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FNG with a new shotgun

Post by SereneCarbine » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:01 pm

Hello, I'm new to ZS and thought I'd share my latest purchase. I'll be sure to introduce myself next in a thread, but for now here's a HNGD thread! (happy new gun day)

Hatsan Escort MP.

For those unaware, its a Turkish made tactical shotgun equipped with an adjustable fiber optic front sight and rear ghost sight mounted on a picatinny rail fixed to the top of the receiver and it has a 7-1 shot capacity.

I chose this model in OD green as I found it to be more appealing visually than the run of the mill all black tactical look. (Saving that for my future Magpul 870 or 590)

Its rather light, but I sort of expected that since it has an aluminum receiver and plastic furniture. My other Hatasn is similar in weight so again, no surprise.

The matte black finish is nicely done, and I was glad to see the blacked out Escort name on the receiver's sides as opposed to some that I've seen with silver writing from years prior. This gun is the lastest incarnation of the Escort line and is dated as imported in 2013 by Bell Lifestyle.

Take down is easy, and inspection of the build quality and fit and finish was done first thing. No issues found, everything looks well made. Again, no surprise based on my Optima.

The stock is, OK I guess. I'll have to fire it. I know it will kick hard because my other one did too before upgrading to an ATI. The mag tube is one piece as well, no extension.

It also has a heatsheild over the barrel and comes with a large flash hider attached. An aggressive toothed door breacher is also avail. if so inclined. The hider can be removed and you can then attach the supplied thread protector.

It has the two emergency shell holder built in the right side of the stock as well. I'll likely just put a couple of slugs in there and leave them be and keep them for "insurance" lol.

The pistol grip is rubberized, but not really squishy. Comfortable, but also quite large. My hands are average sized, but if you got big mitts, you won't have any issues here.

There is also an integrated picatinny rail under the the forend for gadgets. Not sure it will see much use honestly, as this will be just a fun slug and target gun. It will be a blast to shoot my gong with.



OK, pics....



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Along side my other Hatsan, a 20' Optima Marineguard fitted with an ATI Talon telescopic stock. Image

I've since added an additional "dreaded" slip on recoil pad because I know how these particularly lightweight Hatsans can make your shoulder feel after 25+ shells in a short time lol.

I actually don't mind how it looks! It matches the other black parts, fits perfectly, and leaves access to both the sling attachment and shell holder. Plus its now equipped with two recoil pads stacked together. Added an extra inch of LOP too. Not too shabby.
Function over form, as they say!

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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Apathy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:39 pm

Congratulations.
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Post by eeb » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Nice! Especially awesome pics with the leather furniture and yellowish (?) wall. Gives me a retro vibe.
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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by SereneCarbine » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:10 pm

Thanks, pics look cut off to me though. You too?

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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Inksane » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:27 am

That is a sweet looking gun. I have never heard of them before might have to look into buying one of them. If you don't mind me asking where did you pick it up and what do they cost?

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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Das Sheep » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:11 am

SereneCarbine wrote:Thanks, pics look cut off to me though. You too?
Scroll out and you can see them in their entirety. Hold CTRL and scroll out with your mouse wheel.

Anyway nice shotgun!

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:14 pm

Nice. I have a soft spot for Turkic imports. I see you're complaining of soreness in the shoulder. I prescribe Rio low-recoil Buckshot and/or slugs as needed. Guaranteed faster follow-up shots and less soreness withing the first 30 days of use.
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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by woodsghost » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:46 pm

If you are feeling rough from recoil, here is an article I just pirated from another thread:

http://www.rem870.com/2012/04/27/full-i ... ris-costa/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is a good read,and if you read through, he drops good advice on managing recoil well, in addition to general HD. I learned a lot from this article.
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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by SereneCarbine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:18 am

Inksane wrote:That is a sweet looking gun. I have never heard of them before might have to look into buying one of them. If you don't mind me asking where did you pick it up and what do they cost?
I'm in Canuckland, I know they are available is the US too. Paid $390 before tax & shipping.

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Post by SereneCarbine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:22 am

Great, as long as you guys are able to see the full pics. No mouse or keyboard here though. Ditched the PC and laptops a while ago :)

Haven't shot this one yet, we are still up to our waist in snow here. So I haven't went out since my 4WD got stuck last month out in the bush.
Not too concerned with the recoil, it was harsh with my marine 12g back when it had its cheap synthetic stock. But the ATI. I put on it since made a big difference and I think the double pads on this new one will be just fine.
I like the big 12g kick, but the synthetic stock and thin pad felt like a 2x4 jamming into my shoulder. Glad I pulled that thing off the gun and when with the ATI Talon.

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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Domino » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:48 pm

+1 on some low recoil buck for that, I am partial to the Fiocchi reduced recoil buckshot myself. The Turkish guns aren't too bad, I had a Hatsan MPA for awhile and I like it but I sold it when I needed some money. Overall, it was a pretty good shotgun, hopefully yours serves you well.

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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Niblick » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:14 am

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Guaranteed faster follow-up shots and less soreness withing the first 30 days of use.
By this do you mean that the shotgun will kick less after it breaks in, or that your body will adjust to the recoil? I never really though about it before I read your post but it makes sense. My buddies who are all bigger and stronger than me suffer worse from recoil than I do, and I wonder if it's just familiarness from shooting a lot.

OP, that shotgun looks awesome. Reminds me of a real woodsmans benneli supernova, not those all black safe queens that I see at the range.
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Re: FNG with a new shotgun

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:40 am

Niblick wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Guaranteed faster follow-up shots and less soreness withing the first 30 days of use.
By this do you mean that the shotgun will kick less after it breaks in, or that your body will adjust to the recoil? I never really though about it before I read your post but it makes sense. My buddies who are all bigger and stronger than me suffer worse from recoil than I do, and I wonder if it's just familiarness from shooting a lot.

OP, that shotgun looks awesome. Reminds me of a real woodsmans benneli supernova, not those all black safe queens that I see at the range.
DocTorr, a bit of wordplay there. Bah, it wasn't that good a joke.

Yeah, there is a certain amount of getting used to it, but mainly the low-recoil buck makes a big difference. I really rewcommend a recoil pad for anything that kicks hard. Big recoil is only fun while you're young and recover quickly.
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