BURKETT3GNS COMPETITION SHOTGUN
Hi, I am Matt Burkett. developer of the BURKETT3GNS competition and tactical shotgun. I have an extensive background in competition shooting having won numerous titles as a professional shooter on the competition circuit for over 20 years. I have traveled over 4 million miles to 23 countries competing, training and winning championships. In 2010, I started Predator Tactical with the goal of providing better firearms, accessories and training to the military, law enforcement and civilian markets.
I want to apologize in advance to those stopping by that I haven't met. I am well known for being blunt and sometimes insensitive to others feelings. If I am asked about something that I think is moronic or stupid, I am going to say it. If you are the thin skinned, can't handle the truth type of person, then you probably shouldn't ask me for advice (or at least warn me in advance so I can make an attempt to filter my end of the conversation).
I am going to tell you what I actually think. I do believe that is a rare ability these days. My intentions are not to be offensive (generally) but to have people sit up and take notice and make changes and improvements whether it be to the products they produce or their shooting techniques.
Everything that discuss whether it be about training, firearms or accessories is purely driven to help you develop and improve your shooting, attaining levels of performance that you may have not even though possible. Please take anything I say with a grain of salt, test it in the real world and see for yourself and you may very well find out the truth. I only care about two things in shooting: how well you hit the target and how long it took to do it. Please let me know if you have found a better way to do something and let me know! I will test it out and if it is, not only teach it but give you credit for the concept!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my shotgun and remember you can always contact me directly with any questions, concerns or ideas.
7730 E REDFIELD RD BLDG 1
SCOTTSDALE AZ 85260
WHAT WAS THE GOAL?
The competition and tactical shooting market needs a shotgun that is ready to go out of the box and doesn't kill the budget and/or require you to ship it off for God knows how long to a gunsmith. One that you don't have to add a single thing to be competitive from a local match to a world championship. A shotgun that doesn't have the serial number located by the loading port. One that is affordable allowing you to spend more money on training and ammunition.
Competition shotguns some of which can run upwards of $3,000+ generally do not ship with a rear sight or they are lacking some other feature(s) that is critical to successful shooting.
The demands of competition and tactical shooting require solid designs made with real metal parts that are going to withstand the rigors of battle whether it is at a match, in the street or on the fields of some 3rd world durkastan.
Yes, this is a lofty goal! One that has not been accomplished by any of the major brands at a reasonable price, ever.
HOW DID WE DO IT?
I accomplished that goal by not cutting corners, by learning from mistakes and by providing a warranty that makes us want to build the best damn shotguns in the world. Since I didn't have millions to set up and produce a new affordable shotgun in the USA (I would love to make it here!), I flew over to Turkey, the world leader in shotgun production. I was introduced to a small custom shop of 9 men that are some of the best in the business. Together we collaborated through an interpreter, how to build the best 3 gun shotgun. Several trips to Turkey and 2 years of waiting for Federal approval, I received the first lot of shotguns. A few changes needed to be made so I flew back over and we reviewed the design with my custom shop and have now finished the design upgrades and updates.
We start out with a single piece of billet aluminum and machine it to spec. Please note, except for sights and the stocks, that we do not use any MIM (metal injection molded) or plastic parts on the gun, anywhere.
Extended Safety made from steel (not plastic) and located so you can automatically knock it off when moving your finger into the trigger to fire. It's extended on both sides, which maybe a first in the industry. The safety is located at the rear of the trigger group which makes it faster to place on safe when dumping the gun into a barrel.
Five extended knurled and color coded chokes. This not only saves you time trying to hunt down chokes for your shotgun in the first place it also saves you over $150.
The reason I include them is that for years I hated looking down the barrel of my shotgun (much less any other gun) to count out how many notches were showing on the choke. To me, this is a significant safety improvement. The color coded chokes additionally reduce the possibility of having the wrong choke in the gun when you start a stage, which can be devastating to a great performance.
You will find a real steel vent rib on my guns! Other manufacturers have went plastic on their vent ribs on the top of the barrel.
Our Trigger Housings are made out of aluminum, not from injection molded plastic.
Other cool benefits of the BURKETT3GNS
TruGlo fiber optic Front and Rear Fixed Sights which make it easy to hit slug targets out past 100 yards.
I selected our barrel material and designed it with enough rigidity so that slugs would be point of aim point of impact. In fact if your gun hits more than 6" off center left or right at 100 yards, we will replace the barrel for free!
"Ghost Load" capable out of the box. Strange term, I know. It means that you can have the tubular magazine full, pull the charging handle back, place the "ghost" round on the lifter and a round in the chamber. For example my shotgun comes with a standard 4 round tube installed and a user installable 6 round extension for a total round count of 10+1. When you "ghost load" it by placing the shell on the lifter, you can know hold a total of 12 rounds. (BTW the shotgun is available with a 12+1+1 capacity when ordered)
RUPS - Rapid Unload Practice System. Reload practice with a shotgun is a pain in the ass. You have to either push the interrupter in by hand and dump a round or two or cycle the gun and activate the interrupter for every round in the gun. That takes up precious time of our lives which are busy enough these days. If you move the bolt handle to the rear of the action, the follower will lift up into the feeding position. Now actuate the bolt release but move it rearward instead of the normal forward movement. The hinged lifter will pivot out of the way and empty the entire tubular magazine in under one second allowing you to start another practice session. More reload practice in less time helps you become a better 3 gun shooter faster!
ESPK - Emergency Spare Parts Kit (AUG 2016)
Shortly all of our shotguns will be shipping with all the spare parts you need to keep your gun running for a long time. It includes: the almost impossible to find items at a match.Lifter spring, interrupter spring, standard size charging handle, receiver pin, gas piston for extra heavy loads, receiver pin retention clip and finally a complete set of replacement TruGlo fiber optics sights!*
The design updates include a longer lifter , changed the tubular magazine material from aluminum to stainless and further optimized the loading port. The aluminum tube when used with the gas pistol was set up for light loads (1100 fps-1400 fps). When used with full house slugs and buck1400 FPS+ it will ripple which is caused by the higher pressure loads. NOTE: I am replacing all of the first generation BURKETT3GNS tubular magazines at no cost to the shooters who own one. The new lifter design reduces the chance of catching the thumb while loading. NOTE: We will be upgrading all current owners lifters to the new version for free! (August 2016 estimated delivery) I also felt that the loading port needed some improvement to meet my goal of making it the fastest reloading shotgun for twins or quad loading available on the market. NOTE: All current owners that have not had their loading port upgraded are welcome to send in their receivers only for a free port optimization. If the shooter wants the receiver reanodized,, there is a minimal $20 charge. We will also deep engrave the receiver and hand sand the sides afterwards if requested giving the shotgun a sexy two tone look. Shooters can opt to upgrade to a different color for $100.
BURKETT3GNS 3 GUN SHOTGUN - SYNTHETIC
- Tube Length: 8
BACK ORDER ONLY - EXPECTED DELIVERY MAY 2017
The competition ready 3 gun shotgun is the first of it's kind to come RACE READY out of the box!
Check out its features:
Check out its features:
- Oversized Charging Handle
- Oversized Bolt Release
- Extended Magazine Release
- Extended Safety
- Two Tone Laser Engraving
- Flared Loading Port built for Twins or Quad Loading
- SHIPS WITH 10 or 12 Round Magazine Tube Extention (Only in states where it is legal)
- Vent Rib Barrel
- Custom TruGlow Fiber Optic front and rear sights
- 5 Extended, Knurled and Color Coded Chokes
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- Emergency Parts Kit