The original Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump shotgun, reviewed by Shooting Illustrated staff here, is built as an affordable tactical shotgun with all of the essentials needed in a home-defense platform. The all-new Freedom Series builds on that solid foundation, giving tactical shotgunners more capability with a maximum capacity of eight rounds.
Built by trusted shotgun manufacturers in Turkey, the P3000 is loaded with US-sourced parts for 922r compliance, making it ready for the range or your bedroom as a go-to personal-defense gun that won't break the bank.
The Stoeger P3000 Freedom Series Defense Pump shotgun features a straight stock molded from polymer and uses a minimum-length 18.5-inch barrel with a fixed Cylinder-bore choke. The barrel attaches to a machined aluminum receiver treated with a hard-anodized black finish for added durability. The shotgun is chambered in 12-gauge only and can be used with shotshells measuring up to 3 inches long.
Safety is enhanced through the use of a familiar, dependable cross-bolt safety located at the rear of the trigger guard, and the action-lock lever is located at a comfortable position on the right-front side of the trigger guard, allowing users to unlock the action and unload rounds when necessary.
The gun measures in at a total length of 40.5 inches and weighs 6.3 pounds. The fixed stock features a length-of-pull of 14.375 inches, with a drop at the heel measuring 2.5 inches and a drop at comb measuring 1.5 inches. The shotgun also features a simple bladed front sight for easy aiming.
The suggested retail price on the new-for-2018 Stoeger P3000 Freedom Series Defense Pump shotgun is $339.