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NEOH212
01-15-2012, 00:52
Ok people, sell me on my next tactical shotgun. I have ardently been a Mossberg Gal for all of my shooting days. I have two Mossbergs. I would like whatever I get next to be at least as durable and reliable as the Mossberg 590A1 and stay at or under $800. So, what do you think. Do I go with a semi auto, do I stay with a pump? Do I stay with Mossberg, do I go with a Remington, or do I get something else all together?

I would appreciate your input. Thanks! :wavey:

MrMurphy
01-15-2012, 02:06
The 870 Police is just fine. I have no issues with either platform.

Remington's coming out with the new R12, which is the combat shotgun equivalent of their shoots-it-all Versamax. Might want to check it out.

frankr
01-15-2012, 03:19
I have a Winchester SXP Defender and a Remington 870, both our great shotguns but my new favorite shotgun is the Mossberg 930 SPX. Wow where do I begin? It’s a 7+1 semi-auto tactical shotgun. It has a 7 round magazine, 18 barrel, LPA/M16 style ghost ring rear sight, mounted on a Picatinny rail. I’ve put hundred’s of rounds through this gun with 0 malfunctions and what I really like about the gun it handles the load brass stuff so when I’m out fun shooting I’m able to shoot the Remington low brass 100 shell value pack I can get at Wal-Mart for under $30.00. I picked up my gun up a Dick’s for only $619.00 plus tax about half of what you would pay for comparable combat semi auto shotgun, plus it’s made in the USA. If you choose a semi auto make sure it will reliably handle the low brass loads, it will get really expensive if the gun will only handle the high brass loads. I’m attaching a fellow Glock Talk member’s review of his 930 SPX. Good Luck.

Mossberg 930 SPX range review - YouTube

Big Bird
01-15-2012, 09:41
The 870 Police is just fine. I have no issues with either platform.

Remington's coming out with the new R12, which is the combat shotgun equivalent of their shoots-it-all Versamax. Might want to check it out.

I've only seen one Versamax in the duck blind and based on what I saw I wouldn't own one. (constant malfunctions with 3" steel loads).

I have no personal experience with one--just what I saw.

itstime
01-15-2012, 10:38
I'm a Mossberg man. Also a lefty. I just prefer the safety comfig on the Mossbergs.

As states earlier, the 930 SPX is a great shotgun. I own one myself. Shoots everything and has all tw cool features at a reasonable cost to boot.

Reswob
01-15-2012, 11:13
Remmy's are duck guns that can be converted to be useable as HD/tactical/etc.

Mossy's are built as combat shotguns from the start.

Nestor
01-15-2012, 11:27
Remmy's are duck guns that can be converted to be useable as HD/tactical/etc.

Mossy's are built as combat shotguns from the start.

No, You got it all wrong.
Mossberg is just a rabbit gun, but only with the slugs.
Otherwise it's only good for squirrels.

jellis11
01-15-2012, 11:46
I've always had Remingtons. Last year I had my heart set on a Mossy 590. Got to the shot, was about to buy it... lol couldn't do it. Remington is my suggestion. But it's all up to you :)

WoodenPlank
01-15-2012, 11:59
No, You got it all wrong.
Mossberg is just a rabbit gun, but only with the slugs.
Otherwise it's only good for squirrels.

:rofl:

David_Ely
01-15-2012, 13:15
If your most familiar with Mossbergs, that's what you should stick with. That way you don't have to re-learn how to use it. As for semi vs. pump, that is personal preference.

dp2002813
01-15-2012, 14:10
M590A1 - My kinda woman!

How about a gun made in Ohio? Take a look at the Ithaca defense: https://ithacagun.com/defense37s.html

just my 2 cents

Aceman
01-15-2012, 15:02
I assume one gun IS a 590? What's the other, and what do want to shoot with it?

(Just crazy, but I thought these might be important questions before answering...)

NEOH212
01-16-2012, 03:27
I assume one gun IS a 590? What's the other, and what do want to shoot with it?

(Just crazy, but I thought these might be important questions before answering...)

Yes, one of my shotguns is a 590A1 and the other is a 500 special purpose. It will be a defensive shotgun only. I'm looking to add something different to the collection than I already have. It should have a 3" chamber and preferably ghost ring sights.

NEOH212
01-16-2012, 03:28
M590A1 - My kinda woman!

How about a gun made in Ohio? Take a look at the Ithaca defense: https://ithacagun.com/defense37s.html

just my 2 cents

I kind of like that and the price isn't bad either!

NEOH212
01-16-2012, 03:29
Thanks everyone for the input. I'll let you know what I decide! :wavey:

nelsone
01-16-2012, 06:35
At eight hundred bucks pain threshold and a desire for "something different" but still in the SD category, I'd say wait for the KSG. It's what I'm holding out for.

David_Ely
01-16-2012, 10:01
If you already have a 590A1 and a 500, a 930SPX would fit the bill perfectly.

6F0 Nick
01-16-2012, 10:38
That's like choosing between Pepsi and Coke for me. I have owned both Rem and Moss and have been satisfied with both shotguns. It is more a matter of personal preference than which one is "better".

RedneckRampage
01-16-2012, 19:47
I love my 870P with ghost rings, Wilson extension, and wood police furniture, I'd never sell it. That being said,I would really like a Mossberg 590A1. I'm not really into semi autos, but if I were in your boat, with a couple of Mossbergs already, and wanting something different, I'd try one of those 930s. They do look a little "weak" to me though.

PantherFan
01-16-2012, 20:11
I love my Mossberg 930 SPX. It sets beside my bed ready to rock and roll.

HauntedAlabama
01-16-2012, 20:28
I am interested in a Mossberg 930 SPX myself, just have not seen one around here to look at. If you are wanting to spend $800 or less maybe you should look at a custom 870 from AI&P tactical. He roams the forums here and seems like a good guy that knows his stuff.

CTfam
01-17-2012, 21:24
I have two Mossbergs.

What do you have? What are you looking for? I'd imagine one of these can be tac'd out to your liking.

I'll sell you my 500a if you want it. :cool:

Aceman
01-17-2012, 21:30
Yeah - 500, 590, and SPX. That about covers it. Nice little trio.

I *might* consider adding a 20g pistol grip only after that...

White7
01-18-2012, 16:51
I like prefer the mossberg for the ease of a quick reload,the lifter on a mossy stays in the up position when cocked and locked allowing for easy one hand stay on target reloads while the remington requires you to push the lifter up with the shell to reload while not difficult it does hinder you evey once in a while

NEOH212
01-20-2012, 04:17
I just purchased a lightly used FN SLP for $600. I was hoping to get to shoot it this weekend but with this BS snow that's on the way it doesn't look like that's going to happen. :steamed:

Oh well, I guess I always have next week.

Thanks again everyone. :wavey:

Aceman
01-20-2012, 15:47
I just purchased a lightly used FN SLP for $600. I was hoping to get to shoot it this weekend but with this BS snow that's on the way it doesn't look like that's going to happen. :steamed:

Oh well, I guess I always have next week.

Thanks again everyone. :wavey:

That gun will work just fine in the snow...

Excellent choice also. I still vote SPX, but can't hate on the FN!

NEOH212
01-21-2012, 05:07
That gun will work just fine in the snow...

Excellent choice also. I still vote SPX, but can't hate on the FN!

I just about bought the 930 but then the guy behind the counter handed me the FN and I was in love (with the gun lol.)

It was tough decision but I guess that means I'll have to buy the Mossberg next time right!!!

It's still snowing. Grrrr. :steamed: