Escort Shotguns 2019 releases
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Escort Shotguns might not be a household name when it comes to shotguns. However, the manufacturer’s lineup is extensive and growing.

Escort is a subsidiary of Hatsan USA. The same Hatsan that specializes in airguns? Yeah, that one. Catering to modern shooters, Escort just unveiled four new options ranging from standard pump-action to semi-auto magazine-fed.

The New Escort Shotguns Lineup

The new options from Escort Shotguns include the Aimguard, BM12, MPA, and Raider. The new shotguns offer a wide range of options for just about every application. Here’s a closer look at Escort’s newest shotguns.

Escort Aimguard

Escort Aimguard Shotgun

The Aimguard is available in 12- or 20-gauge chambering in 3-inch magnum with a pump action for rugged dependability. The 18-inch, proof-tested barrel is designed with a fixed cylinder choke for use with slugs or shot and features an oxidation-proof design. With an advanced polymer synthetic stock and a black anodized receiver, the Aimguard is built to perform in the harshest conditions. Spacer shims give the shotgun a fully customizable fit, and at 38 inches long and 6.4 or 5.5 pounds (12 or 20 gauge) the Aimguard is highly maneuverable. With a 5+1 capacity, it is also ready for any home defense or security scenario.

Escort BM12

BM12 Shotgun

Escort’s BM12 is a 12-gauge tactically enhanced pump shotgun that utilizes a polymer pistol grip stock and detachable box magazine with a five-shot capacity. The BM12 comes with a ghost ring rear sight and fiber optic front sight, as well as a Picatinny rail on the upper receiver for optics mounting. Three rails adorn the forend, making it easy to install lights, lasers, and other accessories. The BM12 is designed with a cross-button safety and a slot for two shells in the side of the buttstock.

Escort MPA

Escort MPA Shotgun

While it shares the same pistol grip stock as the BM12, the semi-automatic MPA utilizes Hatsan’s Fast Loading System and Smart Valve Piston for smooth operation. The Fast Loading System allows for one-handed loading by way of the shell carrier’s integrated release button, which also doubles as the bolt release. Hatsan’s Smart Valve Piston utilizes a self-regulating gas piston that can cycle both 2.75-inch and 3-inch shells without the need for any user adjustments. The tubular magazine design allows for 5+1 capacity, with a two-shell holder in the side of the buttstock. A Picatinny accessory rail sits at the six o’clock position on the forend, while a soft rubber buttpad makes for exceptional recoil absorption.

Escort Raider

Raider Shotgun

The Raider features the same semi-automatic operation as the MPA but is designed to use a removable 5-shot box magazine instead. The Raider is available in 12- or 20-gauge, with the 12-gauge also available dipped in A-TACS Tactical Camo. Overall length is 40.3 inches, with an overall weight of 8.6 pounds (12 gauge) or 7.7 pounds (20 gauge).

The specs for all four options are below. MSRPs are not currently available. For more information, please visit HatsanUSA.com.

Escort Shotguns Features:

  • Oxidation proof, chrome-plated barrel
  • Advanced polymer synthetic stock
  • Manual cross-button safety
  • Fiber optic front sight
  • Fixed cylinder choke
  • Anodized aircraft alloy receiver

Escort Aimguard Specs

  • 12- or 20- gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2.75-inch and 3-inch shells
  • Pump action
  • 5+1 shell capacity
  • Open fiber optic front sight
  • Soft rubber buttpad
  • Mounted sling studs
  • Available in black or marine finish
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel
  • Overall length:  38 in.
  • Weight: 6.4 pounds (12 GA); 5.5 pounds (20 GA)

Escort BM12 Specs

  • 12 gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2.75-inch and 3-inch shells
  • Pump action
  • 5+1 shell capacity with box magazine
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Barrel heat shield
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length:  40.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.3 pounds

Escort MPA Specs

  • 12 gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2.75-inch and 3-inch shells
  • Gas-operated semi-automatic action
  • Fast Loading System
  • Smart Valve Piston
  • 5+1 shell capacity
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length: 40 inches
  • Weight: 7.9 pounds

Escort Raider Specs 

  • 12- or 20- gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2.75-inch and 3-inch shells
  • Gas-operated semi-automatic action
  • Smart Valve Piston
  • 5+1 shell capacity with box magazine
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length: 40.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds (12 GA); 7.7 pounds (20 GA)

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