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Bought myself Escort MPA-semi Auto shotgun which is being sold as Escort Magnum in the market.

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The box:

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In the Box:

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Assembled Gun:

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Technical specifications:

Caliber 12 gauge
Action Gas operated
Type Semi Auto
Capacity 7 + 1
Length 45 ½ inches with flash Suppressor
Weight 3.7kg
Barrel length 20 inches
Sights Open fibre optic sights with “Ghost Ring”
Trigger weight 2.88Kg (2lb 8oz)
Choke Fixed

My Assessment:

From the finish it looks finely built, corners are smooth and couldn't find any flaw in built quality.

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The pistol grip of the stock is covered in a rubber type material for a better grip, it also has a groove pattern on both sides and a very pronounced pistol grip cap extension to stop your hand slipping off the bottom of the grip while shooting.

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There is a manual safely button behind the trigger. Escort claims MPA "fast Loader" as loading rounds is simpler than older models. Double bar system at the loading gate enables to load rounds with one hand only without pushing any buttons.

There is a small catch button at bottom right hand of the action, pushing this button prevents rounds leaving magazine while shooting. It is a very helpful function to act as an added safety or to help clearing a jam etc.

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Sights:

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Front post is red fiber optic whereas rear one is double fiber optic in green color, distance between the sights is 27.5 inches.

I am quiet impressed with the build and the features of the gun which justifies its price and cant wait to hit the range to check the performance on the target and skeet.

Range report will follow once it is tested practically.

Stay tuned..

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Congratulations NR. I think this a good purchase. Good for SD and good for hunting.
I really like that recess in the stock for holding two shot shells. You may consider getting an additional butt sleeve for holding six or seven shells. Also like the rails on top and barrel front. Can be used to attach a flashlight at the front and some other gizmo on top.
Do shoot some slugs off it.
Waiting for the range test. Cheers

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Very nice gun and review NR.
Pop it at range and post shooting review...

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Excellent review. Bring it with u at range for some fun shooting. Had u tried the slugs on it

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Thanks everyone for the feedback. Will bring it to range tomorrow for practical test and review.

Haven't got slugs with me and will give a try upon next visit.

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good one
do share range report with us

congratulations :violence-rapidfire:
btw: party to Banti Hai

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Congratulations NR. Seems pretty sturdy and tactical. Any info on its capabilities to handle slugs?

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A great addition in your Arsenal NR... Congradulations....hope the weapon serves you well...where did you get it from? And for how much?

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Congrats!! A very efficient weapon. In fact, I tried mine today with 2 full tubes of 7. A keeper for HD.


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Thanks again and it's bought from Huffaz @ 53k.

Though dealer claimed that it can handle slugs but it needs to be varified.

TxShooter-Have you tried them?

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Nice gun brother, is 28 inch barrel option available with this model


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malik786 wrote:
Nice gun brother, is 28 inch barrel option available with this model


Thanks Malik. I don't think that 28 inch barrel is an option for this gun however have seen barrel extnsion on its website to increase length by some 4 inches. All you need to get it and fix it by replacing flash suprasser.

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Congratulations brother. Please share your range test results, do try slugs & different kind/brands of ammo to assure your new friend is not ammo sensitive(a few Turkish semi auto reported). Proper oiling and cleaning of Barrel is a must after each use.
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Congrats NR. Do try it at range (if you havent done today) with quick shots and full 7-8 carts all in one go. 3-4 boxes in my view would be good for testing any issues.

Hope to see you soon with your escort.

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Range Test:

Took it to range today and fired some 50 rounds in total. Mix of multiple rounds (Shaheen and Imported) of different numbers were fired flawlessly.

Took 2-3 skeets in first set of 5 and 4 skeets in second session.

Tried rapid fire in the end and result was 100%.

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Couldn't get chance to check pattern and will do in next visit hopefully.

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Not tried and will surely try on next visit.

Can say that Escort MPA is an overall good performer.

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I really liked the looks and finish of this gun at the range yesterday. I would say pump a few hundred carts off it so you get to know her better.

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Good to hear that the Escort performed up to its reputation... May it serve you well NR... perhaps we can schedule a session together for your turkish shotty and my turkish sword :-)

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Congratulations NR. Nice weapon and wonderful write up. Waiting for range reports :-)


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siqbal bhai, range report? Are you PK? Lol

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Siqbal seems like you had too many hits on the head...

siqbal41 wrote:
Congratulations NR. Nice weapon and wonderful write up. Waiting for range reports :-)

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NR- I haven't tried slugs yet but the short barrel clearly states 'slug capable'. I've tried SG's and LG's without any hitch. Cycling is flawless


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Congrats NR. Have heard only good things about Hatsan. Glad that range performance was also flawless. All the best for building a mini armory at your place.


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