Picatinny rail provides for the addition of optics and distinctive mag cap tri-rail allows for the attachment of accessories or lights. Matte blue metal finishes; durable black synthetic stock with front and rear sling swivel studs; Easy Load elevator; 6-round total capacity; and cross-bolt safety complete the standard features. Updated for 2013 are the SA-20 with Full-Length Pistol Grip Stock (75780) and the SA-20 with Standard Synthetic Stock (75778) with new mag cap tri-rails.

The comfort, fit and reliability of these 20-gauge shotguns allow you to have more control without sacrificing performance. Now with multiple 20-gauge models to choose from and a proven family of other 500 and 590® pump-action special purpose shotguns, look no further than Mossberg.

Mossberg 500 8-Shot Pump-Action 20 Gauge Shotguns Specifications:

ITEM

TYPE

GAUGE/ CHAMBER

CAPACITY

BARREL/
FINISH

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

STOCK/FINISH

APPROX WEIGHT

MSRP

54300

Pump Action

20 ga
3 in

8

20 in
Matte Blue

Ghost Ring

Cylinder Bore

39 in

13 in
Bantam
Synthetic
Matte Black

6 lbs

$485

54301

Pump Action

20 ga
3 in

8

20 in
Matte Blue

Ghost Ring

Cylinder Bore

37 3/4 in

10 3/4 – 14 5/8 in
6-Position Adj
Synthetic
Matte Black

6 3/4 lbs

$606

Mossberg International SA-20 Autoloading Shotguns Specifications:

ITEM

TYPE

GAUGE/ CHAMBER

CAPACITY

BARREL/
FINISH

SIGHTS

CHOKES

OVERALL LENGTH

LOP

STOCK/FINISH

APPROX WEIGHT

MSRP

75778

Auto-Loader

20 ga
3 in

6

20 in
Matte Blue
FO Front
Ghost Ring Rear

Cylinder Bore

40 1/2 in

14 in
Standard
Synthetic
Matte Black

6 lbs

$525

75780

Auto-Loader

20 ga
3 in

6

20 in
Matte Blue
FO Front
Ghost Ring Rear

Cylinder Bore
39 1/2 in

13 in
Full-Length PG
Synthetic
Matte Black

5 3/4 lbs

$531

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website atwww.mossberg.com.

About Mossberg International
Founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Mossberg Corporation and offers a lineup of semi-automatic and bolt action rimfire rifles, as well as over-under, side-by-side and semi-auto shotguns. To learn more about Mossberg Corporation family of companies, including Mossberg International, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and Maverick Arms, please visit www.mossberg.com.

Contact:
Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations
LPowell@mossberg.com
(336) 441-2923 (Media Only)

Now Available – Arsenal SGL12 12 Guage Shotgun

Las Vegas, NV – Born out of a requirement for Military and L.E. demands worldwide, Arsenal, Inc is proud to introduce its’ latest model for the U.S. civilian market: The SGL12-02, and 03 chambered for 12 gauge 3″ rounds. Featuring the redesigned, ergonomic, RPK style forend, a true AK style steel retainer (with left side sling loop), and an indexed four-sided picatinny rail machined out of aircraft grade aluminum (available only on the SGL12-03) this shotgun will meet the requirements of virtually any situation demanded by it.

With the newly designed RPK style lower handguard that gives the SGL12 an ergonomic and tactical feel, this shotgun puts style and comfort in the shooters hand while keeping the cost down. This handguard is a U.S. made, military grade composite that also counts as 1 (one) U.S. Sec 922 (r) compliance part. The steel, AK style, retainer adds functionality and practicality because of the ability to add an AK style sling and Arsenal’s own indexed Quad rail machined from aircraft grade aluminum. This newly designed steel retainer allows for the proper placement of Arsenal’s lower handguard while providing the proper spacing and alignment for the Quad rail. The Quad rail is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and has been specifically designed to sit centered on the “X” and the “Y” axis in relation to the center of the chrome lined barrel. This precision alignment allows for the proper placement and use of many different types of accessories, such as lasers, lights and forward grips.

These three features combined truly set this shotgun apart from anything else in its field. By adding them to one of the hottest shotguns in the market it makes for one of the most exciting shotgun releases in years. With an MSRP starting out at $499.00 Arsenal’s SGL12 are a must have for the hunting, sporting, and self defense purposes.

Starting out as a manufacturer and importer on the west coast, Arsenal, Inc. developed a reputation for building and importing only the highest quality parts. Then, when Arsenal, Inc moved to Las Vegas, NV they transferred that same passion and attention to detail spirit into manufacturing and importing firearms. Now Arsenal serves as full line manufacturer, importer, and developer of the best combat rifles and shotguns available and the accessories for them.

For more information on this product or any other product by Arsenal, Inc. line please call (702) 643-2220 or visit www.arsenalinc.com.

Contact:
Walker English, Walker.English@arsenal.inc

Benelli’s Vinci 12-Gauge Shotgun of the Year

Benelli's Vinci 12-Gauge Shotgun of the YearBenelli’s revolutionary new Vinci 12-gauge has been named Shotgun of the Year by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence. This marks the 19th year that outstanding achievements have been formally recognized by industry leaders who, together, form the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.

Each year, the Academy presents awards for those innovations that set new standards of excellence through product design and service to the industry. Winners in this and other categories are determined by a vote of the 500-member Academy, drawn from the ranks of firearms industry executives, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

Benelli’s Vinci is the most reliable-fastest shooting-softest kicking-lightweight shotgun in the world. Weighing less than seven pounds, the revolutionary Vinci is truly an all-around hunter’s dream gun, by providing unsurpassed Practical Speed Performance™ (PSP)-the practical “speed” shooters seek is a matter of how fast you can shoulder the gun…acquire the target…shoot…and recover from recoil to prepare for the next shot. The real timeline of performance speed is where the Vinci has no equal.

The innovative new In-Line Inertia Driven® operating system combined with the QuadraFit™ buttstock, incorporating the ComforTech Plus™ recoil reduction system, makes the Vinci the world’s softest kicking shotgun. This is accomplished without adding any weight to the gun. It’s unique modular design makes the Vinci the easiest shotgun in the world to assemble and disassemble for cleaning, maintenance, storage and transportation.

“We are delighted that the Vinci has been chosen by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence as this year’s Shotgun of the Year,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP of Marketing & Communications. “Coming from our peers in the firearms trade, this prestigious award validates Benelli’s commitment to innovation, reliability and most especially to quality.”

For the latest news and product information visit www.benelliusa.com.

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