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Article on the new Mossberg 930 SPX tactical shotgun...

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by mixflip, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. mixflip

    mixflip

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    I bought a 930SPX so of course I have been reading about it as much as possible. I already read "weapon evolution's" review but I found this article today in a shotgun magazine and thought it would be helpful to anybody wanting to know a little bit more about this new tactical semiauto shotgun. I condensed it to just a few paragraphs so its more to the point.



    By shooting journalist Greg Rodriguez,
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    The Defensive Semiauto
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    I got to test the first of mossbergs Model 930 three inch chambered semiauto gas gun in Argentina two years ago&#8230;(known for incredible swarms of South American doves)
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    My hunting partner and I ran 3,875 rounds through a pair of 930 semi&#8217;s over the course of that hunt. We cleaned and lubricated them each night, but we didn&#8217;t baby them.
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    Nevertheless, the 930 ran perfectly, without a single failure to feed, fire or extract between them. I was sold on the rugged, reliable new Mossberg. So when I was invited to participate in the unveiling of a new tactical version of the 930 &#8211; the 930 SPX &#8211; at Blackwater, I leapt at the chance.

    (he talks alot about the Blackwater courses of fire at 100 yards, 25 yards, clearing buildings, use of vehicles ect ect. so I just left that part out since this thread topic is more on the reliability of the SPX)
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    The Mossberg 930 SPX passed the grueling Blackwater workout with flying colors. It ran like a top with everything from slugs to light field loads, even though I didn&#8217;t clean it once during the two day course.
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    Thanks to the efforts of Blackwater&#8217;s skilled trainers, I came away from that class with a great appreciation for the capabilities of the fighting shotgun. I&#8217;ve always known that the 12 gauge was a devastating close range weapon, but my Blackwater experience taught me that an accurate shotgun such as Mossberg&#8217;s 930 SPX can also be wielded with great precision out to 100 yards.
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    Mossberg&#8217;s latest offering in the 930 SPX is among the best.
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    (Sorry this is my personal 830SPX pictured...not the one used by the author. The author used a standard stock. This is just me shamelessly posting my baby, lol)
     
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  2. vafish

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    So did the writer mention how he uses the tang mounted safety with the pistol grip?

    I like the location of the Mossberg safety with a conventional stock, but anytime you add a pistol grip to them I can't reach the safety.
     

  3. Ljay

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    Looks like a good copy of an Rem 11-87,:whistling:
     
  4. mixflip

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    I have a Rem 11-87 and noticed some major differences. The bolt release, the LPA Ghost ring sights and the Rem has a really long cut, rear of the charging handle for some reason? Oh and the 11-87 uses an rubber O-ring while the 930 series of semi's dont have any of these.