New England Firearms single shot 20 gauge "pardner"
Lately, I've been looking to pick up my first shotgun, and my plan was to get a 20 gauge coach gun (mostly bc I want one, also for simple manual of arms HD, and maybe to get started in outdoorsy hunting kinda stuff). After perusing the LGS (I'm on vacation), I noticed they had a delightful looking single shot on display. It's a new England firearms (h&r?) pardner youth model 20 gauge single shot with 22 inch barrel. It was used but basically in new condition, and it had a Limbsaver already attached. It was only 130 bucks, and it came with a weathered but fully functional soft leather (pleather?) case. For the price, and considering I'm just getting into shotgunning, I happily snatched it up.
I haven't shot it yet, but so far I'm very impressed. The fit and finish are top notch. It locks up tight, handles smoothly, and feels as good or better then my marlins. It has an ejector, and fascinatingly enough, it launches out snap caps. I'm curious as to the design, bc they jump out as if under some sort of air pressure. My only concern is that it's too light. I believe it is right around 5.5 lbs. Ideally, once I get further along in my shotgunning journey, I'd love to have my wife or my dad use this gun for shooting. My concern is that the light weight would equate to discouraging recoil.
Anyway, I'll get some pics up when I can. But so far, I'm loving this little beaut.