Gun Report

CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520 Pump-Action 12 Gauge

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The lack of quality sights and more punishing recoil because of its light frame were the reasons we gave the 612HD a slightly lower grade than the other shotguns.

CZ Model 612 Home Defense No. 06520 Pump-Action 12 Gauge

Gun Details

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

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The hardest to see on a target of all the test models, this plain black ramp front sight did not provide a very good sight picture and may have been part of the reason patterning performance was the poorest of all the shotguns in the test.
Although it was functionally sound and performed appropriately, the plain receiver and standard checkering on the pistol grip were considered a little too bland for our tastes.
A standard black synthetic forearm that is no different than the forearm on a field gun made the CZ a little harder to hold and control during rapid fire. However, these features were favored by test team members interested in a self defense shotgun that could be converted to a field gun with the simple swapping out of barrels.

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