Pump or semiautomatic: Which “tactical shotgun” is better?

Face to Face: Which tactical shotgun is better?
Author: Leroy thompson

When I first used tactical shotguns in the 1960s, I didn’t even wonder what was best. Police shotguns were pumped, no options. It has been widely believed that it was heard later.

The author still considers Remington 8710 one of the most reliable and efficientThe author still considers Remington 8710 one of the most reliable and effective “combat” shotguns. In this case, he uses the Remington 870 Express Tactical with a GATOR muzzle.

At that time, double-barreled rifles with shortened barrels were still in service. For example, detectives from NYPD used double-barreled guns Stevens for many years. Mainly in service with law enforcement agencies were Remington 870 or Ithaca 37, although some agencies used Winchester, High standard, Smith & Wesson.

So what to choose – “pump” or semi-automatic? Help you choose the best. tactical shotgun.

1. Rate of fire

The first semi-automatic rifle I shot was Remington model 11, since the Second World War, from the collection of my friend. I shot about 10 rounds of it and found that it works.

It was one of the first semi-automatic gun Benelli, imported to the USA. He gave me a try on his new shotgun. He was very surprised. Ray shot the store even before the first case fell to the ground. This rate of fire impressed me. But the only negative is the generation. Benelli It was hard to charge.

Marine Corps in Afghanistan.Marine Corps in Afghanistan.

I believe that it would be as simple as possible. Shooting speed of the semi-automatic rifles. During the Second World War Winchester Model 97 / Model 12 and Ithaca model 37. They were always ready to shoot.

Of pump shotgun You can shoot very fast too. A friend of mine, from the St. Police officer, investigating police officers Remington 870, The officers responded that they were shot once or twice. The officers did not lie; The muscular memory “worked”.

2. Use of shelters

The Blue Ridge crew member demonstrates the advantage of a semi-automatic shotgun:The Blue Ridge crew member demonstrates the advantage of a semi-automatic shotgun:

Another big advantage semi automatic shotgun It is more convenient that you can use it.

However, when shooting over cover from pump action shotgun, It is convenient to use the hand forward.

3. Charging

Equip your store tactical shotgun during tactical pauses. Since the semi-automatic rifles are more rapid-fire, it is especially important to equip them.

A shortened version of the Remington 870 with a 12-inch barrel from Scattergun Technologies. Thompson puts his hand on the wall. shooting & quot; armsA shortened version of the Remington 870 with a 12-inch barrel from Scattergun Technologies. Thompson puts his hand on.

On shotguns I would like to take care of the situation. If I have bullet cartridges, I can also quickly identify them.

For example, when it comes to vehicle obstacles, it can be a problem.

4. Store capacity

Insofar as semi-automatic shotguns more rapid-fire, they need more capacious shops. Detachable stores are good, but they increase the size.

One of the first self-loading shotguns is the Beretta Tactical. Increased store increases combat rate of fire.One of the first self-loading shotguns is the Beretta Tactical. Increased store increases combat rate of fire.

There are some modern self-loading rifles in which this problem is interestingly solved. As an example – my favorite SRM 1216, which has a 16-charge rotary magazine. Four 12 gauge cartridges are placed in each of the four chambers. It was sent to the chamber.

Several feed tubing stores can be used in pump-action shotguns. One of them – UTS-15. It has a length of only 720mm, while it is about 15 rounds – 7 rounds each one.

5. Delays

A faulty cartridge from the chamber. As a rule, this can be done with a pump action shotgun. But it is a semi-automatic device. Otherwise, cleaning the device from a semiautomatic device may require more time.

Target and new version of the Ithaka model 37 Defense with a modified trigger mechanism.Target and new version of the Ithaka model 37 Defense with a modified trigger mechanism.

Another advantage pump action shotguns the size of the weapon. The gas piston can be shortened, which is more more. Benelli and Remington offer versions of their semi-automatic combat with 355 mm trunks, characterized by high reliability.

6. Reliability

I exploited a lot of a policeman Remington model 11-87 found it is extremely reliable. It is used to protect the house. I have also have no less reliable Mossberg 930 Tactical. It has a very convenient bolt handle, durable and comfortable. Recently I tested Beretta 1301 Tactical, and I also find it fairly reliable. Like old Benelli, Modern models that I use are also very reliable.

M4 (1014), used USMC, perfectly proved himself in military service, although I prefer M3 Tactical. My M3 has a folding butt and is an excellent combat shotgun. Model M3 can be used both in semi-automatic and in “pump” mode. Double-action guns originally appeared in the Italian contingent of peacekeeping forces. With standard shot and traumatic cartridges.

Selection of action mode and pump backSelection of action mode and pump back

It reduces the ability to switch to the pumping device. Rifles is Italian. SPAS-12.

It is a rule of course that I’m not surely the most reliable, but I’m not completely milling.

7. Blowing the cartridge into the chamber

For less experienced users, there is a semi-automatic device. It can be dangerous if it has been used. This is not a problem for the “pump”.

It can be used as a rule. Many police cars in the roofs have traces confirming my opinion.

Members of the M1410 USMC FAST (anti-terrorist team) shoot on the US Navy Blue Ridge. By departing sleeves you can judge the rate of fire.Members of the M1410 USMC FAST (anti-terrorist team) shoot on the US Navy Blue Ridge. By departing sleeves you can judge the rate of fire.

If there is any need for an immediate action, I think it’s a strong deterrent to the suspects.

8. Price factor

Another reason, especially for law enforcement. It consists of semi-automatic is more expensive. This is true, but not always. Semi automatic Mossberg 930 Tactical worth as much as some models Mossberg 590.

To summarize:

The advantages of semi-automatic rifle

  1. High combat rate of fire.
  2. More efficient use of shelter.
  3. More “soft” returns.

Benefits of Pump Shotgun

  1. Low price.
  2. Reliability with any ammunition.
  3. Manual feed is safer for inexperienced shooters.
  4. Easily eliminate delays.

And the winner is …

This is a review of the type of shotgun.

There are many other comparison criteria, such as sights, magazine capacity, fuse devices and ergonomics. For blinds, brunettes or redheads.

Personally, I like the “pump”, semi-automatic and double action.

Translated by Yury Ignatov

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