It's Not Me, SPX930, It's You


The time has come for me to part ways with a gun. I bought a Mossberg 930SPX years ago for 3 Gun, long before some guy from Louisiana started shooting one, because at the time, it seemed like the best 3 Gun shotgun for someone who shoots long guns left-handed.

Key phrase in that sentence: At the time.

The 930SPX is a tactical gun, not a 3 Gun gun. It has an 18 1/2″ barrel and no choke, and no provision of adding chokes, either. I worked around these issues in the past by going with #6 shot on further targets or targets like an MGM spinner that require a bit more oomph, and it seemed to work. However, earlier this month, I shot a great match at Altair Gun Range, but I had serious problems flipping a spinner and left a half-dozen small steel plates standing up because I couldn’t get enough pellets on-target to make things happen.

I’ve reached the point where my gear is noticeably affecting my performance, so it’s time to move on. I’m looking at either a 930 JMPro, a CZ 712 or tricking out an 1100 for left-handed 3 Gun use. I know, I know, I should just bite the shotshell bullet and get a Benelli, but I just can’t justify it from a price/amount of shooting standpoint right now.