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Armscor/RIA M5 12 Gauge Fighting Shotgun
#11
Rik Bitter;133273 Wrote:
Dave;133270 Wrote:Hey, we are talking GUNS!!!! Smile

Shhhhh! Dont jinx it.

Anyone know what the cutout in the stock is?

My first thought was a bottle opener, but I'm guessing its some kind of spare ammo compartment.

Correct, it holds two or three more shells...brought to you from the wingshooters world!Big Grin

I think this is well rounded to suit both HD while still making a decent field gun.
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#12
Rik Bitter;133273 Wrote:Anyone know what the cutout in the stock is?

My first thought was a bottle opener, but I'm guessing its some kind of spare ammo compartment.

Shoulder thing that goes up?¿?Shrug
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#13
You know what, after looking into this shotgun more...

I really freaking want one!

Scratch that! I want 4 of them!!! At that price I want one for each family member!
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#14
Yeah, the 20" barrel is another strike against it.
As was mentioned, why have all that barrel without a mag tube to match?



If someone like Dunham's started selling them, I doubt they could keep them on the racks. They already sell those "no-name" shotguns though, so there's probably no plan to do so.

Give it a year and you'll start seeing them in the classifieds.

They may just overtake the Maverick 88 as the new go-to budget shotgun.
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for less than200 bucks i picked up a 1965 ithaca model 37 in 12 gauge.
barrel is cut down to a bit over 18 inches and theres no disconnector to worry about. plug has been removed and it feeds 00 buck nicely
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"

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#16
goofin;133328 Wrote:for less than200 bucks i picked up a 1965 ithaca model 37 in 12 gauge.
barrel is cut down to a bit over 18 inches and theres no disconnector to worry about. plug has been removed and it feeds 00 buck nicely

For $115 and a couple boxes of Wolf, I got a Maverick 88 in "not a mark on it" condition.

Big Grin ( I really have caught some good deals when I stop to think about it)


As I mentioned before, there's no way in fuck I'm paying what they want for new shotguns these days.
It's not like it's some technologically advanced feat of engineering - it's a freakin' pump shotgun that's gonna sit there collecting dust until it's needed.
Parkerizing? Heat shields? Stupid-ass "breacher" bullshit? Who needs it?
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#17
Spending less for cheaper quality usually ends up costing more.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#18
Dave;133339 Wrote:Spending less for cheaper quality usually ends up costing more.

Agreed. To a point.

While I can't comment on the RIA shotgun, this Maverick 88 is in no way vastly inferior to a Mossberg 500.

If I were to carry it for duty, or need to apply it in an other than dust-collecting HD shotgun role, I'd spend the extra money.
As it stands, I'm happy to have a decent shotgun for under $120 cash-ola.
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Emptymag;133342 Wrote:
Dave;133339 Wrote:Spending less for cheaper quality usually ends up costing more.

Agreed. To a point.

While I can't comment on the RIA shotgun, this Maverick 88 is in no way vastly inferior to a Mossberg 500.

If I were to carry it for duty, or need to apply it in an other than dust-collecting HD shotgun role, I'd spend the extra money.
As it stands, I'm happy to have a decent shotgun for under $120 cash-ola.

I have the Marverick 88 too. I bought it OTD for $200 and that was with the 28" vented barrel. I then dropped another $70 on the 18.5" HD barrel. I love blasting clays with it, and it is pretty accurate with bead sights at 50 yards when you're shooting slugs. I primarily keep it with the 18.5" HD barrel and a pistol grip on it with 5 shells of 00 buckshot (not one in the barrel) hidden on the first floor of my house. I'm the youngest in my family and my parents don't have any grandkids yet (thank god) so for the time being, it's hidden location is suitable. If I were on the first floor of my house and somebody was trying to kick down my front door, then I'd go for that.

Unrelated to the main topic, but worth mentioning: When somebody rings my doorbell, I retreive my one pistol from a lockbox (also hidden on the first floor of the house) and tuck it behind my back when I answer the door.
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#20
I just bought one of these for $187.00 shipped to my FFL friend in Birdsboro for the xfer. Thing is stout.

I haven't shot it much but it goes blammo every time your press the button. Heavier than my 870 and damn close as nice.
JeffreyD - recovering Statist
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