Hatsan Arms Company announced several new shotguns at the recent IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. One of them is the new Escort AutoDefend shotgun.
The AutoDefend is a semi-automatic scattergun with a 14″ barrel. It is able to run both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells and holds five of either in its tube magazine. Two additional shells can be held in a side compartment on the fixed stock.
The gun has a short Picatinny rail on the forend and a heat shield over the barrel. Barrels are chrome lined and topped with a red fiber optic sight.
A marine version of the gun is also available with a white nickel finish to help prevent corrosion. Other variants include a side-folding stock, a top folding stock and a pistol grip version (no stock at all).