Winchester Defender 1300

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Phelenwolf, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Phelenwolf

    Phelenwolf New Member

    I hear about the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 shotguns used as police, military and home defense weapons. I never hear or read anything about the Winchester 1300 Defender used in those roles.

    I was just wondering how many people have the Defender and use them in those roles. I have had one for over 12yrs and have never had a problem. When I get the chance I will post some pictures of it.
  2. Slugo

    Slugo New Member

    One of the best out there. Actually built by FN/Browning in Belgium. Just not well known...

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

    I've got a 1300 Defender and it's realiable as a rock. The 1200/1300 line of shotguns is, IHMO, the best pump gun out there. I've had a 1300 Turkey for 17 years and it has never had a single issue, goes bang every time.

    Defenders bring a bit more money then the other 1300s but they are still affordable. They can be picked up for $300-400 depending on your area.