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Old November 27, 2002, 06:38 PM   #1
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Benelli Nova Tactical

I saw one of these today. I would be interested in any experience you have with these guns. They appear to be good guns and they are very economical.
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Old November 28, 2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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I have one and think it is a great shotgun.
Pros: Inexpensive, ghost ring sights, it is a Benelli, and in my experience, utterly reliable for the 600 rounds I have put through mine.

Cons: Accessories are hard to come by, and/or expensive in relation to a Remington/Mossberg/Winchester. Since the buttstock is integral to the receiver, the stock you have is the stock you get, and while only an annoyance, the forend does rattle.
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Old November 28, 2002, 08:26 PM   #3
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What about the control layout? Are the slide release and safety lefty-friendly?
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Old November 28, 2002, 11:47 PM   #4
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I'll defer to a lefty as to the friendliness of the controls. If I try to use the controls left handed it doesn't seem friendly, but I'm not left handed.

The safety is at the front of the trigger guard, rather than the rear like a Remington. Without changing from my firing hold, with my trigger finger, I can take it off safety-would be the opposite with my left of course.

The slide release is on the right side, in front of the safety. This doesn't seem too lefty friendly.
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Old November 30, 2002, 05:26 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I will pass this info on to my friend.
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