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Posted: 9/11/2010 1:14:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 1:15:01 PM EDT by M4-AK]
Should a pump shotgun forend begin to move as soon as you pull the trigger, or should there be a slight hitch to it? As this question pertains to dry firing and not real firing, it may be an irrelevent question. My 500 has a hitch as if to unlock something, but my Maverick will move with my hand on the pump immediately upon trigger pull?

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:15:57 PM EDT
yes
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:22:34 PM EDT
Depends on the design of the shotgun. Winchesters unlock upon firing and they have advertised that as their "speed pump" features. Other brands/models funtion differently.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:02:21 PM EDT
I think most pumps have a hitch. Something stays engaged after hammer fall until recoil, or the pump is jostled to remove a bump stop from out of engagement. I don't believe that you should be able to pull on the handle as hard as possible with an empty gun, pull the trigger and get movement backwards.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:16:33 PM EDT
My Mossberg comes out of battery if I shoot 3" shells.
I have an old High Standard that I can slam fire if I hold the trigger while pumping the action.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:26:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
My Mossberg comes out of battery if I shoot 3" shells.
I have an old High Standard that I can slam fire if I hold the trigger while pumping the action.


Your HS does not have a disconnector and that is how it is supposed to function. Older Ithacas and Winchesters did the same thing.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:33:15 PM EDT
My win 1300 unlocks after the shot, my mossberg not so much but it don't take much to get it going.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:51:58 PM EDT
Pumps SHOULDN'T have a hitch but most of them do. Makes it just a little bit harder to shuck em' quick
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:57:04 PM EDT
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