Installing S&J Hardware Followers in a H&R Pardner Pump

Installing S&J Hardware Followers in a H&R Pardner Pump.
Here is a short video about how to install a S&J Hardware NoJam Follower in a H&R 1871 Pardner Pump.

The S&J Hardware NoJam followers are machined from DuPont Delrin, a self lubricating plastic that is impervious to most solvents.

The benefit to the shooter is easier loading and more reliable action cycling.

Very easy to install.

I will do a follow up article explaining the different designs of the S&J Hardware followers.

Followers can be found here:

S&J Hardware USA

H&R 1871 Pardner Pump – Chambered Shell Changeout

H&R 1871 Pardner Pump – Chambered Shell Changeout

How to get one shell load type out of the chamber and quickly get another shell load type in the chamber with out wasting any precious shell capacity from the magazine tube.

Learn to do this quickly and efficiently.

Useful skill when hunting to change load types for different game. Slugs to birdshot for example.

Very useful in a tactical situation to change from buckshot to a slug load.

Shell quantity is very limited in a shotgun. Keep all the shell capacity in the magazine tube that you can.

 

 

This method also works on Remington 870 shotguns and their variants that utilize staggered interrupters.

Why do it this way?

If you drive the forend all the way back and do not re set the interrupter a second shell will be on the lifter and you will need to dump it out the ejection port before you drop in your “new” load type. This wastes a shell from your magazine tube.

Practice the illustrated method.

Learn to do this smoothly without thinking.

Special note: Practice this with inert shells or snap caps.

 

 

 

 

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

A tactical light belongs on the Pardner Pump Protector.

A firearm that you may reach for in the pitch blackness of night needs a light on it. Seeing things that may go bump in the night or things that may be a threat to your family and loved ones is vitally important. Remember the firearms safety rule “identify your target and what’s beyond it.”

You can’t identify what you can’t see.

There are many tactical lights, forends, and mounts available for home defense shotguns. Many cost more than a Pardner Pump Protector costs.  That doesn’t make sense to me. I felt challenged to find a good quality mount and light……that would get you through the night in a bad situation for under $60. A perfect match for the rugged, reliable, and inexpensive Pardner Pump Protector. After my research here is what I chose;

 

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

The Elzetta ZSM tactical shotgun mount. (www.elzetta.com)

 

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

Ozark trail OT-200L LED flashlight from Wal-Mart.  It’s rated at 200 lumens, single function on-off switch. Under $20. I know what you’re thinking….Walmart? I can assure you the OT-200L is a solid performer. The switch is positive. It does not get activated by recoil.

Installation was simple. The Elzetta ZSM mount includes a variety of spacers that must get trimmed to fit the diameter of the light body.

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

The Pardner Pump Protector has a longer magazine tube than most shotguns so no mag tube extension is needed to allow room for a tactical light.

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

I am a left hand strong side shooter so I chose to mount the light on the left side positioning it about 1/8″ back from the barrel lug on the magazine tube.

I chose to position the light so some illumination spills on to the brass bead on the front of the barrel. That allows me to see the target and the bead. After all you have got to know where your gun is aimed to hit the target.

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

 

I have run the Pardner Pump Protector though many drills at the range with all kinds of ammo; Buckshot, Target loads, and Slugs. The Elzetta ZSM Tactical light mount is rock solid. It did not move and it does not get loose. This is a great solution at a reasonable cost.

Remember you can’t identify your target if you can’t see it.  Get a light on your HD or tactical shotgun.

Pardner Pump Protector Tactical Light

 

Trap Shooting with the H&R 1871 Pardner Pump Protector

Trap shooting with the H&R 1871 Pardner Pump Protctor

Trap shooting with a Pardner Pump Protector? What a blast!

Trap Shooting with the H&R 1871 Pardner Pump Protector.

Had the chance to go trap shooting on Sunday. I decided to try the H&R 1871 Pardner Pump Protector at the 16 yard line.

Here is what I learned;

  1. You have got to swing the gun faster since the Pardner Protector has a short 18″ barrel. It took a bit longer to swing past the clay before firing the shot.
  2. The cylinder bore barrel broke the clays just fine from the 16 yard line.
  3. The trigger pull seemed heavy compared to my Browning BPS. Took some getting use to.
  4. On my particular Pardner Protector I had to cover the clay with the barrel to smash it. I could not float the target above the bead like I can with some other shotguns I use for trap shooting.
  5. Because the barrel on the Pardner Protector is short the gun discharge was louder than your usual hunting or clays shotgun. I was using Fiocchi target loads the gun report was noticeably louder.

I got some interesting looks at the range using the Pardner Pump Protector. I kept the Tac Star side saddle attached. No shells loaded in it. Folks aren’t use to seeing a short barreled shotgun on the trap field.

My score was 17 out of 25. Not bad for my first time using the Pardner Protector for trap shooting.

 

 

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