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#6880273 - 09/06/17 01:08 PM Jammed Safety during a hunt
Arbor Guy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 136
The safety on my Beretta A300 Outlander jammed during the opener morning hunt. Luckily I was able to get to a gunsmith during lunch and was back in the field that afternoon to salvage my hunt. He said it was a small pebble or piece of shot that was lodged in the safety. He said it happens more than you would think but I've never heard of it. Was wondering if it was poor trigger design or just find luck. I know it's not the most expensive gun. Just curious if anyone has ever had that happen.

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#6880283 - 09/06/17 01:13 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
Stompy Online   content
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
I have an Outlander and it's never happened to me.
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#6880311 - 09/06/17 01:38 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
Dfwguy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/22/10
Posts: 495
Loc: TX
I have an Outlander too; it's never happened on my end.

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#6880320 - 09/06/17 01:45 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2576
Loc: North Texas
Never happened to me but I pull the trigger group and spray it down 1-2 a year. I would've pulled it out and found the nearest water hose or pond. I bet after a quick bath it would've been ready to go.

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#6880750 - 09/06/17 11:01 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
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Had that happen on a pump gun years ago. Dought that it was the guns falt.
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#6881344 - 09/07/17 04:07 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
greenen Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 119
Loc: Harker Heights
I drove 3 hours one way to a barn-burner shoot in south Georgia a long time ago with a Light 12 that the bearing fell out of the safety on the first shot when I was in high school. Last time I went any distance without a spare gun.

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#6881389 - 09/07/17 04:58 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
12gauge Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/07/13
Posts: 42
Loc: Midlothian, Ellis County
I have shot an A300 Outlander for 3 seasons now and the gun itself has been flawless. My brother bought one a few weeks ago and we hunted dove together last weekend. No issues.

However, I am left handed and had the safety reversed and also have it shimmed for a left hand shooter. Last year when I was hunting doves, I was holding the gun across my chest and a dove flew in. I went to raise the gun and felt a tug - some resistance. I pulled harder and shot the dove. Then continued hunting. When we called it a day and got back to the truck I noticed that the bolt handle was gone. What the...? It had become snagged on my vest and when I raised it to shoot it pulled the bolt handle out. The Beretta A400 is incapable of doing that because of the design, but not the A300. When I got back home I contacted Beretta and they sent me a new one no charge. I don't blame the gun for this. I bought a left hand A400 this year and used it for backup. Both shoot great.
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#6881414 - 09/07/17 05:38 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

Couple things:

How long had it been since you cleaned it?
and
Did you watch him fix it?
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#6881577 - 09/07/17 09:05 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: Arbor Guy]
Kooch Offline
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Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 118
Loc: Saginaw, TX
This is crazy because I had my first and hopefully my last gun accident this dove season. I bought my son a benalli m2 compact. He told me that he couldn't take it off safety, so I took the gun and he was correct. I had the gun pointed straight in the air and pushed the safety hard, the gun went off. Luckily neither me or him were hurt. I called benalli and they told me to send it back to them.

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#6881590 - 09/07/17 09:12 PM Re: Jammed Safety during a hunt [Re: reeltexan]
Arbor Guy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 136
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Couple things:

How long had it been since you cleaned it?
and
Did you watch him fix it?


I clean it after every other hunt. During duck season every hunt. I don't take the trigger out every time I clean it though. And no I did not see how he did it. He was behind a counter. But he was able to get the trigger mechanism to open up which I could not do. It was flawless afterwards. The gun has been a great shooter up to that poin

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