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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by DEE50, Dec 13, 2019.
Dude, you're peggin' my Jones'n meter!
Just buy one already!!
They're $1800+ dollars for the one with the folding stock though! Too expensive to just try out.
One of the most meh inspiring guns to date.
There’s a shop near me that has a used one for $3,000. Pretty sure it’s still there.
I still have the one I bought years ago. I shot everything from trap loads up to the heaviest 12 Ga. slugs available. Basically a tank to a certain point. The learning curve or if you prefer, the manual of arms was very different from ant firearm I have owned since then. Not harder, just a lot different.
Although I never had a problem with the stock trigger, mine went through the trigger group recall just to be on the safe side.
Two, well, maybe 3 of the biggest problems with the SPAS that you could lock the gun up so tight you almost could not get it working again. As I recall, it was when changing functions from pump to semi or vice versa. Another problem was that the company did not manufacture the bolt buffer out of the best material, mine denigrated while shooting it one fine day. The other problem was what they called a shock absorber where the butt stock folded at the rear of the stock. It too fell apart one day. By the time these events happened parts were near impossible to find. There is a website that a guy by the name of Chris operates and he make some parts for this shotgun. These are two of the parts he makes and I don't know if he is still operating or not.
I think 2 things helped kill off the SPAS. One was the parent company introduced the Benelli M-3 Super 90. The other was the implementation of Clinton's AWB.
Are you glad you bought yours looking back?
I don't know about glad but it served its purpose back when I bought it. It was the home defense gun for quite a while. I suspect that if it was introduced today I would not have the interest in it as I did back then.
Since movies and video games were mentioned, check out the original Jurassic Park movie. John Hammond "spared no expense" and bought several of these guns. One guy died using one, and another jammed up while the raptors advanced. Even in Hollywood fantasy world, these guns failed their users.
But they looked so cool it nearly made up for it.
It’s iconic and cool. I was very excited years ago when I got the chance to handle and shoot one.
Cool experience, but it’s a big heavy ungainly gun and made me appreciate my 870.
I had one of those, and they too had the problem with discharging while disengaging the safety. I found that out firsthand before the recall notices went out. Traded it straight up for a Sig P220 with no regrets.
Yikes, I was unaware of this! Thanks for the head's up!!
Ok I bought two now!
Have had a few at the shop. They have a cool factor, but that aside, id take others over it.
Hey do you guys know if this accessory will work on my SPAS?
I don't think so. As I recall the threaded portion of the barrel was fairly course. The choke looks right but it had a threaded adapter that went in between the barrel and choke.
I am sad to hear this!!! So the A&W probably wont work?
The only way to find out is to remove the threaded muzzle protector and see if it fits.