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Old 02-22-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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is this knock of of a 870 even worth purchasing? i hear mixed reviews. is the price to good to be true? do ya get what ya pay for?

HAWK 12 GA. PUMP DEFENSE SHOTGUN

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Old 02-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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and they claim to come with ghost ring sights.... cant be tritium can it? i thought that costs as much as they are asking for the riot gun?

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I could not see any details about where they are made. Norinco (China)?

I do not know about parts interchangability with Remington.

If they are from Norinco, they had some issues with gritty actions on the Win 97 copies a few years ago.

The 870 is not my favorite platform. Give me a Winchester 1300 (FN)

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+1 on Robo's post. In addition, I would not trust a knock off. A lot of times they use inferior materials. Although, it might be identical to the 870 in platform, the quality is just not there. Take it from for what it is worth, but if you were willing to spend the money on a Saiga, then I would spend that on an American pump. The 1300, 870, 500 and 590 are all great choices and will not let you down.

When you are talking 12 ga especially with defense loads the gun takes a lot of abuse. This is the what breaks the cheaper guns. There are some guns you can go a little cheaper on like the hi points, but when it comes to something like a shotty you need to remember this will probably be the most used gun in your collection. They are truly multipurpose. I know that if my 590 or 1100 breaks, I can call Brownells or Midway and get parts. Can you do that when the knockoff breaks?

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and they claim to come with ghost ring sights.... cant be tritium can it? i thought that costs as much as they are asking for the riot gun?
Ghost ring is a type of sight and tritium is an insert for all types of sight that make them visible at night. In answer, no ghost ring does not mean tritium.
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The Hawk Ind 982 is a well made 870 style shotgun. It's better made than the budget 870 Express. The 982 has been in the US for over 10 years now and it has been proved to be a very durable and reliable defense shotgun. Do your research, there aren't any mix reviews, 98% are all good from the ones who "own" them. Many don't like them because they are made in China and the fact is they have never owned and know nothing about them. Remington NEF also sells there own version that's made by Hawk Ind, the NEF Pardner Pump. It's the same shotgun as the 982 with a different style receiver.

Machined extractor & ejector like the 870P
Thick very durable Rynite polymer stock not hollow, nice recoil pad that is held on by machine screws & brass inserts, not wood screws in plastic
Parkerized finish
Nice ghost ring sights
"All" 870 parts will fit
Thicker hardened steel receiver than the 870
They aren't pretty, they have a utility tactical shotgun look to them that I like. They are a great beater shotgun that can take the punishment. The action is a little gritty but very easy to smooth out because it's an 870 action.

It's the best deal in a defense shotgun out there.


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The Hawk Ind 982 is a well made 870 style shotgun. It's better made than the budget 870 Express. The 982 has been in the US for over 10 years now and it has been proved to be a very durable and reliable defense shotgun. Do your research, there aren't any mix reviews, 98% are all good from the ones who "own" them. Many don't like them because they are made in China and the fact is they have never owned and know nothing about them. Remington NEF also sells there own version that's made by Hawk Ind, the NEF Pardner Pump. It's the same shotgun as the 982 with a different style receiver.

Machined extractor & ejector like the 870P
Thick very durable Rynite polymer stock with a nice recoil pad that is held on by machine screws & brass inserts, not wood screws in plastic
Parkerized finish
Nice ghost ring sights
"All" 870 parts will fit
Thicker hardened steel receiver than the 870
They aren't pretty, they have a utility tactical shotgun look to them that I like. They are a great beater shotgun that can take the punishment. The action is a little gritty but very easy to smooth out because it's an 870 action.

It's the best deal in a defense shotgun out there.


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I am glad you have experience with them and give a positive opinion. If you are telling the truth then he should purchase one and be as happy as you are. From what you wrote they sound like a very nice gun and hopefully will withstand the test of time.
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I would not trust a knock off. A lot of times they use inferior materials. Although, it might be identical to the 870 in platform, the quality is just not there.
How can make a statement like that with no experience to go on.

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They aren't new out. They have been in the US for about 11 years with thousands sold. To me that's withstanding the test time. Guns & Ammo magazine gave the Hawk 98, same shotgun, a very good review 10 years ago in their July 2000 issue.


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How can make a statement like that with no experience to go on.



They aren't new out. They have been in the US for about 11 years with thousands sold. To me that's withstanding the test time. Guns & Ammo magazine gave the Hawk 98, same shotgun, a very good review 10 years ago in their July 2000 issue.


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I see you completely missed the point of my statement, so answering your question would be moot. Have a nice day.
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i wantto buy a pistol and forend grip frmy 982 shotgun . the remington 870 pistol and forend grip will ft it right?

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