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Old November 15, 2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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RIA VR60 Plus 1 any thoughts?

I am looking at getting a general purpose and fun shotty to use with them at the trap range, in the woods, and maybe even in a 3 gun match at some point. I am a Marine and have more than a few AR builds at home making this an attractive one off shotgun for me to try out. I held the standard version at a shop and it felt a bit bulky, but well balanced and fast to shoulder.

My experiences with RIA pieces have all been positive, but also 1911 related only. Meanwhile my shotgun experience is with an H&R UltraSlugger in 20ga that I have killed deer out to 260yds with. I have never owned a smoothbore of my own. My kids have a weird assortment of 20ga pieces from Charles Daly (semi), mossy 500, and a Stevens as well. I can't seem to like them as much though they have been flawless in function.

Aside from having to gear up to load 12ga as well (wish I could find a 20ga version), are there any drawbacks to this gun? All the reviews give I have read seem positive. Has anyone here tried one or heard of any issues with it?

Thanks in advance.

On a side note, the other one I am looking into is the Mossy SA-20. If anyone has thoughts on it too.
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Old January 18, 2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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I just wanted to bump this to see if anybody had any info on these. I recently fondled one at a local gun show and am considering picking on up. For the price point, seems like a fun toy. I see they have the VR80 now too but I haven't had the chance to put my hands on one.

From what I've found, they are Turkish made, Imported by RIA. Can anybody confirm this?
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Old January 20, 2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Had to look it up to see what you were talking about. Maybe for the other games but you'd look a little funny on the trap, skeet, 5-stand, or SCs range. Better you find a O/U, pump, SxS, or standard looking semi-auto. On a different thought, I like to stay with American made guns, but that's just MHO.
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Old January 20, 2019, 08:51 PM   #4
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I don't think many here have bought it but if it makes you smile who cares. If I went the route of the Mossberg I think I would go straight for a 930 or 930 jm pro. Of course you probably picked the other model because it's 20 gauge.

Fun guns are suppose to be fun and not always practical.
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Old January 21, 2019, 08:53 AM   #5
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Many trap ranges will not let a shooter use a gun
with a barrel shorter than 26 inches.
Muzzle blast from short barreled guns is much louder than
a 28 inch barreled gun with a Cutts compensator installed!
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