Escort Introduce the Slugger Series of Pump-Action Shotguns

    Slugger Tact (Escort)

    Arkansas-based Escort, a Hatsan company, have launched a new link of affordable 12ga pump action security shotguns – the Slugger and Slugger Tact. Both Slugger series shotguns have 5±1 capacities and come in at under $220 (MSRP).

    Slugger (Escort)

    Here’s what Escort have to say about their new pump-actions:

    Escort is introducing its new Slugger series of pump-actions for 2020. This durable security shotgun is available in two styles. The Slugger is a synthetic-stocked, ergonomic grip, scattergun with textured grip panels for use in multiple environments. The Slugger Tact is the tactical, pistol-gripped variant for even better control and versatility. Available in 3″ magnum 12-gauge, either Slugger model comes in a durable, all-weather, black finish.

    Designed with durability and simplicity in mind, the Escort Slugger is built to work hard. The fixed blade front sight is large and easy to find in low light but isn’t as delicate as a fiber sight. Mounted sling studs provide solid attachment points for a variety of slings and tethers. The extended pump handle is easy to operate and doesn’t require extending one’s natural reach during use. Coupled with a fixed cylinder 18″ barrel, the 5+1 capacity offers the right combination of portability and competence. A soft rubber buttpad absorbs recoil and improves shooting comfort.

    The Tact model additionally features a soft rubber pistol grip with contoured finger grooves and an extra sling mounting point. The buttstock provides an improved cheek weld and space to hold 5 additional shells for greater carrying capacity. The forend also provides space for extras via way of a Picatinny accessory rail.

    Slugger Tact (Escort)

    Slugger Series Features:

    • 12 gauge, 3″ chamber pump-action shotgun
    • Fixed cylinder choke for shot or slugs
    • Oxidation proof hard chrome plated steel barrel
    • Alloy receiver with tough black finish
    • Advanced polymer synthetic stock and forend for strength and durability
    • Long, ergonomic forend
    • Soft rubber buttpad absorbs recoil
    • Manual cross-button trigger safety
    • 5+1 shell capacity
    • Mounted sling studs
    • Tact model features 5-shell holder in buttstock, soft ergonomic pistol grip, and accessory rail

    Slugger (Escort)

    Slugger Specs:

    • 18″ barrel
    • 38″ overall length
    • 6.4 lbs.
    • MSRP: $209.99

    Slugger (Escort)

    Slugger Tact Specs:

    • 18″ barrel
    • 38″ overall length
    • 6.5 lbs.
    • MSRP: $219.99

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