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Frst Look: SDS Tokarev 20 Gauge Shotguns

SDS Imports has just unveiled two new Tokarev TX3 20 gauge pump action shotgun models, the Tokarev TX3 20HDA1 and the Tokarev TX3 20HDMA1, with either an anodized matte black or a marine finish. The classically styled and manually actuated pump action Tokarev TX3 series are outfitted with a 18.5 inch barrel that is threaded for Benelli pattern chokes. The 18.5 inch barrel on these shotguns means they are ideally suited for security and home defense.

The Tokarev USA TX3 series shotguns are also compatible with Mossberg 500/590 furniture. They also include a heat shield/barrel shroud. The ghost-ring rear sight is equipped with a section of Picatinny rail to make mounting optics easy while the front sight sits on a pedestal with a proper height clearance that avoids some of the point of aim and point of impact issues that befall similar shotguns with a bead only sight. While the original variants are available in 12-gauge, these new 20-gauge variants offer lighter recoil options for shooters who are more sensitive to recoil or who simply prefer the 20-gauge shotshell.

Tokarev USA TX3 20HDA1 and TX3 20HDMA1 Specifications:

  • Action: Pump Action
  • Caliber: 20-gauge
  • Furniture: Turkish walnut
  • Chamber Length: 3-inch
  • Receiver: Aluminum, nickel-finish for TX3 20HDMA1 and matte-finish for TX3 20HDA1
  • Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
  • Barrel Finish: Nickel for TX3 20HDMA1 and matte black for TX3 20HDA1
  • Sights: Adjustable ghost ring rear sight, fiber optic front sight
  • Chokes: Cylinder, Modified and Full, comes with Choke Wrench, will accept Benelli choke tubes
  • Optic Compatibility: Picatinny rail
  • Magazine Capacity: 4×3-inch shells or 5×2.75-inch shells
  • Overall Length: 38.25inches
  • Length of Pull: 13.5 inches
  • Height: 8.44inches
  • Width: 1.91 inches
  • Drop at Heel: 2 inches
  • Weight: 6 pounds, 14 ounces
  • Sling Compatibility: Yes, sling studs

MSRP for the nickel-finish, marine-ready version is $329.99, and the matte black version MSRP is $339.99. Please visit tokarevusa.com to learn more about these shotguns or other products from Tokarev USA.

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