Weatherby® Expands Threat Response Shotgun Line With 3 New Models
Responding to the growing demand for home/personal defense firearms, Weatherby has expanded its Threat Response (TR) line with three new shotgun models: the SA-459 TR semi-auto, the PA-08 TR pump and the PA-459 Digital TR pump. In addition, a new TR accessory rail allows quick mounting of a flashlight or laser sight to any TR model and many other shotgun brands.
“Named after the California Penal Code section for burglary (459), these new shotguns are designed for easy operation, fast handling and dependability in threatening situations,” said Brad Ruddell, Weatherby’s vice president of sales and marketing. “They offer affordable and formidable protection for two of the most priceless basics of life: home and family.”
Key features of the SA-459 TR semi-auto shotgun include a trim forend for easy handling and a bolt with an oversized hourglass design that makes it easy to locate and operate. The ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock has a rubber-textured grip area for snag-free shouldering. Ideal for female or smaller shooters, the SA-459 TR minimizes felt recoil with its gas-operated semi-auto action. A short 13.5-inch length of pull helps enhance the shotgun’s effectiveness in close-range threat-response situations.
The SA-459 TR’s short, defensive-length (18.5 inches) barrel is chrome-lined for easy cleaning and added durability. For mounting sights and optics, a Picatinny rail is installed on the receiver. The rail includes a LPA-style ghost ring rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation. The front sight is a red fiber optic bead.
Available in 12 or 20 gauge, the SA-459 TR sports matte black metalwork and a black lightweight injection-molded synthetic stock. The shotgun weighs seven pounds. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $659.
With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $368, the PA-08 TR offers a high-value combination of features, fit and finish. The easy-to-use pump design and dual action bar system have proven their dependability with the sporting version of the PA-08. A bladed white dot front sight is readily visible when aiming, even in low-light conditions.
Available in 12 gauge, the PA-08 TR has matte black metalwork and a black lightweight injection-molded synthetic stock. The barrel is 18.5 inches long and chrome lined. The PA-08 TR weighs 6.75 pounds, measures 39 inches in length and has a 14-inch length of pull.
PA-459 Digital TR
Building on the successful 2010 introduction of the PA-459, the Digital TR model can do double duty as a pump shotgun for threat-response situations and hunting. The universal digital camo pattern is especially suited for close-range varmint shooting.
Other key features: ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock, rubber-textured grip area, 13.5-inch length of pull, lightweight injection-molded stock, low-density recoil pad and matte black finish on all metalwork. An extended forend and slide release allows quick and easy function of the action. A mil-spec Picatinny rail is installed on the receiver for mounting sights and optics. The rail has a LPA-style ghost ring rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
The 18.5-inch chrome-lined barrel is fitted with a .810-inch-1mm extended removable ported cylinder choke tube for application-specific patterning. The front sight is a red fiber optic bead for quick target acquisition.
Available in 12 gauge, the PA-459 Digital TR weighs seven pounds and measures 39 inches in overall length. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $499.
TR Accessory Rail
Weatherby’s new TR Accessory Rail provides quick-mounting capability and the flexibility to add a flashlight or laser sight to TR shotguns, as well as a number of other shotgun brands. The rail attaches to the screw-on end cap of the shotgun and allows for positioning on the left, right or underside.
For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena® and Orion® lines, Threat Response™ shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.
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