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Old 02-28-2010, 00:22   #1
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Mossberg 930 vs Benelli M4

I've always been a Mossberg fan, but been toying with the idea of getting a Benelli. Im just curious if anyone has compared them side by side.

Pics welcome ofcourse ~!
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Old 02-28-2010, 00:26   #2
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If you can afford a Benelli get it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 00:32   #3
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If you can afford a Benelli get it.
Then thats what I will do. I wanted the collpasible stock, but they are going for $500 on gun broker I will deal with the fixed pistol grip style.


The only other thing I cant decide, Desert Camo or Black My wife is going to kill me. I just bought a Remington Sendero and a G39 here shortly after. If I can just get it to the safe without her seeing it...lol
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Old 02-28-2010, 00:51   #4
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I have always advocated folks get what the heart desires...if you are already leaning towards the Benelli and can obviously afford it (you just bought 2 other guns you said?) then just go for the Benelli and dont look back.

I just bought a Benelli SuperNova tactical pump about 4 hours ago and I absolutely love Benellis now.

As for the M4. The ARGOS system is obviously top shelf technology. I just bought the Mossberg 930 SPX about 3 weeks ago and absolutely love it. It cycles cheap low brass WalMart bulk birdshot like water which makes for a very fun day out in the desert. And cheap to shoot. A bulk pack of 100 is only about $21 at my area WalMart.

The only negative issue with the Benelli is that I have seen the M3 Super 90 malfunction with low brass birdshot. OO-buck or heavy field loads only. That can get expensive but hey you are not buying it for shotgun plinking fun, you are buying it for serious combat or home defense right? Thats what the M4 is built for.

The 930 SPX is built off basically a bird hunting gun receiver so of course it should cycle birdshot well. I personally have no need for the collapsible stock since I dont wear body armor for home defense or when plinking but would still like to have one so the wife and kids could adjust to shoot it.

Plus the 930 SPX gives me all the tacticool feel & function I need at a decent price of $695 out the door. If I were richer of course I'd splurge on a $1500 shotgun, but I am just a blue collar worker trying to live under my means during this economic recession.

Good luck with the Benelli!

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Old 02-28-2010, 01:18   #5
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Trust me, Im a blue collar guy who's desire most of the time get him in trouble. I've always wanted a Benelli and since I sold my evil black rifle, Im looking to put that towards the Benelli. Usually for me, new guns have to be a sacrifice for the lesser wanted ones.

Yes the Benelli will be my HD gun. I talked my father in law into buying a Benelli SBE when he was looking for a new hunting shotgun, and he loves his. His previous dove/turkey gun was a Remmy 1187.


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I have always advocated folks get what the heart desires...if you are already leaning towards the Benelli and can obviously afford it (you just bought 2 other guns you said?) then just go for the Benelli and dont look back.

I just bought a Benelli SuperNova tactical pump about 4 hours ago and I absolutely love Benellis now.

As for the M4. The ARGOS system is obviously top shelf technology. I just bought the Mossberg 930 SPX about 3 weeks ago and absolutely love it. It cycles cheap low brass WalMart bulk birdshot like water which makes for a very fun day out in the desert. And cheap to shoot. A bulk pack of 100 is only about $21 at my area WalMart.

The only negative issue with the Benelli is that I have seen the M3 Super 90 malfunction with low brass birdshot. OO-buck or heavy field loads only. That can get expensive but hey you are not buying it for shotgun plinking fun, you are buying it for serious combat or home defense right? Thats what the M4 is built for.

The 930 SPX is built off basically a bird hunting gun receiver so of course it should cycle birdshot well. I personally have no need for the collapsible stock since I dont wear body armor for home defense or when plinking but would still like to have one so the wife and kids could adjust to shoot it.

Plus the 930 SPX gives me all the tacticool feel & function I need at a decent price of $695 out the door. If I were richer of course I'd splurge on a $1500 shotgun, but I am just a blue collar worker trying to live under my means during this economic recession.

Good luck with the Benelli!
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:49   #6
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If your heart is set on the Benelli then you should get it even if you have to wait a few months longer until you can save the extra money. If you don’t then you will always be comparing what ever you get to the Benelli. Just like mixflip I also have the Mossberg 930 SPX and for $657 out the door it has everything I would expect a tactical home defense shotgun to have. My 930 SPX is chambered for 12 gauge 2 ¾ and 3” that functions flawlessly with target loads, to magnum loads and slug loads. The magazine capacity is 7+1 and each 930 SPX comes with factory mounted Picatinny rail and LPA/M16 style Ghost Ring sights, Every 930 SPX even comes with a set of specially designed spacers for horizontal or vertical adjustment angel of the stock for a custom feel. I'm retired so for me a great value at $657. mixflip here I go agan. If you what to see the gun in action check out mixflip’s range review video. Good luck with what ever gun you get.

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Old 03-01-2010, 14:33   #7
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Another thing to consider : for me in Jersey we can't have autoloading shotguns with a pistol grip. The whole deal with the M4 is that fancy tactical stock. The 930 SPX I have is the regular stock model. So I couldn't really even consider the Benelli M4. I really wanted the M2 by but my 930 SPX is more versatile and I'm as happy as i would be with the M2 at half price ( better than half cause i got a plain soft case, 3 boxes of different shells, a hoppes cleaning kit , and tax )

if I decide to add a pump I'll probably follow mixflips well thought out strategy and fulfill my Lamborghini/Ferrari I mean Benelli fix with the pump synthetic Super Nova.

Cannot stress how awesome the 930 SPX , regardless of price. The price is even more gravy. It's like having a Hummer H1A and a Corvette but paying for a Cobalt.
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