ESCORT® DF12 modern sporting shotgun

Boldly designed, loaded with smart features, the ESCORT DF12 stands out in an ever-growing world of modern shotguns. This autoloader is a sports enthusiast’s dream and is ideal for short range applications. Utilizing modern sporting rifle design and taking advantage of adaptable features, the DF12 goes beyond its potential as a mere shotgun. The 18-inch barrel includes three chokes, accommodating heavy shot and light birdshot, making it a great all-around option.

This DF12 is constructed of strong aircraft grade alloy with a total weight of 8.9 lbs. The upper and lower receivers are built with a rugged construction that is designed to take a beating. As one of ESCORT’s VTS models, this semi-auto shotgun is powered by a fuel system similar to those found on traditional autoloading shotguns, but without the added bulk of an under-barrel tube.

This 12-gauge, magazine-fed shotgun has a 3″ magnum chamber and will cycle 3″ and 2 ¾” loads without hesitation. The DF12 comes with an ESCORT standard rust resistant chrome plated drilled steel barrel. Each barrel is tested at the factory to ensure maximum strength. A muzzle cover protects the barrel and locks the forend in place, adding to the sturdiness and modularity of this shotgun platform.

Disassembly and cleaning are a breeze with the DF12. The upper and lower receivers are detachable, just like their modern sporting rifle counterparts, allowing enthusiasts to feel right at home with this shotgun. The DF12 also includes a fixed tactical stock, an integrated pistol grip and a manual trigger safety switch to ensure a safe shooting experience.

A reversible charging handle allows for ambidextrous operation and ease of use for all shooters. Picatinny rails have been meticulously designed into the upper handguard of the receiver, providing space for shooting accessories. An elevation-adjustable headrest allows for optimal sight alignment with the sights taller on the carry handle and with optional flip-up sights. ESCORT helps usher shotguns into the 21st century with conveniences that make shooting the DF12 a joy.

  • Modern sport style gas operated semi-automatic shotgun
  • Two 5-round magazines (optional 2-round magazines available)
  • 18-inch barrel for shot or slugs
  • Includes three chokes: F, IC, CYL (brake)
  • Rust resistant: chrome plated perforated steel cylinder
  • All barrels are tested.
  • Capable of firing 3 and 2 ¾ inch projectiles
  • Reversible charging handle for ambidextrous operation
  • Fixed tactical stock with integrated pistol grip
  • height adjustable comb
  • Soft rubber butt pad to absorb recoil
  • Removable upper and lower alloy receiver
  • Integrated Picatinny rails on receiver and handguard
  • Aluminum alloy handguard with 4 picatinny rails
  • Manual trigger safety switch
  • Detachable carrying handle
  • Adjustable rear sight integrated in the carrying handle
  • adjustable front sight
  • Optional flip-up front and rear sight set included
  • Angled handle included
  • sling supports
  • Rugged matte black or FDE Cerakote finish
  • capacity 5+1
  • Overall length 37.6 in.
  • 8.9 pounds

HatsanUSA is the exclusive distributor of Hatsan airguns and ESCORT firearms in the US Renowned for their precision craftsmanship and performance, Hatsan products provide an exceptional shooting experience. The brands are driven by purpose and are recognized for outstanding power, performance, reliability and value. Hatsan prides itself on its vertically integrated manufacturing process, which enables it to maintain the highest levels of quality, workmanship, and competitive advantage.

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