That said, with its 14 1/4″ length of pull, the P3000 worked well for my 5’6″ frame right out of the box. Friday, May 10, 2019. It has a reasonable price given the upgrades made from the M2000. For the Maverick, great gun for the money too (Under $200), but don’t call it “made in Texas”. Or wouldnt touch a USA made Glock. This pump-action shotgun from Stoeger will reliably handle any 12-gauge load from 2¾" field rounds to 3" magnums. close to desert. An inexperienced shotgunner with less than perfect technique will be in even more misery. For 3 years now most of my shooting has been with my mossberg. : What's the Difference? You may even know the Soeger M3000. Widely recognized as a superior choice for defending home and property, the Stoeger Freedom Series offers extended magazines for increased capacity while being 922R compliant. Introduced last year, the Turkish-made P3000 has a 28-inch barrel that makes it … I’ve had 870s and a Browning BPS for pump shotguns. by Jay Grazio - Housed within a plastic trigger guard (which is big enough for gloved shooting), the P3000’s bangswitch breaks cleanly (if a little heavily) with zero take-up. And no tool marks inside the receiver. Introduced last year, the Turkish-made P3000 has a 28-inch barrel that makes it a good all-around choice for both birds and clays. For full disclosure, I have a P3000. Stoeger P3000 Supreme Details. For all the Mossberg lovers who claim they are indestructible, my 500A with a very low shell count broke its plastic trigger assembly. Plus, the P3000 breaks down a whole lot easier than an 870 for cleaning. Low base. 5.56 NATO vs. .223 Rem. Has it killed critters? P3000 & P3500 Bolt Rehab Kit. Disassembly is as easy as you’d want it to be. I’ve owned multiple pumps over the years. Stoeger Has Some Badass … Few of them, though, have the P3000’s Benelli/Franchi bloodline. For Mossberg fans, the 500 is a great shotgun too and critics of it made the similar claims when it was introduced, i.e., you can buy a used 870 for the same money and the forearm won’t rattle around. Or if I really want to pinch my pennies, I can get a Maverick 88 that’s essentially a budget version of an already budget-friendly gun. If you’re looking to dip your toe into the shotgun sports at a bargain price, Stoeger’s intro level pump should be top of your list. That would seem to go without saying, but not all of the P3000’s competitors can make that claim with reliability. Value: * * * * * Sometimes, though, you find a quality tool at a reasonable price, such as the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump. Never fear, the Stoeger P3000 is here. And my hunting partners say a hunt isn’t complete til I fall at least once. Both the Mossberg and this Stoeger are budget shotguns. Next probably. Our Shotgun Editor doesn’t care for them, preferring a standard stock (should you agree with him, no worries, as Stoeger offers such a model at an even lower MSRP) as opposed to your humble scribe, a fan of AR-15-style rifles in general who likes the perpendicular pistol grip for longarms. If you have a punch, you can (almost) effortlessly drop the trigger group and give it a quick spritz of CLP. This all-new shotgun from Stoeger will reliably handle any 12-gauge load from 2¾" … While I’m a tang safety kinda guy, the P3000 sports a crossbolt safety mounted just aft of the trigger. Trying to talk the wife into it. :p. I’ll shoot whatever Liberte Austin shoots, and damn well like it. With a thin fore end profile, the gun swings smooth when the hunting action starts and it’s time to shoot. The M3500 Predator/Turkey (P/T) is an inertia-operated, 7.5-pound, semi-auto shotgun with a 3½-inch chamber, 24-inch barrel and a pistol grip/hybrid buttstock. The new for 2016 Stoeger P3000 is a budget priced well made shotgun. It’s due to feature camouflage options, 26-inch barrel offerings and tactical variants, among other things. I’m dying of laughter. Long story short, if you point it and pull the trigger, it will go bang. It still works just fine. In total, nearly 200 rounds of birdshot, buckshot and slugs were run through the Stoeger without incident. This is a shotgun meant for home defense—the minimalist barrel, lack of chokes and simple front sight lock it in as a sturdy tool for defending home and hearth, not bringing down ducks or bucks. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. It feels great in the hands, and its pump action is smooth as butter. Nicely finished and goes bang every time. Length of Pull: 14.25″ If you’re someone who already own shotguns, you never know when you’ll want a spare for a friend. The finish jobs on both the barrel and receiver were good and even. I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but it wasn’t that expensive. You could probably borrow one from an accommodating buddy, but are you really going to pass up a chance to justify the purchase of a new gun? The price range varies from $600 in the US to $830 in Canada. I can testify that this Stoeger is a quality gun for the money, and it doesn’t suffer the Mossberg “rattle” either. Not really. Check Out the M3000. Yeah I got a Maverick88 on Black Friday. Did I miss something? (l.) Comfortable and cushioning, the pistol grip positions the firing hand well. Ergonomics: * * * Nothing compares to the Stoeger Model 3020’s performance and its reliability among the guns in its price range. The current manufactured 870s aren’t as smooth on the pump stroke as the BPS, the P3000 or a Benelli Nova I tried. The P3000 Supreme is an eye-catching yet completely affordable pump shotgun with a side folding stock, pistol grip and tactical features including ghost-ring sights and an … And at an MSRP of just $299, you can't argue with the statement. Gun snobbery in reverse is funny stuff. Customize this: * * Let’s just say the Stoeger’s soft rubber butt pad is a welcome addition. The Benelli SuperNova I got (which this thing looks very similar to) is great for clays. Stoeger has added a new version of the P3000 pump shotgun to their Freedom Series, which is their second offering in the pump style shotguns. Very cold. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. One of these or their budget over/under are on my to-buy list. And for the record, I’d have this Stoeger over another Mossberg any day of the week. This workmanlike smoothbore does everything a shotgun should and does it reliably, comfortably and extremely affordably. Does it get any better? The new P3500 is the big brother to Stoeger’s popular P3000 pump-action 12-gauge, but in a 3½-inch chambering. But I’m not impressed, and will not buy another. Take a closer look at the Stoeger Model 3020 by watching this video from GunCity: Stoeger 3500 Inertia Driven® System. The Chicom or Turkish shotguns are probably more durable than any Mossberg/Mavericks for less dough. Hook and Bullet at Bitburg AB in Germany had Remington 1100 for the house guns. Subscribe to our Magazines; Sign Up for Our Newsletter; Menu search Hunting Fishing Guns Gear Extra Sauce Ultimate Gear Giveaway Readers' Choice Ice Fishing Special Series Cover Photo Contest Vendors Subscribe Contact Shop Advanced. The best part: this thing shoots! I’ve never used a Stoeger. Few of them, though, have the P3000’s Benelli/Franchi bloodline. The Stoeger has quite a bit of the Benelli Nova in it’s heritage. Of course it has. Rabbits. It’s just that dependable. Specifications – Stoeger P3000 Pump Shotgun: Gauge: 12 The same people who clamor for made in USA shotguns probably choose German made SIGS over USA made ones. Stoeger P3000 Slug Barrel And 9mm Luger 100 Gr Ftx Critical Defense Lite is best in online store. This gun is a combination of quality performance and affordability. There may be … The Freedom Series is Stoeger’s bid to provide shooters with upgraded shotguns with extended magazine tubes at very competitive prices. Very hot. Well constructed and low priced guns are good to find nowdays. Sights: Red-Bar Front; MSRP: $599; Stoeger M3000 Build. It’s about as archetypal “defensive shotgun” as you can get: Short barrel, pump-action, pistol grip, black… Check, check, check. Wait, you rated it 5 stars overall, but rated it 3 stars for ergonomics and 2 stars for customization? I’m sorry, but I don’t see how you rate it 2-3 stars in 2 of 5 specified categories, and then give it a 5 star rating to finish with. I have the stroeger in semi auto form and it’s a good gun. Crows. This is no safe queen this is a working shotgun you can carry in your truck or use for many types of hunting. Barrel Length: 28″ Pistol grips on shotguns—when paired with a full stock—are a matter of contention. EZ to trick out. You’d have to have a gunsmith do that. Let me tell you about my mossberg 500. This shotgun will reliably handle any load from 2-3/4" to 3" magnums. Nope. Stoeger 3500 Video Review. If I’m gonna loan someone a “budget” pump, I’m going to loan them a Maverick 88 or Mossberg 500. The P3000 is a bargain gun that’s worth every penny. Authorities Issue Multiple Warnings on Concealed Carry Text Message Scam, First Look: Masterpiece Arms DS9 Hybrid Pistol, Shooting Illustrated 2021 Golden Bullseye and Pioneer Awards Announced, Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, I Carry: Top Five "I Carry" Videos of 2020, Review: Rival Arms 10/22 Precision Chassis System, © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Take a closer look at the Stoeger Model 3000 by watching this video: And I don’t clean it. The P3000 comes with an improved cylinder choke rather than a full set of chokes as many more expensive shotguns come with. (Go back further and the same thing was said about the 870 compared to the Winchester Model 12.). Every time. Mountains. (ctr.) The controls on the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump are intuitive and easy to manipulate, with the slide release just ahead of the trigger and actuated by simply extending the trigger finger straight out and up. All this rah rah “buy USA” stuff is amusing. Furniture is utilitarian polymer (although the pistol grip is molded, comfortable and has some recoil-mitigating capability) and finish is a plain black over anodized aluminum. short and long shells. I mounted a rail on top. Seams in the synthetic stock were smooth, without flashing. Bottom line, the P3000 fits a price point and fills a need I have for a rough duty, reliable, field shotgun. I could go on. The recoil mitigation stuff they do seems to work. But when my mossberg gives it up, I’ll go to big 5 and get another. Stoeger Industries, Inc., a corporation beneath the extensive Beretta Holding S.p.A. umbrella of companies, has imported Turkish-made, semi-automatic shotguns since 2001, when the 3\"-chambered, 12-ga. M2000 was introduced. The Stoeger M3500 is a semi-automatic, inertia-action shotgun produced in Turkey. MSRP: $299, sometimes less via Brownells Your email address will not be published. Have fun tuning those cartridge stops and cartridge interrupters on that 500. Not a lot of people do, but serious shotgun fans might know more than the average pistol-slinger. But that’s part of the price you don’t pay for an ultra-affordable entry-level smoothbore like the P3000. The P3000’s relative lightness of being means there’s less mass to soak up that jolt. Have picked up a shotgun since. The warranty covers defects, not damage to due drops. There’s a world of Mobilchokes out there to let you shoot everything from skeet to geese to turkey. Yeah, the Mossberg is a decent bang for the buck, but not worth all the hupla if you ask me… Clunky slides, horrible barrel port design (newer model) for the fella standing next to you in the field, and yes, even a few misfires and jams from a newer model (yes, I cleaned it). The Stoeger falls easily into this category, as the P3000 turned out to be as reliable as a hammer: You pick it up, and it just plain works. On the trap or skeet range, you will by paying for this decision with the pain in your shoulder after about the third box of shells. If you’re into your guns in a big way, then you may well be familiar with Stoeger Industries. This friend invites you on your first duck hunt. Stoeger M3000 SPECS. But the P3000’s not drilled and tapped in case you were considering mounting an optic. Being a lefty I got used to the shells flying across my face pretty quickly. But there is a sporting clays place not far from where we live now. Before we begin, I recommend catching a glimpse of our review of the M3500 and the entire Stoeger Industries Company. It’s much nicer to shoot all day than the expensive Beretta break open clay guns they rent at my range. The controls on the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump are intuitive and easy to manipulate, with the slide release just ahead of the trigger and actuated by simply extending the trigger finger straight out and up. And it’s a tad front-heavy. If you’re in my camp, you’ll appreciate this model, especially with the abundant recoil mitigation provided by the ample buttpad. Wallet-friendly is the term Stoeger is using to describe its new P3000 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Stoeger’s “Freedom Series” is its line of 12-gauge semi-autos and pump-action shotguns with extended magazine tubes. The P3000 Freedom Series Defense from Stoeger ups the ante for the P3000 series. That was the first time I ever fire a shotgun. At the same time, you don’t know if shotgun sports will float your ballistic boat; you don’t want to sink a bunch of disposable income into a firearm you may not use much. Overall Length: 49.5″ A Comprehensive Review of the Stoeger M3000. One problem: you don’t own a shotgun. After breaking lot of clays, I put the P3000 in the capable hands of Liberte Austin who shot five-stand with it as well as dove hunt. Shotguns like this are meant for hunting, where you carry it a lot and shoot it a little. Need SOME kind of long gun. Here’s a review of a field grade, pump shotgun that runs $250 ($209 on sale at my LGS) which actually works, but the criticisms are it’s not made in the USA (Neither is a Browning Citori, but you won’t find much criticism of that gun), isn’t as good as a used, Mossberg 500 and you can get the “Made in Texas” Maverick 88 (Actually assembled in Texas from parts made further south) for less. With a price ranging from $599-$649, you can never go wrong with this shotgun. Hornady’s excellent Critical Defense 00 buckshot patterned well at 10 yards, leaving a dessert-plate-size hole wherever the front sight was pointed. You takes what you gets. A quick look tells you this is a no-frills shotgun: There’s a simple black blade for a front sight and no rear sight—not terribly surprising on a shotgun. Unscrew the end cap, slip off the barrel, slide the fore-end down the magazine and you’ve got access to the P3000’s rails and rotating bolt for easy cleaning. If you want a cheapo shotgun thats built like a tank, get a Chicom made Hawk or Norinco. (r.) Located underneath the P3000, the loading gate allows rapid recharging. Having some choices in the budget shotgun market is great. On the range, the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump was, to put it bluntly, boring. Overall: * * * * * It’s dipped in Mossy Oak’s Overwatch camo, the official camo pattern of the NRA. Nice gun. The Stoeger P3000 is a nice looking gun with sleek lines and good handling. For a sub-$300 shotgun, the P3000 is excellent…it does everything it was intended to do and does it well. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. A few 500’s, even a Western Field, and a couple of 870’s to name a few. Reliability: * * * * * Does this also have a rail mount holes? I’ve knocked some rust off the barrel but I don’t clean it. Get the Shooting Illustrated Reloaded newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Shotgun review by someone who has never owned a shotgun before??? In this case, “boring” means you won’t experience that loud click when you really need a louder bang, which is exactly what you should strive for and practice toward in your scattergun pursuits. Obviously, that limited me pretty much to used guns. It features a blade front sight, cylinder fixed choke, and award winning value. Mass is your friend, and a gun that is customized to fit your body will make the clay sports pleasant, rather than painful. Though only a single model was available at the time of this review, Stoeger rolled out an expanded P3000 line at SHOT Show 2017. Its lightweight stock allows for all-day use without feeling fatigued. Stoeger M3000; Caliber: 12 Gauge; Capacity: 5+1; Barrel Length: 26” Overall Length: 47.75” Length of Pull: 14-3/8” Finish: Black Synthetic; Weight: 7.4 lbs. Why are you mad that someone wrote a review about something other than a dumb old Mossberg? The precision-machined, anodized-aluminum receiver has a rotary bolt that increases strength and ensures flawless feeding and extraction. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Keeping one in your safe to loan to a friend for a day of fun in the field is handy and convenient. It’s not going to be as well finished as a USA shotgun that costs more, but you’re not going to be crying when it gets dinged up in the woods or duck blind. High base. Never fear, the Stoeger P3000 is here. Sight: Fiber optic front A well-made variant should feed, fire and eject pretty much everything that goes into it, from birdshot to a variety of buckshot to slugs. Stoeger continues to set the standard for dependability and versatility at a wallet-friendly price with the new P3000 Freedom Series Supreme. Shotguns Stoeger M3000 shotgun review. (r.) While the ample buttpad cushions your shoulder, a similarly comfy cheek piece would be welcome. The Stoeger P3500 is a versatile and affordable pump action shotgun that packs a punch. A Comprehensive Review of the Stoeger M3000. Hitting a silhouette at 25 yards is definitely not out of the question. Soon enough(hopefully) chukar. I would not recommend a light, cheap shotgun for clay sports. Weight: 6.9 lbs. Weighing-in at a scant 6.9 pounds, the Stoeger is suitable for hauling over hill and dale. The Stoeger P3000 Synthetic is a reliable, time tested, pump action shotgun at a very affordable price. Nice. I like Winchesters but I don’t go around getting mad when people write Remington reviews. Not drilled. Stoeger's P3000, winner of the 2016 Outdoor Life "Great Buy" award, sets a new standard for dependability at a wallet-friendly price. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. More chokes would be welcome, along with a mid bead and maybe shims to adjust length of pull as well as cast on and cast off. To subscribe to the magazine, visit the NRA membership page here and select Shooting Illustrated as your member magazine. Like any pump gun, the full force of your round is transmitted back into your shoulder. All for less than three Benjamins. The Stoeger falls easily into this category, as the P3000 turned out to be as reliable as a hammer: You pick it up, and it just plain works. The Stoeger M3000 is a reliable, affordable, inertia-operated autoloader. Now Stoeger is looking to do the same for turkey and predator hunters with its latest M3500 shotgun specifically designed for them. Quail. Excellent for a shotgun at this price. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. What it is designed for, and does admirably well, is to function well with fight-stopping rounds. The new Stoeger P3500 meets both of those criteria in spades. Your email address will not be published. I just think at that price point, there are equally decent or better options out there.”Benelli/Franchi bloodline” doesn’t really cut it for me. As far as the Stoeger, they have my attention. This review of the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump appeared originally as a Gun Locker in the July 2017 issue of Shooting Illustrated. If you have knowledge about Stoeger firearms, the model P350 is a longer and strengthened version of the Stoeger SP 312. Rain. Once you’ve proven that your preferred load works (and it will) and know how it patterns at the various distances at which you might need to take shots, you can clean and oil the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump and leave it at the ready. It’s so effortless and predictable that you more or less stop thinking about it, and that’s a good thing. If you want a deal look for used 500s, 870s, and 1100s. The latest Freedom Series offering packs features with outstanding … The Stoeger falls easily into this category, as the P3000 turned out to be as reliable as a hammer: You pick it up, and it just plain works. To be sure, it’s a tricky engineering feat to make a semi automatic shotgun that cycles 2 3/4″ target shells while also not battering itself to death from shooting heavy 3.5″ turkey loads. I’ve seen more than a couple people turned off of clay sports by being loaned or having purchased a shotgun that beat their shoulder to a pulp by the second round of 25 clays. Even with fast follow-up shots, as long as you do your part and don’t short-stroke it (we didn’t find that to be a problem), the P3000 will put your pattern right on your bird, feathered or clay. A crossbolt safety and an easily accessed slide-release flank the trigger guard. Recoil is, well, what you’d expect in a 12-gauge shotgun. And made in Texas. No you’re not. Stoeger’s new P3000 Freedom Series Defense Pump is all that. Chamber: 3 inches Slugs. It offers extended magazines for increased capacity while remaining 922R compliant. The rating is based on the gun’s intended use, price point, etc. Once you get past the classic Coach gun, you’ll find that the Stoeger folks offer a variety of firearm types and styles and not just shotguns. The P3000 came back well used and nicely rumpled after she’d significantly reducing the surplus avian population. Slugs are definitely noticeable, although the generous buttpad does soak up some of the punishment. Fred, not for anything but why should Mossberg send you a new trigger guard for free? My son will enjoy one this upcoming waterfowl season and I’ll enjoy the extra cash in my wallet. That all changed in 201… Stoeger 3000 Shotgun Review October 27, 2015 By John Taylor The Stoeger 3000 shotgun has the look and feel of a more expensive automatic, with the same functionality. It may be all that and a bag of chips. No. Not a lot of adjustment options on a sub-$300 gun. This gun performs like a top-of-the-line gun with a price tag of only $399. I’m sure it works well, but, I picked up a Mossberg 500 with the 28″ ported barrel, came with a few chokes (& tang mounted safety) and was well below $400. They’ll work fine for that. It’s not an heirloom beauty, but it not designed as such. As an example, one of their product … Quick Navigation. Squirrels. Stoeger P350: The Hunting Shotgun. I don’t hunt but I could…I don’t get 5stars either. There’s a lot of ways you can save money: Clip coupons, buy off-brand merchandise, look for “Black Friday” sales and others. Overview Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump Shotgun -Stoeger’s P3000, winner of the 2016 Outdoor Life “Great Buy” award, sets a new standard for dependability at a wallet-friendly price. I’m solidly in the Mossberg camp…but I’m glad to see some reviews for guns that don’t cost a month’s paycheck. I found the Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump tucked into my shoulder quite easily and snugly, and yielded excellent control when swinging from target to target in multiple-threat drills. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:ShootingIllustrated@nrahq.orgFor questions/comments about Shooting Illustrated magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.orgYou can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on Shooting Illustrated, visit nramediakit.com for more information. As you might have anticipated, the P3000 ships with few frills. Semi automatic shotguns that handle 3.5″ shells are expensive. Dove. Whether we were hunting or shooting clays, smooth feeds and loud reports with each pull of the trigger. Yotes. I don’t own the P3000 yet, but after looking at one in person, I’d say it’s a Benelli Nova made in Turkey. I purchased the M3000 semi-auto a few years back and have ZERO issues with it, none.. With a MSRP of $399 for the basic black synthetic-stocked gun — and a common retail price well below that — it’s a working man’s gun sold at a working man’s price, and Stoeger makes no apologies for that. The Stoeger Model 3000 has a price range of $600-$680 depending on its type. And my mossberg falls with me. Lather, rinse, repeat: Load it up, charge it, fire and run the slide to chamber the next round. Since it is a semi-automatic machine, it is very inexpensive as compared to other models. ©COPYRIGHT 2021, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The primary function of this shotgun is to hunt, and the 3.5” chamber further makes it attractive for Canadians. Ratings (out of five stars): Fit and Finish: * * * * The safety is the standard crossbolt, similar to the Remington 870, and does not require taking the firing hand off the pistol grip to engage or disengage it. Let’s say you have a friend who loves to hunt birds. 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At under three bills a P3000 is also an excellent impulse buy. Model: M3000. Designed to fit Stoeger P3000 & P3500 12 Gauge shotguns, this bolt spare parts kit contains common wear components such as the firing pin, firing pin spring, firing pin retaining pin, firing pin retaining pin o-ring, locking head pin, extractor, extractor pin and extractor spring. I can pick up a Mossy 500 Field model for the exact same price, get that Mossy 500 reputation based on over 50 years of experience, better customization options, more chokes, an ambi-friendly safety…. It’s not the best choice for blasting birds or clays out of the sky, but again, that is not its intended function. The trigger’s better than you’d ever expect on a sub-$300 gun. newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Fair enough. It’s really hard to find fault with the P3000, as long as you recognize the niche it is intended to fill. Nice to see in a sub-$300 gun: the full-length vent rib, a red fiber optic site and lugs for mounting a sling. When it comes to tools, however, the phrase “buy once, cry once” comes to mind—pay for name-brands with good reputations so that you won’t be surprised down the road. The slide operates cleanly and efficiently, needing minimal effort to eject spent hulls or load the next round. . Plus it’s made in the USA! So very, very true. Want to stay in the traditional camp, get an 870, much better gun, always has been imo. Nonetheless, I hope that it reviews about it Salient Shotgun Review And Stoeger P3000 Pump Action Shotgun Reviews will possibly be useful.