Weatherby® Introduces Pump, Semi-Auto Shotgun Models With Larger Magazine Capacity
Weatherby’s® new PA-459™ TR 8-Shot pump and SA-459™ TR 8-Shot semi-auto shotguns feature a magazine capacity of seven 2 ¾-inch shells (plus one in chamber), providing an extra measure of assurance for personal/home defense situations as well as more firepower for three-gun and other competitive shooting events.
The PA-459 TR 8-Shot comes in black synthetic, Proveil® Reaper™ Black pattern or universal digital camouflage pattern. The SA-459 TR 8-Shot is available in black synthetic.
“Our PA-459 TR and SA-459 TR shotguns are designed for threat response in close quarters and home defense scenarios, and with the larger magazine capacity, they become an even better option for three-gun competitors,” said Adam Weatherby, executive vice president/chief operating officer. “Because dependability is so important for these shotguns, they are endurance tested and field proven in accordance with our rigorous standards.”
Available in 12 gauge, the PA-459 TR 8-Shot has an ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock and short
13 ½-inch length of pull quick, snag-free target acquisition. Other key features include a lightweight injection-molded stock, and a matte black finish on all metalwork to reduce glare. The rubber-textured grip area and a low-density recoil pad help minimize felt recoil. Picatinny rails on the bottom of the forearm and on top of the receiver allow mounting of optics, sights or lights.
The shotgun’s 18 ½-inch barrel is chrome lined to withstand years of high-volume shooting. It has a screw-in cylinder bore choke. The barrel has a winged fiber optic front sight for quick target acquisition. A rear LPA-style ghost ring sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Located ahead of the trigger guard, an extended and enlarged slide release allows quick and dependable function of the action. The oversized release makes it easy to find by feel, even in the dark. Constructed of aircraft-grade alloys to reduce overall weight without compromising strength, the CNC-machined receiver is designed to improve the balance of the shotgun for better handling. All PA-459 TR 8-Shot models are 922R compliant.
The SA-459 TR 8-Shot is also 922R compliant, and comes in 12 gauge with an 18 ½-inch chrome-lined barrel with a screw-in cylinder bore choke and three-inch chamber. It also features a tactical ghost ring rear sight and fiber optic front sight.
An oversized bolt handle is easy to locate and operate. The forend features a forward-mounted Picatinny rail for accessories and a ribbed surface for enhanced grip control.
With three-inch Magnum shells, the PA-459 TR 8-Shot and SA-459 TR 8-Shot have a magazine capacity of six plus one in chamber. Both weigh 6.5 pounds. Swivel studs are included.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices: $849 for the SA-459 TR 8-Shot, $599 for the PA-459 TR 8-Shot black synthetic and $649 for the PA-459 TR Black Reaper™ and digital camo. For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.