First Look: Blackwater Sentry 12 Shotgun

by
posted on October 5, 2020
bw-12.jpg

Blackwater Firearms is introducing the new Sentry 12 pump-action, magazine-fed shotgun, which is designed to be an ideal shotgun for law enforcement officers or home defenders who need to address a rapidly changing situation. The Blackwater Sentry 12 offers a reliable, magazine-fed solution, allowing users to employ a platform capable of rapidly changing types of munitions, which may be necessary given specific conditions. But it’s not just law enforcement that can benefit from Blackwater’s firearms expertise. The Sentry 12 has an 18.5-inch barrel, which means that armed civilians can put the Sentry 12 to use for home defense, hunting or just having an enjoyable day at the range.

The Sentry 12 is a lightweight, 12-gauge, magazine-fed shotgun which offers users the ability to rapidly reconfigure ammunition to match the specific threat or hunting scenarios. The lightweight AR-style ergonomics provide users with an intuitive feel that crosses over from AR-pattern rifle platforms. In addition to these cross platform similarities, the Sentry 12 gives you the ability to store ammunition in familiar box-style magazines and to perform rapid reloads, giving you the edge in high-stress situations.   

Blackwater Sentry 12 Features:

  • 18.5-inch, smooth-bore, nitride-coated barrel
  • 12 gauge, accepts both 2¾-inch and 3-inch shells
  • 21-inch, fully-extruded, 6160 aluminum upper receiver
  • Overall length: 36 inches
  • Weight: 6.5 pounds (empty)
  • 17 inches of Picatinny on top of the upper receiver
  • Fully ambidextrous controls that are similar to the AR platform
  • Includes two 5-round magazines

 

MSRP for the Sentry 12 from Blackwater Firearms is $899, and more information is available at blackwaterworldwide.com.

Latest

Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns
Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

Customizing the Colt Detective Special

Got a gun with that has seen better days? Perhaps Grandpa’s favorite gun was obviously “well loved?” Talented gunsmiths and other artisans are out there who can give your favorite firearm a much-needed face-lift.

First Look: Dead Air Armament Primal Suppressor

Dead Air Armament is adding the Primal, a new.46-caliber magnum rated suppressor to their lineup of firearms sound suppressors.

9/11 20 Years Later: A Special Smith & Wesson

There are still heroes in this world. We mourn the loss of one some 20 years later on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.