Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun Review

Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun – is it crap or is it golden? This article offers an elaborate review on this product. Let’s see if this mysterious weapon worth your money.

Before blowing a couple of hundred bucks on a shotgun, you may consider some brand names like Dickinson, Remington, Benelli, etc. As different people prioritize on various criteria (point ability, value, durability), the choice thus will be hard to predict. However, this article is not going to compare the tactical shotguns from different brands. Instead, it offers you an in-depth look at the infamous Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun.

Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun Overview/Recall

The Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun comes with 20” barrel, Breecher style muzzle break, ventilated hand guard, tactical stock, Picatinny rail and ghost ring sights. Its elements are specified as below:

  • Shot capacity: 6(5+1)
  • Barrel length: 20”
  • Heat Shield: Available
  • Muzzle brake: Breecher style
  • Rail: Picatinny
  • Sights: Ghost ring rear sight and front post sight
  • Corrosion protection: Nano Protech finish
  • Grips stock: Tactical Pistol
  • Shell holder: Available
  • Hard case: Available
  • Chambered for 2 ¾” and 3” shell

Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun Review



The Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun has a minimal package with all elements included inside the container. The Dickinson has always been known for the blend of traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology from its state of art Turkish Factory. For this reason, a fancy look of the package is not what it focuses on. Instead, you will find the gun’s quality much more enjoyable.


The finished look is cutting-edge with elaborately assembled elements. However, it has no blue finish; instead, it is steel with a soft finish. For most users, the Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun even fits their shooting posture and looks quite pretty. In fact, it is said to be one of the most decent looking Dickson guns. However, there is a controversy on its appearance; some may think that this Dickinson looks pretty sketch around the receiver. It is more like aluminized muffler paint than an actual finish. The shiny silver finish may make you want to cover it up with some camo tapes.

The Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun has a lightweight design that facilitates the simplicity and effectiveness of its operation. Some even say that it is light like a 500 but the action more like an 870. You can also easily clean and care for the gun because the barrel, fore-end, and bolt can be removed with ease. Considering its finish looking, it’s still easy for me to pass on the deal.


As its price range is from $200-$260, some people may prefer other competitors with the same price range such as H&R Pardner Pump, Winchester SXP, Savage/Steven’s pump shotguns. For these people, the Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun may lean on the side of crap. However, from my personal perspective, this price range is highly affordable for most buyers. In fact, considering its price, you can say that it has the best cost strategy for its pricing.

Even though people may have various options within the budget of $250, Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun is still highly recommended. It’s inexpensive but good value. With this price, you cannot expect some kind of high end or top notch value. In fact, it always has sales on Big5 and becomes one of the shotguns with most people looking for.


Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun is a Turkey made shotgun, and its origin somehow claims its prestige in performance. Talking about the Dickinson, the automatics are very impressive, and I personally believe that its tactical shotguns’ performance is also proven. I also have seen an inconsiderable amount of reporting concerning this brand online. For those who are planning to have a Dickinson, I don’t think there is anything to worry about.

Pointing ability

We all know that the barrels in shotguns have more to do with pointing ability, swing and follow through than the reaching power. As compared to longer barrels like 30” or 32”, a 20” barrel is quite humble, yet it is a significant advantage. The reason is that I can shoot appreciably further or harder than the longer ones. Short barrels are also handy and quick to maneuver and point. However, a short barrel makes it harder to maintain swing and follow through when shooting flying objects at long range.


The durability of the Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun is at a medium level. It needs frequent maintenance to keep its performance on the right track. Even though the durability of this Dickinson may not be something that is highly appreciated, it’s the fact that every gun at every price category needs maintenance. The low price does not necessarily mean more frequent maintenance. Despite the price range, every gun needs to fixing and adjustments. And the frequency and amount of caring for support depend on your expectation of its later performance.


With Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun, you will experience the deluxe quality shotgun at an affordable price. It has enough records to prove its worth, and personally, I haven’t seen any competitor with the value its offers. This shotgun is strongly recommended especially for beginners and budget users. While its price is kept at a reasonable level, its performance is ensured to bring you an enjoyable experience of using.

However, to talk about the liquidity of this shotgun, I don’t think people will like it. Instead, the Remington or Mossberg are much easier to sell. In fact, if the Turkish guns don’t take off, there will be little aftermarket support in the coming years. The resale market will thus be soft. Needless to say, we all want to stick with a proven product and focus on maintaining its performance instead of trying to liquidize it.


Ina nutshell, the Dickinson 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun has a nice setup for a limited amount of money. It is a lightweight shotgun with relatively high performance and nice-looking appearance. If you don’t want to risk your money on expensive yet questionable guns, this Dickinson is a good choice. Thank you for reading my review, strongly hope it could aid in your decision of using and purchasing.


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