Honcho Tactical Triple Barrel shotgun


Honcho Tactical Triple Barrel shotgun

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.


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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.

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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
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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.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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