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Thoughts on Winchester SXP Defender

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Reb 56, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Reb 56

    Reb 56

    Mar 12, 2007
    South Texas
    Anyone own one or shot one ? I am wondering if they're worth looking into or should stick with the 870 or a Mossberg.
  2. gnasty1521


    Feb 15, 2010
    DFW, TX
    It is the new version of the older 1300 Defender. I own a 1300 field model and it's great! Nice tight forend, super smooth action, and a rotating locking bolt. My guess is you can't go wrong with any of those, but I own a 500 and a 1300, and the 1300 is much more impressive...

    FWIW, there are still plenty of aftermarket parts for all 3.

  3. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I really like the old Win1300's they were good shotguns.

    But I also really like the 500's, and for the money they are hard to beat.

    I spend quite a few nights alone on a remote hunting property in the winter. My 20" 7 shot Mossberg 500 is a great comfort sleeping next to me. I always have it within reach when at the hunting property.

    I gave up on Remington due to their attitude toward customer service. After handling and shooting the Mossbergs I really appreciate them, and their dedication to not being having a seperate "grade" or "capacity" that is not available to everyone.

    I am a full time LEO, and could not get a 7 shot Remington without jumping through hoops.
  4. gnasty1521


    Feb 15, 2010
    DFW, TX
    My 1300 Winchester I got for $175 OTD. In great shape, and like I said doesn't have the loose forend, my least favorite feature of the Mossberg. However, I have not had even the slightest issue from the Maverick, other than trying to use the 2 inch minibuck, because it does not have a solid elevator.

    Like I said, it will be great, but it all becomes personal preference...
  5. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

    Jul 13, 2003
  6. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    I would like to see winchester do something "tacticool" with the SX3. Or maybe they already have.
  7. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
  8. gnasty1521


    Feb 15, 2010
    DFW, TX
    ^^^ Is that to say they don't exist?

    At any rate, you can't go wrong. And technically, everyone who owns a Mossberg or a Remington, owns a similar gun. Not to start a this vs. that, but these are all relatively similar weapons. I say go for it!