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Semi Shotguns .... worth having more than one?

DosesR1

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Recently bought a benelli m1014 after not being able to find my self an FDE beretta is it worth going for it still or are they all practically the same ?
 

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Depends on how it rates on your list of wants. If you like it buy it. I would like to own one of everything. I don't see that ever happening. But I still try to chip away at it lol
 

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Depends. I have one for 3-gun, but probably wouldn't own one otherwise. Huge pain in the ass to clean.
 
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The benelli is a good gun. Start shooting you'll quickly get your answer to whether you need another. I recommend you spend your extra $$ on ammo (and training, both are lots of fun.)
(For a second shotgun I did have to buy a side by side myself)
 

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I only have one shotgun (Winchester 1300 Defender, pump action, 18.5", full length mag).

That's because my only use for a shotgun is home defense.

If you use shotguns for hunting or shooting sports, then you're going to need a whole stable full of them.
 
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Is OP referencing the fact that both Benelli and Beretta are under the same roof (of sorts)? And possibly comparing quality or one or lack thereof? I would be happy with either one. Without knowing POU it’s hard to say.
 

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Over/under shotguns are technically semi-automatic. For a gun that you are aiming (i.e. a tactical shotgun), feel or "pointing" is irrelevant, but for a bird gun, you should never be "aiming" in the traditional sense. Thus, for a tactical gun, the poorer weight distribution is more than offset by the extra ammo capacity. For a bird gun, where if you use more than 3 shells you're poaching, a 33% loss in magazine capacity can be more than offset by better pointing. My approach with new guns is to try and establish a role that I want to fill and then go down my list of firearms to see if something fills it. The role can be as broad or as narrow as you like, but I try to avoid completely overlapping. In the case of semi-automatic shotguns, a good over/under might give you more options than another autoloader. I would shoot one first, see if you like it, and then make a decision.

Anyway, just my opinion, YMMW.
 
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