Recently TFB reported on the announcement of a new high-end shotgun from Krieghoff International, their K-80 Parcours. This elegant over/under carries a tremendous amount of family tradition, from a brand whose history spans nearly a century and a half, two continents, and five generations of family operation. The K-80 Parcours is intended to be a versatile solution for shotgunners who enjoy both competing and hunting. Now the German-American firearms manufacturer has announced a new version purpose-built for sporting clays competitive shooters: the K-80 Parcours-X. The company has issued the following press release about the Parcours-X’s unveiling at this year’s Sporting Clays National Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.
Krieghoff Launches K-80 Parcours-X at Sporting Clays Nationals
The new Krieghoff K-80 Parcours-X makes its debut before an audience of over 1,000 Sporting Clays and FITASC shooters competing in the 2020 NSCA Sporting Clays National Championships.
The Parcours-X takes Krieghoff’s most popular model to a new level by offering shooters a weight option between the original Parcours and the standard K-80 Sporting model. Fitted with the newly introduced Krieghoff Thin Wall chokes, the Parcours-X barrel features a 32” length and tapered flat rib.
“Our dealers give us the most valuable feedback on what the market is looking for,” says Nick Boerboon Krieghoff International Sales Manager. “In response, we designed a Parcours model that gives shooters a bit more weight in their hands for a smoother swinging option on the robust K-80 frame.”
Scheduled as a 2021 full production model, the Parcours-X makes its first appearance in demo form offering shooters a chance to try out the new model before it hits the market. “We invite everyone to stop by the Krieghoff Demo tent at the National Shooting Complex, and see what the new Parcours-X has to offer,” says Boerboon.
For more information on the K-80 Parcours-X, visit www.krieghoff.com.
About Krieghoff International
Dieter Krieghoff, fourth generation of the Krieghoff gunmaking family, established Krieghoff International, Inc. in the United States in 1986. Originally founded as a European hunting gun manufacturer in 1886, Krieghoff has evolved into one of the top names worldwide in competition and field shotguns, as well as hunting rifles. With a reputation for reliability, longevity and outstanding customer service, Krieghoff firearms are the choice of champions. Located in Ottsville, PA, Krieghoff is the sole importer and main service center in North America.
Up to three 1.4-ounce weights can be affixed to the shotgun’s forend, for a total of 4.2 ounces of customizable balance.Where the standard K-80 Parcours is available in a variety of gauges and barrel lengths, the new K-80 Parcours-X is a bit more specialized, and as such only comes as a 32-inch 12-gauge. What do you think, shotgunners? Do you have experience hunting or competing with any other guns from this manufacturer? How do you like the K-80 Parcours-X? Does it fill a needed niche for Sporting Clays and FITASC shooters, or would you prefer to compete with a different shotgun instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range.
Photos courtesy of Krieghoff International.
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