Gun Report

IAC (Norinco) Wild Bunch Shotgun 12 Gauge

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The Model 97 copy is an iconic design that has much appeal to those with a sense of history and emotional attachment. We found the shotgun reliable, save for an odd malfunction. Tactically, the design leaves some other shotguns in the dirt. It is fast to load and even faster to empty the magazine by simply holding the trigger as you pump the action. While the Wild Bunch shotgun is a formidable home defender, its idiosyncrasies in handling and design put it in second place.

IAC (Norinco) Wild Bunch Shotgun 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
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There was a single, rather odd malfunction in the Wild Bunch shotgun. A shell flipped back into the chamber backwards. Couldn’t duplicate it if we tried.
One rater was cut by the bolt. With scars on his knuckles and defensive knife wounds he simply added another honor.
The Wild Bunch shotgun features a generous ejection port. It wasn’t difficult to drop a shell into the massive ejection port during tactical drills.

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