Escort Semi Auto Features
The Smart Valve Piston
Stock Drop & Cast Adjustment Shims
Each Escort shotgun comes with 3 stock cast shims and 1 stock drop shim. Any shooter can adjust the stock drop & stock cast perfectly fitting himself and his shooting style by simply inserting one or more of the four special shims between the receiver and stock.
Escort Fast Loading System
Escort Fast Loading System enables faster and easier loading into the magazine with one hand in the reliable double bar system. Escort’s patented Fast Loading System provides faster loading of shot shells into the magazine without changing the aiming position. It also unlocks bolt which is locked at the rear. Both the carrier and fast loading button are hard chrome plated for longer life and maximum corrosion resistance. Fast Loading System is standard on all Escort semi auto shotguns.
By pressing this button, you can retain shells in the magazine and can eject a shell from the chamber without feeding another one from the magazine.
The receivers of all Escorts are made of aluminum alloy (Ergal) material which is very light in weight but very resistant against high pressures. The black anodize plating on the receiver not only gives extra durability but also provides a life-time coating. Glossy or matt finish receivers are available.
The bolts of all Escorts are made of nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel and are hard chrome plated for longer life, less friction and maximum corrosion resistance.
The nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel barrels are standard for all Escorts. Hard white chrome plated bore and chamber provides maximum durability for any kind of shot shells including steel or tungsten shots; and provides maximum corrosion resistance, besides it is easier to clean.
Outside of the barrel is hard chrome plated again providing life-time maximum corrosion resistance. Barrels are available in matt or glossy finish.
Escort Choke Tubes
All Escort shotguns (except for slug barrels) come with 5 mobile chokes: Full (F), Improved Modified (IM), Modified (M), Improved Cylinder (IC) and Cylinder (CYL). Extra full choke is available upon request. M, IC and CYL choke tubes are good for steel shots.
Stock Length of Pull Spacers
Escort Supreme, Escort Xtreme and other wood stock Escort shotguns come with three stock length of pull spacers that fit between stock and recoil pad. The stock length of pull can be extended by increments of 5mm (1/5”) by simply inserting one or more of these spacers. With these spacers any shooter can perfectly fit the stock length of pull which provides him an easier shouldering of the shotgun, faster swing on targets and less felt recoil.
On all other synthetic stock Escorts; Small, Medium and Large size recoil pads are available as an option. Medium size recoil pad comes on the shotgun as standard which provides 36cm (14 1/5” ) stock length of pull . This can be shortened by 5mm (1/5”) and extended by 5mm (1/5”) when Small & Large size recoil pad is fitted respectively.
The Smart Valve Piston automatically adjusts the exact & reliable gas pressure needed for a wide range of loads from 7/8 oz (24gr) shot loads to heavy 2 oz (57gr) magnum loads. When firing light loads almost all of the gases are used to operate the action and only a small portion is exhausted. When firing heaviest magnum & double magnum loads most of the gases are exhausted and only a portion of the gases are used to operate the action. Escort’s patented Smart Valve Piston automatically self adjusts this reliably even if you mix different size & weight shot shells in the magazine and Escort shoots them all. Also, thanks to the Smart Valve Piston, most of the recoil is eliminated before it reaches your shoulder giving shooting conformance, reduced barrel lift and faster swing on targets. Smart Valve Piston is standard on all Escort semi auto shotguns.
When firing heaviest magnum & double magnum shells; excess gas pressure opens the Smart Valve Piston and compresses the leaf spring. Smart Valve Piston automatically self adjusts the necessary gas pressure needed to operate the action and the excess gases exhaust upwards from the sides of the forend. As the majority of the excess gas pressure is absorbed thanks to Smart Valve Piston, most of the recoil is eliminated before reaching your shoulder and other inner parts of the shotgun are protected against high pressure impacts.
When firing light loads; almost all of the gas pressure is used to operate the action and only a small portion is exhausted. Because the gas pressure is relatively smaller in light loads, the gas pressure cannot open much the Smart Valve Piston and cannot compress the leaf spring. Hence only a small portion is exhausted and majority is used to operate the action.