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Escort Shotgun’s Hard-Hitting SDX

The Escort SD-X is part of Hatsan’s Versatile Tactical Shotgun series. Available in either 12 ga or .410 cal, this modern sporting shotgun is offered in all black or FDE Cerakote. A new gas piston design is mounted around the barrel itself, eliminating the secondary tube that is typically mounted below the barrel of a semi-automatic shotgun. This reduces the weight and bulk of the gun while minimizing felt recoil and muzzle rise. The synthetic polymer lower receiver features an alloy magazine well that ensures a smooth, durable product designed to last. Hatsan’s patented ThermoDefend forend absorbs and dissipates heat from the barrel while offering a comfortable, controlled grip on the weapon.

An active buffer tube absorbs recoil and sports a removable buttstock with elevation-adjustable cheek rest. The soft rubber ergonomic pistol grip is also removable and can be replaced with a wide variety of already available aftermarket options. The cocking bolt is reversible to suit a wide variety of shooter preferences. A carry-handle rear sight and fixed front sight come equipped on each gun, but the included flip-up sights can be installed for use with mounted optics. The forend also features 4 Picatinny rail locations to accommodate multiple accessory mounting options.

The 12-gauge models feature an 18″ barrel with removable chokes, including an extended cylinder bore choke brake that helps tame recoil with heavy shot or slugs. Standard Full and Improved Cylinder chokes are also included, with other options available from HatsanUSA. Each gun ships with two 5-round magazines, and a 2-round magazine that can be stored in the buttstock. The gun is chambered to accept both 2 ¾” and 3″ shells and will cycle them interchangeably with no external adjustments required by the shooter.

The .410 models feature a 20″ barrel with an integrated choke suitable for both shot and slugs. Offering the same recoil-absorbing characteristics as the larger caliber models, this shotgun is extremely smooth. Also shipping with two 5-round magazines, this gun features a spare 3-round magazine stored in the buttstock. The gas piston operates in the same manner, cycling both standard and magnum loads reliably.

As with all Escort shotguns, the barrels are proof tested at the factory to ensure quality and durability. The hard chrome and/or Cerakote coatings are built to withstand the harshest conditions and look good while doing it. HatsanUSA offers a 5-year limited warranty with all Escort firearms.

SD-X Features:

Modern sporting style gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun12 ga or 410 cal, 3″ / 76mm chamberSelf-regulating gas piston cycles both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shellsDetachable box magazinesOnboard storage for spare magazine18″ or 20″ barrel for shot or slugs12-gauge model features interchangeable choke tubes (F, IC, Cyl w/ Brake)Oxidation proof chrome plated steel barrelAll barrels are proof tested at the factory to ensure maximum durabilityReversible cocking handle for ambidextrous operationBuffer tube mounted stock with elevation adjustable cheek rest and soft rubber buttpadSoft rubber ergonomic pistol gripDurable alloy upper receiver and a light-yet-durable synthetic lower receiverPicatinny rail integrated into upper receiver and handguardSynthetic ThermoDefend handguard with ergonomic forend gripManual safety selector switchAdjustable front and rear sightsDetachable carry handle rear sight and front sightOptional flip-up front and rear sights includedMounted sling loopsTough matte black or FDE Cerakote finishMSRP: $619.99 – Black / $689.99 – FDE

SD-X12 Specifications:

12ga gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun18″ hard chrome plated barrel with removable chokes37.6″ overall length9.0 lbs.2x 5-rd + 1x 2-rd magazines includedF, IC, and CYL (brake) chokes included

SD-X410 Specifications:

410cal gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun20″ hard chrome plated fixed cylinder barrel39.6″ overall length7.8 lbs.2x 5-rd + 1x 3-rd magazines included

HatsanUSA is the exclusive distributor of Hatsan airguns and Escort firearms in the U.S. Recognized for craftsmanship and precision performance, Hatsan products provide an exceptional shooting experience. The brands are purpose-driven and renowned for outstanding power, performance, reliability, and value. Hatsan takes pride in its vertically integrated manufacturing process, which enables it to maintain the highest levels of quality, workmanship, and a competitive advantage.

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