Checkered ventilated anti-glare rib.
The test gun sports a 30in extended multi-choke barrel (five chokes are supplied) bearing British superior fleurs-de-lis proof marks.
The Hatsan Escort measures a whisker over 1434in for length of pull, ideal as a shelf measurement.The Escort is comfortable to mount with notably good shapes.Something that does not relate directly to the gun but is a good idea is the choke containers.The Turks have also followed the US lead in making calgary escort repeaters that can handle both 3in and 312in magnum cartridges.The only thing I found a little awkward was the pistol grip, which is quite a handful.The standard stock dimensions indicate considerable thought.
The return, or closing, of the bolt is achieved by a return spring located around the tubular magazine.
The length to heel and toe is 516in more than the measurement to centre a typical heel measurement would be 18in.For example, full choke reads full 1/1 choke, no slugs or sabots, not for use of steel shot; slightly unusual grammar in that last statement perhaps, but its quite clear what is meant.Fast Loading System Smart Valve Piston.Flawless performance on all 3/76mm and 2 /70mm shells of 7/8 oz (24gr) shot load to heavy 2 oz (57gr) load magnum shells.The gun felt both lively and controllable.The trigger plate-cum guard is made from black polymer.
The grip is well radiused and of good size.
One feature that has little use in the UK market is the built-in dovetail slots for mounting a sight, but if driven boar using rifled slug is your sort of sport this could be useful for a simple optical sight.
For that reason alone it is worthy of consideration here.