HUNTINGsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 04 - SHOTGUNS 101
The pump (or ‘slide’) action shotgun is a manually operated repeater. Pulling back on the forestock and then pushing it forward cycles the action. This simple movement of the forestock permits rapid reloading without even moving the muzzle away from the target. How cool is that?
The quick reloading design makes pumps the best choice for hunting waterfowl (or flying targets) but they can also be used for hunting big game animals, like deer or turkey. The versatility of the pump action shotgun is one of its greatest advantages.