Are you a fan of over under shotguns?
Well Black Aces Tactical has a little number you just have to see.
I got a chance to review the Black Aces Tactical Over Under Shotgun and here is what I found.
Face it when most shooters think about over under shotguns we think of longer barreled sporting weapons. When hunting in thickets those longer barrels just seem to snag every branch, weed and obstruction that can possibly be encountered. In a home defense scenario those barrels are just too long to safely navigate a home while clearing it. A longer barrel can be grabbed easily by a hidden home invader. How about a shorter 18.5″ barrel instead? Now we’re talking.
That problem has certainly been addressed by Black Aces Tactical. My good friends at Silverado Arms received in a Black Aces Tactical Over Under Shotgun in complete black finish for my next review. This walnut stocked over under shotgun chambered for up to 3″ shells proved to be a very fun review.
First off lets look at what my review subject came with. A total of five different removable Benelli Mobil style choke tubes were supplied in a handy container with a choke tube wrench. Choke tubes constrictions included were: cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and full choke. Mix and match your specific shot spread needs like a pro with this assortment. Also supplied was a bear claw grip so you can easily switch from a traditional full stock to a pistol grip if desired for close range defensive or range uses.
Taking a close look at the black finished stock it is NOT PLASTIC. Underneath that finish is a walnut wood stock and forearm. If you are not a fan of the tactical black finish you can also choose from natural walnut with black or nickel receivers. The all black coloration certainly blends in better for hunting and defensive situations in my opinion.
The checkering on the stock and forearm are all nicely done. It certainly aids in handling and gives a sure grip when hands and shotgun are wet while hunting or shooting in wet conditions. The vent rib and single sighting plane make this over under shotgun quick to get on target. The length of pull is 14.25″ and the overall weight is a light 6.7 lbs. for easy carry afield or for quick swinging in the home against ill willed invaders.
The silver trigger stands out nicely against the black finish. Automatic ejectors take care of the empties after firing.
The business end of any double barrel shotgun is always impressive. In this view you can see a cylinder choke tube along with a full choke tube in place.
The barrel selector switch is located right on the safety itself. This way quickly you can switch barrels for a different choke tube selection in a split second. The red dot on this selection denotes the top barrel will fire first and then the bottom barrel will after that initial shot. This allows the use of only the single trigger but the shooter can still select which barrel to fire first.
Range day proved to be quite a pleasure. With various shotshells I tested the Black Aces Tactical Over Under Shotgun for function. My choice of choke tubes was at both ends of the spectrum with an open cylinder bore along with a full choke selected. First off this little over under swings quick and smooth. I was impressed by the lively handling characteristics of this short stature shotgun and the quickness of two shots available on hand. The automatic ejection flung empty hulls a good eight feet on average and flawlessly. The safety is quick to move of the shooter’s thumb when a shot is needed immediately. Everything I fed the Black Aces Tactical Over Under Shotgun it ate greedily and begged for more. This little shotgun runs like a well tuned clock.
So what do I think of the Black Aces Tactical Over Under Shotgun after my hands on range time? For quick work on targets from rabbits and other game to clay pigeons it will get the job done quick. For home defense the same would certainly be true with a stout load of larger shot or buckshot. Did I mention it is a whole lot of fun too?
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