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Pump shotgun for 3-gun?

Post by Jonathanw » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:55 pm

I'm wanting to get into 3-Gun matches and I was wondering how well pump shotguns work in these matches ? Obviously semi-auto are better however they are very costly depending on the brand. Thinking about a Remington 870 built for matches. What are your set ups?

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Post by ww45 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:49 pm

Practice a bunch, slap a long tube on it and have fun.

An economical semi is the Stoeger M3000

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Post by TC6969 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:07 pm

In the matches I shoot in, the autoloaders are classed differently than the pumps.

Autos are fast as Hell, but when the scores come in, the top guys who REALLY (Not Me!) know their way around a pump aren't that far behind.

I use a well worn in wood stocked 870 because its what I've used all my life.
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Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:24 pm

Look for an 1100 or 1187 and a mag tube extension...you hate a pump very quickly
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Post by g.willikers » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:21 am

Some of the old time exhibition shotgunners used pumps.
Very, very fast, too.
One of the action pistol matches I used to attend had shotgun steel knockdown side matches for shotguns.
And there was little to no difference between the pump and auto loader scores.
It all depends on the shooter.
There's actually plenty of time between targets for recoil recovery and transitions to operate the pump gun.
With practice, pumps are pretty fast.
That's what I used.
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Re: Pump shotgun for 3-gun?

Post by Pizzim » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Do you already have the 870? If so put a tube on it and go have some fun. If you plan on buying it to use for 3gun i would suggest against it. Look at the Stoeger MK3 or the Mossberg JMPro for a low cost option
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Post by cvasqu03 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:39 pm

I've seen those ridiculously long tubes on some competition shotguns. What's the deal with that? I have a Mossberg 590 that will take 9 shells, and possibly more if you use the shorter ones. Is there really that big a need for a tube that makes it into a walking stick?
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Post by Rentprop1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:43 pm

cvasqu03 wrote:I've seen those ridiculously long tubes on some competition shotguns. What's the deal with that? I have a Mossberg 590 that will take 9 shells, and possibly more if you use the shorter ones. Is there really that big a need for a tube that makes it into a walking stick?
When your competing in open classes where guys are using a Saiga with a 20 round drum. Then.....yes ](*,)
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Re: Pump shotgun for 3-gun?

Post by Pizzim » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:14 am

reloads take time, in tac-ops you can start with 9 in the gun, jam 4 more in at the start and you can (sometimes) get through a stage without reloading thus saving time.

As for the Aguila mini's their cute but not that effective for knocking down steel as they have half the shot in them as their full size counter parts
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Re: Pump shotgun for 3-gun?

Post by Jonathanw » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:22 am

Thanks for all the advice [smilie=cheers1.gif]

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