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 Post subject: HATSON Escort AimGuard 12G Pump Action > Review

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After 3 days of market survey, My list items were Tomahawk, Akkar, and Escort
Finally Today i bought Hatsan Escort AimGuard 12G Pump Action.

Below is the manufacturers website link.
http://www.hatsan.com.tr/escort_aimguard.asp



Hatsan Arms Escort ' AimGuard'
Made In TURKEY 12 Gauge PUMP ACTION >>> Short Review


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HATSAN is one of the self adequate factories of the world in firearms industry. The production within the border of HATSAN includes, machining of wood, machining of metal parts, heat treatment, coiling, finishing like honing, different types of chemical plating & bluing, injection molding, metal injection, mold making, welding, engraving, barrel drilling & barrel manufacturing, laser marking, laser engraving on wood & metal parts, camouflage coating, assembly, quality assurance testing, test shooting, etc. HATSAN is the only authorized processor of Mossy Oak to camouflage Mossy Oak patterns in Turkey. Only raw material comes to HATSAN and the end product is the high quality & durable product. Raw materials that are used in HATSAN are of very high quality, like Turkish walnut and very high quality steel.

HATSAN has a very well established 34000 m² production area, 500 workers and a machine park of total 500 machinery including
high-tech Computer Numerical Controlled Machines. HATSAN is the unique air gun manufacturer and the best known shotgun manufacturer of Turkey since 1976.


In design and engineering stage of production latest 3-D CAD system is used. All individual synthetic parts, metal parts and assemblies are analyzed through CAE softwares, so that cost elimination and durability are increased. Thanks to up to 5 axis CNC machines all workpieces are machined by the CAM software.

HATSAN has the ISO 9001 Certificate and ISO 9001 requirements are strictly followed in all the production & assembly step


PRICE

Its NIB Price in Karachi is 34k, Its really priced low considering the fact over many European Countries famous Brands

SPECIFICATION

Its a 6+1 capacity gun.
Calibre 12 gauge
Magnum Chamber 3” / 76
Fixed Cylinder Choke for Shot or Slugs
Barrel Length 18 inches
Fibre Optic front Sight
[b]Rear sight not comes with new, but i had ordered and will get soon

AirCraft Alloy Receiver
Advance Polymer compound synthetic Stock for Strength and Durability
Rubber Butt pad for Recoil Absorption
Accessory pistol Grip
Trigger safety
Sling
Overall Length
(i) With stock 39.00 inches
(ii) With pistol grip 29.00 inches
Average Weight (Pistol grip and empty magazine) 2.9 Kg
Firing Mode Pump action
Colour Black Matt

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PACKING

It comes in a card board box with a spare pistol grip, Triopod shoulder stock, Cleaning Rod, Magazine Plug, Sling, There are no chokes. Quality of packing material is Average.

BUILD QUALITY

Build quality looks Excellent for a gun costing Rs.34000
( 336 USD ).Quality of plastic used is quite good and seems like it will last.


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FINISHING

Finishing is Excellent for this gun.
Surprisingly its much much better than DSA which costs nowadays Aprrox 20 – 22k.
Its the most impressive in all local available Turkish shotguns. (My Personal Views)


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SAFETY

The gun has a Manual safety next to Trigger Guard,
Tried many times to fire with safety on but it works ok.


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RECOIL

Recoil with this shotgun is very Good for a 12 gauge Recoil with the pistol grip is not that easy to manage.

MAINTENANCE

Not Done Yet…. Will update in future

RELIABILITY

Only fired 4 rounds (TEST), So no Comments. Great performance from a gun which is Average light on the pocket.

RANGE REPORT

Will Update in Future

CONCLUSION

This is my first shotgun, I just bought it because of excellent looks and finishing..

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Apologies:
if I made any mistake, as this is my first review...correct me if feels something wrong and pictures quality


Help Required:
From SA and Mods to Resize the Pictures (I mean big Pictures) and arrange all in a good looking Manner,,,,Like other Reviews Pics.

Comments:
Need comments from all members, Specially SA, SAIF, KBW, MR, SS, SHARIQ, LAGS, FURRUKH, AK-47

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Great purchase & reasonable price, congratulations brother

BTW It is 7+1 or 6+1 shots?

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huzaifa wrote:
Great purchase & reasonable price, congratulations brother

BTW It is 7+1 or 6+1 shots?



tHANKS BROTHER

Mine is 6+1

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@ Canik, thanks for sharing. I understand this an SD weapon and so have you go tit for SD purely or for some hunting as well? Thanks for the candid views. Please do share you experience with various kinds of cartridges that you will use. I think it is a very inexpensive gun. The look s are simply great.

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Congratulations, and very good effort Canik bro.

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The shotgun seems to be a representation of a Quality product.
From the pictures, the machining and finish are very nice.
But without holding and firing it, my comments or recomendations have to be very limited.
But Size and Accessories, it looks like it will make a fine SD/HD, Security gun and maybe a good Pig gun.

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From the pics the build quality seems pretty fine!

And a nicely written review! Congrats on your purchase!

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Some Ammo purchased with this gun....


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@ MR:::: Thank you
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@ SS:::: thanks for liking, only for SD + HD, and ammo pictures updated

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Hatson Escort is a very nicely made gun in its price range. It's well finished and reliable. I haven't heard any complaints about it and its users are quite happy with it.

Thanks for a nice review Canik brother. Really appreciate it. :greetings-waveyellow:

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Hatson Escort is a very nicely made gun in its price range. It's well finished and reliable. I haven't heard any complaints about it and its users are quite happy with it.

Thanks for a nice review Canik brother. Really appreciate it. :greetings-waveyellow:


thanks for the appreciation...

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About the pic size, make an account on photobucket, upload all the pics and copy past the "IMG" code in your post. They will appear big! ;)

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About the pic size, make an account on photobucket, upload all the pics and copy past the "IMG" code in your post. They will appear big! ;)


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It's a nice budget gun so Congrats :)

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It is a nice gun irrespective of budget. Just take care of it and it'll serve you for decades as we don't fire our guns that much.


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Canik Brother,

Congratulations on acquiring a fine firearm. I am not sure about the price coz when I was window shopping for a shot gun earlier I was looking up for a semi auto. 34k for a pump and 50k for a semi auto by Hatsan, it is good news that the affordability of Turkish firearms is so good. I might be wrong but isn't this particular peice 7+1 ? The recoil pad on the butt stock looks comfortable but you won't know unless you fire atleast a dozen of those SG rounds by Shaheen.

Saheen carts (in my case the SG carts) leave a lot of residue behind so it will be a good idea to buy yourself a 12g cleaning kit. The locally made ones are crap so I bought myself one from Beretta. It will be a good idea that you get a case for your baby. They retail for around 1200 Rs. And to give it a final touch perhaps a carts carrier which will slip right onto the butt stock.

It's a good thing that you got both the butt stock and the pistol grip (Hatson provides these accessories with almost all their shotguns). Do you intend to use it for HD or Hunting or both ?

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@ MR.. did the job on Photobucket and it works

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Sir congrats on buying a good gun. One of my friend has this gun and I have heard very good report from him about this gun. Thanks for the review :greetings-waveyellow:

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Good job Canik! ;)

Now you can upload all your review pics and replace the ones here with them, so we can all enjoy the BIG pics! :D

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@ mythbuster;;; Thanks

@ MR,,,, Yes :dance:

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@ Usama and HMR, Thank you guys

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thanks and its 6+1, and yes recoil pad seems comfortable but dont know after firing dozen of rounds.
only for HD / SD

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@ Canik. If for SD / HD then it will be a good idea to install the pistol grip only.

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@ Canik,

It was a pleasure to see your effort and enthusiasm in writing your first review, which, by the way, was good and honest.

That is the one of the main purposes of our review section. We should be honest and share whatever experience (good or bad) we've had with a firearm or ammunition. No need to boast without any base about something we own, just because "We own it".

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@ Canik,

It was a pleasure to see your effort and enthusiasm in writing your first review, which, by the way, was good and honest.

That is the one of the main purposes of our review section. We should be honest and share whatever experience (good or bad) we've had with a firearm or ammunition. No need to boast without any base about something we own, just because "We own it".

Thank you and looking forward to more reviews from you bro. :)


Thanks for the appreciation, but range report is still pending to submit.
would love if u do... :think:

when and where pls PM me. :text-thankyouyellow:

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Purchased from HM TRADERS. SADDAR

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Purchased from HM TRADERS. SADDAR



Yeah Abbas is nice. i do my purchasing from him as well

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Turkish shotguns are great in finish and very accurate. A really nice buy but you should know that these guns are not highly durable like BAIKAL products

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First of all welcome to TGF.
you are right Baikal are tough, but the need was reliable home defender with in the strict bugdet.

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Canik: I totally agree with you. I myself might also buy Hatson due to limited budget.

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an excellent review and gud luck for purchase.


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