Mossberg 930 spx

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Mikeyv98, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Mikeyv98

    Mikeyv98 New Member

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    I just picked up a new 930 spx with the choate pistol grip stock , I haven't shot it yet and im looking for some feedback on the gun. Thanks
     
  2. Mikeyv98

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    My latest edition

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  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    AFTER you bought it?
    OK
    The gun has some reputation for finicky reliability despite claims it'll eat all ammo, and its inards must be cleaned before use and after a relatively short amount of shooting or it will fail to work. Additionaly, the silly (for a shotgun) ghost ring sights are way too high for the stocks.

    Great idea. Questionable "features."
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Run 200 rounds of hi brass through it first, it'll be fine after that.

    I almost bought a spx,
    I got the 22" JM Pro instead.

    They're great guns
     
  5. gmaster456

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    I'm assuming it's the latest generation? Most of the issues I've heard of stem from the earlier gens.
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    idk for sure about the spx, since i don't own one, but i have a 930 home security model, and it WILL EAT ANYTHING I PUT THROUGH IT. runs low brass like a breeze, and my pal with his benelli shakes his head, cause his benelli won't cycle low brass.

    my 930 runs like a champ....$490.....been a a heck of a deal in my book.
     
  7. HockaLouis

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    Hawkguy;
    It may not look as cool as the SPX but if you wanted a 930 for self defense, a brand new one like yours is the one I'd recommend. But if you asked me about a self-loader 12 ga. I'd limit it to a Benneli Armi System gun.
     
  8. Mikeyv98

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    Well I shot my 930 spx put about 100 shells of 2-3/4 riffled slugs threw it flawlessly and acurately at 25 & 50 yards. Love this gun despite the sore chest
     
  9. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    yup....unless you got as lemon.....you'll love the 930. nuthin but good things to say about mine. and at a price that is WAY less than some of the competition.

    you made a good choice.
     
  10. hawkguy

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    well....i wouldn't call my 930 "cool" either.....she's more "sexy" imo....:)
     

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  11. Mikeyv98

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    I looked at a benelli for almost $1700 !!! I couldn't bring myself to spend that on a shotgun!!! I could have a nice .308 auto set up, so I saw the 930 and the price ,my gun shop spoke highly of it.
     
  12. HockaLouis

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    I understand Benelli's are expensive. But don't fall into the trap so many cheapskates make of elevating an inexpensive gun's place in the scheme of things. For example:

    Anybody who praises Mosins, AK's, Makarovs, etc. as superior arms...
     
  13. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    in many instances.....yes, expensive products deliver better performance.

    but this cetainly not always the case. sometimes, in my experience, those who spend far more on certain items have trouble really proving the product they spent so much for is really superior in any way. sometimes i think these owners make certain claims to justify overpaying for certain products.

    in the case of the benelli....from my experience and understanding, the gun simply won't do two things i want it to do. 1) feed cheap plinking ammo consistanly 2) rack a shell from the tube. my mossberg does both for less than half the price. easy choice imo.

    bottom line: sometimes less expensive products perform as well as any other product. and sometimes they even perform better.

    i think we'll both agree on one thing though....we wouldn't want to be on the business end of a mossberg or a benelli......:eek:
     
  14. hawkguy

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    if your mossy works like mine....you won't regret it. the extra thousand could be spent elsewhere....:)
     
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  15. willfully armed

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    Aside from the fact that they pay him, but why does Miculek run a Mossberg?

    Reality is, that Mossberg does the same as the benelli, at less than half the price.
     
  16. HockaLouis

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    Really Will? So, aside from having to pay for them, if someone put a Benelli and a Mossberg on the table in front of you to take one of you wouldn't have a preference!?
     
  17. hawkguy

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    lol, easy choice. i would take the benelli in a heartbeat!

    then i'd sell it....and buy the mossberg and a few more guns.....:p

    ps--my aplolgies, i know this wasn't directed at me...i couldn't resist
     
  18. HockaLouis

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    LOL Well, either way, I hope the Mossberg gas gun meets expectations.
     
  19. akers06

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    People who say you can get the same thing as a benelli, beretta, Browning, etc.... For less than half price doesn't have the experience and understand how much higher quality the guns are....nothing against the mossburgs or any of the less expensive guns. I have owned many of them but you just don't get the quality you do with the high end guns
     
  20. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    What's that you say?