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Shima
03-09-2010, 09:00
I'm looking for options for a mag tube extension for my Benelli. The Nordic Components one looks like a good option from the reviews. Does anyone have a better option or any experience with the Nordic Components parts? They have the barrel clamps with picatinny rails for mount lights also. Does anyone have any input on the subject? Thanks, Shima

http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-benelli-nova-super-nova-beretta-extrema-magazine-extensions-p-1224.html

mixflip
03-09-2010, 11:05
Isnt it crazy how much a simple tube like a mag extension costs? $79 is alot of money for a part that mechanically is about as simple as it gets buy hey, it is very good quality.

I think the Nordic extension is amazing but in the grand scheme of things it isnt a "must have option". Kinda like the analogy of a hammer. A $10 dollar hammer will pound nails just as "effectively" as a $1000 hammer made out of a billet of titanium wit a carbon fiber handle. Are you really getting next generation performance out of an expensive part like a Nordic? It will impress folks though and that is important to some people.

Its a mag tube. They are cave man simple. I have had Choate and Tac-Star mag tubes in the past that did the job flawlessly and contrary to the hype, they never fell off or broke off.

Glock2008
03-09-2010, 11:20
I have a tac star on my benelli nova. Anyway you go there built solid as rock and will last a lifetime.

Shima
03-09-2010, 12:21
Well, the way I see it is that by the design of the Benelli not being as conducive to a tac star side saddle for extra ammo as say a Mossy or an 870, I want to pack as much ammo as I can inside the Benelli. (within reason obviously) I'll probably get some sort of a butt stock ammo carrier as well. I REALLY hope if the day ever comes that I need to use the gun, I don't have to reload. I may want to carry different shells in the stock shell carrier than what's in the gun though.

CTfam
03-09-2010, 14:02
Well, the way I see it is that by the design of the Benelli not being as conducive to a tac star side saddle for extra ammo as say a Mossy or an 870, I want to pack as much ammo as I can inside the Benelli. (within reason obviously) I'll probably get some sort of a butt stock ammo carrier as well. I REALLY hope if the day ever comes that I need to use the gun, I don't have to reload. I may want to carry different shells in the stock shell carrier than what's in the gun though.

Why aren't the Benellis as conducive to a side saddle? :dunno:

I've seen some nice options out there.

http://www.mesatactical.com/index.php?id=56

Deployment Solu
03-09-2010, 14:10
Choate makes a +2,3,4,&5 extensions for the Benelli.Nova. Price range from $48.00-$51.00

Shima
03-09-2010, 14:13
Why aren't the Benellis as conducive to a side saddle? :dunno:

I've seen some nice options out there.

http://www.mesatactical.com/index.php?id=56

Seems like the Mesa saddle strips out the little receiver holes in the top, so then where to carry the extra shells?

blaster_54738
03-10-2010, 04:32
i plan on getting the nordic extension the end of this week. i also just found this mount that on mesa's website says it fits benelli pistol grip stocks. the website selling it says for m2 and m4 only but it looks like it should fit. i emailed mesa to find out and will post the response when i get it.

http://www.nokick.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Mesa+Tactical+91840&CartID=1

JBJ16
03-10-2010, 04:37
Why aren't the Benellis as conducive to a side saddle? :dunno:

I've seen some nice options out there.

http://www.mesatactical.com/index.php?id=56

Because adding weight to the receiver will affect the reliability of an inertia recoil operation of a Benelli. Not so with the gas operated version.
:upeyes:

mixflip
03-10-2010, 12:00
The SuperNova is a pump. But the real issue is the tiny receiver screws being the primary source of stability. They just arent as good as using the trigger housing cross pin design. I think because the SuperNova has a slightly round body/plastic overmold armor shell, a cross pin side saddle system hasnt been made yet. Curved cost more to make than flat parts I think?

As for the original question...I thought about testing out the TacStar +2 extension but I think the Nordic may actually be the best route as far as fit and finish to match the Benelli. When my fat tax return comes in I'll decide?

Shima
03-10-2010, 12:34
Keep me informed. I wish you had both of those and the Choate so you could do a Youtube review on them, so I could see a good comparison. I don't think I want to skimp on something that I may someday have to depend on in a life or death situation, so maybe $80 for the Nordic Components extension isn't so bad.

mixflip
03-10-2010, 12:43
I agree Shima, A sexy Benelli deserves the sexy Nordic. Mossberg? Probably not lol. I am splitting my tax return with the wife so I'll have a few grand to play with next week!

Shima
03-10-2010, 12:47
I know what you mean on splitting the tax return. I got a G26 and she got a DSLR camera. I also got a new set of Nitto tires for the truck, so I can't complain that she wont let me get the Nordic extension right now.

mixflip
03-10-2010, 14:36
I hear ya bro. I bought 4 Toyo open country M/T's for this...
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/CIMG0135.jpg
and it killed me!!! $200+ each!!!!!!!!!!

Block Slide
03-10-2010, 14:53
Seems like the Mesa saddle strips out the little receiver holes in the top, so then where to carry the extra shells?

I thought it was a bad design the second i saw it. Confirmed by user reports. So i got the Mesa carrier for the PG stock, don't know if you have the PG model or not.

Shima
03-10-2010, 20:00
No pistol grip on mine. What kind of Mesa carrier is on your stock? Got pics?

blaster_54738
03-10-2010, 21:39
I thought it was a bad design the second i saw it. Confirmed by user reports. So i got the Mesa carrier for the PG stock, don't know if you have the PG model or not.

you have the model that replaces the sling plate in the back? that was my question for mesa to make sure it would work. can you comfrim please???? :supergrin:

Block Slide
03-11-2010, 13:39
you have the model that replaces the sling plate in the back? that was my question for mesa to make sure it would work. can you comfrim please???? :supergrin:

yeah it's held together by the big stock bolt. quite a bit tougher that those little tiny screws.:supergrin: It's heavy for only 4rds but it's at the back so if anything i think it makes it balance better.

Shima
03-11-2010, 13:49
yeah it's held together by the big stock bolt. quite a bit tougher that those little tiny screws.:supergrin: It's heavy for only 4rds but it's at the back so if anything i think it makes it balance better.

So this is for a tactical stock I guess?

Block Slide
03-11-2010, 13:58
So this is for a tactical stock I guess?

yes....

blaster_54738
03-12-2010, 09:33
just ordered the nordic extension, mesa stock side sadle at mesa rail for an optic later. will let you know how they perform when they get here...and of course i'll post a new picture :supergrin:

DaveFJ80
03-15-2010, 23:00
I've had the Nordic Components +2 mag extension on my SuperNova tactical for about 6 months now. I've put quite a few shells through it, stripped the gun and taken everything apart, and never any problems. $80 was a lot, but IMO it was worth it on a Benelli.

From what I've personally seen with the TacStar, I've seen one actually blow off the end of somebody's shotgun (it was a 870) on the range. And I've seen the TacStar mag extensions thread not match up too well with the Benelli SuperNova. I had this problem and so did my friend, so we returned them and went with Nordic. I didn't look into the Choate because at the time they were over $100.

mixflip
03-18-2010, 10:59
Ok I am 100% sold on the Nordic extension now after watching this video.

This guy went with the cheaper TacStar extension on his Benelli SNT and it broke and popped off during firing! I am actually glad he posted this video. He talks funny and acts funny but the part where his mag extension fails is still good to learn from.

$79 doesnt seem like so much now if it will last a life time without failing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQNXkxEt7g&feature=related

Shima
03-18-2010, 19:09
Wow, watching that was almost painful. It does say that I want to get the Nordic and not the TacStar. $79 isn't so bad I guess. Somebody get one put on and give us a good report.

blaster_54738
03-18-2010, 20:31
Wow, watching that was almost painful. It does say that I want to get the Nordic and not the TacStar. $79 isn't so bad I guess. Somebody get one put on and give us a good report.

i got one, i put it on...haven't had time to get to the range. playing with it though it seems to feed fine. i also like that it doesn't have the nordic logo on the tube...it's just all black. still waiting on my other parts that haven't even shipped yet :steamed: to post another picture

DaveFJ80
03-18-2010, 23:05
I've had mine on for the past 6 months. Feeds very smooth and no issues yet. I just put another 100 rounds through it the other day (2 3/4" Wolf rifled slugs) and zero problems at all. Even taking it off to pull the barrell off is very easy. I like the locking mechanism as it's just like the stock Benelli cap, the way it tightens. You can hand tighten it and it's secured, just like the Benelli cap (and that's what you're supposed to do). I left my spring approx 14" past the tube, but getting everything compressed back in takes me seconds since the cap grabs onto the threads right away and doesn't hang up.

Here's a semi-decent close up pic I took about 5 months ago. No, it's not crooked or at an angle, just the crappy camera angle I took the picture at. I'll take some better pictures next week when I pick up my Glock.

http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/mugenef8/Benelli/SuperNova/396.jpg

http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/mugenef8/Benelli/SuperNova/399.jpg

blaster_54738
03-21-2010, 07:58
here's mine all finished. i put a few rounds through it and the extension worked perfectly. no problems

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq115/blaster_54738/IMG_0921.jpg

mixflip
03-21-2010, 11:09
I like that shell holder. Simple and rugged. I decided to pass on the Mesa due to stripped thread issues. I'll just keep some on the buttstock like yours.

blaster_54738
03-21-2010, 11:49
I like that shell holder. Simple and rugged. I decided to pass on the Mesa due to stripped thread issues. I'll just keep some on the buttstock like yours.

I passed on the shell holder rail combo and just went with the rail. Now just trying to figure out what optic to mount

mixflip
03-28-2010, 17:46
Hey Shima, Blaster and Dave, (I wasnt sure if Frank has an extension yet? Sorry Frank) what extension matches up flush with the 18.5 inch SNT barrel? I am ordering one tonight and I just want to be 100% sure I get the right length. It looks like you guys have the +2 extension. Cactustactical shows a chart that says you can go with a +2 or a +3 on the 18.5 inch barrels???

Another thing I noticed is that my Mossberg 930 SPX has an 18.5" barrel but it holds 7+1 while my Benelli will only hold 6+1 if I get a flush mounted extension? Whats up with that? Shouldnt both 18.5" barrels hold the same capacity?

Shima
03-28-2010, 20:06
The +3 extension will work on the SNT, but you have to have a breacher choke added on to the end of your 18.5 inch barrel to make it a flush fit. Does your 930 SPX already have a breacher on the end of it?

mixflip
03-28-2010, 20:23
My 930spx has a regular 18.5 inch cyl bore barrel with ghost ring sights and it holds 7+1 with a flush fitting mag ext.

So I was just wondering if I need to buy a +3 for my Benelli also? I question it because I hear folks say they have a +2 on their Benelli? Then I look at their gun and its got a flush mag ext? Why is there a difference in mag capacity between 2 18.5" barrels when they both have flush mounted mag extensions?

blaster_54738
03-28-2010, 20:29
My 930spx has a regular 18.5 inch cyl bore barrel with ghost ring sights and it holds 7+1 with a flush fitting mag ext.

So I was just wondering if I need to buy a +3 for my Benelli also? I question it because I hear folks say they have a +2 on their Benelli? Then I look at their gun and its got a flush mag ext? Why is there a difference in mag capacity between 2 18.5" barrels when they both have flush mounted mag extensions?

+2 on mine and it's just short of the end of the barrel as you can see in the picture

Shima
03-28-2010, 20:37
Yep. It looks like only the Nordic +2 will fit flush if you leave the barrel stock. I read a thread where somebody put a +3 on his SNT and he said it stuck out a little past the end of the barrel and the people at Nordic told him it would be fine, but the gasses and crap coming out the end may wear the finish of the extension. I think I'd stick with the +2.

SiNNiK
03-29-2010, 03:08
Here's mine with the Nordic +3 after about 20 rounds of various slugs and 60 rounds of buckshot. It does wear the finish. It's worth it to me however because not only can I load 7+1, they don't necessarily need to be 2.75" shells.

It has four 2.75" Hornady TAP 00 buckshot followed by three 3" Remington Magnum 000 buckshot shells for it's HD menu with an empty chamber.

(Just to see what kind of capacity I've got I actually just loaded five rounds of 3.5"00 buckshot and one round of 3" 000 buckshot in the magazine. With one in the chamber, that gives me six rounds of 3.5" and one 3") :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/SiNNiK/blemish.jpg

After the clean up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/SiNNiK/DSC01725.jpg

After I get the KA-1212BR (http://www.kingarmory.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page68.html) installed it will still be subjected to muzzle blast and need to be cleaned, just not as much.

mixflip
03-29-2010, 09:59
Thanks guys, thats confirmation that I will go with a +2 ext from Nordic. I want a flush fit for sure on my SNT.

Elvis Lives
03-31-2010, 01:11
Here's mine with the Nordic +3 after about 20 rounds of various slugs and 60 rounds of buckshot. It does wear the finish. It's worth it to me however because not only can I load 7+1, they don't necessarily need to be 2.75" shells.

It has four 2.75" Hornady TAP 00 buckshot followed by three 3" Remington Magnum 000 buckshot shells for it's HD menu with an empty chamber.

(Just to see what kind of capacity I've got I actually just loaded five rounds of 3.5"00 buckshot and one round of 3" 000 buckshot in the magazine. With one in the chamber, that gives me six rounds of 3.5" and one 3") :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/SiNNiK/blemish.jpg

After the clean up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/SiNNiK/DSC01725.jpg

After I get the KA-1212BR (http://www.kingarmory.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page68.html) installed it will still be subjected to muzzle blast and need to be cleaned, just not as much.


the nordic +3 with the ka-1212br sounds great actually. please post pics/vid and report if you can about the fit and how it affects the nordic, if at all.

which version of the ka is the right version the first one (.830 ID)?

also, how is this installed exactly (newb)?

last do you have a link for the nordic +3 you got and also one for that clamp from the barrel to the nordic?

what other mods to the supernova tac p/g?

SiNNiK
04-01-2010, 01:35
the nordic +3 with the ka-1212br sounds great actually. please post pics/vid and report if you can about the fit and how it affects the nordic, if at all.
I sure will, I can't believe I've waited so long but I keep finding other things I "need" so I keep putting the shotgun on the back burner.


which version of the ka is the right version the first one (.830 ID)?Yeah.

also, how is this installed exactly (newb)?I'm sending in the barrel to King Armory and have them do it, that it beyond my ability.

last do you have a link for the nordic +3 you got and also one for that clamp from the barrel to the nordic?Sure.

Link (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-benelli-nova-super-nova-beretta-extrema-magazine-extensions-p-1224.html)

and

Link (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-gauge-shotgun-extension-tube-clamp-with-rail-p-1377.html).

what other mods to the supernova tac p/g? Nope, the only other change I made was to buy Nordic's teflon coated follower (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-gauge-shotgun-follower-p-1257.html).

I like a more traditional feel to my shotguns so I opted for the Comfortech stock instead.

I also prefer rifle sights over ghost rings.

Elvis Lives
04-01-2010, 02:04
hey thanks. what do you make of this review of the follower though?
http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-gauge-shotgun-follower-pri-1257.html?reviews_id=57

about the end you are having fitted. i thought you would just slip it on or soemthing. didnt know it needed to be welded or what not.

SiNNiK
04-01-2010, 02:12
hey thanks. what do you make of this review of the follower though?
http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/no...?reviews_id=57 (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/nordic-components-gauge-shotgun-follower-pri-1257.html?reviews_id=57)I think Mr Dave bought a magazine extension along with his new follower and when he cut his spring to fit, he cut it too short so the spring can't provide enough force to feed the last round reliably.

That's just my opinion though.

Also, this follower is hollow whereas his original might have been solid, allowing the spring to stretch further than it normally would, which of course would result in a reduction of force being exerted by the spring.

about the end you are having fitted. i thought you would just slip it on or soemthing. didnt know it needed to be welded or what not. Permanent attachment.

Block Slide
04-01-2010, 17:35
Probably i good place to ask this. Am i the only one that can fit 5 Hornady 2 3/4 shells in the stock tube? I thought it only took 4? any harm in using 5 it feeds fine?

SiNNiK
04-01-2010, 17:40
Block Slide

Probably i good place to ask this. Am i the only one that can fit 5 Hornady 2 3/4 shells in the stock tube? I thought it only took 4? any harm in using 5 it feeds fine?


It's been awhile since mine was stock so I don't recall if I was able to fit that many rounds into the magazine but if it feeds the last round without any problems it should be ok to keep 5 in it.

I would anyway.

Elvis Lives
04-02-2010, 15:41
I think Mr Dave bought a magazine extension along with his new follower and when he cut his spring to fit, he cut it too short so the spring can't provide enough force to feed the last round reliably.

That's just my opinion though.

Also, this follower is hollow whereas his original might have been solid, allowing the spring to stretch further than it normally would, which of course would result in a reduction of force being exerted by the spring.

Permanent attachment.
thanks. just was interested in the follower you posted. advantages to the follower are??

to have it permanently attached, the end, welded or whatever they do, wouldnt that (or putting any choke on for that matter), make the inner diameter slightly narrower? and my real question is how would that affect slugs? wouldn't they get caught up at the end if the barrel diameter starts wide then narrows?

SiNNiK
04-02-2010, 18:55
Elvis Lives

thanks. just was interested in the follower you posted. advantages to the follower are??


Just that it slides really easy in the tube, that's all.


Elvis Lives

to have it permanently attached, the end, welded or whatever they do, wouldnt that (or putting any choke on for that matter), make the inner diameter slightly narrower? and my real question is how would that affect slugs? wouldn't they get caught up at the end if the barrel diameter starts wide then narrows?


They mount it to the outside so no the diameter is not affected.

Here's a guy that installed his own and wrote a very informative review.

Link (http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=139769).

Elvis Lives
04-03-2010, 01:14
thanks man. about how much does it run you for someone to put it on?

SiNNiK
04-03-2010, 18:03
I forget the quote but his price may have changed since then anyway, it was a while ago.

Call them and ask, they're nice.