Escort Releases Aimguard, BM12, MPA, and Raider Shotguns


Four new Escort shotguns strike gold.

Bentonville, AR (August 19, 2019) – For personal security, no firearm is more versatile than the shotgun, and Escort has four excellent options: Aimguard, BM12, MPA, and Raider. Perfect for personal defense and security, these shotguns offer shooters a wide range of options to meet every application. 

The Aimguard is available in 12- or 20-gauge chambering in 3-inch magnum with a pump action for rugged dependability. The 18-inch, proof-tested barrel is designed with a fixed cylinder choke for use with slugs or shot and features an oxidation-proof design. With an advanced polymer synthetic stock and a black anodized receiver, the Aimguard is built to perform in the harshest conditions. Spacer shims give the shotgun a fully customizable fit, and at 38 inches long and 6.4 or 5.5 pounds (12 or 20 gauge) the Aimguard is highly maneuverable. With a 5+1 capacity, it is also ready for any home defense or security scenario.

Escort’s BM12 is a 12 gauge tactically enhanced pump shotgun that utilizes a polymer pistol grip stock and detachable box magazine with a five-shot capacity. The BM12 comes with a ghost ring rear sight and fiber optic front sight, as well as a Picatinny rail on the upper receiver for optics mounting. Three rails adorn the forend, making it easy to install lights, lasers, and other accessories. The BM12 is designed with a cross-button safety and a slot for two shells in the side of the buttstock.

While it shares the same pistol grip stock as the BM12, the semi-automatic MPA utilizes Hatsan’s Fast Loading System and Smart Valve Piston for smooth operation.  The Fast Loading System allows for one-handed loading by way of the shell carrier’s integrated release button, which also doubles as the bolt release. Hatsan’s Smart Valve Piston utilizes a self-regulating gas piston that can cycle both 2 ¾” and 3″ shells without the need for any user adjustments. The tubular magazine design allows for 5+1 capacity, with a two-shell holder in the side of the buttstock. A Picatinny accessory rail sits at the six o’clock position on the forend, while a soft rubber buttpad makes for exceptional recoil absorption. 

The Raider features the same semi-automatic operation as the MPA but is designed to use a removable 5-shot box magazine instead.  The Raider is available in 12- or 20-gauge, with the 12-gauge also available dipped in A-TACS Tactical Camo. Overall length is 40.3 inches, with an overall weight of 8.6 pounds (12 gauge) or 7.7 pounds (20 gauge).

Features:

  • Oxidation proof, chrome-plated barrel
  • Advanced polymer synthetic stock
  • Manual cross-button safety
  • Fiber optic front sight
  • Fixed cylinder choke
  • Anodized aircraft alloy receiver

Aimguard Specifications:

  • 12- or 20- gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2 ¾ in. and 3 in. shells
  • Pump action
  • 5+1 shell capacity
  • Open fiber optic front sight
  • Soft rubber buttpad
  • Mounted sling studs
  • Available in black or marine finish
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel
  • Overall length:  38 in.
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs. (12 GA), 5.5 lbs. (20 GA)

BM12 Specifications:

  • 12 gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2 ¾ in. and 3 in. shells
  • Pump action
  • 5+1 shell capacity with box magazine
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Barrel heat shield
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length:  40.3 in.
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs.

MPA Specifications:

  • 12 gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2 ¾ in. and 3 in. shells
  • Gas-operated semi-automatic action
  • Fast Loading System
  • Smart Valve Piston
  • 5+1 shell capacity
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length:  40 in.
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs.

Raider Specifications:

  • 12- or 20- gauge
  • 3 in. magnum chamber capable of firing 2 ¾ in. and 3 in. shells
  • Gas-operated semi-automatic action
  • Smart Valve Piston
  • 5+1 shell capacity with box magazine
  • Ghost ring rear adjustable sight with fiber optics
  • Adjustable fiber optic front sight
  • Rubber cushioned pistol grip stock
  • Two shotshell insert in buttstock
  • Fixed cylinder bore 18 in. barrel with muzzle brake
  • Overall length: 40.3 in.
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs (12 GA), 7.7 lbs (20 GA)

HatsanUSA Inc., provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Escort Shotguns, Hatsan Airguns, H&N Pellets, TactAir Fill Solutions, and Optima Optics.

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