I am leaning towards a Benelli Nova pump.
Get the supernova if you want a shorter barrel and a pistol grip. $20 more and you get ghost ring tritium sights.I am leaning towards a Benelli Nova pump.
I would never get ride of my 870 per sey. An 870 tactical would really be ideal to me because its exactly what I need, but they can get a bit pricey.I just got my 870 and have been looking for tacticool parts as well. I figured I better learn to shoot it "stock" first before I mod it too much to make sure I'm not making it worse. I've bookmarked this thread for future review. I hope you stick with your 870 (for selfish reasons) . I may still have a Saiga 12 in my future too but I'll have to get a bigger safe first.
OH, no super duper extra tactical expensive as hell shotguns (though I wish).
to me, the fit of the gun to my body is perfection. the little things make the gun, in my opinion. 870 fore grip is smooth and flat. the Benelli is shaped that gives the user a locked-up-solid grip for more controlled cycling.Something is alluring me to Benelli, so any Benelli owners out there feel free to shed light on why its so alluring to me.
Mine just says Remington 870 Express, but has an M serial number. If I am not mistaken, an M in the serial number means it is in fact rated for 3 inch magnum loads, but not 3 1/2 inch.Yesterday, when I shot the mossberg, I noticed a 3" shell just barely fits in the bottom of the receiver, and the action moves just enough to chamber it. It was originally able to fire 3" shells before I started, but there's no way a 3.5" shell is gonna fit in there. I dunno if some pump guns were designed strictly for 2-3/4" or not, but you might want to check into whether you can just slap a barrel on there, and fire 3" mags. I know my 870 says right on the side of the receiver express magnum, so maybe there's a difference. If I had that shotty, I'd just chop the barrel off even with the nut, and put some fancy sights on it. That super long mag tube is just cool. Then find a stock you like. Maybe go with that stock above, and put a red dot on there or something. I'd rather have rifle sights though.
Thanks for your input!to me, the fit of the gun to my body is perfection. the little things make the gun, in my opinion. 870 fore grip is smooth and flat. the Benelli is shaped that gives the user a locked-up-solid grip for more controlled cycling.
The built in shell ejection (chamber clearance) feature is nice and easy to use, and doesn't add to any obnoxious levers or buttons.
bolt design is simple, durable, and elegant all at the same time, trigger removal is a snap, and the fit and finish is superb.
takes 3 1/2 inch shells and cycles them just fine (although you may want the mercury recoil suppression device installed in the stock if you're going to shoot those).
I've had my Nova for longer than i've had XDs (8 years?) and it still functions like it was brand new, and i use it pretty hard.
Me too, except good luck getting your hands on one for a "decent price" for the next 2+ years.I vote this route
Great review on the Nova! Especially the extension tube! I'll be checkin out more of your gun reviews after im done typin' this!Some reviews and project write-ups I've done on my Super Nova.....it now serves as my backup shotgun for training classes.
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