First showcased at the 2016 SHOT Show, the Stoeger P3000 pump-action shotgun is a reliable, high-quality hunting companion − particularly suitable for waterfowling, thanks to its 12-gauge, 3" chambering and its 28" barrel − sold at a very accessible price: proposed on the U.S. market at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $299.00, the P3000 continues to garner accolades from hunters and shooters alike − including a prestigious award from one of the world’s foremost outdoor publications.
In its June/July 2016 double issue, the authoritative Outdoor Life magazine named the Stoeger P3000 the winner of the Great Buy Award based on the shotgun’s performance during the magazine’s annual Gun Test. Outdoor Life's writers praised the P3000's no-frills, utilitarian durability, reliability and affordability of Stoeger’s latest offering.
According to the review penned by John B. Snow, the Stoeger P3000 shotgun:
«It is a basic, tough-as-nails pump-action shotgun that you can take anywhere. And should you manage through some feat of heroic abuse to actually break it irrevocably, you’ll only be out $299. Like a charging gorilla, this beast is surprisingly nimble and quick. It pointed well and cycled shells quickly when we had multiple birds or targets in the air. For the money, it was the best shotgun in the test and won our Great Buy award for 2016».
Based on a timeless, and yet always reliable all-purpose pump-action design, the Stoeger P3000 shotgun will safely handle any load, including the heaviest 3" shotshells thanks to its precision-machined, anodized receiver. An easy-to-access cross-bolt safety ensures secure carry in all hunting terrains while at the same time providing prompt usability − a more than desirable feature when the mallards start flying.
The P3000’s black synthetic buttstock and forend feature pronounced checkering for a solid, secure grip and easy operation of the pump action while a rubberized buttstock lessens felt recoil. Other features include integrated swivel attachment points for quick and easy sling attachment and a red-bar front sight atop the 28-inch ventilated rib barrel for faster target acquisition.