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