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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #81
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Thanks, went with the 870 supermag...turns out, some of the parts on it are not interchangeable with the 870 either oh well...only thing I want to do for now is add a tube extender...any recommendations?

Are these any good?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390563005083...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151015140155...84.m1423.l2649

btw - I have a 26" barrel

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Choate is a crap company in my experience. I would personally never buy anything from them. Also, don't buy any gun parts on eBay - there's a lot of chinese counterfeit and junk stuff out there.

Check out a reputable place like Brownells or MidwayUSA for components.
Here's a link to the Remington stuff on Brownell's
http://www.brownells.com/items/remin...extension.aspx
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #82
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Ive been looking at a security shotgun and I handled a Cz at a gun shop, the employee said they just came out with this new model called the 612 hc-p, I was told that parts are interchangeable with the remmington 870 but I cant find any concrete evidence. Let me know what you guys think of it. Other wise its an 870 for me.

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/612HC-P/
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:00 PM   #83
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Choate is a crap company in my experience. I would personally never buy anything from them. Also, don't buy any gun parts on eBay - there's a lot of chinese counterfeit and junk stuff out there.

Check out a reputable place like Brownells or MidwayUSA for components.
Here's a link to the Remington stuff on Brownell's
http://www.brownells.com/items/remin...extension.aspx
Is Midway and Brownells the best place to buy gun accessories? I've been looking for a for a 5 or 6 round Nordic mag ext, but they are always out of stock and it seems a bit expensive...$75 extension + $45 clamp + ~$10 to ship. Any other reputable sites? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #84
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Nordic is a great company, so you're going to have to pay to play.
Otherwise, it's a matter of searching around the internet. Midway and Brownells are the two top places to go, but perhaps someone else here has an idea from past experience.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #85
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Nordic is a great company, so you're going to have to pay to play.
Otherwise, it's a matter of searching around the internet. Midway and Brownells are the two top places to go, but perhaps someone else here has an idea from past experience.
Do you happen to know if their Remington Versamax extension would fit an 870 express? Their website has them in stock, but no option for an 870, so I was thinking they were the same, but can't get a hold of their tech support to confirm. Thanks

http://shop.nordiccomp.com/NC-Shotgu...a-12GA-EXT.htm
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Generally speaking, the VersaMax and 870 are not compatible. I can't say whether the Nordic part would fit or not, but until you contact them and get confirmation I would advise against it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #87
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Thanks...guess I'll have to be patient
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I'm looking for a beginner shotgun and have narrowed it all down to the 870, Benelli Nova (what's the difference between this and the Super Nova?), Browning BPS, and Winchester SXP. Will be used for trap/skeet and occasional hunting, will not be used for home defense although having a spare shorter barrel that I can switch easily would be a plus.

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Edit to add, I'm not left handed.

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I'm looking for a beginner shotgun and have narrowed it all down to the 870, Benelli Nova (what's the difference between this and the Super Nova?), Browning BPS, and Winchester SXP. Will be used for trap/skeet and occasional hunting, will not be used for home defense although having a spare shorter barrel that I can switch easily would be a plus.

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I got the Nova and I personally love it. Difference between Nova and SuperNova is the SuperNova is $100 more and it comes with a Recoil Reducer in the stock.

I can't speak for the other shotguns but my girlfriend has a Remington 887 and it doesn't compare to my Nova. I find it too big/bulky and the pump is wobbly.
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The most affordable option is the Remington 870, and it's good for most things. The quality is okay, but it's nothing too special. There are lots of parts for it.
The Nova and Super Nova are far superior in build quality, and they're also a lot more durable. When Benelli makes a gun, they don't screw around. In my hunting party of brothers, cousins, uncles, etc, Remingtons and Mossbergs are getting replaced by Benellis every year. They don't malfunction, even with corn stalk fibers and dirt stuck inside. You should see the crap that comes out of my Benelli after a trip to South Datoka- holy shit. But it keeps running.
The Browning BPs is a great shotgun with good quality, and the price tag to match.
Winchester shotguns have always been uninpsiring. Nothing too special in the past, and their pump shotguns in the recent past have been pretty low quality IMO. I haven't seen the SXP yet, so I can't comment on the specific model.

You ever want to go to Gander Mtn Gun Superstore or Bill's, hit me up.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #91
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You ever want to go to Gander Mtn Gun Superstore or Bill's, hit me up.
Invite to go gun shopping with Reedo?!?! I don't think I should pass that up. It'll be a few weeks before I can seriously put some time into this since we just got a puppy but I'll surely let you know.
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Snagged a 12Ga 870 Express synthetic for $329 out the door. Hopefully going to go turn little orange discs into dust this weekend.
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Hopefully someone knows this stuff.

Looking to buy an M1 Super 90. Also, I live in California. Is there a benefit to finding one that's pre-ban? Besides getting the cool HK markings, reading online it seems suggested that you can't have a pistol grip and more than a 5 round mag UNLESS it's pre-ban (maybe California only?), as the pre-bans are exempt. Also, I hear you can ghost load pre-ban but not the newer ones. Not sure how much of this is true/correct.

Anyone familiar with M1's and shotgun laws?
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As a long-time Benelli owner and user, understand that the current M2 is far superior to the previous M1, and those are superior to the HK branded M1. It's evolution of technology components. If you live in California, the benefit to pre-ban will be to get the pistol grip if that is what you desire.

As for the Ghost loading, don't buy a gun solely for that purpose. While Benellis are some of the most reliable shotguns you can ever own, a ghost load has the potential to cause a malfunction. From a tactical standpoint, no LE agency that issues Benelli allows it to be done as a matter of established TTPs. Ghost loading a shotgun is a gamer technique, and if you aren't shooting 3-gun or similar competition, it's not something that the average person would ever feasibly need to do on a routine basis. Just my $0.02.
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As a long-time Benelli owner and user, understand that the current M2 is far superior to the previous M1, and those are superior to the HK branded M1. It's evolution of technology components. If you live in California, the benefit to pre-ban will be to get the pistol grip if that is what you desire.

As for the Ghost loading, don't buy a gun solely for that purpose. While Benellis are some of the most reliable shotguns you can ever own, a ghost load has the potential to cause a malfunction. From a tactical standpoint, no LE agency that issues Benelli allows it to be done as a matter of established TTPs. Ghost loading a shotgun is a gamer technique, and if you aren't shooting 3-gun or similar competition, it's not something that the average person would ever feasibly need to do on a routine basis. Just my $0.02.
Excellent information, thank you.

Just to put more info out there, 3 gun is a (future) consideration and I do want the pistol grip. I think I may end up shooting the regular stock better but I definitely like the pistol grip and want the option.

Just to confirm, I do in-fact need to find a pre-ban in order to do pistol grip/7rnd?

If my particular needs are going to require me getting a pre-ban, are there any upgrades you'd suggest that would bring it up to date or improve it's weak points?
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I don't know what California law says regarding shotguns specifically. According to Calguns, you can have the pistol grip and the extended magazine. Do some research, because there are guys claiming to have new semi-auto shotguns with pistol grip stocks and mag extenders.

The Benelli doesn't really have weak points. It's a matter of maintenance of worn components as they pop up, which takes 10k+ rounds barring any unpredicted parts failures. The key for competition would be to install competition specific accessories and components like an over-sized charging handle, larger bolt release, etc.
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I don't know what California law says regarding shotguns specifically. According to Calguns, you can have the pistol grip and the extended magazine. Do some research, because there are guys claiming to have new semi-auto shotguns with pistol grip stocks and mag extenders.

The Benelli doesn't really have weak points. It's a matter of maintenance of worn components as they pop up, which takes 10k+ rounds barring any unpredicted parts failures. The key for competition would be to install competition specific accessories and components like an over-sized charging handle, larger bolt release, etc.
So also looking at an M2. I currently have an M1 Surefire foregrip (old style) but I think they can be used on M2 or adapted.


Still getting conflicting information regarding if pistol grip is legal. Not California but on a federal level. There's a restriction to 5 rounds with a pistol grip if it was x amount of important parts.

http://www.tapco.com/section922r/

I'm not sure what I'd need to do to have an M2 with a pistol grip and 8 rounds. Maybe just need to swap out stuff for American parts? Depending on what it entails to make it compliant, I may just hold out for a pre-ban so it doesn't apply to me (at least I think that's how it works).
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