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Thinking of 930 SPX. QC ?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by fatty, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. fatty

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    My 500A is getting old.

    I have a shotgun itch that won't go away, so I'm thinking of a 930 SPX. Feels so sweet in my hands and I like the semi auto/sights etc.. Price is great too.

    Can knowledgeable owners or shotgun experts share with me any QC issues that still remain with the latest 930's being shipped?

    I've read about front sights not being straight and extension tubes being bent.


    Your knowledge is very much appreciated.

    Thanks fellas,
     
  2. mdfd

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    I recently posted my experience when I was looking for my very own 930 SPX. I received a supposedly "brand new" one with a shorter front receiver pin, screws on top pic rail filled with red loctite, factory finished nicked to hell, etc. all with a January 2011 build date. I rejected that one and held out for another. A week later my local FFL got another one through a different distributor and it was cherry. Yeah, I'd say Mossberg definitely has to work on quality control...but once you get one in mint shape, you will not be dissapointed...
     

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  3. fatty

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    That is a nightmare of a story.

    Holy Jeebus!
     
  4. mixflip

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    The 930 club here on GT is growing all the time. m24shooter, Frankr, and Scrappy are the guys that probably shoot their 930's as much if not more than me? (that I know of). There should be more than enough threads on the 930 here if you do a search but I am always up for a new topic. I just shot mine last weekend lol! I love it!

    mdfd's story is a nightmare but i would not say it is common. Do your home work and only take home a model that passes your close inspection. Mine has been flawless right out of the box so I cant comment on any of the negative issues you heard about. maybe I got lucky?

    Just make sure you field strip the gun, clean it well and lube it "BEFORE" you go shooting. Many folks have reported issues and it seems like a common thread that they did not clean and oil their guns before breaking it in.

    Also, cock the gun before you remove the trigger assembly or parts may fly!!!!!!!

    I have a few videos on the 930 if you are interested? I'll post some here if you want to see them?
     
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  5. fatty

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    Please do, I know nothing about the 930 in terms of breakdown etc.

    Any knowledge gained is good knowledge.

    What lube do you use?


    Thanks!
     
  6. TSAX

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  7. mixflip

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    Choate is the only pistol grip that I know of for the 930. Knoxx does not make a recoil reducing stock for th e930 that I know of. SO your only option right now is a Choate pistol grip or a standard rifle style stock.
     
  8. m24shooter

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    I might have missed it before, but I do not remember that piece of information in your story.
    Given that relevation, I would change my impression that your gun might not have been NIB to it most certainly was NOT. Red LocTite on a factory new gun from OFM? Given the remainder of your issues with the 590 pin in the 930 and the messed up finish would rule out it being a NIB gun. It sounds like somebody tried pulling a fast one.
    OP: The current issues with the 930s are mainly centered on the Choate extensions. The springs are too long or the transition areas are too rough. Somehow, there are still some first production run barrels being put on new production guns (they have the forward sling stud in the forearm and the new round bolt knob). I've seen one of those that was canted.
     
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  9. DrMaxit

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    Thinking about one of these myself. I actually came here to post this, LoL. Tagged.
     
  10. mdfd

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    First and foremost let me just say that I LOVE MY 930 SPX.
    But my experience in finding one is what it is. No one will really know for sure what I got the first time around, but when your local dealer maintains that it was BNIB and that he has a good, longstanding relationship with that particular distributor even after I repeatedly asked him if he was sure it was BNIB, what else can I do but accept what he says at face value? I received a dud the first time around, it happens. I did the right thing by not accepting it and holding out for another sample which came in thru the same dealer, different distributor, and was in mint shape. And BTW, there are traces of red loctite on one of the pic rail screw on my most recent factory new Mossberg 930 SPX as well (just not overflowing like the previous one I mentioned and it looks like it might have been wiped down, leaving traces on the head of the screw)...
    [​IMG]

    Moral of the story: Like Mixflip said....Just check the particular firearm thoroughly before you take it home. If it does not pass your inspection, don't accept it and find one that does. The End.
     
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  11. TheJ

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    I was looking in to the 930 SPX for quite a while as well..
    However, now I'm leaning toward an FN SLP.
     
  12. m24shooter

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    Mdfd, those are different screws than what I've seen, so it may very well be that OFM figured out that they had the screws wrong and started LocTiting them and using different screws. That would be a positive step.
     
  13. TSAX

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    What a big tease, show us the whole thing :supergrin:
     
  14. fatty

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    After talking to mixflip and others on here and shotgunworld I'm placing my order tomorrow morning.

    930 SPX bound.
     
  15. mdfd

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    ask and yee shall receive....

    [​IMG]
     
  16. TSAX

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    :yourock:
     
  17. mdfd

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    can I get a rock AND roll?:rofl:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. DrMaxit

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    [​IMG]

    Wish they would have put this style stock on instead of that weird club foot looking one.

    This is the Mossy SA-20 btw.
     
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