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Old 01-20-2012, 12:36 AM
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Just picked up this tactical 12 gauge, pistol grip and all for 190$. 40 rounds through and not a single problem. Anybody else have experience with this gun? how do you like it?
Old 01-20-2012, 06:33 AM
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Other than to say it looks pretty decent, I have no info for you. I like the profile and have heard nothing but good on them, though. I'd pick one up if I had a chance locally just to give it a once over. Looks like you got a decent gun!

Let us know how it functions! I'm curious.

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Old 01-20-2012, 07:08 AM
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That thing looks nice. I do NOT have experience with that particular model but do deer hunt with a cheap Savage 12 pump. Never given me problems. Keep us posted on your experience with it.
Old 01-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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H&R Pardner pump is around 200.00 as well with great reviews.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:39 PM
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Put another 100 rds through the gun, gave it a thorough cleaning. Not a single problem with the gun, action is smooth. Also its a badass looking gun. I would say recoil is a little stiff, but im not used to shooting shotguns much. I would recommend this to anyone. You cant beat the price for a pistol grip security shotgun.
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I'm thinking of picking one up myself. It looks like a direct descendant of the Winchester 1300 (my favorite of all of my pumps). I'm glad to see the design lived on.

I'm curious to see if Win 1300 accessories will fit...
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H&R Pardner pump is around 200.00 as well with great reviews.
Picked mine up for $170.00 and have put over 200 rds through it without any malfunctions. It takes 870 accs. and costs 1/2 the price. I have heard just as many good things about Savage shotguns. Have fun and enjoy.
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I'm thinking of picking one up myself. It looks like a direct descendant of the Winchester 1300 (my favorite of all of my pumps). I'm glad to see the design lived on.

I'm curious to see if Win 1300 accessories will fit...
Ive heard somewhere online that the 1300 accessories would fit, but I havent checked myself.
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CLA look at my profile pic. It's the 320 with the win 1300 saddle mount made by b square. fits perfect
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Default Savage (Chinese made P.R.C.) Model 320 - We got a Bad One

My son and I picked up one of these and put around 20-rounds of bird and double-00 buck (combined total) through it when the pump action broke!

What a poor quality and mediocre design is all I can say. There are four spot (tack) welds that hold the tube which slides back - and -forth , creating the "pump action" that loads/extracts shot cartridge; all four of these broke and the pump action no longer worked.

Good thing we were at the range testing it and not in real need of a "personal protection" shotgun.

Too bad, because the price was reasonable, it is considerably light wieght (which does account for some recoil you will absorb versus the gun's frame doing it for you). The pistol grip and built-in stock pad were also nice, but I wouldn't rely on this -- period.

We also tested the Savage-Stevens Model 350, and that had numerous problems with the bolt extractor crushing and crimping the spent cartridge/shell, and we manually had to remove it repeatedly. We used three different manufacturers' ammo and it did it with all of them (i.e., Remington, Federal, and Winchester) literally every-other-round; totally unacceptable!

For relatively the same amount of money, an ecomomic choice would be the Maverick 88. The Mav 88 can also be modified with after market accessories/parts and has proven to be a very reliable and economic firearm (at least for us).

It's not the fact that this American Company (Savage-Stevens) shotguns are made in the P.R.C.; it's just a very good case of BAD Quality Control. I have a New England Arms H&R 'Pardner' that's made in the PRC and it works great -- I'd put it up against the Remingtom 870 any day, and for $200 or little less it's a great all-purpose shotgun.

I hope you have better luck than we did, and we'll be fighting the OEM Warranty game here real soon -- I'll give them one chance to fix and see if it happens again, then it's time to get the $$$ back and pick up a different make/model for the collection. A positive note is that it has a Life Time Warranty that transfers with the gun to the next owner, but I'd rather have it fixed and sell it, at a little bit of a loss and disclosure that it was factory repaired than stake my life on it in the future.

Anyone else have experience with these two model Savage- Stevens shotguns (320 and 350)? Like to hear good and bad -- might change our position if we just happened to get a "Lemon".

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ESEGAL......I was about to purchase a savage/ stevens 320 but i just layed it away on price hold until i could do more research on it. #1 bad thing about this shotgun is it's too hard to find accessories for it even though its a clone of the winchester 1300 that has been discontinued and you have to do some searching for upgrades.#2 there is not much information or videos out there about this gun to make me feel comfortable. #3 this is the 8th time that i've heard the exact same problems with the 4 spot welds on the pump action and they all happend under 200 rounds. there is a video on youtube with 2 guys reviewing the 320 & 350 and the exact same thing happen to both of their guns under 200 rounds. the video is titled "savage stevens 12 gauge dissapointment" video by "theRGreviews". they even show you how the pump action just rolls around unattached after the failure. too bad because the savage stevens 320 looks awsome! but I don't want to show it off to the person trying to break n my house and get his opinion of it fit and finish, i want to make big parts of him dissapear! im not buying for fun, i'm buying for protection and with that being said I think i will spend a little more money and get the all mighty -mossburg 500- HOO-RAHH. i knew it was too good to be true.

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For $200 I'd probably rather have a used 500 or a new maverick 88.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:57 PM
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I just. Picked up the 320 yesterday at ****s sporting goods.
Haven't had a change to shoot it yet, but it seems very solid and the action works very smooth.
I paid $220, a little more than at a gun shop but I saved on gas and they had a great deal on ammo.
Let me know your thoughts after shooting it more.
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Hope it shoots as good as it feels
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I'm a lefty and I want one like the Stevens 350 that ejects from the bottom.
As to quality control, I think it's hit or miss. I've read reviews with no problems, other than having to clean it well before use.
And a lesser amount of reviews had issues with quality.

What options in 12 gauge are there for lefties...? That won't break the bank.
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have you had a chance to fire yet? am seriously thinking about gtting one bad have heard some problems about feed/ejection.
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Put another 100 rds through the gun, gave it a thorough cleaning. Not a single problem with the gun, action is smooth. Also its a badass looking gun. I would say recoil is a little stiff, but im not used to shooting shotguns much. I would recommend this to anyone. You cant beat the price for a pistol grip security shotgun.
Have you fired it since jan 2012 and if so, ho did it perform? am seriously thinking about gtting one but have heard some problems about feed/ejection.
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so do the 1300 parts fit it
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For the money a used 870, Mossberg 500 or new Maverick 88 gives ypu peace of mind in.knowing you have a dependable gun with a proven track record.

You get what you pay for these days. The Maverick 88 is,the one proven budget priced shotgun.
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I have the stevens 320 pistol grip with bead sight. I was wondering if any one knows of a barrel shield that will fit the 18 1/2" barrel.
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