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Posted: 8/20/2017 3:35:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2017 1:34:02 PM EST by Phoenixx]
Gentlemen, this is the dilemma I have. Went to the LGS to check out the Mossberg 930spx. I've been wanting a semi auto shotgun for a while now and figured this was the one. My pump 590 is good, though I'm not happy with the finish. Seems to scratch easily.

To my suprise there was a Beretta 1301 tactical right next to the Mossberg and the guy behind the counter let me handle it. I was pleasantly surprised with not only the quality of this shotgun but also how light it was. I've never heard of the 1301 Tactical before this.

Now I'm thinking spend the extra $100 on the 1301. What do you all say?


ETA: Went with a Beretta 1301 Tactical LE. Very happy with it!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 3:47:45 PM EST
Yes. Absolutely worth it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:26:26 PM EST
I would have expected the price difference to be wider... the Beretta is a great shotgun - but I could not, in good conscious, recommend a 930, just too many potential issues with those guns.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:23:10 AM EST
Beretta.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:06:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2017 12:16:29 PM EST by John_Wayne777]
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:18:32 PM EST
Thank you all for the replies. Seems the Beretta is the way to go. I could feel the difference. It's a really nice all around looking gun.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:07:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 10:09:34 AM EST by the_professional]
The only negative with the 1301 is the bolt release button that can ruin your day if you hit it or accidentally bump it on something at the wrong moment. But...I suppose that can be trained out and other than that one minor "flaw" it is an excellent semi-auto for the price point and certainly better than Mossberg.

Get the Beretta.

Mrgunsngear 1301 Tactical

James Yeager 1301 Tactical
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:17:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GunCat:
I would have expected the price difference to be wider... the Beretta is a great shotgun - but I could not, in good conscious, recommend a 930, just too many potential issues with those guns.
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"Potential issues"?? Care to elaborate? Seems people who actually own 930's are extremely happy with them. I'd be curious to know what is bad about them and is this a ongoing thing or new vs older models.
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 4:21:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 4:33:35 PM EST
Anyone know why the Beretta website says the 1301 Tactical LE is for LE sales only?
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 5:09:26 PM EST
Went and looked at prices for both at a few places and if OP really found a Beretta for only $100 more then a 930, its either a over priced 930 or a damn good deal on the Beretta. Id go with the Beretta even if the 930 turns out to be ok. Just the name will usually keep value not that Mossberg is shit or anything.
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 5:39:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BeardownAZ:
Went and looked at prices for both at a few places and if OP really found a Beretta for only $100 more then a 930, its either a over priced 930 or a damn good deal on the Beretta. Id go with the Beretta even if the 930 turns out to be ok. Just the name will usually keep value not that Mossberg is shit or anything.
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$775 for the 930 spx and it has that pistol grip stock which I don't care for, or $875 for the 1301. I think the SPX is overpriced but since I was wanting one and gonna have to spend that much, I thought it might be better to spend the extra cash and upgrade to the 1301.
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 6:07:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 6:40:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
Assuming the people I talk to on a daily basis actually own them and haven't just been jerking my chain for the last few years, they're prone to shell stop issues, lifter-related cycling problems, poor assembly QC, and a variety of bolt and chamber problems.
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Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
Originally Posted By BeardownAZ:
Seems people who actually own 930's are extremely happy with them.
Assuming the people I talk to on a daily basis actually own them and haven't just been jerking my chain for the last few years, they're prone to shell stop issues, lifter-related cycling problems, poor assembly QC, and a variety of bolt and chamber problems.
sjuhockey pretty much covered it...There is not one particular issue that always plagues the gun...and that unpredictability is part of the common problem.
Link Posted: 9/13/2017 11:55:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Phoenixx:


$775 for the 930 spx and it has that pistol grip stock which I don't care for, or $875 for the 1301. I think the SPX is overpriced but since I was wanting one and gonna have to spend that much, I thought it might be better to spend the extra cash and upgrade to the 1301.
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Seen the SPX for 599 and the 930 tactical for less then 500. I think the point in the 930 is the cheaper price point. I'd probably get the Beretta if I was you. I had a 930 but for hunting, 28" barrel. It functioned flawlessly even with cheap low brass shells.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 1:59:35 AM EST
Get the Beretta 1301, I love mine, miles above the Mossberg in terms of quality. It's closer to a Benelli, chromed interior parts, smooth action, very reliable. 
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 3:34:19 AM EST
When I saw this thread I thought it was most likely a joke of sorts. Humor if you will.

That being said, obviously Beretta.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 8:46:42 AM EST
I purchased a 930SPX a few years ago based on the glowing reports at the time. While it is a fun range toy, it has given me just enough problems NOT to have confidence in it as a SD/HD weapon.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 2:32:03 PM EST
Browning Beretta Benelli cant go wrong with a shotgun from any of them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2017 8:30:26 PM EST
I own a 930 SPX and it has ran great since purchasing it. I keep it clean and and have had zero issues with it. That being said, I feel that I got a "good" one and I also own two Beretta semi's. Bang for the buck, go with the 1301.
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Link Posted: 9/21/2017 11:41:53 AM EST
Airdus industries is making a Magpul stock adapter for the 1301
Link Posted: 9/21/2017 11:44:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 03RN:
Yes. Absolutely worth it.
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FPNI without a doubt
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