Stevens 320

Stevens 320



Reviews: 84
Total reviews: 84
Positive: 66
Mixed: 10
Negative: 8
Retail Price: $193.00
Used Value: $135.10
Sale Price: $174.53

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Stevens 320 Info

The Savage Stevens 320 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun features a carbon steel barrel and a synthetic stock, both with a matte finish. The shotgun is designed with a pistol grip, a rotary bolt, dual slide bars and a bead sight. Tube magazine. 5-round capacity.

Stevens 320 Specifications

BrandSavage Arms
Barrel Length18.5"

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MSRP $193.00
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Stevens 320 Reviews

Positive: 79 Mixed: 0 Negative: 5
  • 100

    Thank you BudsGuns ....LOVE THIS 12GA ...Great price Great Shotgun LOVE IT !!!!

    November 22, 2018
    Dirk L
  • 100

    its a nice gun for the money an as always Buds has good fast shipping I give buds an the gun 5+ rating but lucky it didn't get damaged from FED-X cause the box was damaged bad an got into the Stevens box as well but didn...'t hurt the gun 0 stars for FED-X more

    November 1, 2018
    John P
  • 80

    It’s smooth
    It’s comfortable, smooth and feels good I recommend

    July 25, 2018
  • 80

    Great gun for the money, thanks Buds.

    June 26, 2018
    Eric N
  • 100

    Very impressed! Don’t second guess!
    I’ve been watching this shotgun for a while along with others, finally purchased today and threw 50 rounds easy! I was very skeptical of the pistol grip, but was not let down one bit. Gave it a good oil down right ...out the box. Love the shorter barrel, pump action is smooth as butter, shots are clean. The sound of the pull action (in any shotgun really) is very crisp. Not a single ejection fail. Also not really mentioned is how universal the attachments are. Comes with sturdy swivels, ready for a rail as well. All in all very impressed and is sitting by my front door now. Beware boogers, hope you can run faster than my slugs ;) more

    June 21, 2018
  • 100

    50 shots of practice ammo, so far so good

    June 20, 2018
    Michael K
  • 100

    Nice gun it's light,cycles quick and easy little to no recoil my 10 year old has no pro men with it

    April 13, 2018
    Jacob B
  • 100

    Love the Savage Stephens!
    Can’t believe I can protect for under 200! This Shotgun is a true Boom Stick! Shot Slugs and Buck shot with flawless accuracy and ejection. So fun to Shoot! thanks Academy! Great Info through buying process!

    March 16, 2018
  • 100

    If you are looking for affordable no frills home protection this is the 12 gauge of choice. Easy operation and maintenance. Smooth action and well balanced. I give this 5 out of 5 Stars !

    March 13, 2018
    The Dude
  • 100

    Great Value and Good Gun
    I purchased this gun a month ago mainly for home defense but let me tell you. For the $$$, this gun is built like a tank. The pistol grip stock is solid and very sturdy. I took mine all apart to clean it to my satisfacti...on mainly to get all the oil/grease out of it and lube it properly. I've already shot 100 rounds through it with no problems what so ever. I really like that you can purchase accessories for the 320 from many different sites. It's a good multipurpose shotgun. more

    March 4, 2018
  • 100

    Very First Purchase of Home Security Gun
    Super price and buying experience for this shotgun listed.

    February 4, 2018
  • 80

    Great weapon!
    I recommend the Savage Steven's 320 to any and all gun lover's. Its an awesome firearm for target practice and even better for home protection, just the look of it in your hands and pointed at an intruder is en...ough to send them running to their mamas. more

    January 25, 2018
  • 100

    Bought this for $219.00. That’s $219.00 for a BRAND NEW home protection shotgun. I️ prettied it up with a laser and flashlight....ALL FOR LESS THAN $350. Works perfectly.

    November 5, 2017
  • 100

    Bought this for $219.00. That’s $219.00 for a BRAND NEW home protection shotgun. I️ prettied it up with a laser and flashlight....ALL FOR LESS THAN $350. Works perfectly.

    November 4, 2017
  • 100

    Good cheap gun
    Ive had this gun about 2 months. I've put over 500 high brass 3" super x rounds threw it so far from birdshit, 00 buck, slugs. Not one miss fire, not one ejection problem. Holds a great group out to 50 yards birdshot n 00 buck. Slugs hold a 4" group at a standing shooting position. I added a snap over green front site, Sling, elastic ammo holder. So far its been great. more

    September 29, 2017
  • 80

    Good Shotgun
    Good Shotgun, no issue as of yet. Around 200 rds both buck00 and slug, ran well. Removed mag plug, now holds 6- 2 3/4 inch rds. Buying a +1 Rd extension, for about $40, extra bang. But for $189.99+tax good home defense s...hotgun. more

    August 18, 2017
  • 100

    Awesome shotgun!
    I have put about 300 rounds of both buckshot and slugs through this shotgun with no problems at all! It is a GREAT shotgun for home defense, especially when you add the Winchester Elite Home Defense rounds to it! Best pu...rchase (Academy Sports) I have made on a firearm period! more

    August 7, 2017
    Big Ron
  • 100

    This is the best pump action shotgun you'll ever get for under $200, it fires all kind of 12ga shells you feed into it. It's not fancy, it's not beautiful but it gets the job done. Stevens and Savage are excellent long g...uns manufacturers. 5 stars to Buds as well. more

    May 4, 2017
  • 100


    April 27, 2017
    victor s
  • 100

    I purchased this on sale at online Sportsman's Guide website. What an awesome deal for the price! It is exactly what I was looking for in a self defense shotgun.

    April 17, 2017
  • 100

    Great gun for the price
    Tested it out the other day.great gun. Handles slugs great. If you put a gun through 100 rounds or so with no oiling or cool down time yeah something is going to go wrong with any gun. So dont believe youtube reviews. buy more

    March 24, 2017
  • 100

    March 24, 2017
  • 100

    Most AWESOME shotgun I had ever bought . I took it out to the range pop, pop and pop like a charm ! Flawless !

    March 5, 2017
  • 100

    A six round (9 rounds with shorties!) shotgun for home defense. For less than a ragged used and abused 12 gauge. Added a flash light and laser.

    March 3, 2017
  • 100

    Most AWESOME shotgun I had ever bought . I took it out to the range pop, pop and pop like a charm ! Flawless !

    February 28, 2017
  • 100

    A six round (9 rounds with shorties!) shotgun for home defense. For less than a ragged used and abused 12 gauge. Added a flash light and laser.

    February 26, 2017
  • 60

    Decent pump action for the dollar. Fires well, never had a jam or hangup racking the new round in the chamber. I've fired about 350 basic 7 1/2 lead shot rounds through it. The only upgrade I have done so far is a high type of sight mainly because my eyesight isnt the greatest. Not a fan of the simple bead sight. I don't care that its chinese made, cheap and effective for home defense is what i got it to shoot, pain in the nuts to tear all apart for a deep cleaning...You gotta take the buttstock off to get the trigger housing out?? I thought the chinese were supposed to brag about intellect... more

    February 22, 2017
    joseph s
  • 20

    Failed after two shots
    Bought this gun two years ago,never fired it until after I had had it on the shelf the whole time...Fired two rounds and the gun and receiver locked up.Had to remove the barrel to unload stuck round. ..Tried to dry cycle... it several more times and it failed to close completely and continued to lock up and jam...I sent a service request to Stevens but haven't heard back...The I noticed the warranty is only one year and I had it on the shelf two years before I found out it was defective...I'll just eat this one and NEVER buy another,don't want it If they repair it,just don't trust it with my life. more

    December 31, 2016
  • 20

    Don't buy has problems
    Do not buy this gun it has a bad double chambering problem. It is not the person shooting it. It is simply the crappie build and make of the gun. Don't waste your money

    December 22, 2016
  • 100

    5 stars for value of what its made for
    I see a lot of mixed reviews on this gun where some people are saying it is a great gun and some saying it is a total waste of money. I bought mine about 1.5-2 years ago and the price was $200. I got it simply for anothe...r home defense firearm and it is perfect for that use. It has an aluminum barrel so it is pretty punishing compared to other 12 gauges because it is lighter and not as dense. It also heats up a good bit if you are trying to pump a bunch of rounds through it for the same reason, it is aluminum. Is it a $700 shotgun... Absolutely not. But the price has dropped since i bought it and i have no regrets of paying $200 for it. It is not meant for hunting or skeet shooting, it is a home defense gun and it serves its purpose perfectly fine. I shoot about 5-6 through it every time i go to the range and I've put about 100-150 rounds through mine and I've had absolutely no problems. If you want a shotgun for sport, then keep looking. If you want an inexpensive shotgun (with a hefty kick) for home protection, this is a great option. more

    December 17, 2016
  • 100

    does what it is designed to do

    December 5, 2016
  • 100

    does what it is designed to do

    November 29, 2016
  • 100

    great down and dirty shotgun !
    Bought one on a whim a month ago . while reading some of the reviews I ran across one where the writer was complaining about the short effective range of his .I ran everything from 00 to #4 buck , as well as 7/8 oz slugs... . I have a range set up at my place and to make a long story short , the slugs were great out to 80 meters and with the #4 buck at 30 meters it threw a pattern which resulted in an average of 36 out of 41 pellets in a 12 inch circle . This " cheap Charlie " has since replaced my Remington 870 as my first choice for defense . Great price , robust construction and ease of handling make it perfect for home and personal defense . more

    September 11, 2016
    hardhead 2020
  • 100

    Great gun for the price
    Have had this gun for about 2 years..Action a little stiff at first , but after shooting ,cleaning and lube it works perfect..I saw on a few other reviews about a jamming issue.This only happens If you don't line up... the barrel correctly when assembling..I have had no problems AT ALL since owning..Shoots 2.75" and 3" with no issues..Very accurate with Remington (slugger) rifled slugs more

    August 18, 2016
  • 100

    Great buy for the price
    I was looking for a good home defense shotgun with a pistol grip. I have owned it now for a couple months and it is fun & easy to shoot and I even used it for turkey hunting recently.

    April 20, 2016
    Keith T
  • 100

    Awesome shotgun at an awesome price!
    Solid home defense shotgun. Only 6.8#. Very manageable. Action is smooth, not much kick. Great value at Academy.

    April 7, 2016
  • 100

    Great shotgun
    I bought the security version of this shotgun. The one with the front and rear sights. I paid $269 + tax. I went straight to the range and put at least 80 rounds through it. WOW! It is a great shotgun, it did not lock up... or give me any trouble whatsoever. It did what it was built for. Perfect for fun at the range and for home protection. I highly recommend it. more

    March 13, 2016
  • 100

    Good gun!
    I bought this gun a couple of weeks ago and it shoots like any other gun I've owned. I would highly recommend this gun to anybody!

    February 4, 2016
  • 100

    This shotgun is an insanely good value. It's essentially a winchester 1300 clone. So it's a mean speed pump machine. It handles all rounds with no issues, good trigger and came with a nice finish. I changed out the foren...d with a standard winchester forend so I could fit a winchester side saddle. I run this gun hard, my first outing I ran 300 rounds of cheap walmart bulk birdshot. No issues, it cycled every round and kept going. You can't loose at this price. If you were looking for a quality defensive shotgun that won't break your bank, this is the one. more

    January 5, 2016
    cameron h
  • 100

    Cheap but great gun
    Bought this as an extra keep around gun since it was cheap. Turned out to be very well made. Does have a "Break in" time. Won't cycle the few first boxes. But after that racks smoothly. Recoil is heavy as ...expected in a light 12ga.all in all awesome gun. Sold my last one but getting another soon. more

    December 9, 2015
  • 100

    Great gun
    Bought this shotgun about 8 months ago. I have put about 1,000 rounds through it with no problems. From bird shot to slugs. Love this shotgun. Perfect for home defense and fun target shooting.

    December 3, 2015
  • 100

    Excellent shot gun!!!!! I haven't got to shoot just yet. But it's a very solid gun. The pump works nicely and it didn't jam as I was rack the cartridges through. Highly recommend!!!!

    November 24, 2015
    Joshua A
  • 100

    Great closet gun
    Before judging a gun or anything for that matter, you have to look at what it's meant to be used for and what you are expecting out of it. This is not an $800 browning upland game gun. It's an inexpensive home gun. You wouldn't use this gun to hunt geese with, just as you wouldn't stick an expensive hunting shotgun Behring your bedroom door for someone to break in and steal. This shotgun preforms flawlessly, fast smooth action and dependable. At a price that you can leave it in your house and it wouldn't break you if something happened to it. It is intended for a job and a purpose, and it is perfect for what it's meant for. more

    November 3, 2015
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    October 24, 2015
  • 100

    Great shotgun, underrated
    I bought this two years for home defense only. But, 1 year later I took it out for some clay shooting for fun and this shotgun outperformed itself. I have only had 1 basic cleaning on this shotgun and have fired over 100...0 rounds through it, mostly at clay pigeons. The pistol type grip is really nice to help with the recoil, because this is a 12 gauge and it feels like one. The barrel is a little shorter, but built thick to last. One time I shot about 100 rounds in an hour through it without any problems. All my buddies who have 400-500 dollar 12 or 20 gauges for clay shooting or bird hunting prefer to use mine. Amazing shotgun for under 200 bucks and can take any punishment. more

    October 1, 2015
  • 100

    Was looking and found
    Great shotgun and the price sold it? Could not have found a better deal well worth the price.

    July 18, 2015
  • 100

    First shotgun and I love it!
    I bought this 3 months go and have put roughly 500 rounds(birds hot that's all I need lol) through it without a single hiccup! My little sister (19) was so impressed that she picked one up herself! We are slowly a shotgun family and I couldn't be happier. I love my shotgun! more

    June 13, 2015
  • 100

    great gun
    I bought this on sale and with a few mods I have fire 3000 rounds threw it with no problem. In my opinion it's more than worth the money. I'm gonna get a couple more. WELL WORTH THE IT.

    April 16, 2015
  • 100

    mossberg or winchester is nothing compare to this
    First off, the tactical look is nice, the construction is sturdy like a tank, the feeling is just right for everyone with the extended forearm is just perfect. Second, i didnt even clean it before took it downrange, not ...even a single problem, felt so good with it, i meant i felt much safer with this gun while the other expensive did fire but they need to be cleaned well and thier action was so rough moreover, they have wobby construction. You have to reach hard cuz the forearm is far away from the buttstock. Then come to the price, u cant find any cheaper shotgun than this which has the same quality. But anyway, u should clean it first, try to cycle the forearm when u can to break it in, the more you do the smoother the action. This is the best gun u can find in the market more

    March 18, 2015
    mike colorado
  • 80

    Great once broken in.....
    I originally purchased this shotgun for my wife for home defense. I laughed at the fact that it had Ghost ring sights but quickly changed my mind when we began to shoot with it. After the first go round with it (50 round...s Bird Shot ) I noticed a small amount of metal shavings in the receiver and worried that it would eventually fail. Since then I have put at least 300+ rounds of 00' Buck, Slug and Bird shot down range and the action is smooth and performs excellent. I recommend this gun to any first time buyers out there. I also recommend the Ghost Ring sights if you can get a model with them! more

    December 30, 2014
  • 100

    depends what your gunna do
    I goy this joker few days ago handles great the pistol grip is great for a slugs if ur gunna cap a bird better with a diffrent grip in my opinion all in all great buy

    December 22, 2014
    doc holiday
  • 100

    Great Home Defense Shotgun
    I bought this shotgun for home defense. Fires great and excellent price.

    October 5, 2014
    JL Prigmore
  • 100

    great weapon for first timer
    Picked up my new 320 last week, went out with 2 buddies, and we slammed 150 rounds 00 and 25 slugs through this thing this morning. I did have 2 00 fail to load, could be either the ammo, or more than likely not being ag...gressive enough when racking. Yes, you need to be aggressive when racking this weapon, and just as man handle when pushing it forward, no limp wristing it. I did pop for the recoil pad at walmart for $20. This thing did exactly what is should, not a ton of features, but what the heck do you need on a shotgun ? We had a first time shooter female, 90lbs, 5'4" who was able to fire it, she did about 30 rounds herself. A friend brought a $500 mossberg with him, for the money, I will stick with my 320 more

    September 4, 2014
  • 100

    Great shotgun
    I bought the model 320 6 months ago. It is pretty much an exact replica of the Winchester 1300 so it is easy to find spare parts by ordering them for the Winchester 1300 if necessary. The Savage was covered in cosmoline ...packing grease for shipping from China. After a thorough disassembly and cleaning, the weapon fired like a champ. Never a problem, smooth action and it just plain shoots nicely. My recommendation for all people who have problems with it, clean it before you shoot it. more

    July 8, 2014
  • 100

    Nice shotgun
    For 190 dollars you cant ask for much Savage outdid themselves on this shotgun if you ask me. just the stock alone would cost about 90 dollars.

    June 30, 2014
  • 100

    I bought mine a month ago and I love it and I love the accesories you can get

    June 29, 2014
  • 80

    For The Price... This Shotgun Is Worth It, Really!
    I've had this shotgun for about 18 months... it is a great home defense tool and other CQB needs. I've fired the inexpensive Federal multi-purpose 2 3/4 shells to Rio, Spartan and Herters 00 Buck. It will cycle... either low or high brass shells without a problem. Breakdown for cleaning is not bad (see YouTube)... My wife |5'4"| can cycle the action with no problem thanks to the extended forearm. I bought some Traction Grip universal squares and taped off the pistol grip and the forearm and it looks great and functions as advertised. Reason for the four stars is because of the lack of aftermarket accessories. more

    June 21, 2014
  • 100

    I think this is a decent shotgun - especially for the money. Nothing against a Mossberg 500 but I prefer the Stevens safety location, and it simply feels more substantial/solid than the Remington 870. Easy to remove plug... for 6+1 capacity too. Looking forward to putting a bunch of different ammo through it to see how it does overall. Time will tell, but for now I'm very satisfied with my purchase. more

    March 4, 2014
    Donald J P
  • 100

    I've had this gun for a while now and have only had one jam. this is a great gun for the price.

    February 7, 2014
  • 100

    Don't Believe the Negative Reviews on the Web
    I purchased this shotgun for the $169 sale price a few weeks ago. Typically, I do not buy firearms without researching owner testimonies and manufacturer reviews first; but for the attractive price on the rack I could no...t resist nabbing this one. Who doesn't want a pump shotgun for under $200? I took the shotgun home and gave the receiver and barrel a complete and thorough cleaning before attempting any range time. It was also at this time that I researched the reviews on various gun websites.... to my dismay, I found there are a few negative reviews on this model shotgun. These "people" and their testimonies took all of the wind out of my sails with their negative experiences. Not wanting to be stuck with lemon a year from now, for the past 3 weeks I have been putting this shotgun to the test and running it hard. To date, I have put over 500 reloads of bird shot, 30+ shells of store bought Winchester 00 buck shot (ouch), and about 20 store bought Remington 1oz Slugs (double wrist ouch)... THIS SHOTGUN NEVER MISSED A BEAT AND IS STILL GOING STRONG, and it beat me up in the process. Rapid fire buck shot ran like a champ and the slugs were grabbing attention a the range with all the steel gong hits. I am very happy with my purchase of this shotgun, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a shotgun for home defense. I believe Stevens has developed a great gun in the 320 model. more

    February 6, 2014
  • 100

    I've owned this shotgun for about 6 months. Eats everything I feed it. No issues. Good shotgun for the price.

    January 16, 2014
    David U
  • 100

    This is a Great Weapon for Home Defense, In which this is what the Stevens 320 12 GA. was made around. This IS NOT a Hunting Weapon, 1 due to barrel length and the biggest #2, This is a 5+1 shell hold/fire, If you are ca...ught by a Game Wardin, Wildlife etc. you will be fined because a Hunting shotgun shall not hold more than a 3+1 etc. Just to clear the air for some people.. Otherwise, The Stevens 320 12 GA. by Savage is a great buy for its price. I bought mine and have been happy with it and how it shoots. it met my standards if not meeting them and going beyond what I had expected!. more

    November 28, 2013
  • 100

    Very Good Gun
    I have shot 25 rounds with no problems. Love the gun!!

    November 27, 2013
  • 100

    Shoots and functions fantastic. Great value.
    I bought this shotgun as a home defense shotgun for my wife and for fun took it to the skeet range. It worked unbelieveably well for a tactical shotgun with a short barrel, and for the price... Wow! Not the prettiest, bu...t a great low dollar shotgun. more

    October 18, 2013
  • 100

    The gun fires everything you put through it. The people on here downing this gun probably don't need to own a gun. It is simple and reliable period! The more you fire it the smoother the action it gets. You want bel...l and whistles, you are going to pay for them. Enough said!!!! more

    September 21, 2013
  • 100

    Worth every penny!
    Bought yesterday. Tested within 24 hrs.Fired almost flawlessly,but needs some breaking in.I would think that 6-10 boxes later,it will be 'matured'. Looks good.Feels good. Under $200. It will do what ALL shotgun...s can do,for home defense. Get 'em while you can! more

    September 21, 2013
  • 80

    Great power, no distance
    I purchased this shotgun and immediately took it out and fired fifty rounds of 2 3/4 shells through it with absolutely no problems whatsoever. There's only two things I don't like about this plug for h...unting, and the range with the short barrel is horrible. The price was great, very powerful and I believe an all around good purchase. more

    September 14, 2013
  • 20

    I got to shoot this shotgun once. After continuing to eject more than one shell and only putting a total 6 shells through it the pump slide broke. 

    September 5, 2013
  • 100

    I finally got a chance to take this to the range. I took it out without cleaning it at all and it functioned perfectly. Great quality gun for a great price!

    August 6, 2013
    Jean S
  • 100

    Just a shot in the dark here guys but maybe good 'ole Academy in Texas is doing you wrong. I bought my 320 about a month ago and I think it's a great product for the price. It serves it's purpose, home def...ense. Not much of a hunting gun without a longer barrel though. I've had no trouble at all. Now, if we want to talk about bang for your buck, try out one of the $5,000-$7,000 big game hunting shotguns out there...if you have the coin. more

    May 29, 2013
  • 20

    Not worth a plug nickel.
    Straight out the box it has been nothing but a piece of junk. Does not retain the shells in the tube and they get stuck requiring a field strip. The entire action will pop out and fall apart and you need three hands to it back together. I would never trust my life with this gun. I rated it a 1 because there was no "0". more

    May 15, 2013
  • 100

    This is an excellent shotgun for the price!!! Very happy with the purchase. Only issue I've ran into is finding accessories for it. Those saying that Winchester 1300 parts fit it are lying. I bought an ATI pistol grip had adapters for the 1300 and 870 and ending up using the 870 but having to modify it heavily. Hated the long forend so I took a hacksaw to it and sanded it so I could put a side saddle on it. Used an ATI side saddle but once again had to modify it. Not sure if it will show up on here but this is what it looks like now: The action is a little rough out of the box but a good cleaning and pumping and dry firing for a solid 15 minutes straight make it just as smooth as a mossberg or Remington. more

    April 24, 2013
    Kyle J
  • 100

    Another smooth transaction....thanks Buds!!! Gun looks awesome just as described. Have not taken the gun to the range as it is a gift for my son but the action is smooth. Oh yeah and from some of the other reviews I have... read about this firearm mine was made right here in the good old U S of A!!!!! Great job again Buds can't say enough about you're serviceand prices,you have a customer for life. more

    April 16, 2013
    scott c
  • 100

    Good gun for the price range
    Bought for wife for home protection, went to gun range and broke it in for the first time. It feels good, shoots good, & over all I am very pleased with this gun. This gun is light enough for a women to shot, the Ste...vens 320 12ga shotgun is a great shotgun for home defense. This shotgun shoots everything I put in it. I would recommend this shotgun to anyone looking for a inexpensive home defense shotgun. more

    April 1, 2013
  • 80

    Decent but not best in price range.
    I bought myself a Mossberg Maverick 88($189), short barrel. My girlfriend wanted a shotgun as well. So we intended to get her a Mossberg as well. However, while at Academy another couple was trying out the Savage 320. My... gf liked the idea of the pistol grip as it felt more comfortable to her. So for $179 we got her the Savage. It seemed, upon initial inspection of the display model, to be on par with the Mossberg. So we bought it, took it home cleaned it thoroughly, and headed to the gun range the next day. After going back and forth between my Mossberg and her Savage. The Mossberg was clearly better in the fit and finish department. The action on the Savage was not as smooth as the Mossberg. Although they both shot about the same. The Savage was just a touch more difficult to load and unload(properly unload not just cycling shells through the chamber). But that "touch" of difficulty was very marginal. Overall it performed well. My girlfriend felt very comfortable with it. And it was her first time ever to fire a firearm(we started with a 9mm handgun, moved on to a .30/30 rifle, then finished off switching between the two shotguns). Anyway, we get home and i show her how to field strip and clean her gun. So she's cleaning it and just about finished, when she's moving the action back and forth to check for any additional spots to clean when the pump and its guide arms come completely of the gun. Those rails have no stops on them so beware of that when the gun is stripped down. Its' a pain to get back on! Anyway. My girlfriend is happy with the gun. And after some use the action began to smooth out a bit. So there is a bit of break in with the gun. And it is pretty fun to shoot. But for a shotgun in this price range, I would say the Mossberg has just a bit more quality to its construction. And if you're into altering the gun with after market stuff the Mossberg is the way to go. I haven't found anything yet for the Savage when it comes to aftermarket mods. more

    November 17, 2012
  • 20

    Yup..Mr, lifelongshooter...same thing happened to me after a purchase from Academy in Frisco, Texas appx 5-2012. No parts list to be found on the web...Savage home page has nothing but pretty pictures.... This 320 is not...hing but a pig with lipstick. more

    November 1, 2012
  • 100

    Great Gun, Easy Purchase, Smooth Transaction

    October 26, 2012
    David H
  • 100

    This was one of those impulse buys for me. I wanted a cheap shotgun that I could take to the range regularly and put tons of rounds through. I've owned this now for about 6 months and shot all kinds of rounds through it ...and have not had any issues. Everything from birdshot to slugs. But mostly 00 buck. It's a bit heavier than my mossberg so it absorbs recoil a little better. Nice tight lockup, very sturdy, easy to break down. I don't see any reason why I won't have this in my collection for a very long time. At first it seemed like it didn't want to eject spent shells. Then I fugured out that this is not a shotgun you handle gently. It likes it rough. Don't be afraid to pull back on the action with a little oomph. Then you won't have any issues. This is probably true of most inexpensive shotguns. Overall a great gun for the price. more

    September 7, 2012
    edward t
  • 100

    This was my first transaction from buds.quick delivery gun works great very sterdy over 300 rounds no problems.

    August 23, 2012
    michelle c
  • 100

    awesome deal. Has a killer kick.

    August 17, 2012
    Todd H
  • 60

    You Get What You Pay For!
    I recently bought my wife the Stevens Model 320 12 gauge at Acadamy Sports. I chose this design because it is easier for her to handle with the pistol grip, and because it was made by Savage which I knew made good Since she doesn't need a top of the line shotgun, the price was another factor in choosing this shotgun for her. The other major manufacturers don't make a 12 gauge in the same price bracket. We took it home and after unpacking it, I attempted to show her how to load it, and to check it out at the same time. In doing so, I found that it wouldn't retain the loaded shells, but rather would immediately spit them back out into the loading port where they would lodge under the plate, thus necessitating removal of the barrel, the plug, spring, etc. to remove the jammed shell. After trying to get shells to stay in it about 10 times; I took it back to Acadamy Sports where we got it and they sent it back to the factory. After the factory had it for 3 weeks, they finally decided it couldn't be fixed, and replaced it with another new one. more

    June 7, 2012
  • 100

    I love guns that are inexpensive and at $175 its a great shotgun. The end cap to hold the barrel on is solid cast steel and the gun is really quite sturdy. The length of pull on the gun is about 13 inches comes with a ve...rtical pistol grip. I am very happy with my purchase thank you buds for the competitive price and for providing a very smooth transaction to receive my gun. Side note: there are some rough edges on the shotgun that may need to be smoothed out just a little but then again the gun is perfect at $175. more

    June 6, 2012
    david a
  • 80

    I bought one of these a few weeks ago, on time delivery and great service from Buds. I was looking for an inexpensive home defense shotgun due to a rash of break-ins in my area. Finally made it out to the range to try it... out and I put a total of 80 rounds through it during my session, 50 birdshot 25 buckshot and 5 3" slugs. No misfires or malfunctions with any of the bargain brand ammo I was using. Overall it does have a bit of a cheap "made in china" feel to it, BUT you need to consider what you get for the price they're asking. more

    May 4, 2012
    Steven S
  • 60

    I wish Bud's would have advertised where this gun was manufactured. It is a Steven's in name only. I own 4 other Steven's rifles, my family has been buying Steven's guns for a very long time, the first was an octagon bar...rel Steven's favorite .22 purchased new by my Great Uncle when he was just a young lad. That Steven's Favorite STILL shoots true. It's not Bud's fault that my Steven's model 320 was manufactured in The Peoples Republic of China, but please refer to my opening sentence.I visited the Savage Arms site, and they don't advertise it as Made in China either. Had I known the shotgun was Made in China This purchase would NOT have happened. The shotgun does function, it will load, discharge and cycle ammo. The fit and finish is everything you would expect of Made in China goods, it looks and feels like a replica or clone of something someone in the USA used to get paid to make. If you don't mind Made in China then this gun is perfect for you at the price... more

    January 31, 2012
    Brian M