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Old 09-10-2018, 01:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Best Tactical Auto Shotgun?

I have atactical pump shotgun and have always wanted a Tactical Auto.

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Old 09-10-2018, 01:12 PM   #2
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Benelli M4 is the way to go in my opinion.
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:50 PM   #3
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Benelli M4 is definitely the way to go. If you pick one up try to find one with the adjustable stock and if you're into NFA I've seen the 14in police trade ins for not terrible money.


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Old 09-10-2018, 04:05 PM   #4
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:19 PM   #5
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Wow, Benelli M4! No Saiga fans?
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:57 PM   #6
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Wow, Benelli M4! No Saiga fans?
People probably assumed you wanted the gun to work
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
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I love my M4 tactical, but my favorite strictly tactical autoloader is the SRM12-16... what an awesome weapon!

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Old 09-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #8
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OOPS double post...
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:00 PM   #9
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Hahaha, yeah I reckon so.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:02 PM   #10
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M4 if there’s no budget. M2 for a little less.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #11
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I vote is for the KSG
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:32 PM   #12
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I vote is for the KSG
OP asked for "auto"... KSG is a pump... I have one of those too, but not real fond of it...

As far as being a "shooter" my M4 just hits where I look... Most fun I've had with it is shoot 5 stand flurries with it. None of the other shooters even get a shot until I've run the 8 round out of the M4... It is soooo smooth!

The SRM is smaller and very nimble. It is also more flexible for the variety of ammo that can be shot selectively...

The M4 will however cycle just about any round that will feed from the heavy magnum loads to the light aluminum base target loads... It literally just does not misfire...

Have a 20ga M2 that is the same way, though it is not a tactical version. I do have a tube extending to magazine capacity to 10 rounds... Can't wait to try it out in South Texas this winter on quail...
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:27 PM   #13
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SPAS 12 or AA12
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:23 AM   #14
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:13 AM   #15
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SPAS 12 or AA12
Man, would I love to have an AA12! Talk about a quail gun!!
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:26 PM   #16
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Another vote for the 1301.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:15 PM   #17
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SPAS 12 or AA12

M4 spas Every own one ,?/ worse than a saga . really bad feeding issue . They look cool though
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:34 PM   #19
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Mine is an MKA 1919 pretty modified but itís been a great and fun gun. Have both 5 and 10 round magazines.




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Mine is an MKA 1919 pretty modified but itís been a great and fun gun. Have both 5 and 10 round magazines.




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Is that a 20 ga? I sure like the looks of it!
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:22 PM   #21
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Is that a 20 ga? I sure like the looks of it!

No, its a 12.


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Old 09-11-2018, 08:27 PM   #22
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My M2 has never let me down and Iíve put a bunch of rounds through it in 3 gun and from a heli killing pigs.


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Old 09-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #23
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Benelli M4, I had a M2 tactical. It was a dang nice shotgun.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:54 PM   #24
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Now this is what Im talking about!
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:01 PM   #25
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John Wick used an M4.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:37 PM   #26
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I like the $$$M4$$$, just not the price tag.
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I donít understand what makes the M4 ďtacticalĒ. Itís a shotgun. I really donít get that you canít just drop a magazine and throw a loaded one in. The M4 just like any other shotgun you have to reload the tube one shell at a time while someone is shooting at you?

If you think of an AR as tactical as compared to a hunting rifle, how is an M4 tactical compared to an AR?


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I donít understand what makes the M4 ďtacticalĒ. Itís a shotgun. I really donít get that you canít just drop a magazine and throw a loaded one in. The M4 just like any other shotgun you have to reload the tube one shell at a time while someone is shooting at you?

If you think of an AR as tactical as compared to a hunting rifle, how is an M4 tactical compared to an AR?


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I wouldn't want a gas operated shotgun for "tactical" purposes.
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Do tell! Reason?
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:41 AM   #30
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"Tactical" may be the dumbest term to ever infest an industry full of dumb terms.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:50 AM   #31
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My 3-gun scattergun is a 1301C with a little profiling on the feed ramp and an extended tube.
It's fast to reload and cycles faster than a human finger can operate. The stock is adjustable which is a must for any shotgun IMO. I shopped it and got it for just under $1K.

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Old 09-13-2018, 12:38 PM   #32
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:21 PM   #33
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"Tactical" may be the dumbest term to ever infest an industry full of dumb terms.
What would be the correct term. I kinda like tactical.
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What would be the correct term. I kinda like tactical.


Certainly no correct term. I was just joking around. ďTacticalĒ for some reason has a tendency to make people focus on form over function of a firearm.


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I wouldn't want a gas operated shotgun for "tactical" purposes.
ID like to know as well?
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I wouldn't want a gas operated shotgun for "tactical" purposes.
Really? Whyís that? You think the M4 is a good tactical shotgun?????
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Certainly no correct term. I was just joking around. ďTacticalĒ for some reason has a tendency to make people focus on form over function of a firearm.


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That would be slim pickings.
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Really? Whyís that? You think the M4 is a good tactical shotgun?????
Showing my ignorance I guess.

I thought the M4 was inertia being a benelli.

Most auto jams I've seen in the dove field or skeet range were dirty gas guns.

Obviously the M4 has a proven track record
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In my experience a quality gas gun could run 100s of rounds before it starts to get dirty enough to suffer problems. For that matter, yesterdays sporting clays team coach recommended cleaning team gas autos every 750 rounds.

Thats a lot of tacticaling
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In my experience a quality gas gun could run 100s of rounds before it starts to get dirty enough to suffer problems. For that matter, yesterdays sporting clays team coach recommended cleaning team gas autos every 750 rounds.

Thats a lot of tacticaling
Aint it though?

I probably wouldnt ever shoot that many rounds...ever.
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Aint it though?

I probably wouldnt ever shoot that many rounds...ever.
Maybe go with an ATI then?
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M4 all the way
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Showing my ignorance I guess.

I thought the M4 was inertia being a benelli.

Obviously the M4 has a proven track record
Just checking if you were aware that the M4 is gas operated.
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Showing my ignorance I guess.

I thought the M4 was inertia being a benelli.

Most auto jams I've seen in the dove field or skeet range were dirty gas guns.

Obviously the M4 has a proven track record
The problem with the inertia system for tactical gun is that when you hang a bunch of "tactical" stuff on it, it could interfere with the recoil operation. Hang a big shell caddy on the side, add a few rails, a light, a red dot on top it, and it may not cycle reliably.

But I'd take my M2 with a mag extension over just about any other shotgun.
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Partial to the original H&K Import Benelli M1... Still say it's their best design.
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The problem with the inertia system for tactical gun is that when you hang a bunch of "tactical" stuff on it, it could interfere with the recoil operation. Hang a big shell caddy on the side, add a few rails, a light, a red dot on top it, and it may not cycle reliably.

But I'd take my M2 with a mag extension over just about any other shotgun.
This is true, but a lot of people won't believe it. Also a loosely held inertia gun sometimes wont cycle properly. They are still great guns though, i am not knocking them, but they are not infallible either
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This is true, but a lot of people won't believe it. Also a loosely held inertia gun sometimes wont cycle properly. They are still great guns though, i am not knocking them, but they are not infallible either
I've also found that if you shoot an M2 from the hip, the recoil pad will pop off . Well, at least on mine it does.
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Partial to the original H&K Import Benelli M1... Still say it's their best design.
I like that
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