Honcho Tactical Triple Barrel shotgun
Russ Chastain 02.20.19
So you like stumpy shotguns, and you love the reliability of a break-action double-barrel side by side for home defense. What could possibly be better for close-quarters work? A stumpy triple barrel shotgun, of course! And that’s exactly what the Charles Daly Honcho Tactical Triple Barrel is.
There’s nothing like the feeling of working the hinge of a good solid break-action shotgun. It’s one of the oldest shotgun actions, and certainly one of the most reliable. And nobody who has ever stared down the wrong end of a SxS scattergun is likely to forget that sense of dread as they behold the empty gaze of those two black holes, each containing a free ticket to meet your maker. Add another barrel to the mix and any bad guy you confront will probably melt in his shoes, whether you pull the trigger or not.
Well, that may be overstating it a bit, but still.
Here are the specs for the Honcho Triple Barrel Shotgun:
- SKU: 930.170
- 12 Gauge, 3″ Chambers
- Action: Break Open
- Barrels: Three, blued steel
- Barrel Length: 18.5″
- Firing Sequence: Right, Left, Top
- Chokes: none/fixed
- Extraction: Manual
- Trigger: Single NON-Selective Mechanical Reset
- Grips: Rubber-Coated Walnut
- Forend: Rubber-Coated Walnut
- Front Sight: Fixed Brass Bead
- Safety: Manual thumb-operated tang safety
- Weight: 6 pounds
- Overall length: 27″
- Finish: Blued Receiver & Barrels
- QD sling studs included
- MSRP: $1,299.00
With no choke in the barrels, it’s the rough equivalent of buying one of their Triple Crown shotguns and hacking off the barrels, except that this one’s priced about $600 lower. There’s also a 410 version, which will cost more to shoot but offer significantly less recoil.
Is it the most practical idea ever? Nope. Not at this price point, anyhow. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want one.