Citadel Warthog 12 Ga 20" Tactical Shotgun FWH1220-II
A tactical shotgun gun built for home defense. The Warthog comes on a semi automatic shogun platform. The ghost ring sights on the 20 inch barrel make it easy to acquire targets. Comes with a pistol grip with five round capacity and black finish. Has a rail on the bottom where you can mount accessories like a flashlight. Built to be tough.
|Description:||LEG CIT WRTHGTAC 12M/MC 20B 4R|
|Brand:||Legacy Sports Intl|Citadel|
|Stock:||Black Synthetic W/Pistol Grip|
|Sight:||Front:Raised Tactical Rear: Ghost Ring|
|Butt Plate:||Black Rubber Recoil Pad|
I ordered this shotgun on a Thursday, and by Monday afternoon, it was sitting in my safe. The folks at Gunprime kept me abreast of my order/shipping, every step of the way. They have a new friend!
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I bought this gun for my son to use mainly as a turkey shotgun with it's short barrel and ability to take chokes. For this purpose, and obviously home defense, the shotgun is an incredible value for the money. Up until now, we've managed to put about 700 shells through this gun and it has functioned perfectly. No jams of any kind but we have cleaned the gun every 300 shells or so. Overall a great value and can't wait to see what it does in the turkey woods.
Gunprime is a great company to buy from. My order was processed and shipped within a few days. I had a copy of my local gun shop's FFL and I was able to upload it immediately. They give up to date notifications when the item is shipped, where it is in shipping and when it's close to arrival. Definitely one of the easiest companies to buy from online.
If you are hesitant to purchase don't be, this shotgun eats whatever you feed it! Upon opening the box you will find an insert that says only shoot 1300 fps or higher. This is only required during the 50 round breakin period. Thoroughly clean all the oil from the internal components and then you can apply a light coat of CLP to the action parts. Check set screws on front and rear sight. At the end of the day I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for home defense or a fun range toy!
Prior to purchasing the Citadel Warthog I viewed the below Legacy Sports Video on disassembly and reassembly and I am glad I did. As for the one I received it was no take it out of the box and off to the range. It was take it all apart, clean it and tweak it. Legacy video advises taking it apart anyway so I expected doing that. The shotgun was dismantled with only the stock left so I removed the recoil pad and checked the 13mm nut to see if it was secure and it was. Not the case with the rail for the rear sight and the front sight. Removed the loose rear sight and the loose rail and cleaned it and reinstalled with a half drop of Blue Loctite. Adjusted the rear sight and installed it. The front sight was loose and got looser after letting the bolt fly forward a few times. Problem was a too short Allen-head set screw. Replaced the Allen-head with a long Philips-head from a Kawasaki carb bowl. Worked great, looks ok after bluing the screw head.
The barrel was oily dirty as were all other internal components. Barrel, gas block, piston cleaned up very nice. The mag tube which everything rides on had deep scratches on one side about 3 inches long and was probably from a factory test fire. I polished most of the scratch lines out using various grades of aluminum oxide strips. Unfortunately the mag tube spring and plunger cannot be removed for cleaning so it was flush cleaned, blown out and lightly lubed with Slip 2000.
Components that go on the mag tube get cleaned and smoothed inside and lightly greased. The bolt gets a good cleaning and lube as does the inside of the receiver. While things are apart soften the sharp edges along the mag well with a strip of aluminum oxide. To improve shell loading depress and secure the mag plunger enough to lightly smooth the tube/receiver feed ramp with a small file and aluminum oxide strips, If necessary touchups can be done with Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black, etc.
Legacy does not advise taking the trigger group apart. However the trigger group needed a very good soaking in a solvent that will not harm the plastic safety switch, Use compressed air and lube all trigger group friction points. To help loading shells the trigger group ramp extension can be smoothed on its surface and along the edges. The extension points are also softened slightly so not to stick against the shells or a finger.
Reassembly can be tricky and nothing needs to be forced. The barrel has to be fully seated. The threaded sleeve in the forearm has to be set to coordinate tightening the forearm while allowing the threaded magazine cap to keep the barrel fully seated. Check barrel movement by hand or by looking at the barrel tang end with the trigger group removed. Only addition I will need to add is a 1/8" thick Kick-eez Cheek-ezz pad from Brownells. All of the aforementioned problems are very minor and seen often with many firearms costing more. Once done you'll have a keeper.
Excellent price, service, communication and very fast shipping from GunPrime.com
"Citadel KATAC-ATA12 disassembly/assembly" https://youtu.be/ARTYFSDqopMA
The Citadel shoots very good. Ejects the shells very smoothly.When i raise the gun to shoot the target is easily found with the sights. I would buy again. Thank you gunprime.
Purchased two guns through gunprime, outstanding service and prices.
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