Remington’s Pump Action 870 is the go-to shotgun for many members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentia. Less discussed but equally respected (in some quarters): the Winchester SXP. What with its inertia-assisted slide-action and all, Winchester claims the SXP’s the world’s fastest pump action shotgun. Just don’t short-stroke it. Or tell Benelli. The SXP owes much of its success to its price: $400. Triskaidekaphobics will not be well pleased, but Winchester’s just added another model to the SXP line-up: the kinky sounding SXP Pump Marine Defender. Also $400. [Press release after the jump.] It’s just like the $579 Extreme Marine Defender—without the pistol grip, adjustable stock and Picatinny rail. I’m a Kiwi when it comes to shotguns (I like the all blacks). But the ship has come in for chrome-crazed boaters looking to fend off pirates or end a Great White’s Jaws imitation, who don’t fancy paying Remington $870 for their [my Mama says I’ve got a] Special Purpose Marine Magnum . . .
The new Super X Pump Marine Defender from Winchester Repeating Arms is ready for any weather while on the water, for home protection and competition shooting.
The SXP Marine Defender features an inertia-assisted action for faster cycling of shells. Matte Hard Chrome Plating on the barrel and magazine tube offers excellent protection against the elements. A drop out trigger group allows for easy cleaning.
The Super X Pump has an 18″ barrel and uses the Invector-Plus choke system. A cylinder choke is installed, allowing the SXP to shoot anything from slugs to buck shot. The magazine holds a total of five shells and a removable TruGlo fiber-optic front sight is included.
The Super X Pump is drilled and tapped for scope bases. For better handling in all weather conditions, a tactical ribbed forearm gives you more control. The Synthetic stock also features a textured gripping surfaces and has an Inflex Technology Recoil Pad.
Suggested Retail Price is $399.99.