I have carried the BPS Police model for some time now. The barrel is marked 12 gauge 20" CYL BORE". It has been a reliable and shoots as good as any tactical shotgun I have ever used. I plan to use it for the rest of my life, or career, whichever comes first.
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Posts: 1335 | Location: Xanadu | Registered: May 07, 2006
Also take a look at the Ithaca model 37. The company changed hands a few times several years ago but has settled down now. The 37 is also a bottom ejecting gun if that is what you are looking for. Made in Ohio and very good quality. I have a BPS and 2 Model 37s and the Ithaca guns are my favorites.
Posts: 523 | Location: Carolina | Registered: December 04, 2001
Originally posted by Sauer Kraut: Also take a look at the Ithaca model 37. The company changed hands a few times several years ago but has settled down now. The 37 is also a bottom ejecting gun if that is what you are looking for. Made in Ohio and very good quality. I have a BPS and 2 Model 37s and the Ithaca guns are my favorites.
was going to correct you and say Ithaca's were made in NY, but see that they are now a company out of Sandusky OH,
nice looking stuff on the website too
Posts: 6940 | Location: Beach VA,not VA Beach | Registered: July 17, 2007
I have a late 80's to early 90's 12 gage BPS Upland Field with a 30 inch barrel and it's become my goto shotgun for shooting trap. Picked it up at the local Cabela's Gun Library for 499.00 in near mint condition and it's much smoother running than a Remy 870. The bottom eject is also a real powerhouse in terms of forceful ejection. With a bit of care I can turn around, aim the ejection port at the trash can at the back of the shooting stage and pop the hull right into the can. BTW, that is about a 25 foot "throw" something you won't ever be able to do with an 870.
The only downside Is that I had to install a peel and stick Beretta Gel Cheek rest on my stock, bare naked it was one heck of a cheek slapper. First time out 50 rounds of trap had my cheekbone hurting for a week. BTW, ran 125 rounds thru it last weekend and no tender spots at all, that gel pad does exactly what I needed it to do.
I HIGHLY recommend one of these pads to anyone with cheek slap issues and they are available at Midway. BTW, clean the stock with rubbing alcohol before putting the pad in place because any oil at all on the stock will have it coming unstuck.
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Posts: 4151 | Location: Michigan | Registered: November 07, 2008