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Posted: 8/19/2017 1:32:28 PM EDT
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 7:36:40 PM EDT
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Here is 214 pages about the 1301.  Good stuff.
Beretta 1301 Tactical
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:52:42 PM EDT
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Ill probably go with the 21" with the +3 extension and an extended choke tube
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 2:55:33 PM EDT
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I would just do a 21 with a +4 mag extension and a 2" extended choke...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 5:28:55 PM EDT
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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 5:37:25 PM EDT
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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 5:53:57 PM EDT
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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 2:36:20 AM EDT
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It would be nice to have a threaded barrel
Link Posted: 8/25/2017 7:27:45 AM EDT
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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 7:49:25 AM EDT
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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 8:24:08 AM EDT
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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 8:27:11 AM EDT
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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 8:33:11 AM EDT
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I agree with this. Go 24" and use an AR for HD, not a shotgun.
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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 8:39:38 AM EDT
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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 1:37:36 PM EDT
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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.
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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 2:01:26 PM EDT
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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 1:21:25 AM EDT
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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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