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Vanity: Walmart Black Friday gun sale
11/11/2012 | Casie

Posted on 11/11/2012 12:11:00 PM PST by Casie

Walmart posted their Black Friday sale and they included this Savage 12-Gauge.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; rifle; savage
We don't have a 12-gauge in the house and neither of us have shot a pistol grip rifle, but the price on this Savage made me look twice at it. Any opinions on it? I like that it can take the 2 3/4 and the 3" shells. We have other shotguns (20-gauge) but we don't know anyone that has a Savage.

They also have a Savage 223 bolt action rifle with scope that looks nice because it will take the AR-15 rounds that we already have.

I love a good deal but I also know you get what you pay for! What do you shooters think about this one?
1 posted on 11/11/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by Casie
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To: Casie

At that price I would certainly get this shotgun. But Better get there early. Wal-Mart always has limited stock on hand for get in the store items.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:30 PM PST by entropy12 (3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: Casie

That looks like a Benelli Supernova to me..


3 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Casie

I am not familiar with that gun but that sounds like a great deal.

Savage quality has varied a great deal. Around 1900 they were first class. By the 60s the quality was going down. still decent guns but finish was mediocre. They got even worse then maybe 10-15 years ago, quality began to improve and continues to do so.

At one time I would not have wanted one of those stocks with the extended pistol grip. Since my arthritis has gotten worse, I discovered I could handle a shotgun a way better with the extended pistol grip so now that is what I want.

There is a Winchester defender with a synthetic stock and extended pistol grip near my bed. It is my go to gun for the middle of the night. I would rather have several other guns but that Winchester is tactically equal to any of them.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 12:19:50 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Knock-off. There's been a lot of incest within the firearms manufacturers over the last 2 decades.

Everybody good is in Germany, Israel, Italy, or the East Coast of the US, as far as popular weapons go. (Yes, I know about the Iron Blok stuff, I just ignore it for now.)

This particular one? I have no clue as to how well it is manufactured. The overall concept of the weapon is good. Savage makes good stuff, generally.

/johnny

5 posted on 11/11/2012 12:23:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Casie

I don’t like pistol grips myself, but the price seems good. I got a Mossberg 500 with the pistol grip only stock. It was used, in great condition for $125. I ditched the pistol grip and got a Hogue Youth Model synthetic stock for it and now it is a very short, handy 6-round HD 12GA that takes 2 3/4” and 3”.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 12:26:13 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

I tried one of those shotguns with a pistol grip and no butt stock. The recoil was vicious.

Some people do like them but not me. I like the pistol grip but it also has to have a butt stock.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 12:32:43 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Casie

I’ve handled that model - it seems heavy for its size. The Mossberg 88 is bit lighter, so I got it instead at Academy on a normal day for 189. I avoid black Friday.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 12:33:27 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: yarddog

I have always had guns with traditional stocks so the pistol grip just feels too different. At this price it would still be a good deal if someone wanted to change stocks.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 12:47:10 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Slide is way different.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 12:53:40 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: MtnClimber

I have that Mossburg 500 as well...have an issue with my shoulder and figured a waist fired would be a nice choice.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 1:00:24 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Casie

I dunno...for an extra $100 you could pick up a Mossberg 500 Security.

As you said, you get what you pay for and God forbid if you ever have to use it, you only get one chance.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 1:06:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Casie

The price on that shotgun is great. I don’t know how good these Savage shotguns are. I have a Mossberg 500 which was reasonably priced and sufficient for my needs.

I checked Walmart’s black Friday deals...the website does not appear to be accurate because I know for a fact that a couple of the AR models I search for can be found in my local store right now, but were listed as unavailable on the website.

Anyhow, I would check around with a lot of other online dealers, there should be some great deals coming up.

I have noticed some small increases in prices for ARs since the election. I was going to buy a S&W ORC for $677 + $100 manufacturer discount, but they have now raised the price to $750...still a good deal, but I am little miffed because I could have saved a few more dollars.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:24 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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14 posted on 11/11/2012 1:43:59 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

At that low price, I figured maybe it was a Stouger clone. Stevens makes a clone of the Ithaca M37; however, that shotgun ejects rounds out the bottom and this looks like it has a side port like 870s & Mossy 500/590s.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 1:59:01 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Casie

I frequent the Shotgun World Forum a lot, and did a quick search. Although it is inexpensive, the feedback seems to be that it works fine.

I would suggest that you stick to good ammo in it, some of the less expensive pumps (like the 870 Express) have problems with 100 round ammo packs like the Winchester Universals.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 2:04:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Casie
"Walmart posted their Black Friday sale and they included this Savage 12-Gauge. "

I prefer to do ALL my shopping at

http://www.armslist.com

There's always a sale going on!

17 posted on 11/11/2012 2:17:47 PM PST by Erich von Manstein (Jihad spread, best on a Claymore cracker & sprinkled with 308's)
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To: Casie
for $169 even if you don't like it it'd be good for barter or a giveaway gun to a relative/friend/neighbor that might not have one when the time comes
18 posted on 11/11/2012 2:56:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Take it home and cut the barrel off from the front of the barrel so that overall length of barrell is over 18 inches then you will have a nice defense weapon.
19 posted on 11/11/2012 3:06:27 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: Chode; Erich von Manstein; Tijeras_Slim; 3Fingas; Las Vegas Ron; MtnClimber; arderkrag; yarddog; ...
Lots of good info! Thank you very much for the very helpful replies.
20 posted on 11/11/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by Casie
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To: BooBoo1000

Never can tell when that extra 1/2” of barrel will make the difference between life and death. ;)


21 posted on 11/11/2012 3:26:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Casie

A pleasure for sure.

What ever you decide to get, learn everything about it, fire it to become familiar and capable with it, and then pray you never need it.

All the best!


22 posted on 11/11/2012 3:47:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: MachIV
At that low price, I figured maybe it was a Stouger clone.

I have the Stoeger P350. Nice gun, but if you don't pump the action aggressively, and I mean aggressively, it will jam.

23 posted on 11/11/2012 3:49:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I have a butter smooth Winchester Model 12 from 1938 and it will let you know if you’re not shucking it right. Those crazy pump guns.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 4:08:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Casie
Be carefully. Check Internet sites and their customer reviews. The reviews I read were not good. A number of problems with the gun right out of the box. All gun sales are final at Wal-Mart so problems have to be brought up with the manufacture.
25 posted on 11/11/2012 4:25:01 PM PST by iontheball
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To: Casie
Be carefully. Check Internet sites and their customer reviews. The reviews I read were not good. A number of problems with the gun right out of the box. All gun sales are final at Wal-Mart so problems have to be brought up with the manufacture.
26 posted on 11/11/2012 4:31:37 PM PST by iontheball
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To: Casie
most welcome...
27 posted on 11/11/2012 4:54:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
yup, just ask Randy Weaver...
28 posted on 11/11/2012 4:56:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: yarddog
I tried one of those shotguns with a pistol grip and no butt stock. The recoil was vicious.

Some people do like them but not me. I like the pistol grip but it also has to have a butt stock.

I think this has more to do with a persons size and how it is handled. At 6' and around 265 I shoot my pistol gripped Mossberg 500 with one hand just like a pistol with just about any load. Recoil is not a problem for me but I do see it with smaller framed folks I know.

29 posted on 11/11/2012 6:16:53 PM PST by Ron H. (Democrats are without question the Welfare Party of the Future.)
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To: Ron H.

Recoil seems to be very subjective. I am 6’3” and weigh 295. I taught skeet at a major Southern University for two years. Some shotguns really kick me, for instance the Benelli M1 Super 90 and Browning A5 both kick me really hard.

Years ago I had a good friend who I did a lot of shooting with. He was about 5’7” and probably weighed around 150. I remember he bought a new model 94 commemorative with a curved brass butt plate.

One day we were out at the range our gun club owned. I brought a Sharps 54 caliber black powder rifle. He thought the model 94 hardly kicked at all but the sharps kicked him brutally.

I had just the opposite reaction. The model 94 hurt my shoulder but the sharps seemed to just give me a gentle shove.

Another odd one is my Daddy’s old Essex single barrel 12 gauge. It is light and should really kick but for some reason it doesn’t bother me.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 6:26:49 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I was looking at guns.com, and they say this Savage Model 320 is modeled after a discontinued Winchester, the 1300. They said the action, trigger, and bluing are A-OK, so this sounds attractive at a price of $169.

I've always said "No way", but I just might find myself in an early morning Wal-Mart line. LOL.

31 posted on 11/11/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

The 1300 may have been discontinued but FN still makes that action in some pretty expensive models.

It does not have the solid feel when racking the action as it locks up much like the ARs. It has multiple lugs on the bolt which turn into recesses in the barrel not in a barrel extension as in the 870 etc.

The system is extremely reliable, maybe even more so than the 870 and that is saying something.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:27 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Casie

A few reviews posted here: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_973/products_id/78648/Stevens+320SEC+12GA+18.5+CYL+PG


33 posted on 11/12/2012 2:31:19 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Casie

On the right side of the barrel, it is stamped: MADE IN PRC (People’s Rrpublic of China). Spend a few more bucks and get a Mossberg or a Remington 870. Made in USA


34 posted on 11/12/2012 8:39:18 PM PST by Dogpatch06
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To: Dogpatch06

Cool. Thanks for the reply Dogpatch. :)


35 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:52 AM PST by Casie
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