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Old 03-05-2014, 01:02 AM   #11
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Go with the 1100 for now. An extended mag tube and maybe a shorter barrel (I've got the remchoke
smoothbore deer barrel on mine) are both reversible modifications. Shoot a few matches, decide
if it's a game you want to play, watch what the others are running and ask lots of questions.

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FNSLP is also a good choice along with the JM930.

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A friend of mine bought his Benelli, the base model, and sent it off to have it tricked out. Apparently Benelli sells it tricked out for nearly $3,800. By buying the base model and having a smith do the work, he got a very comparable and custom shotgun for about $1,800. While I am not certain I would spend that much on a shotgun, he definitely found an economical way to go about it.

I'll check with him to get the exact models, the custom shop, and the exact numbers.

But I am with the JonM, use what you have until you figure it all out, then get expensive. You don't want to be the guy with the most expensive running shoes while sitting on the couch.

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I'm thinking about trying a 3 gun shoot sometime and I'm pretty set on pistols and rifles, but my shotgun selection might not be up to snuff. Everything I have for shotguns are either family heirlooms or set up for birds. Any suggestions out there on a shotgun that isn't going to set me back $2k? Should I use my 1100 the first time before I make an investment?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

So my friend got back to me on how he built his Benelli M2. He bought the Benelli M2 for $1,200 then sent it to C-rums for customization costing an additional $600. He had C-rums perform the following upgrades:
-bolt lightening
-out of battery bolt loading mod
-ghost load mod, welded lifter
-oversized bolt release
-trigger job
-rear and front sights
-extension tube from nordic components
-throated barrel mod
-extension clamp
-oversized bolt handle

He said to buy the gun with those mods cost nearly $3,000 but by buying it and sending it out he was able to get the same gun, maybe better, for about $1,800.

I'm no expert regarding 3 gun, so I offer this as food for thought.

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The only reason I suggested the pump is it is very hard to buy a Remington 1100 anymore. For quite a while the only 1100 Remington that has been available is a high end skeet model. I might shoot a couple matches with the 1100. Once you start trying to shoot fast the 1100 is going to get beat to hell.

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The only reason I suggested the pump is it is very hard to buy a Remington 1100 anymore. For quite a while the only 1100 Remington that has been available is a high end skeet model. I might shoot a couple matches with the 1100. Once you start trying to shoot fast the 1100 is going to get beat to hell.
Remington seems to be listing quite a few of the Model 1100's on their website.

http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/autoloading-model-1100.aspx

295 listings of Remington model 1100's on GunBroker.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Semi-Auto-Shotguns/BI.aspx?Keywords=1100

please clarify why a model 1100 is hard to buy. seems like they are available new and used from what i can see.
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The Stoeger M3000 is making a push for the best entry level shotgun. I just set one up for 3 gun for only $549 and about 2-3 hours of rmr opening the loading port and polishing a few bits and pieces. I'm going to make a few more mods and then shoot the gun in major matches this year just to prove it's worthiness.

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thanks for the great advice all. It sounds like going with the 1100 to get my feet wet is the best move.

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