So I have had my FNHP12 (no mods) out to the range for a real shake-down today. A few drills, 4.2 seconds for 8 slugs on a 12" plate at 45 yards bested the 870 and 590 by well over a second and was 0.8 seconds behind the Versa-Max.
I ran everything from Aguila Mini slugs to Magnum 3" slugs, buck and birdshot. It ate everything, loads like a dream and was exceptionally accurate. The texture on the furniture is aggressive enough that you won't run the risk of slipping the grip. Very comfortable with breaching chores as well. Might have to put the 870 back into Goose trim and sell the 590. The Winchester SXP loses the tac rail, rifle sights, screw-in chokes, and does not have the grippy furniture, but it is about $180 less. This will make a great Turkey gun (comes with a 3 round plug) HD, and slug hunting. I am very happy with it.
Capacity stock: 8+1 minishells, 5+1 2 3/4" shells, 4+1 3" shells. 1 and 2 shot extensions are available if one wanted.
Good Shooting, MarkCO
.40 S&W Club #1, 1911 Club #1067
NRA Life Member and Certified Instructor
Last edited by MarkCO; 03-15-2013 at 19:14..