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Charmedlyfe
December 10, 2001, 06:54 PM
Is it still produced? What is it running? Can the stock be replaced with a speed-feed or pistol grip?

Charmedlyfe
December 11, 2001, 10:36 AM
bump

swampgator
December 11, 2001, 05:46 PM
If so check the stock of it on the 9200. If it works buy a 500 Speedfeed.

The 9200 Jungle Gun is out of production, or so I've heard, check some of the past threads. Supposedly Mossy will replace with a more reliable auto. Time shall tell...

VictorLouis
December 11, 2001, 07:20 PM
All Mossy autos are done, for whatever reason(s) I don't know. The 9200A1 is apt to vary quite a bit in price depending on how proud the owner or the dealer is of it. High 3's to high 4's is the range I'm seeing.

The action spring is entirely contained under the forend, so you could replace the stock with whatever you can find that fits. TTBOMK, there is no aftermarket stock for it, and Mossy won't sell the LE folder to mere civilians.:rolleyes: FWIW, it is quite handy in its bone-stock configuration.

Dave McC
December 12, 2001, 06:29 AM
Charmed, PG only shotguns are egregious. Eschew them, unless you're auditioning for Miami Vice II.

9200s, I've heard, tend to burp with light loads and work very well with full house stuff. Other than that, I've heard of no glitches.

Charmedlyfe
December 12, 2001, 06:47 AM
I was referring to the full stock with a pistol grip (a la Benelli M1S90). Thanks, guys. I had always heard that the 9200a1 was about the only combat-type shotgun that DIDN'T 'burp' with light loads. Anything out there (semiauto) that is handy and will handle light-recoil Buck???

Dave McC
December 12, 2001, 09:13 AM
I believe the burps were with 1 oz, 2 3/4 dr field loads,Charmed. Lite buck should work well.

All of the semis are slightly ammo sensitive. That's one reason people should test and pattern to see what works for their particular weapon. While incompatibility probs are rare with modern ammo and name brand shotguns, they do happen.

For practice, a 1 1/8 oz 3 dr load should cycle in all semis. If not, one can get in some valuable practice on clearance drills(G)...

VictorLouis
December 13, 2001, 03:21 PM
Neither of my two ever hiccupped, even with bird loads all the way down to #8. I even tried to limpwrist it, holding it in my hands with no attempt to support or absorb the recoil at all. Even turned upside down, it didn't choke.:D

Dave McC
December 13, 2001, 05:34 PM
Good for you and them, VL. Two examples are hardly a good sample, tho.

I'd like to do a T&E with the 9200. Run a few COFs under less than optimal conditions, and see how it holds up.

From what I've heard, its discontinuation has less to do with poor design than poor marketing and sales. And, its closest competitor is the 1100 or 11-87. Tough act to follow...

kildak
December 14, 2001, 12:39 AM
I've put about 25 - 30 rounds of #8 through my 9200A1, of which I had one burp. I believe the 9200A1 was designed specifically for the heavier loads.

jason10mm
December 14, 2001, 04:01 PM
I've shot a 9200A1, very light and handy. We did have 2 FTF with I think #7 2 3/4 shells, but the gun was recently acquired and I'm not sure how well maintained it was. I liked it except for the button you had to push to load each shell, very lefty unfriendly. I think I might look into the Saiga mag fed 12 guage for my semi-auto. LAter.

Templar
December 15, 2001, 08:35 PM
Well, I have about 450 rounds through my Benelli M1S90 Tactical, with 18 1/2" barrel, and it hasn't hiccuped yet, even with light dove loads. The great majority of ammo has been 2 3/4" standard buckshot (non-magnum 9 pellet OO and 12 pellet 1) and 2 3/4" Winchester 1oz slugs. Also, a bunch of Winchester and Federal Low Recoil "Tactical" (you know it sells so much better whenever they call anything "tactical" ) :rolleyes: ) buckshot.

Most of the birdshot was Rottweil #6 heavy game, but I've used about 50 rounds of Fiocchi 7.5 dove and it never hicupped.

Remington 11/87's have to have at least 24" of barrel to develop enough gas pressure to reliably cycle the action with light loads.

I haven't had extensive use of a Mossberg M9200, but they seem to be fairly decent semi autos that aren't cost prohibitive.

Honestly, if you're looking at a $500.00 or so price range, I'd get a good Remington 870 Police or Mossberg M590A1.