As modern technology is improving, ballistics, rifle platforms, and human capabilities are being pushed to their limits in a never-ending strive for perfection. With such developments being common, I like to look at them with an open mind in order to form accurate opinions. In order to give it a fair shakedown, I laid out a few categories from which I would build my opinion. These will be bolded in sections as the review continues. Upon lifting the rifle out of the box, I was pleasantly unsurprised by its weight.
The Model 20, pump action shotgun is a prime example of the excellence, ingenuity, and craftsmanship of American manufacturing in the post war years. Higgins sporting goods line, replacing it in with the Ted Williams line of products. These firearms feature finely milled receivers and internal components, proof tested barrels, robust walnut stocks, and fine blue finishes. Some variances and higher grades were finished with aluminum name plates on the toe of the stock in addition to jeweled bolts and cartridge lifters. The Model 20, for all intents and purposes, is the same as the High Standard Model and its subsequent variants. Mechanically and aesthetically, this firearm is reminiscent of the Mossberg series of shotguns, yet the design pre-dates the series which was introduction in Overall, I do believe the Model 20 is one of the best pump-action shotguns produced in post war America, and far outdoes it predecessors.
One of the most common e-mail queries I receive asks what hunting rifle I recommend. I usually reply that the most important things about any hunting rifle, and particularly a hard-kicking centerfire rifle, is that it be well made, reliable and fit the owner. The prospective owner should be able to work the controls bolt, safety, trigger, etc. Pride of ownership is also important; if you are not proud of your new rifle and appreciate owning it, you should have purchased something else.
These Speed Loaders by the techies at Maglula feature an ambidextrous design for optimal use when precious seconds count. Take your aim to the next level with the functional and reliable Maglula Mini 5. No, it will most likely not work as this loader uses the bottom of the case to load the rounds and most.