Watch: Dickson XX3B2 Commando Shotgun Review

   07.27.17

Watch: Dickson XX3B2 Commando Shotgun Review

As a prepper, I am always looking for some kind of affordable and reliable firearm to use a handout in the event of a SHTF event.

It does not even have to be a handout firearm. The shotgun could be used for snakes when working around the farm, on a boat, when checking on the chickens late at night. Just something that can get scratched up and it is no big deal.

While scrolling through YouTube I came across a video by The Late Boy Scout where he reviews the Dickinson Commando 12 gauge shotgun.

Specifications

From Buds Gun Shop.

  • Model XX3B2
  • Action: Pump
  • Gauge: 12 Gauge
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Chamber: 3″
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Stock Description: Synthetic Black
  • Metal Finish: Black
  • Sights: Bead Front
  • Retail price: $182.31

Now for the video.

There was a malfunction at 6:25 into the video where a shell did not want to eject. Slamming the butt of the shotgun against the knee got the firearm back into operation.

Misfire at 2:58.

Disassembly is very much like a Mossberg. Unscrew the cap at the end of the magazine and the barrel comes out.

Aluminum receiver reduces the weight of the shotgun. Which can contribute to recoil.

The Dickson XX3B2 Commando is not Remington 870 or Mossberg 500/590. However, for a retail price of $182.31, I see no reason to complain. Sometimes you get what you pay for and that appears to be the case here.

I wish the video would show some patterns with different types of ammunition. With a barrel length of 18 1/2 inches and no choke, I would expect the pattern to be spread wide.

I like that the shotgun comes with a factory installed sling attachment.

Overall, the Dickson XX3B2 Commando has my attention. The retail price of $182.31 is very attractive.  I can see using it for a truck gun, for hog hunting, on the ATV… etc.

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