Blackwater has got their hands on both sides of the firearms business. Not only do they manufacture ammunition with special loadings they also make some higher end firearms for the discerning customer. They have announced the addition of the Sentry 12 Pump Action Shotgun to their firearms lineup. Their full press release can be found below.
Blackwater Firearms Launches Sentry 12 Pump Action Shotgun
For Immediate Release – Salt Lake City, UT – Blackwater Firearms is pleased to announce the launch of the Sentry 12 pump action magazine fed shotgun. The Sentry 12 is available immediately through the Blackwater dealer network.
The Sentry 12 is designed to be an ideal shotgun for law enforcement, addressing the need for re-configurations in rapidly changing situations. Typically law enforcement maintains color coded shotguns for lethal and less than lethal rounds that represents a higher cost to the department and tax payers. By offering a reliable magazine fed solution, law enforcement now have the option to purchase a platform that has colored coded magazines at a significant reduction in cost. Additionally Blackwater has made the shotgun available with an 18” barrel that will be available to consumers for home defense and hunting.
The Sentry 12 is a light weight, 12 gauge, magazine fed shotgun, that offers users the ability to rapidly reconfigure ammunition to match specific threat or hunting scenarios. The light weight AR style ergonomics provide users with an intuitive crossover from other standard rifle platforms on the market. In addition to cross platform similarities, the ability to store ammunition in familiar magazine pouches, and rapid reloads, give users the edge in high stress situations.
● One piece aluminum upper receiver
● Accepts 2 3/4” and 3” magnum shells
● 18.5” smooth bore barrel
● Ambidextrous AR15 style controls
● 2 x 5 round magazines standard
● Weights only 6.5lbs
The shotgun looks very much like a faithful adaptation of the AR-15 into a pump-action shotgun platform and I’ll be interested to see how well the lightweight design holds up to the stress of shooting 3″ magnum shells. It would be nice to see Blackwater come out with some larger magazines or even drums for the shotgun or perhaps even the addition of shotgun cokes for those that want the option to install them for various shooting applications. What do you think about this new Blackwater offering?