Weatherby PA-459 Home Defense Shotgun

    Also coming from Weatherby in 2010 is the new PA-459 pump-action shotgun.

    The first thing that struck me when I saw the above photo was how “Benelli” it looked. It looks like a Benelli Nova with a Benelli M4 style fixed stock. I really like the Benelli-style and hope we will not be seeing another lawsuit in the near future.

    Style aside, functionally it is much the same as the Mossburg 500 SPX that was launched at the beginning of the year at a similar price-point. Weatherby will be marketing it as a self-defense shotgun, although it would make a decent slug hunting gun with the ghost sight removed and a red-dot or low-powered scope added.

    Caliber 3″ 12 gauge
    Capacity four 3″ rounds or five 2.75″ rounds
    Finish blued
    Stock Injection-molded. Includes recoil pad.
    Barrel 19″ chrome lined barrel
    Choke .810-inch-1mm extended and ported cylinder choke tube
    Weight 6.5
    Total Length 40″
    Front Sight fiber optic
    Rear Sight LPA ghost ring (mounted on picatinny rail and adjustable for windage and elevation)
    Picatinny rails Top of receiver and on forend.
    MSRP (Price) $469
    Availability 2010

    I think this is a very nice looking gun that I am willing to bet will be a very good seller.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!