Gun Report

Weatherby PA-459 TR No. PA4591219PGM 12 Gauge, $499 (Grade B- June 2015)

Coming in slightly behind the other self-defense shotgun in this test, this pump action still performed well with only minor flaws in handling and accuracy. But it cost more, so we canít recommend it when there are better, less expensive options.

Weatherby PA-459 TR No. PA4591219PGM 12 Gauge, $499 (Grade B- June 2015)

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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Measuring exactly 12 inches long, the Weatherby forearm was a just a little bulky for our tastes, and did not function quite as smoothly as the CZ 612ís, our shooters said.
A larger and textured action release allowed for easy loading and unloading of the firearm. This was a nice extra on this self-defense firearm.
We appreciated the feel and size of the full-length rubberized pistol grip on the Weatherby. However, even with the better grip, we experienced more shoulder shock when firing heavy loads than with the other shotgun. In the home-defense scenario, the Weatherby was a tad bit quicker in the speed run, so you pick your poison.