Gun Report

Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $270 (Grade A)

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While the shotgun was the least expensive of the group, we could find no fault in its ability to serve as an effective selfdefense tool.

Stevens Model 320 Home Defense No. 19495 Pump-Action 12 Gauge, $270 (Grade A)

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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A no-frills, basic stock on the Stevens provided good recoil relief while the grooved full length pistol grip was not as deep as the Benelli, but allowed for a steady and secure hold during our range tests.
The extra long forearm featuring grooved ridges was nearly identical to the one on the higher priced Benelli and offered comfortable and effective control of the firearm during shooting tests.
Very clear and visible, we preferred the Ghost Ring sight set up on the Stevens over all of the other test models and found it helped allow for very good patterning performance.
The much smaller action release lever on the back of the Stevens trigger guard, compared with the other test shotguns, caused us a little concern at first, but we encountered no problems when engaging the button during our firing tests.

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