POTD: Hatsan Escort AutoDefend TFS 12 Gauge Semi-Auto Shotgun

    In today’s Photo, we’re looking at a Hatsan Escort AutoDefend TFS 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun

    I never really understood the phrase “going mediaeval on someone” – not until I put these two monsters in one room together: The Hatsan Escort AutoDefend TFS 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun with its 14” barrel including a heatshield and a fibre optic front sight, the folding stock that reminds me of the Franchi SPAS 12 and that has a five round shell holder (in addition to the 5+1 mag capacity) – and the Warmonger cleaver by Zu Bladeworx.
    Now I get it

    The pictures are from Germany and Schrombo, used with permission. Please check his Instagram or Facebook out.

    You can find Hatsan’s AutoDefend here.

    Specifications (according to Hatsan’s homepage):

    • Security & law enforcement purpose 12 gauge, 3” / 76 mm chamber semi automatic shotgun.
    • Fixed cylinder choke 14” (36 cm) slug barrel for shot or slugs.
    • Magazine cut-off system for single shot.
    • Magazine capacity: 5+1
    • Fiber optic front sight.
    • Heat shield on barrel.
    • Integrated picatinny rail on forend.
    • Ergonomic design long forend for fast and easy action.
    • Strong and durable advanced polymer compound synthetic stock.
    • 2-Shotshells holder insert on stock for emergency.
    • Spacer shims to adjust the slope of the stock for a perfect fit.
    • Oxidation Proof – Chrome plated barrels made of Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenum steel.
    • All barrels are Proof Tested.
    • Tough black matte finish.
    • Elastic butt pad for recoil absorption.
    • Manual cross-button trigger safety.
    • Sling swivels on stock and magazine cap.
    • Extra sling swivel between the receiver & stock

    I have to say that I am quite tempted to get the 14″ version with a fixed stock, unfortunately, there are some minimum barrel length restrictions here.