Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

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Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap), recommendations? Thoughts for a possible newbie? Something malleable?

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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

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Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:13 pm

The chinese Saiga knock offs aren't bad. I've got one along with the real deal its just about as good and once broken in its been reliable and it takes all the saiga parts which they're plenty of out there. Don't feel like digging receipt out of the safe at the moment but i think i was in for less then 400 out the door.

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Post by runeight » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 am

What gauge and barrel length?

Go here and look at the Cobra 2 tactical and home defense section.

https://www.tristararms.com/

Pretty sweet here.

https://www.tristararms.com/products/ho ... ptor-atac/

And here.

https://tsswarehouse.com/shop/tristar-r ... tar-20120/

As you know I usually buy on the upper end and yes, most are safe queens. I did buy the Viper series semi auto and am quite impressed for the money spent. Check them out, buy online and ship to FFL.

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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by Badgerboy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:49 am

Taurus Judge...shoots 410 shotgun shells, so tell them it is a short shotgun. You will win on speed.
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Post by runeight » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:07 pm

Badgerboy wrote:
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Taurus Judge...shoots 410 shotgun shells, so tell them it is a short shotgun. You will win on speed.
:lol:

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Post by WHYTEcobra » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:16 pm

I picked up a Stevens model 320 to shoot dragons breath to start a bonfire. It was so cheap I figured worst case I would burn it and nail it to a tree on the range as a warning to other guns not to fail. 😂 Honestly, a small part of me wanted it to fail. It worked just fine, in fact it has actually impressed me over time. As far as I know, most 870 parts will fit right on it so customizing should be easy. I know it's a pump and ya are looking for semiautomatic, but I had to chime in and say it's DECENT!

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Post by Noshoot » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:23 pm

Get the Mossberg 930 Miculek, and a welded lifter. I ran one for a bit in 3G, and it was best money spent (or not since they are pretty inexpensive).
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Post by GaDawg0513 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:56 am

Mossberg 930 SPX
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Post by NHNikon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Throw me in with the SPX 930 crowd. While I don't own nor have shot a Bennelli (SP ?) my SPX has been an over achiever to date. I have shot the hell out of it this spring to prep for the upcoming 3 gun season and the only thing it wouldn't digest was Fiocchi 00 buck. Why ? I don't know. FTE every time. The Remington slugs I bought run fantastic (2 3/4) and the sights were dead on at 50 yds. Keep it lubed and relatively clean and you should do very well so equipped.
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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Noshoot wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:23 pm
and a welded lifter.
I had to go look that one up. "What could go wrong? It's only a shotgun". Thx for that "tip" (there's a joke there somewhere).
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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by FrankW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 am

Hi LT USN,

Here is a video you might enjoy if you haven't already seen it.

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https://youtu.be/Bs1vSeg0nFI
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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 am

FrankW wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 am
Here is a video you might enjoy if you haven't already seen it.
Hmmm.... That's impressive. Thx for the link.
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Post by FrankW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:18 pm

Yes, that is some great shooting.

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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by FrankW » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:07 am

Hi LT. USN,

Grab A Gun has the Mossberg 930 SPX on sale. Check it out here: https://grabagun.com/mossberg-930-jm-pr ... ly%20Email

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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:38 pm

FrankW wrote:
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Grab A Gun has the Mossberg 930 SPX on sale
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Post by zeda3000 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:59 pm

I can recomended Turkish Hatsan Shotgun. They are produce very simple but working shotgun

I had one of them . It doesnt look fancy , but i had never problem in shooting.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... hoke_synth

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... ymer_miccf

http://www.hatsan.com.tr/en_escort_supr ... tures.html
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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by TL1000RSquid » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 am

zeda3000 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:59 pm
I can recomended Turkish Hatsan Shotgun. They are produce very simple but working shotgun

I had one of them . It doesnt look fancy , but i had never problem in shooting.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... hoke_synth

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... ymer_miccf

http://www.hatsan.com.tr/en_escort_supr ... tures.html
Sounds like a nice budget gun but one problem could be extension tubes unless it shares same extension design as other brand I bet can't find them over here and 4+1 capacity could be an issue for 3 gun matches.
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Post by zeda3000 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:20 am

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 am
zeda3000 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:59 pm
I can recomended Turkish Hatsan Shotgun. They are produce very simple but working shotgun

I had one of them . It doesnt look fancy , but i had never problem in shooting.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... hoke_synth

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... ymer_miccf

http://www.hatsan.com.tr/en_escort_supr ... tures.html
Sounds like a nice budget gun but one problem could be extension tubes unless it shares same extension design as other brand I bet can't find them over here and 4+1 capacity could be an issue for 3 gun matches.
So is that must be 4+1 capacity? Did i understood correctly?
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Re: Semi-auto Shotgun for 3-gun (on the cheap)

Post by TL1000RSquid » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:50 am

zeda3000 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:20 am
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 am
zeda3000 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:59 pm
I can recomended Turkish Hatsan Shotgun. They are produce very simple but working shotgun

I had one of them . It doesnt look fancy , but i had never problem in shooting.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... hoke_synth

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mob ... ymer_miccf

http://www.hatsan.com.tr/en_escort_supr ... tures.html
Sounds like a nice budget gun but one problem could be extension tubes unless it shares same extension design as other brand I bet can't find them over here and 4+1 capacity could be an issue for 3 gun matches.
So is that must be 4+1 capacity? Did i understood correctly?
No generally you want higher capacity for the competition, you don't want to have to waste time reloading trying to clear a course. Some of the open class guys have some ridiculous looking setups like mag tube extensions that stick out 12" past the end of the barrel. I've done a few events have shot in open class and tactical optics.
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