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Hi-Standard Riot shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by husker67, Dec 5, 2005.

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  1. husker67

    husker67 Member

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    Just looked over an older (60's vintage) Hi-Standard 12 ga. Riot model...
    What are you opinions of this weapon? Price is $150.00 -- just wondering what reliability might be, general reputation...

    Thanks, Dave
     
  2. Gordon

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    The fliteking riot is a great gun! No acessories available so what you get is what you got!. These guns had a great reputation in those years. My friend has one I bought for him , like new, from a police auction for $150,10 years ago. It is a great shotgun!:)
     
  3. Larry Ashcraft

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    The shotgun I learned on was a J.C. Higgins model 20 (IIRC), made by High Standard as the model 200 (IIRC).

    Super slick action, reliable except for maybe some extractor issues. We had trouble with ours after many rounds, and I've heard of others with the same problem. I'm sure that is easily correctable though.

    I have one now, that I picked up at an estate sale. Haven't fired it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    Hold the gun barrel up and depress the slide release. The slide should drop of its own weight, that is a slick action!
     
  4. husker67

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    Thanks Guys!

    Think that settles it, will return tomorrow and get a Hi-Standard Riot--

    Thank you for your comments and information.

    Best,

    Dave:)
     
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    The department I worked on had High Standard riot guns in the cruisers . They worked just fine and I would recomend them.
     
  6. Moonclip

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    I think it was the first riot pump available from the factory with an extended mag tube. They have a slick action too. I've only really ever seen or messed with the JC Higgins type High Standards though. I've heard these guns have some durabilty issues but I have not seen or fired enough rounds out of one to say if thats just BS or not. For $150 I'd maybe go for it.
     
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    The Sheriffs Office I worked for has two High Standard Riot Shotguns, and to my knowledge they are still there in front line service.

    They are solid and reliable...buy it if you haven't already.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    If I remember correctly Steve McQueen used a High Standard riot gun in the movie "The Getaway."
    Ali McGraw, yum!
     
  9. Moonclip

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    I do believe it was a High Standard. The newer Alec Baldwin version has some nice weaponry too like a Benelli and a Colt Python like in the original. Kim Basinger is'nt too bad either.
     
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    My High Standard Model K-120 is marked Riot 18-7 and was once the property of the Mobridge Police Dept in South Dakota .

    This one sports rifle type sights and is factory drilled & tapped to take a rear peep if desired. It is the second one of these I have owned , the first sporting a plain bead in front. Either set-up works well and the gun is one of my favorite shotgun actions. It's operation is about as easy/slick as they get and like mentioned, most will drop completely open when held straight up and the action release button pushed.

    The internals are simular to the Mossberg 500 shotgun and removal of the trigger group and internals for cleaning is pretty much the same. They are 2&3/4 inch chambered which is no problem in my opinion and a very good shotgun overall.
     
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    The difference between it and the Mossberg is the earlier HighStandards had a steel reciever and a beefy cartridge lifter and stops, unlike the early Mossy 500s. I think the later (and certainly the 590) adressed the cheesy lifter and stop problems.
     
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