"Forward assist" on pump shotgun?


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gunnutery
February 22, 2012, 10:45 PM
Has anyone tried to put a spring on their magazine tube in an effort to make a more positive forward action? I think the Spas 12 had something like that but has anyone ever tried it on a more common shotgun like a 870 or a mossberg 500?

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TurtlePhish
February 22, 2012, 10:48 PM
That sounds like it could create problems with accidental short-shucking if your hand slipped or something.

SHR970
February 22, 2012, 10:54 PM
More junk to go wrong; a little practice goes a long way. Going forward isn't where most people go wrong, it's short stroking the action where the most trouble occurs. Why add something that will more than likely add to that problem?

gunsandreligion
February 22, 2012, 11:20 PM
I have a feeling that something to assist it backward would be better. Such a design that actually worked would probably put it in a cheaper auto's price range, so it wouldn't be worth it for most people. But it would be interesting to see one made.

Fred Fuller
February 22, 2012, 11:32 PM
Eat your spinach (I'm telling my age, Popeye) and pump it like you borrowed it...

kozak6
February 23, 2012, 03:07 AM
I have a feeling that something to assist it backward would be better. Such a design that actually worked would probably put it in a cheaper auto's price range, so it wouldn't be worth it for most people. But it would be interesting to see one made.

Winchester was able to do so affordably with their "Speed Pump" feature.

HiWayMan
February 23, 2012, 07:17 AM
Eat your spinach (I'm telling my age, Popeye) and pump it like you borrowed it...


^^^This^^^

This is one of those few times in life when brute force is a good thing. Take advantage of it.

Dave McCracken
February 23, 2012, 04:44 PM
I've never been considered fast, but I'm a blur when I pump.

50K plus repetitions will do that....

evan price
February 23, 2012, 05:53 PM
Rack that sunofagun like you want to rip the fore-end off. Problem solved.

spazzymcgee
February 23, 2012, 07:04 PM
The TriStar Cobra has the feature that you speak of. There's constant forward spring tension on the pump, and when pulled to the rear and released, the pump flies forward and completes the action.

Walking Dead
February 23, 2012, 07:08 PM
The TriStar Cobra has the feature that you speak of. There's constant forward spring tension on the pump, and when pulled to the rear and released, the pump flies forward and completes the action.
I have that TriStar and it works pretty dang good too.

kbbailey
February 23, 2012, 10:11 PM
Has anyone tried to put a spring on their magazine tube in an effort to make a more positive forward action

like an automatic??

gunnutery
February 23, 2012, 10:31 PM
I usually subscribe to the theory of "keep it simple stupid" but for some reason I remembered seeing it done somewhere and wondered how much it helped. I hadn't thought of the possibility of short stroking it.

Thanks for the replies.

Virginian
February 24, 2012, 01:02 AM
They already make an assisted - in both directions - pump. It's called a semi automatic.

osprey176
February 24, 2012, 01:27 AM
My left hand IS a foward assist,

wetley49
February 24, 2012, 06:51 PM
I have a feeling that something to assist it backward would be better. Such a design that actually worked would probably put it in a cheaper auto's price range, so it wouldn't be worth it for most people. But it would be interesting to see one made.

Shoot a big enough turkey load and you won't need a backwards assist

jpwilly
February 25, 2012, 08:57 AM
They already make an assisted - in both directions - pump. It's called a semi automatic.

You beat me to it!

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