Next year Weatherby will be selling a tactical home defense shotgun called the SA-459 TR (Threat Response).
The SA-459 TR features a 18.5″ barrel with ported choke, tactical bolt handle, fiber optic front sight and ghost ring rear sight. It is available in both 3″ 12 gauge and 20 gauge. The 12 gauge model weighs 8 lbs and the 20 gauge model weighs in at 7 lbs.
From the press release …
Key features of the SA-459 TR semi-auto shotgun include a trim forend for easy handling and a bolt with an oversized hourglass design that makes it easy to locate and operate. The ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock has a rubber-textured grip area for snag-free shouldering. Ideal for female or smaller shooters, the SA-459 TR minimizes felt recoil with its gas-operated semi-auto action. A short 13.5-inch length of pull helps enhance the shotgun’s effectiveness in close-range threat-response situations.
The SA-459 TR’s short, defensive-length (18.5 inches) barrel is chrome-lined for easy cleaning and added durability. For mounting sights and optics, a Picatinny rail is installed on the receiver. The rail includes a LPA-style ghost ring rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation. The front sight is a red fiber optic bead.
The MSRP is $659.
Not included, and costing an extra $20, is the Threat Response Accessory Rail.The rail attaches to the magazine end cap allowing a light or laser to be added.