Gun Report

Valtro Model PM5 Versione Calcio Plastica 12-Gauge 3-inch

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This is a good choice, but it should be compared against similar tube-fed pumps for self-defense use.

Valtro Model PM5 Versione Calcio Plastica 12-Gauge 3-inch

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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Extra-cost Valtro accessories include a folding stock ($79), a conventional rifle stock with rubber buttpad ($39), and screw-on chokes.
The metal Valtro magazine fed rounds into the chamber positively. The clip held seven shotshells (right). A big metal tab on the front of the magazine (top far right, arrow) caught in the mag well securely, and the feed ramp slid rounds home (arrow, bottom right)
Even shooting light loads with the Valtro earned us a face-slap or two with the stock. The other stocks might have been easier on the shooter's shoulder, since they both had rubber buttpads. Despite the recoil, the grip made the gun easy to control.
One of the Valtro's nice features was built in sling swivels on the front (shown) and rear.
We liked these controls. From left to right are the safety, the action release, and the magazine release. All were easy to operate, even in the dark.

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