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Posted: 8/19/2017 12:32:28 PM EST
Im stuck on which barrel length to get. I could do 21" barrel and add the +3 magazine extension and put an extended choke tube to bring the barrel out flush or go with a 24" barrel and get the +4 magazine extension. How will the +4 magazine extension match up with the barrel? This will be for home defense and 3 gun in the future. I will also put a red dot MRO on it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 6:36:40 PM EST
Here is 214 pages about the 1301. Good stuff.
Beretta 1301 Tactical
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:52:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2017 1:53:13 PM EST by Firebug93]
Ill probably go with the 21" with the +3 extension and an extended choke tube
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 1:55:33 PM EST
I would just do a 21 with a +4 mag extension and a 2" extended choke...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:28:55 PM EST
I've been shooting a 1301 since they came out in 3 gun. Bought a 24" barrel, put a +5 Nordic tube on it, usually run two +5's so I can load 15 rounds in it.

I've shot over 20,000 rds through my 1301, shoots damn near anything. Has never giving me any trouble. I hit with some CLP monthly and that is it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:37:25 PM EST
I have a 21 and a +4.  I don't give a shit that the tube sticks out.  It's not a fashion contest.

Just learn when not to hit the button and it's a fantastic gun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:53:57 PM EST
I'm gonna call bad idea in your theory of use. Make it either a game gun or not. I have the 21" with +4 and Briley extended choke. It's a beast on the range. It's a joke in the house. In retrospect, I'd have gotten 24", the 3" makes a difference. I stick to 18.5" for a HD shotgun.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 1:36:20 AM EST
It would be nice to have a threaded barrel
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 6:27:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2017 6:31:18 AM EST by Vespid_Wasp]
Red dot puts you in open, so with a tube gun you are going to want as much capacity as you can handle. At least 12+1, which would be like a musket inside a house.

I could use my 12+1 benelli for HD. But why? I have an AR for that.


Go 24".
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 6:49:25 AM EST
I went 24 on my. Added a Nordic mag ext and called it good. Still light and holds 10 +1. The mag tube sticks out about 3 inches, but for a game gun it's been great.

I'm going to grab the Tactical version for house use.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:24:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Firebug93:
Im stuck on which barrel length to get. I could do 21" barrel and add the +3 magazine extension and put an extended choke tube to bring the barrel out flush or go with a 24" barrel and get the +4 magazine extension. How will the +4 magazine extension match up with the barrel? This will be for home defense and 3 gun in the future. I will also put a red dot MRO on it.
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If you are looking to do 3-gun, it might be beneficial to allow the tube to be slightly longer than the barrel. I doubt anything terrible would ever happen but if you have to ground the gun in a dump barrel, it's nice to not have the muzzle/choke take the impact.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:27:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jupiter7:
I'm gonna call bad idea in your theory of use. Make it either a game gun or not. I have the 21" with +4 and Briley extended choke. It's a beast on the range. It's a joke in the house. In retrospect, I'd have gotten 24", the 3" makes a difference. I stick to 18.5" for a HD shotgun.
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I agree with this. Go 24" and use an AR for HD, not a shotgun.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:33:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
I agree with this. Go 24" and use an AR for HD, not a shotgun.
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Originally Posted By Jupiter7:
I'm gonna call bad idea in your theory of use. Make it either a game gun or not. I have the 21" with +4 and Briley extended choke. It's a beast on the range. It's a joke in the house. In retrospect, I'd have gotten 24", the 3" makes a difference. I stick to 18.5" for a HD shotgun.
I agree with this. Go 24" and use an AR for HD, not a shotgun.
Another +1.

A 3 gun shotgun is the most specialized of the three. Your carry gun and HD carbine will both work well but the shotgun is really a game only firearm if it's set up for 3 gun. You can do HD and 3 gun with one but it's either going to really suck at one or the other or be mediocre for both.
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:39:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By King_Mud:


Another +1.

A 3 gun shotgun is the most specialized of the three. Your carry gun and HD carbine will both work well but the shotgun is really a game only firearm if it's set up for 3 gun. You can do HD and 3 gun with one but it's either going to really suck at one or the other or be mediocre for both.
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A 3-gun shotgun will be better for HD than a "typical" HD gun will be for 3-gun, usually due only to length, but I have to agree with these suggestions as well.
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 12:37:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Obrez:


A 3-gun shotgun will be better for HD than a "typical" HD gun will be for 3-gun, usually due only to length, but I have to agree with these suggestions as well.
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Got it. I have a few 28" shotguns used for hunting. I wanted to set up a tactical shotgun. I will stick with my Glock 21 for my primary HD firearm. That being said should i just go with the 24" then?
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 1:01:26 PM EST
Since you are putting a mag tube on it, you might as well get a 24" since the tube is going to stick out there anyways. Handling wise, it's not a big difference between the 21 and the 24. However, you will get some added velocity and sight radius with the 24".
Link Posted: 8/29/2017 12:21:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SuperSet72:
Since you are putting a mag tube on it, you might as well get a 24" since the tube is going to stick out there anyways. Handling wise, it's not a big difference between the 21 and the 24. However, you will get some added velocity and sight radius with the 24".
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This will be the one I will get.
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