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Old 05-06-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Winchester SXP Defender 12ga?

Anyone own one of these Winchester SXP shotguns? I found one at a LGS in Alabama and was very surprised to see it was "New" and seemed to be well made. It had rod on each side of the pump action making it sturdy. I would have liked it better if it had been a little darker brown, it was very light tan instead of flat dark earth, but that could be changed. I thought it might make a good hide out "house" gun, even the wife could use it. Holds 5+1. It was a little gaudy but I had no problem seeing the green glow front sight.
I was really surprised to see the price was only $316.00.
Then I was a little disappointed to see it was made in Turkey.
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WINCHESTER SXP DESERT DEFENDER 12 GA 18? PUMP NIB : Pump Action Shotguns at GunBroker.com
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That's around the going price for them Arland...$319 @ Buds

WGUN 512311395 SXP DES DEF 12 18 ** $319.00 SHIPS FREE

This one caught my eye for a few dollars cheaper...

Winchester 512252395 Super X Defender 5+1 3" 12ga 18" $295.00 SHIPS FREE
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MSRP is $379.00, if Winchester is warrantying the gun then I wouldn't worry about it. I know that there have been some fine S/S and O/U shotguns coming out of Turkey for very reasonable prices.
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
That's around the going price for them Arland...$319 @ Buds

WGUN 512311395 SXP DES DEF 12 18 ** $319.00 SHIPS FREE

This one caught my eye for a few dollars cheaper...

Winchester 512252395 Super X Defender 5+1 3" 12ga 18" $295.00 SHIPS FREE
Looks almost identical, except for FDE color.

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MSRP is $379.00, if Winchester is warrantying the gun then I wouldn't worry about it. I know that there have been some fine S/S and O/U shotguns coming out of Turkey for very reasonable prices.
Thanks Chuck didn't know the MSRP. I have Dad's old Model 12.
I almost impulse bought that bad boy last Saturday but held back cause I had no idea it was made in Turkey.
I didn't really need it but thought it would make an inexpensive "hide out" home defense gun.
I will check it and other makers.
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I guy I work with has the SXP Extreme Defender which is basically the same gun with pistol grip. It has been 100% reliable with target loads, buckshot and slugs. I've held it and I really liked the way it felt. I like it a lot. It's made in Turkey.
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I like that sharp, my old 1980's Winchester Defender has been my home defense shotgun for over two decades. I added a folding stock(to make it a little more compact) and a mag extension for a couple more rounds, but besides that I left it alone. It's got the smoothest, fastest pump action I've found on a shotgun.
As far as shotguns go I've also got a O/U Winchester, Beretta semi-auto, a Turkish semi-auto and a Mossberg pump. All are good reliable shotguns, but that Winchester pump is still my go to.
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