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Old November 28th, 2015, 03:14 PM   #46
 
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I have a Browning A5 12ga. My first shotgun!



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Old November 28th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #47
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I myself have a love for the A5 browning, just a beautifully built gun for hunting. When i did hunt, i was a pump guy loyal to my 870 remy, or 1300 winchester, i also perfer that for skeet.
But the military grade side of me likes the FN SLP its also a great functioning scattergun.

But my all time favorite is an oldie, the Franchi SPAS 12 the original, which is selectable between pump, or semiauto, can't be more adaptable or flexible than that. Plus it has attitude just sitting still. A very neat design, hybrid.



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I myself have a love for the A5 browning, just a beautifully built gun for hunting. When i did hunt, i was a pump guy loyal to my 870 remy, or 1300 winchester, i also perfer that for skeet.
But the military grade side of me likes the FN SLP its also a great functioning scattergun.

But my all time favorite is an oldie, the Franchi SPAS 12 the original, which is selectable between pump, or semiauto, can't be more adaptable or flexible than that. Plus it has attitude just sitting still. A very neat design, hybrid.



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Yes sir! I've never seen one in person.

I did end up getting the SLP. Eventually I'll get around to taking pics of it.
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Yes sir! I've never seen one in person.

I did end up getting the SLP. Eventually I'll get around to taking pics of it.
that fits my style perfectly aye? Let me know how you like the SLP, I have considered it, just never pulled the trigger YET! I find that version better looking than the mark 1, it just looks awkward.

Yes the original Spas 12 "L" marked law enforcement version I read is less than 1850 units in the US since 1982. Its a rarity, and hard to find complete, most are missing the stocks hook, or muzzle device, or other included accessories.
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Here is my SLP. Yeah I didn't like the MKI eithet and opted for the original. I have a Heatshield on the way and a larger bolt handle.






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SLP and my 500 pump with breacher barrel.

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Old November 30th, 2015, 09:39 AM   #52
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Simply beautiful, I am envious... seriously...
Thanks. Now I'm considering getting a Salvo12 to go with it.
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Thanks. Now I'm considering getting a Salvo12 to go with it.
That would be impressive, they are quiet. I am waiting for them to build an integrally suppressed 18.5" SLP, or Benelli M2. That would really impress me.

Hey why not add a eotech or trijicon rmr to that one as well, it has the rail for it. Maybe a Burris fast fire III?

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My only semi auto is a Mossberg SA-20 Tactical. I use it for defense and general range use. It's a fun shooter and will cycle all rounds in spite of the manual saying to use only high brass shells. Since it is a 20ga, it is comfortable to shoot. I am very happy with it. This is an old pic. I have an expanded magazine tube on it now so it will hold 8 rounds.

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I've got a Browning Lite 12 my wife gave me for Christmas after returning from Vietnam in the 60's. Beautiful gun; they don't make guns or do bluing like this anymore. It was made in Belgium and she got it from Sears. Used to hunt a lot with it but it now a safe queen; never to be sold.
Just a question, Mister. No offense meant. I promise.

Then why would them pics wind up on Armslist? A family member post 'em? Just curious. Beautiful shotgun. My Dad... left me three of 'em. All Belgium made.
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This was my Saiga 12 after a bit of modding. As someone else said, it was a beast. Added enough stuff on it to satisfy myself, then discovered that it hurt my entire right side when I fired it. 3 months after I bought it and played with it, I sold it for twice what I put into it and downgraded to a 20 ga. That was much better for HD and a lot easier to handle

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Can's say enough good about my Franchi Affinity in 12 ga. I may look at the Infinity in 20 ga one of these days.
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I bought a Stoeger M3500 and love it. Very inexpensive for a 3 1/2" auto but very well built. Its not a fancy gun by any means but shoots like a dream. I got it for ducks and geese but use it for everything. It will cycle 2 3/4" skeet loads and 3 1/2" mags with out changing the gun. Its not the best on any clay shooting range but its amazing in the duck blind. It is surprisingly fast for a 3 1/2" gun as well. Overall- I can't say enough good about the gun.
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I have the earlier Stoeger m2000 and have been very pleased with it
I use it for turkey and waterfowl, doesn't do 3 1/2 shells but cycles any 2 3/4 or 3" I put through it.
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