Each Stevens 320 Security shotgun is built on a dependable, intuitive, slide-action mechanism that operates on dual slide bars and offers a locking, rotary bolt that ensures safe, reliable operation for every shot fired. The guns are equipped with 18.5-inch, cylinder-bore barrels, 3-inch chambers and feature a tube magazine running under the barrel that holds five standard-length, 2.75-inch shotshells. An ejection port located on the right-hand side of the receiver is large enough to ensure consistent, trouble-free ejection of spent shells.
Manufactured by SCM in China, the Stevens 320 Security models available starting in 2019 feature fore-ends with texturing and a slight swell near the middle of the forearm. This provides added leverage for users to rack out a spent shell and slide a new round in, even if their hands are covered with sweat or moisture. The stock features a rubberized buttpad that softens felt recoil, allowing shooters to better handle the stout kick of 12-gauge defensive loads.
As part of the 320 Security lineup for 2019, five models are offered with a range of separate features. Two versions of the shotgun are offered with straight-stock configurations, having no pistol grip and offering either a standard, brass-bead front sight or ghost-ring sights. The straight-stock models are available only in 12 gauge.
Three other models of the 320 Security are offered with a pistol grip, with two of the grip-equipped variants including either a bead sight or a ghost-ring sight. These two models can be had in either 12 or 20 gauge. A final model, chambered in 12 gauge, features a brass-bead front sight, pistol grip and a heat shield surrounding the barrel, enabling users to grab a hot gun without worrying about burning their hands.
Savage Arms Stevens 320 Security models are all sold with a matte-black finish and measure 39 to 39.5 inches long, depending on the model. Gun weights vary between 6.6 and 6.8 pounds, and trigger-pull weight comes in between 5 and 6.5 pounds. Suggested retail pricing starts at $239 for brass-bead sighted models and ends at $279 for the heat shield-equipped variant.