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New (to me) shotgun

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by glock-n-roll, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. glock-n-roll

    glock-n-roll

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    I bought a Smith & Wesson 3000 pump yesterday. 18.5" barrel, mag tube extension, parkerized, and the kicker- all wood furniture. I love the look.

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    It's not one you see everyday, part of the appeal I guess.
     
  2. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

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    sweet looking gun
     

  3. Nutt51

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    Nice gun.
    Get some cheap ammo at Wallyworld and go out and shoot it
    and shoot it some more. Smooth her out and break her in and
    get to know how she works so you can operate her with your
    eyes closed.
    Load her up with some good low recoil buckshot and sleep well.
     
  4. dc2integra

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    wow nice! how much did you pick it up for if you dont mind me asking?
     
  5. mixflip

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    Very nice. I am always on the lookout for a KISS 12 gauge pump like that.
     
  6. glock-n-roll

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    Thanks guys! $260. I think it's worth every bit of it too. Keep in mind, they stopped importing these (made in Japan by Howa) in 1984. They are "tweaked" clones of the 870, arguably a much better made shotgun. The action is butter smooth. I can't wait to put a couple of boxes through her. I picked up a box each of full strength 7 1/2 shot, reduced recoil 8 shot, full strength 00 buck and slugs. I plan on burning through the bird shot first and just a couple each of the 00 and slugs. The rest of the 00 and slugs will be relegated to HD.
     
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    congratulations on your acquisition.
     
  9. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    Nice Shotgun and a good deal!!!
     
  10. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Nice man. I found one non parkerized with a speed feed stock for $140. good deal or not?
     
  11. glock-n-roll

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    Yep, good price. Be forewarned that parts are kinda scarce. Including tac gear, if it doesn't have an extended mag tube, you may not be able to find one.
     
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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Since you say it is an 870 copy, will an 870 extension not work?
     
  13. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    Nice find. I would have jumped all over that deal. I have a police trade in beater, its a great gun. Slicker than a bucket of snail snot.
     
  14. glock-n-roll

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    Nope, they are a clone of the 870, but virtually no parts interchange. If you want one keep your eyes open for S&W 3000, and Mossberg 3000. After S&W stopped importing them in '84, Mossberg bought the rights to it and marketed it as their own for a few years. Numrich still has some parts in stock, and I'll probably pick up an entire carrier bolt assy when I can put together the $. You can't find a firing pin spring for it, but you can get the whole assy.:shocked:
     
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    It sure looks and sounds like a great deal. I don't know anything about them-are they better than the current 870Ps?
     
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    I think it was a solid deal... Jam it full with your choice of party favors and guard your Lair...
     
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    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Sweet find! Congrats on your find. Looks more like a Winchester 1200/1300 to me than a Howa. Love those clean lines.
     
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    Just pure classy looking.. Fantastic deal!

    A few comments - try a few loads for it: 3" (if it takes them) normal, and low recoil. For in door work I feel low recoil is beyong just fine and it gets you back on target faster.

    Patterna few to see how much (actually how little spread there is at indoor distances.

    Pick up a few slugs just to get a feel for the "reach out and touch someone" factor at 50-100 yards.

    Great gun! You say Mossberg 3000????