Gear: Ithaca 12-ga. Police Special

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Ithaca 12-ga. Police Special

Ithaca Firearms
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Shotguns
Price: $416.99
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Description:

Ithaca Firearms Company made the Police Special/Military Edition of a parkerized shotgun. 12-guage. 18 shot tube. with a bayonet lug that doubled for a flashlight holder. After market sights can be added.

Member Reviews

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    jbeams, Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:33:21 UTC.
    1st review

    Although the Firearms Company is in question if it will come back after it's bankruptsy. I bought this shotgun the same week I bought my Handgun. This was a frivolous thought on my part.
    But a much needed item. the Ithaca Police Special 12guage shotgun is a must have for security and Law Enforcement. the tube or magazine runs 1-inch short of the end of the barrel and holds 18 in the tube and 1 in the chamber. I mixed between combat loads and double-00 buckshot.
    A combat load, was 3 greased ball bearings. the slide out the barrel oblong in shape.When hitting the target they overlay just a half of an inch. The ejector by the trigger made it easily
    available to eject the shell to load a double -00 shell quickly.
    I never had any problems with my shotgun. I paid dearly for the laser sighting that was added years later at $469.00 for the laser sights, but it was wiorth it.
    A Quality Shotgun for the price.

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    Outlaw1765, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 12:52:48 UTC.

    Very good accuracy, and intimidating to the person it's pointing at, lol

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    Palmes, Sun, 02 Mar 2008 02:49:57 UTC.

    A qualifier now in PA, good kick to it!

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    Anonymous, Fri, 16 May 2008 03:41:20 UTC.

    Have had my Ithaca for over thirty years now. It came with a 20 inch police special deerslayer barrel. Orange front and a rear rifle sight. I killed half a dozen deer with this shotgun using rifled slugs. It shoots like a rifle.
    Only drawback to the model in the 1960's was that you couldnt open the breach and throw a round in . Known as speed loading as you could with the 870. I still love my Ithaca. Been a great shotgun. Only reason I carried the issued S&W shotgun on duty was to keep my nice walnut stock on the Ithaca from getting beat up.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 09 Jun 2008 01:35:45 UTC.

    Nice weapon

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    Gunsmoke16, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:39:17 UTC.

    Saw this about 1yr ago @ local sporting goods store. Never shot it. It has the "smooooooothest" racking assembly I've ever seen. Using only the edge of your fingernail, you can rack the slide back & forth. Only reason I didn't purchase then-the model I looked at was not chambered for 3" shells. I wanted an all-purpose gun for protection, patrol, hunting, slugs, etc with ability to use the 3" Nitro Express if wanted to. Do they make it in 3" availability? Though the one 1 looked at had a pistol grip stock???

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    JoeZ1116, Wed, 10 Sep 2008 23:27:48 UTC.

    Shotguns are not my favorite type of weapon. While they are extremely powerful they are not practical in combat. However specifically the Ithaca Model 37 is relatively accurate. Details listed are incorrect though, It is impossible for it to have an 18 shot tube (you must have meant 8). It is only available with either 5 or 8 shot tube. Solid gun though, anyone can recognize a shotgun cock hence it is a superior mental deterrent.

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    IA_Techie, Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:01:19 UTC.

    "18 shot tube".....now there's a nightmare for you! Clearly someone meant 8. I believe that this is the only shotgun that can continuiously pump and fire while holding down the trigger....unlike all others which require seperate pulls of the trigger for each round pumped. Because of this continious fire function I heard that the Geneva Convention specifically out-lawed this weapon. Can someone confirm this? Either way, this is a remarkable shot gun. It is reliable to a fault.

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    Jeffrod, Fri, 01 Oct 2010 06:10:12 UTC.

    Single handedly the most unreliable shotgun I have ever shot. Many of my buddies have one or one like it and every single one had feeding problems with perfectly good ammunition.

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