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"Forward assist" on pump shotgun?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by gunnutery, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. gunnutery

    gunnutery Member

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    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?
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    That sounds like it could create problems with accidental short-shucking if your hand slipped or something.
     
  3. SHR970

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    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?
     
  4. gunsandreligion

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    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.
     
  5. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    Eat your spinach (I'm telling my age, Popeye) and pump it like you borrowed it...
     
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    Winchester was able to do so affordably with their "Speed Pump" feature.
     
  7. HiWayMan

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    ^^^This^^^

    This is one of those few times in life when brute force is a good thing. Take advantage of it.
     
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    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    I've never been considered fast, but I'm a blur when I pump.

    50K plus repetitions will do that....
     
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    Rack that sunofagun like you want to rip the fore-end off. Problem solved.
     
  10. spazzymcgee

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    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.
     
  11. Walking Dead

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    I have that TriStar and it works pretty dang good too.
     
  12. Armored farmer

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    like an automatic??
     
  13. gunnutery

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    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.
     
  14. Virginian

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    They already make an assisted - in both directions - pump. It's called a semi automatic.
     
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    My left hand IS a foward assist,
     
  16. wetley49

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    Shoot a big enough turkey load and you won't need a backwards assist
     
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    You beat me to it!
     
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