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Benelli SuperNova Tactical or Nova Pump Tactical 12 GA Shotguns for home D?

MLSMLS New MemberPosts: 1 New Member
I'm considering one of two home defense 12 GA Shotguns; The Benelli SuperNova Tactical Pistol Grip or the Benelli Nova Pump Tactical.
I'd appreciate it if anyone could tell me the differences between these two guns, besides of course that one has a pistol grip and one does not.....
FYI, I’m a novice shooter interested in learning more, but my knowledge is limited. To my untrained eye, they look the same to me…..
Thank you!

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,808 Senior Member
    MLS wrote: »
    I'm considering one of two home defense 12 GA Shotguns; The Benelli SuperNova Tactical Pistol Grip or the Benelli Nova Pump Tactical.
    I'd appreciate it if anyone could tell me the differences between these two guns, besides of course that one has a pistol grip and one does not.....
    FYI, I’m a novice shooter interested in learning more, but my knowledge is limited. To my untrained eye, they look the same to me…..
    Thank you!

    Of the two, I would go with the one that has a full stock for Home Defense. Reason being, is that especially since you're a novice I think a pistol gripped 12 gauge would be difficult to handle and thus not very fun to practice with. Plus, you could throw a 26" or 28" barrel on the regular stocked one and have a dandy gun for bird hunting or for skeet/trap/sporting clays.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,085 Senior Member
    Sorry, but a used $250.00 Remington 870 express with an 18 1/2 or 20" barrel and a mag extension will get the job done for far less money....with the advantage of having a whole world of affordable aftermarket stuff.... just sayin...
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,543 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Sorry, but a used $250.00 Remington 870 express with an 18 1/2 or 20" barrel and a mag extension will get the job done for far less money....with the advantage of having a whole world of affordable aftermarket stuff.... just sayin...
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,713 Senior Member
    I would go with a Remington 870. I checked out the Benelli Novas and the forearm rattled and was I generally disappointed with the quality of the gun. I will say I went in expecting something built like a Super Black Eagle. For the money go with an 870.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Another vote for the Remington 870, I have a Benelli Nova pump that I picked up very cheaply, and it is cheaply made.

    The 870 is King as far as parts go.
    I like a pistol grip short barreled personal defense shotgun with a 4 round magazine, it suits Me and I am used to it.
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  • cptawesomecptawesome New Member Posts: 1 New Member
    i just recently bought the super nova tactical i love it its easy to manuever i have also shot many of 870's tactical and non and they are also a fantastic shotgun i have always wanted a benelli and got mine for a good deal so that is why i purchased it over the 870 which was what i went looking for. either one is a good choice i would recomend by your budget. the banelli i have doesent eject as quick as i would like occasionaly when cycling at a fast pace but it could be the cheaper shells im using i have also used it for skeet the ghost ring sight on mine is taking a bit to gedt the hang of but i couldnt be happier with it especially for what i paid for it
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,503 Senior Member
    Another vote for the 870.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    And another.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Sorry, but a used $250.00 Remington 870 express with an 18 1/2 or 20" barrel and a mag extension will get the job done for far less money....with the advantage of having a whole world of affordable aftermarket stuff.... just sayin...

    Yea, this. There is nothing wrong with the other two guns, but there is limited aftermarket goodies. The 870 is tried/true.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    870
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,806 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard.
  • temmitemmi Member Posts: 230 Member
    So I have a 870 and a Pistol Grip HD Shotgun.

    I like the Pistol Grip caust it has the grip and sights.

    My baby now has the 870

    And Welcome!

    Snake
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