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mixflip
01-24-2010, 12:24
Ok I just sold a bunch of stuff on Craigslist and now I have $800 burning a hole in my pocket for a semi-auto "tactical" shotgun.

I had my heart set on a Mossberg 930 SPX (Buds has some for $520 including shipping) but now that I have a little more money than expected I was wondering what you guys would get? FN SLP? Benelli M4? I think I'd have to sell a few more things to get these though?

Any suggestions from the semi auto shotgun specialists?

G30SF/F-250
01-24-2010, 16:17
I am no specialists; but I am happy with my Saiga-12.

byf43
01-24-2010, 18:06
If you must have a semi-auto. . . . Remington 1100.
Pick up a used one, and convert it to either the 'Tac' 1100 or the "Competition Master" 1100.

22highcaps
01-24-2010, 18:17
Hunt down a used M2 or M1S90 for perhaps a little more money.

deadmonkey90
01-24-2010, 19:28
mossberg 930 spx hands down

mixflip
01-24-2010, 20:56
I looked at a semi-auto shotgun I had never seen before. It was made by Stoeger and it looked identical to a Benelli. The salesman even said it is manufactured by the same folks that tool the Benelli thats why it looks like a carbon copy of one? Amybody ever seen these? It was $1000 cheaper than the Benelli at about $450.00

Are they reliable?
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/alt_defense.jpg

Oh and it has the Benelli licensed inertia driven system, not gas operated. Is that good?

DrtyHarry
01-24-2010, 21:02
I am no specialists; but I am happy with my Saiga-12.

Agree 100%. But, do the AK conversion and get a drum mag!

DH

G30SF/F-250
01-24-2010, 21:13
Agree 100%. But, do the AK conversion and get a drum mag!

DH


Agreed; but damn $230 for the drum! I will have one one day, just not today.

WellArmedSheep
01-24-2010, 21:24
Put a little more money with that and get the SLP. You won't be dissapointed.

mixflip
01-24-2010, 21:25
Nobody in Vegas seems to have a 930 SPX or FN SLP in stock on the shelves!!!

mixflip
01-25-2010, 20:48
Ok I got me a 930 SPX tactical and LOVE IT!!! Even the sale guy said dont waste your money on the SLP since it doesnt give you leaps and bounds over the SPX. Plus the SLP needs parts changed when going from light loads to heavy loads...and the SPX doesnt.

If the SPX runs reliable...I wont regret not getting an FN SLP. Heck they look identical on the shelf.

jnumata
01-25-2010, 21:14
Nice pick up. Congrats! I love mine and it eats everything.

GerryV
01-26-2010, 16:00
Agreed; but damn $230 for the drum! I will have one one day, just not today.

That's why I was holding out, but as of today the drums are now $120.

http://www.mdarms.com/scripts/prodlist.asp?idCat=1

DonL
01-26-2010, 16:11
I'll be the guinea pig for the new ProMag 12rd drum.....Just ordered one...Stay tuned.

DrtyHarry
01-26-2010, 17:25
The MD-20 only holds 2 3/4 shells, there is a European company that makes 20 round drums that can hold 3" shells. Can't find the site just yet...

DH

GerryV
01-26-2010, 17:36
The MD-20 only holds 2 3/4 shells, there is a European company that makes 20 round drums that can hold 3" shells. Can't find the site just yet...

DH


There's the Wraithmaker drum from Alliance Armament and one from Max Rounds out of Europe.

http://www.alliancearmament.com/alliancearmament30rddrum.aspx

http://www.maxrounds.com/

ronin.45
01-26-2010, 18:30
The SPX with LPA GR sights is a great gun for the money. If you want to step up you need to go Benelli. The M4 is way above your price range but the M2 is about there with some careful shopping.

DrtyHarry
01-26-2010, 19:43
Yep, Maxrounds. That's them, thanks. Kinda pricey though...

DH

Ferdinandd
01-26-2010, 20:24
This thread got me interested in the various autos mentioned. The Stoeger 2000 appears to compare well to the Benelli inertia driven guns. It gets good marks over on Shotgun forums. Might have to check one out.

mixflip
01-27-2010, 11:44
Yeah the Stoeger 2000 still has my interest but I think my 930SPX is going to hold me over for a few years in the semi-auto shotgun dept. But $450 for a Stoeger 2000 does sound like a smoking deal if they are reliable?

Dogshark
01-28-2010, 08:32
Yep, Maxrounds. That's them, thanks. Kinda pricey though...

DH

Kinda? 379 euro is damn expensive!

Glockguy
01-28-2010, 20:31
It's hard to go wrong with the Mossberg 930 SPX . . . An Awesome Autoloader (named as "Shotgun of the Year" by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence). Use the remainder for ammo and/or can't do without accessories.

M1A Shooter
01-28-2010, 22:32
ive been lusting for a Remington 1100 Tactical +4.

ill probably end up getting a Mossberg 930 combo though. they are a bit cheaper and i prefer the safety like my mossberg pump. i also dont like the tall AR type sights on the SPX.

striker6126
01-28-2010, 23:04
If you must have a semi-auto. . . . Remington 1100.
Pick up a used one, and convert it to either the 'Tac' 1100 or the "Competition Master" 1100.

I like these myself . I prefer the 3" magnum but you have to get a gunsmith to open the gasport for it to function with 2 3/4 shells. I have 2 converted so far and am looking for another magnum for a third.

Jon_R
02-01-2010, 17:06
ive been lusting for a Remington 1100 Tactical +4.

ill probably end up getting a Mossberg 930 combo though. they are a bit cheaper and i prefer the safety like my mossberg pump. i also dont like the tall AR type sights on the SPX.

I want another semi-auto 12 for 3-Gun and the 1100 Tac-4 might be a good fit. Already has the extended tube, good size barrel, and will take chokes. I also have a Dick's Gift Card to use up. Have to see if they have them or can get one.

1time
02-02-2010, 14:38
I looked at a semi-auto shotgun I had never seen before. It was made by Stoeger and it looked identical to a Benelli. The salesman even said it is manufactured by the same folks that tool the Benelli thats why it looks like a carbon copy of one? Amybody ever seen these? It was $1000 cheaper than the Benelli at about $450.00

Are they reliable?
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/alt_defense.jpg

Oh and it has the Benelli licensed inertia driven system, not gas operated. Is that good?

My father has one and the function is horrible. He has followed the recomended 200 rounds on high brass and still can't get through three rounds without a fail to eject or fail to feed.

My vote is for the Saiga. Funtipn is perfect as long as the gas is adjusted. Converting it is easy and makes handling much better. The 20 round drum is icing on the cake. I have never missed 3 inch shells when loaded with 20 rounds of 2 3/4 federal loads.

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mixflip
02-02-2010, 14:45
Yeah the action was sloppy and sticky even when I was working it in the store. Its off my interesting list.

DonL
02-05-2010, 00:23
http://members.cox.net/webzone/Saiga12MOD.jpg

Jon_R
02-05-2010, 08:44
http://members.cox.net/webzone/Saiga12MOD.jpg

Only $800 dollars or less? Cool. :)

DaGroaner
02-05-2010, 10:57
There's the Wraithmaker drum from Alliance Armament and one from Max Rounds out of Europe.

http://www.alliancearmament.com/alliancearmament30rddrum.aspx

http://www.maxrounds.com/

I prefer my Saiga-12s over any other HD shotgun I have ever owned. Mine are both converted back to proper AK config.

The Wraithmaker is a POS. Don't waste your money.

DonL
02-05-2010, 18:45
Only $800 dollars or less? Cool. :)

This one is obviously...Blinged out. But a standard Saiga12 that is converted to pistol grip configuration by its owner and with an MD20 mag is well under $800...ProMag is coming out with a more practical 12 rounder.

mixflip
02-05-2010, 18:51
Only $800 dollars or less? Cool. :)

very cool! I think the only Russian gun I'd buy is a Saiga shotgun. I had an Ak47 and never really shot it much. I'd shoot the snot out of a Saiga shotgun though.

The only thing stopping me from buying a Saiga tomorrow is that if I get laid off (which is a possibility right now with the state budget cuts)...I may have to relocate to a state that doesnt like my guns? California or Hawaii. Thats where the inlaws with lots of empty nest space for the wife, our kid and me to live.

ATFP
02-05-2010, 21:01
For what it's worth, I prefer the older Beretta 1201FP. I don't mind finding and utilizing used weapons and modifying the weapon to my preferences.