Meet Escort's New BullTac Bullpup Pump-Action Shotgun

Joining the ranks among a few other notable names within the bullpup shotgun scene is the new Escort BullTac pump-action bullpup shotgun. The new shotgun is capable of running up to 3″ shells, sports a standard length 18″ barrel, and an overall length of just 27.75 inches. Other features include a fixed cylinder choke, oxidation-resistant chrome-plated steel barrel, and a completely detachable carry handle.

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POTD: Hatsan Escort BTS12 Bullpup Shotgun

Having a shotgun as an escort sounds comforting, and in our Photo Of The Day we’ll take a look at one. The Hatsan Escort BTS12 is a bullpup,  gas-operated and magazine-fed semi-automatic shotgun. It looks great in tan! If fires 12 gauge shells from a 76 mm chamber, and the box magazines are available in 2, 5 or 10 shotshell capacity. The cocking handle is reversible and the top carrying handle is detachable.

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Hatsan Escort Dynamax: Inertia AND Gas Operated Shotgun

The Hatsan Escort Dynamax shotgun has a lot of cool features like a special buttpad and cheek rest designed to absorb as much of recoil energy as possible, a number of different coatings and surface treatments on different parts of the gun applied for increasing the durability and so on. However, the most interesting system incorporated into the design of these shotguns is what Hatsan calls Hybrid Cycling System.

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DEFENSE: US Air Force Announces F-22 Replacement, Penetrating Counter Air

The days of the Air Force‘s first stealth air superiority fighter, the F-22 Raptor, may already be numbered. US Air Force General Mike Holmes told Aviation Week that the requirements for the next-generation “Penetrating Counter Air” (PCA) program are taking shape. Although the F-22 remains the most advanced and capable fully operational fighter in the world, new foreign developments have emerged which may threaten its dominance. Specifically, the Russian Su-57 stealth fighter resulting from the PAK FA program, and the already in service S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system were cited by the General as being two systems that could potentially threaten the F-22. Therefore, a new fighter program is needed to maintain air dominance, according to the general.

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Escort AutoDefend Shotgun

Hatsan Arms Company announced several new shotguns at the recent IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. One of them is the new Escort AutoDefend shotgun.

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STI Off Duty, Guardian and Escort will soon be available in .40 S&W

STI International recently announced that their 1911 Off Duty, Guardian and Escort pistols will be soon be available in .40 S&W. They were all previously chambered in both 9mm and .45 ACP. This is a logical move for STI as the .40 S&W nowadays is as ubiquitous as the other calibers they were offering.

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