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    Shotgun ideas

    I try to plan out my purchases and now I'm back around to shotguns.

    Here are some features that I would like. If anything like this exists please let me know.

    Semi Auto with the shortest barrel available (can't remember if it's 16 or 18 inches before it becomes an SBS)

    I want to be able to mount a light on it as well as a red dot and definitely a sling.

    Obviously it's not going to be a duck hunting gun so the more capacity the better.

    Any recommendations along those lines would help me to get started shopping around.

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    Benelli M1014 M4 almost bought one a while back...
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    Benelli M4 is ALWAYS a top option. But also, Iíve been seeing and reading a good bit on this one, and havenít heard of anybody unhappy with it. The Beretta 1301. They look good too! I donít know if they still make it or not, but FN made a shorty tactical shottie as well. A former friend owned one. Shot VERY WELL.


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    CZ for a quarter of the price.
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    Have you checked out the Tavor? Kinda cool

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    The days of the $250-300 Remington 870P are over, but I'd still look at an 870P. One of the most proven shotties out there.

    Obviously if you can swing it, a Benelli M4 as others have suggested is the best of the best.

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    Am I the only one with love for the M2? I think I’d just as soon have one of those as the M4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn View Post
    Am I the only one with love for the M2? I think Iíd just as soon have one of those as the M4.
    Definitely has the weight advantage. Costs less too. I don't think you can go wrong with any Benelli Shotgun.

    The only Benelli I have is a 828U, love to eventually get a M2 or M4

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    https://www.langdontactical.com/ltt-...-the-wishlist/

    The 1301 will be cheaper, lighter, and more reliable with lighter rounds than the M4 (though this is really only an issue for training, wouldn't really matter when shooting full power defensive loads).

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    Benelli M4 Entry/CQB 14" GRS 12GA Shotgun, whish SBS's were legal here...
    https://www.riflegear.com/p-6060-ben...s-le-only.aspx


    Here is an M2 shorty thats in stock: https://www.impactguns.com/Short-Bar...0110388-11038/
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    Thanks for the ideas guys. For sure. It definitely gives me a place to start shopping. It won't be an immediate purchase but it gives me something to work towards.

    I will take a look at all the suggestions and see if anything jumps out at me. I have no idea what the price point is on any of these but then again I am not super price sensitive given that the product warrants the price. I would rather buy two or three nice quality than 7 or 8 things with questionable workmanship.

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    I have all the M-series Benelli semi-autos. I take out the M1 Super 90 a lot more often than the others. Yes, the M4 is a beast and is <probably> more reliable with various loads, but man the M1 is so light compared to the others! I could carry it all day. Mine came from a police department so it may have been tuned. It certainly has seen a lot of rounds. The action is just buttery smooth. Not sure if a brand new one would be quite so nice, but for me the M1 is the shotgun I would keep above all others. Mine works great even with crappy low-brass Walmart birdshot, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    The days of the $250-300 Remington 870P are over, but I'd still look at an 870P. One of the most proven shotties out there.

    Obviously if you can swing it, a Benelli M4 as others have suggested is the best of the best.
    I love my 870!! It was an 870P. But then. They changed to an 870 Express Synthetic Tactical 6+1. Haha









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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Definitely has the weight advantage. Costs less too. I don't think you can go wrong with any Benelli Shotgun.

    The only Benelli I have is a 828U, love to eventually get a M2 or M4
    I want to shoot an 828U so bad! When I bought my 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting, the 828ís either werenít out yet, or they were $1k ABOVE the 686. I handled one once, and it just felt RIGHT! Which clay sports do you participate in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearhead View Post
    I want to shoot an 828U so bad! When I bought my 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting, the 828’s either weren’t out yet, or they were $1k ABOVE the 686. I handled one once, and it just felt RIGHT! Which clay sports do you participate in?


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    I actually looked at the Silver Pigeon, but decided to go with the Benelli just on the name. I used to shoot trap weekly pre-pandemic as I had a pretty regular trap partner who wanted to go all the time. After the pandemic started, they closed down that range for a little while, but I haven't been back since they reopened.

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