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;
- 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.
- The cylinder bore barrel broke the clays just fine from the 16 yard line.
- The trigger pull seemed heavy compared to my Browning BPS. Took some getting use to.
- 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.
- 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.