H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
December 23, 2012

H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

When you purchase a H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun, it will come boxed as shown below.


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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

The end of the box comes with a label with all of the critical information such as:

  • Brand Name: Harrington & Richardson
  • Model Name: Pardner Pump Shotgun
  • Model Number: NP1-P18/627005
  • Serial Number
  • Order No: 72312
  • Gauge: 12 GA.
  • Barrel: 18.5" Protector
  • Sight: Bead
  • Choke: Cylinder Bore
  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Swivel Studs Included
  • Manufacturing Location: China

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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

The shotgun comes packed inside a simple foam liner and this packaging is similar to what you get for many shotguns.

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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

Inside the box were the:

  • Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun
  • Multi Tool
  • Gun Lock
  • Owner's Manual
  • NRA Brochure

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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

These next four photos document the "as received" condition of the shotgun.  Overall I would say the shotgun came in good condition.  The black matte finish on the barrel had a few marks which I later realized were due to my wedding band marking the matte surface.  You can click on any photo to bring up a high resolution image showing the details on the shotgun.

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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review

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H&R Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun Review


First Impressions

My first impression after taking it out of the box was that the Pardner Pump Protector Shotgun felt solid and tight.  The buttstock gave the sound of a solid stock when I tapped on it and this definitely adds to the overall "solid" feel of the shotgun.  As I cycled the action, the action seemed to give a little resistance going in both directions.  Most likely this will loosen up a little in time and starting out a little tight in the beginning can be a good thing.  The next impression was that the shotgun seemed to have a hefty, yet rearward, center of gravity (CG).  The rear CG always helps point-ability as long as the weight of the shotgun is not too much, and in this case, my son and I came the same agreement that the shotgun had a positive overall feel. 

The only negative item that seemed to stand out was that the barrel had a slight left bow.  For the intended distance of this home protection shotgun (well under 25 yards), I decided to continue the review using the same barrel so that I would have some data on how real this bow may shift the point of impact (POI).  Most likely, at home defense distances, any shift would not be an issue.  Later range testing confirmed that the POI shift was less than 4" at 25 yards (see Part 6). Since this shotgun was provided to me for the review, I never had the chance to inspect it prior to receipt.  If you are at the store purchasing any firearm, always take a close look at the firearm for barrel straightness and barrel/receiver alignment.  If it doesn't look good, ask the clerk to bring another one out for you to inspect.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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