Winchester Repeating Arms has been a standard name in firearms since the close of the Civil War, and the famous Winchester Model 12 was the gold standard of American shotguns for decades. Now, Winchester has released two new pump-action models that are designed for defense use. These new Super-X Pump (SXP) Shotguns come in both 12 and 20 gauge.
Cha-Chunk: The Sound of Solid Defense from New Winchester Super X Pump Shotguns
Winchester Repeating Arms has a long history of producing defensive shotguns all the way back to the First World War. In close situations, nothing beats a reliable pump action shotgun for defense. Besides that, the “cha-chunk” sound of a live round being loaded in to the chamber of a pump-action shotgun is a sound no criminal wants to hear.
The new SXP Shadow Defender (black matte finish) and SXP Shadow Marine Defender (matte hard chrome plating) pump shotguns from Winchester Repeating Arms feature synthetic pistol grip stocks with textured gripping surfaces. Each is supplied with two length of pull spacers to adjust the shotgun to fit the owner perfectly, and two interchangeable comb pieces that enable them to dial in eye to optic alignment. A ribbed tactical forearm gives a firm grip for optimum control.
Both Super X Pump models are offered in 12 gauge and 20 gauge with 3″ chamber. Alloy receivers are drilled and tapped for bases and rings. The SXP Shadow Marine Defender model features matte hard chrome plating on the barrel, magazine tube and slide arms for added resistance to wear and the elements. The SXP Shadow Defender 12 gauge has a suggested retail price of $449.99 and the 20 gauge version for $469.99. The SXP Shadow Marine Defender 12 gauge has a suggested retail price of $499.99 and the 20 gauge version has a suggested retail price of $519.99. Barrel length for all models is 18″. A cylinder choke tube is supplied.
- Synthetic pistol grip Stock with textured gripping surfaces
- Two interchangeable comb pieces
- Two interchangeable length of pull spacers
- Ribbed tactical forearm
- Hard chrome-plated chamber and bore
- Invector-Plus cylinder choke tube
- 3″ chamber
- Black chrome protection on bolt and other components
- Removable TRUGLO fiber-optic front sight plus brass front bead
- Alloy receiver
- Rotary bolt
- Crossbolt safety
- Inflex Technology Recoil Pad
SXP Shadow Defender
The new Shadow Defender takes the Defender name into a new era of performance. The special stock design offers superb control. The interchangeable comb pieces let you get a perfect fit for the type of sighting system you choose. The forward Picatinny accessory rail is ideal for mounting a flashlight. The Shadow Defender was originally a SHOT Show special, but popular demand moved it to an in-line status. The features set makes this an efficient system for home protection or when in dangerous game country.
SXP Shadow Marine Defender
The Shadow Marine Defender is the most advanced version of the popular Marine Defender line. Originally conceived for protection for coast bear hunters and seafaring boaters, Everything is designed to protect against the elements while protecting you. The hard chromed plating on major exterior surface and the hard chrome-plated bore make it able to stand up to wet conditions and offer extra protection in salty environments. Versatile under real use in the field. Yes, this SXP has a specific design purpose, but it also is ready to provide meals around camp with the use of its Invector-Plus interchangeable choke system.