NRA Gun of the Week: Winchester Super X Pump

posted on December 3, 2021

Following the successes of its Model 12 and 1300-series shotgun designs, Winchester added an entirely new iteration to its stable of imported guns, the Super X Pump, or most simply known as the SXP.

right side camouflage shotgun text on image noting "Winchester SXP Universal Hunter"

Since its U.S. introduction in 2009, the SXP line has grown each year with extensions that address nuances of the hunting, personal defense or clay-target shooting marketplace—so whether you’re in need of a 3.5” magnum version in 12 gauge with a long barrel, or have an interest in shorter-barreled 20-ga. versions, the SXP line has it covered.

underside view shotgun action brown color metal camouflage gun parts

The Winchester SXP 12 gauge sent for American Rifleman's review wears synthetic furniture finished in Mossy Oak camouflage. The pump-action comes with an aluminum receiver and steel barrel treated with a Flat Dark Earth Permacote finish that reduces glare and provides exterior protection to the metal's surface. The gun's steel magazine and forward sling stud are blued. The SXP offers a rear sling stud molded within the buttstock.

muzzle bore cylinder tube gun shotgun barrel brown metal

Fitted with a 28" barrel, this SXP hunting shotgun weighs just under 7 pounds and balances between the hands appropriately. The SXP action was found by our testers to be smooth and fast to operate. Winchester provides three Invector-Plus choke tubes with its SXP shotgun and a simple wrench for swapping tubes. Like all other guns in the SXP lineup, Winchester provides a chrome-plated bore and chamber for increased performance. A ventilated sighting rib comes standard, and the SXP is fitted with TRUGLO's red-fiber-optic sight.

man hands arms gun shotgun loading ammunition shooting range indoors

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to see Winchester's SXP in use.

Winchester SXP Specifications
Winchester Repeating Arms
Action Type:
pump-action shotgun
3.5" 12-ga.
aluminum, Permacote Flat Dark Earth finish
28" chrome-lined steel
TRUGLO fiber-optic front
synthetic; Mossy Oak finish
6 lbs., 14.5 ozs.


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