Weatherby’s PA-459 pump shotgun comes in 12 gauge, weighs 6.5 pounds and measures 40 inches in overall length. Its short length of pull allows quick shoulder mounting and fast target acquisition.
Other key features include a black lightweight injection-molded stock, and a matte black finish on all metalwork to reduce glare. The rubber-textured grip area and a low-density recoil pad help minimize felt recoil. An extended forend and slide release allows quick and easy function of the action. The forend has an integral Picatinny rail for accessories such as lights.
Constructed of aircraft-grade alloys to reduce overall weight without compromising strength, the CNC-machined receiver is designed to improve the balance of the shotgun for better handling. A mil-spec Picatinny rail is installed on the action for mounting sights and lights. The rail has a rugged clamp-style LPA ghost ring rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation. Magazine capacity is four 3-inch rounds or five 2 ¾-inch rounds.
The shotgun’s 19-inch barrel is chrome lined to withstand years of high-volume shooting. It is fitted with a .810-inch-1mm extended and ported cylinder choke tube for application-specific patterning. The barrel has a blade front sight with a fiber optic pin for quick target acquisition. MSRP is $469. For more information on Weatherby, visit www.weatherby.com.