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Fantasma
05-16-2009, 10:32 AM
General Purpose- trunk gun, back up shotgun- extra shotgun- HD shotgun.


Would you choose the Charles Daly 12 Gauge that Big 5 sells that i think has an 18.5 barrel or the Interstate 982.


Which one, why?

Only these two choices.

:thumbsup: Trying to make up mind.

tombinghamthegreat
05-16-2009, 10:40 AM
Neither, go with mossberg or Remingtion and wait till they have a sale. I think right now they might be going for 290? Anyway don't go too cheap and one of those junk guns spend the extra few dollars for something that is cheap and can last many years.

626Tony
05-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Remington 870 express for home most def If you got the cash try to go semi -auto mossy 930 spx

frigginchi
05-16-2009, 11:15 AM
I've had both the Charles Daly and the HAWK 982. My vote goes to the 982. It is very robust. I have Remingtons and Winchesters too. But the 982 is my go to knock around gun that takes a beating.

cal_ar_shooter
05-16-2009, 11:56 AM
I've had both the Charles Daly and the HAWK 982. My vote goes to the 982. It is very robust. I have Remingtons and Winchesters too. But the 982 is my go to knock around gun that takes a beating.


+1:thumbsup:

I love mine....:43:

Timberline
05-16-2009, 7:12 PM
Easy choice: Remington 870 Express .12 ga

vinny_land
05-16-2009, 7:25 PM
982 because I simply own one and its great. If you dont want a IAC and want a Remington instead...BudsGunShop has a 870 in the used section
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/654_775/products_id/411536586

M.A.B
05-16-2009, 8:16 PM
Mossberg 500 for sure and Big 5 usually has then on special for 280$

caldude
05-16-2009, 8:57 PM
I bought an 870 on a Big 5 sale, and a buddy of mine bought the 982. We recently did a couple of range runs to compare the two. IMO, the 982 is by far the better deal.

The 982 advantages:
-Ghost ring sights
-Better stock and recoil pad
-Better trigger (at least between our two guns)
-Much lower price ($199 versus $345)

870 advantages:
-More capacity (8 shots versus 6)
-Better build quality
-Lighter

For a trunk gun, I'd get the 982 in a heartbeat.

sd_shooter
05-16-2009, 9:32 PM
982 - got one, works great.

Solidmch
05-16-2009, 9:40 PM
Easy choice: Remington 870 Express .12 ga

+1 on that

makav3li
05-16-2009, 11:13 PM
they are sold out of the 982 in san diego at big 5. if someone can point me in the direction of a local store that has it, i would appreciate it

dondo
05-16-2009, 11:29 PM
The 982 is ultra solid. My retarded and gay (prison gay) brother in law has one AND he has the 870. I have 2 870's and I think the 982 is equal if not better built. Plus it comes with better sights. AND its cheaper.

squatting_caveboy
05-17-2009, 1:07 AM
I would save my $ and buy something decent

capitol
05-17-2009, 8:58 AM
Cheap, Inexpensive shotgun, Which would you pick?

Neither..

Vacaville
05-17-2009, 10:30 AM
Need more choices. I think I'd get a Mossberg.

kermit315
05-17-2009, 11:35 AM
if you are down to those two, I would have no regrets getting the CD. I have one of the same shotguns, and it has never given me any problems. I used it out at Ojai shooting trap informally, and did pretty well with it.

I have never tried the 982, but the CD pump wont steer you wrong. Kasner (owner of the importer that has the CD name) set up an account on THR, and possibly here, to address problems people might have and to answer questions. He seems more than willing to help, and make sure people have a positive experience with his guns.

MAX100
05-17-2009, 11:35 AM
Need more choices. I think I'd get a Mossberg.

Mossberg is a good choice but I know if you tried a Hawk 982 you would be very pleased with it. It's not just a very good shotgun for the money, it's a very good shotgun.

The 982 gets excellent feedback from the ones who own one.


GC

PolishMike
05-17-2009, 11:39 AM
How much are you gonna save by going with one of these? $20-50? Save up and get a Remington 870 for right around 300.

TylerScott
05-17-2009, 12:05 PM
Remy 870 or Cheaper Mossy 500

MAX100
05-17-2009, 12:57 PM
How much are you gonna save by going with one of these? $20-50? Save up and get a Remington 870 for right around 300.


The 982 has a nice set of GRS that are costly on a shotgun. It also has all of the machined parts you find on a 870P. It's a way better deal than a basic 870.


GC

stich
05-17-2009, 1:45 PM
And at $200, It's a great deal. I love mine.

APNF128
05-17-2009, 2:46 PM
None of the above! For a reasonable price go get a Remington 870 or with a little bit of money get a mil-specs Mossberg 590-A1. I got them both and very happy with it, especially my 590-A1. I shoot them all year round and cleaned it once a year with zero failure. Remember both shotguns have many years of proven track record in actual field used.

Timberline
05-17-2009, 3:16 PM
None of the above! For a reasonable price go get a Remington 870 or with a little bit of money get a mil-specs Mossberg 590-A1. I got them both and very happy with it, especially my 590-A1. I shoot them all year round and cleaned it once a year with zero failure. Remember both shotguns have many years of proven track record in actual field used.

Seriously. Shotguns are already so inexpensive, why skimp and get a cheap-quality clone? Pay a few more, and have the real thing.

acorn
05-17-2009, 3:17 PM
For all of you that say "neither" or "none of the above". What is your experience with these guns that you would say that? Lets hear some of the problems you have had with them.

laplas
07-26-2009, 5:37 PM
Good point. I doubt any of them simply saying "neither" have had real experience with those two shotguns. :p

For all of you that say "neither" or "none of the above". What is your experience with these guns that you would say that? Lets hear some of the problems you have had with them.

FastFinger
07-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Pay more and get the real thing?


Better sights, metal instead of plastic, shoots fine, no complaints - about the only thing unreal is that it costs 1/3 or more less.

sspen003
07-26-2009, 10:21 PM
Save your money and stick with a brand name.

No one ever votes for them and half of you guys never heard of it. Winchester 1300. Its derived from the prestigious Winchester model 12

SCMA-1
07-27-2009, 5:41 AM
Good point. I doubt any of them simply saying "neither" have had real experience with those two shotguns. :p

That's typical fanboyism on these forums.:rolleyes: None of them has actual experience with the guns in question yet they tell people not to buy them.:rolleyes: Maybe it's buyer's remorse and/or embarassment that they went out and got reamed for choosing the safe overpriced "name brand" item and don't want to admit that there are wiser choices out there.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Z ME FLY
07-27-2009, 5:50 AM
Interstate 982 baby! I don't have one but that's the one I would get. GRS FTW!

Gunaria
07-27-2009, 1:42 PM
If you are gonna go cheap, take a look at the Tristar;

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/135333000/135333656/pix3989687109.jpg

sspen003
07-27-2009, 3:31 PM
I think Hi-Points are for sale at turners

kicker72
07-28-2009, 2:04 AM
Isn't a 870 already cheap? didn't see it in the poll:43:

vinny_land
07-28-2009, 9:42 AM
YOu really go cheap without buying a chinese 982...then buy a Maverick 88. The guy on The Box of Truth swears by it.

mbrown
07-28-2009, 9:45 PM
For me it's simple. I want my money to go to American firearms manufacturers, not to some foreign country that won't allow its own citizens to possess firearms. This is my choice regardless of the quality of the Chinese and Turkish guns, even if they are "better" than the Remington, which I doubt.

DedEye
07-28-2009, 10:15 PM
That's typical fanboyism on these forums.:rolleyes: None of them has actual experience with the guns in question yet they tell people not to buy them.:rolleyes: Maybe it's buyer's remorse and/or embarassment that they went out and got reamed for choosing the safe overpriced "name brand" item and don't want to admit that there are wiser choices out there.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Yes, just like everyone who turns up their noses at airsoft accessories being used on real firearms. There is no reason for us to criticize such choices beyond fanboyism, and we need to have run these firearms and accessories through a carbine course or 3 gun match before we have enough experience to comment. Far be it from us fanboys to point out obvious deficiencies such as plastic components and inferior triggers and sights when such valid complaints can be dismissed as the whining of fanboys with buyer's remorse.

A used Mossberg 500 (or Maverick 88) is only $200-250, and a new one on sale from Big 5 isn't much more. Wait until you can get one or a Remington 870 on sale, spend no more than $300, and have a great shotgun, no matter which you pick.

CaliforniaLiberal
07-29-2009, 7:29 PM
Mossberg on sale now at Big 5. Until Saturday. $280.

CL

jeffsays
07-29-2009, 10:41 PM
i want to spend money on Interstate 982.:gunsmilie:

vintagedude88
07-30-2009, 12:59 PM
Mossberg on sale now at Big 5. Until Saturday. $280.

CL

Exactly! How cheap is cheap? I wouldn't trust a gun if its less than $200 unless its used.

stix213
07-30-2009, 1:36 PM
I vote for Mossberg 500 as first choice, and if you want a shotgun that is a little heavier and more solid (but a little more $$$) go with the Remington 870. Trying to go cheaper than either of these fine American made shotguns priced around $300 is just silly IMHO.

I have nothing against foreign made firearms in general, in fact my Russian made Saiga x39 is my favorite gun by far, but when there are multiple made in America firearms that are just as good if not better for around $300...

Sorry, done being an a-hole preacher :)

FastFinger
07-30-2009, 1:42 PM
How many people who are knocking the Hawk 982 because it's made in China own just guns made in America?

SCMA-1
07-31-2009, 5:43 AM
Remington QC issues?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=207825

FastFinger
07-31-2009, 9:48 AM
Remington QC issues?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=207825

For a moment there I thought you were going to link to this recent 870 problem thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=207611

or this one:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=205386

or even this one:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=148359

or:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=196074

Yep - wouldn't want one of those inferior imports that cost 1/3 to 1/2 less...

Almostryan3
07-31-2009, 6:24 PM
FF, just went through those threads you posted about the 870 problems. Didn't see anything very serious, seemed most of it could have been prevented with a little extra care and maintenance. Which IMO I would easily spend the extra time on something that I could possibly be protecting my family with. I have to go with the "fan boys" and say spend the very small amount extra in getting something american made and trusted over the years.

SCMA-1
08-01-2009, 8:58 AM
FF, just went through those threads you posted about the 870 problems. Didn't see anything very serious, seemed most of it could have been prevented with a little extra care and maintenance. Which IMO I would easily spend the extra time on something that I could possibly be protecting my family with. I have to go with the "fan boys" and say spend the very small amount extra in getting something american made and trusted over the years.

The price difference is hardly what one could honestly call a "very small amount extra"; comparably equipped 870's go for around $400. That's a factor of 2 or 100% more (double) the price of an Interstate 982. Additionally, the Interstate copies appear to be improved versions of the 870 and so far seem to have none of the 870's shortcomings.

SCMA-1

Almostryan3
08-02-2009, 12:34 AM
The price difference is hardly what one could honestly call a "very small amount extra"; comparably equipped 870's go for around $400. That's a factor of 2 or 100% more (double) the price of an Interstate 982. Additionally, the Interstate copies appear to be improved versions of the 870 and so far seem to have none of the 870's shortcomings.

SCMA-1

I have seen 870's go for 250-300 brand new when on sale. I am not worried about spending an extra $50-$100 to have a brand that I know has been around a while and will continue to be around for a long time.

SCMA-1
08-02-2009, 7:32 AM
I have seen 870's go for 250-300 brand new when on sale. I am not worried about spending an extra $50-$100 to have a brand that I know has been around a while and will continue to be around for a long time.

If you can find one for $250-$300 locally, that would be a good deal, but I think you are quoting very old prices. I haven't seen those kind of prices lately for an 870 Express security model. Internet prices are always cheaper but by the time you add the ridiculous price that most CA dealers tack on for internet sales, you are back near $400+. Last time Big5 and Turner's had them on sale they were around $400.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=95077
http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700250779.html

If you find a comparably equipped 870 Express for the price you are quoting, post it here.

SCMA-1

Z ME FLY
08-02-2009, 8:38 AM
Check out BudsGunShop.com

- 870 Express 18" Fixed Cyl. Choke - $299 free shipping (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95549)

- 870 Express 26" (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95589) or 28" (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95587) - $319 free shipping.

- 870 Express 18" 7 Round Fixed Cyl. Choke - $345 free shipping. (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95077)

- 870 Express Super Mag 26" (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95102) or 28" (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_64/products_id/95103) - $355 free shipping.

Most places in the bay area charge anywhere between $60-$100 for transfers. Add that to your price and it is still about $400 not including sales tax and gas.

AgentAK
08-02-2009, 9:08 AM
Who sells the 982 in So. CA?

Gator Monroe
08-02-2009, 9:19 AM
1990's Maverick 88 in Riot configuration . $200.00 or less Used with lotsa extras.

xibunkrlilkidsx
08-02-2009, 9:24 AM
check local big 5 stores if you have any. they ahve a mossberg 500 with 18.5" and 26" abrrel for like 280 sometimes. i know mine has them ons ale now but of course it is the week where i dont ahve any spare coinage.

Z ME FLY
08-02-2009, 9:27 AM
Who sells the 982 in So. CA?

I know Big 5 stocks them in NorCal should be the same in soCal

Gunaria
08-02-2009, 9:29 AM
Here is a NIB legacy escort 12 gauge with 28" bbl. pump action with chokes for $150.

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/135868000/135868045/pix161306578.jpg

Almostryan3
08-02-2009, 6:33 PM
http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/default.aspx?action=detail&storeid=2503918&rapid=0&listingid=-2089324923&offerid=

There is a small sale going on right now through Aug 9th in my area for $339 for a 870 express. I have seen them as low as $279.99 within 09 when on sale. So if you keep your eye out, there are good deals out there.

SCMA-1
08-02-2009, 8:59 PM
http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/default.aspx?action=detail&storeid=2503918&rapid=0&listingid=-2089324923&offerid=

There is a small sale going on right now through Aug 9th in my area for $339 for a 870 express. I have seen them as low as $279.99 within 09 when on sale. So if you keep your eye out, there are good deals out there.

Come on now. That is a wood stocked 28" vent rib hunting model; the OP clearly is looking for a short barreled high capacity security shotgun.:rolleyes:

Fantasma
08-02-2009, 9:49 PM
Hey I said Inexpensive not cheap. Big Difference.

I am going for the best one in this category which is the 982, currently hard to locate. I call all Big 5's and no one has one. I will buy it though... I really like all the feedback it gets.

Thanks for all the help, although a Mossberg 500 is in the future- unfortunately even that is a bit expensive for what the 982 can equally do now instead of waiting for it later.

Amacias805
08-02-2009, 10:26 PM
If you don't want to pay an FLL dealer for transfer of a firearm everytime. Just apply for your own Federal Firearms License (say your a collector), its like $30 for 3 years. Then you can transfer an many firearms as you want for just $25 a transfer.

http://www.nraila.org/Issues/factsheets/read.aspx?ID=70

Im not sure what you mean by transfers but a C&R (collectors) FFL only lets you avoid transfer fees on C&R guns (guns over 50 years old)

AgentAK
08-02-2009, 11:30 PM
I guess you didn't read the last paragraph of the link you posted:
"A licensed collector may acquire, hold, or dispose of firearms defined as "curios and relics" by the BATFE, but not engage in business as a dealer or importer. Licensed collectors may have the annual inspection of records and inventory performed at a BATF office located near the licensee`s premises."

kicker72
08-03-2009, 12:01 AM
I'm not sure if you limited to C&R firearms. Ill have to contact the ATF and clear that up. For sure you cant resell..

But still, the Dealer FFL is $200. So if your purchasing 4+ firearms in 3 years, that's still worth it. And only $90 to renew.

You need to do some serious research befor posting stuff like this. If that was all you needed to do most everyone on here would be a FFL dealer. There is a LOT of other stuff involved in becomming a FFL dealer. Search is your friend.;)

caoboy
08-03-2009, 12:48 AM
http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/default.aspx?action=detail&storeid=2503918&rapid=0&listingid=-2089324934&offerid=

Mossberg for 280. Comes with both the 28 and 18.5" barrels.

Z ME FLY
08-03-2009, 8:07 AM
LOL did you make up your mind already?

kalguns
08-03-2009, 8:11 AM
Neither, go with mossberg or Remingtion and wait till they have a sale. I think right now they might be going for 290? Anyway don't go too cheap and one of those junk guns spend the extra few dollars for something that is cheap and can last many years.

:iagree:

Just keep checking Big 5's web site. The Mossy and and Rems get pretty cheap. Remember you get what you pay for.

FastFinger
08-03-2009, 8:24 AM
:iagree:

Just keep checking Big 5's web site. The Mossy and and Rems get pretty cheap. Remember you get what you pay for.

Folks keep saying that - Heck I even say it!

And I guess it's true - you pay $199 for the Hawk 982 - and 10 days later you pick up the Hawk 982.

The question is - will spending more get you more? From reviewing a lot of posts about the hawk 982 vs the Rem 870 it appears that the answer is no. Other than the name, the Rem doesn't appear to operate better or be better built than the Hawk, in fact it may operate somewhat worse out the box.

The Rem may have a higher resale, but then it cost more to begin with. And that's if you resell it today. Who knows what the resale prices will be later when people realize that the Hawk has more metal parts, has the GRS, and has equal or better reliability?

Remember - at one time the CZ pistols were viewed as a "you get what you pay for" firearm.

Z ME FLY
08-03-2009, 8:30 AM
Folks keep saying that - Heck I even say it!

And I guess it's true - you pay $199 for the Hawk 982 - and 10 days later you pick up the Hawk 982.

The question is - will spending more get you more? From reviewing a lot of posts about the hawk 982 vs the Rem 870 it appears that the answer is no. Other than the name, the Rem doesn't appear to operate better or be better built than the Hawk, in fact it may operate somewhat worse out the box.

The Rem may have a higher resale, but then it cost more to begin with. And that's if you resell it today. Who knows what the resale prices will be later when people realize that the Hawk has more metal parts, has the GRS, and has equal or better reliability?

Remember - at one time the CZ pistols were viewed as a "you get what you pay for" firearm.

I think one of these days, I will pick up a 982 just based on the fact it has GRS and it is about $200.

AgentAK
08-03-2009, 9:08 AM
I'd pick up a 982 for $200 right now if I could find one! I've called all over and don't know where you guys are seeing this.

welchy
08-03-2009, 10:10 AM
There are some Big 5's that have one, maybe two in stock. The catch is they are not on sale right now. I would buy one in a second for $200, but I have a problem paying the $300 retail price.

Almostryan3
08-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Oh sorry didn't see in the OP's first post that he was looking for a high-cap shotgun with synthetic stock. Oh wait, thats because he never stated that. But you are right that is a 28" barrel and we all know its down right impossible to shorten it. Oh wait...

And now I see that the retail on the 982 is 300... I thought it was 200? What happened? So now a rem or moss on sale is cheaper than the 982? So looks like it all is starting to show up. Its not always cheaper, and is not indefinitely better. I say bottom line, pick up whichever one makes you comfortable. Everyone has their own opinion and is going to buy whatever they want in the end. Seems like you can't go wrong with any of the choices listed in this thread so just go out and look for the best sale and pick it up.

Fantasma
08-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Folks keep saying that - Heck I even say it!

And I guess it's true - you pay $199 for the Hawk 982 - and 10 days later you pick up the Hawk 982.

The question is - will spending more get you more? From reviewing a lot of posts about the hawk 982 vs the Rem 870 it appears that the answer is no. Other than the name, the Rem doesn't appear to operate better or be better built than the Hawk, in fact it may operate somewhat worse out the box.

The Rem may have a higher resale, but then it cost more to begin with. And that's if you resell it today. Who knows what the resale prices will be later when people realize that the Hawk has more metal parts, has the GRS, and has equal or better reliability?

Remember - at one time the CZ pistols were viewed as a "you get what you pay for" firearm.

Hey I have a CZ and I love it, It is worth way more then what i paid for it.

FastFinger
08-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Hey I have a CZ and I love it, It is worth way more then what i paid for it.

My point exactly.

I just purchased the 982 from Big5 - still have a couple of days before the 10 day wait is up.

Big5 is real good at matching their latest sale price. They're also real good at transferring stock if your local store is out - although you may have to call corporate to get both done.

My local store was out - one call and they had one shipped in and sold to me at $199.

Great customer service.

welchy
08-03-2009, 12:37 PM
I just purchased the 982 from Big5 - still have a couple of days before the 10 day wait is up.

Big5 is real good at matching their latest sale price. They're also real good at transferring stock if your local store is out - although you may have to call corporate to get both done.

My local store was out - one call and they had one shipped in and sold to me at $199.

Great customer service.

I will have to try that. There is one in a store not to far from me. I just have to convince them to sell it at the sale price.

Amacias805
08-03-2009, 9:24 PM
Fine, Ill delete it and re post it when I'm certain.

its no problem, we all make mistakes, i've edited countless posts. but if your not sure about something chances are its been discussed before, and others probably are wondering the same thing, so if you bring up a question someone should be able to answer it and teach

slappomatt
08-03-2009, 10:06 PM
the binelli pump guns are pretty cheap. 300ish. I wouldnt spend much less than that on a shotgun. remington or winchester would be the only cheaper options. mossburg is junk.

SCMA-1
08-06-2009, 3:54 PM
Here's the Rem 870 Express Tactical on sale for $399:

http://www.turners.com/engage/displayads.php

http://www.turners.com/engage/ads/08-07-09/rem870.gif

Doesn't even have GRS but does have replaceable choke.

squatting_caveboy
08-06-2009, 8:39 PM
Just an fyi...I picked up the rebate info at a Big 5 today:

$30 rebate for 870 Express models
$50 rebate for 11-87 models

This is a Remington rebate offer - not a Big 5 offer. Good thru 12/31/09

Big 5 has the 870's at $339. With rebate, brings you to $309 plus tax. Not bad.

welchy
08-31-2009, 3:53 PM
DROSed a 982 earlier this week. Manager at Big-5 called corporate and got the $199.99 price approved without my even asking.

MAX100
08-31-2009, 5:06 PM
More HAWK 982 shotguns have arrived. Davidson's has over 100 in stock.


GC

ZRT650
08-31-2009, 5:40 PM
870 or mossy for sure. dont even waste your money on either of those pieces of junk. For the extra $100 you will be getting a shotgun that you could be confident in a product that is time tested.

MAX100
08-31-2009, 6:25 PM
ZRT650:
For the extra $100 you will be getting a shotgun that you could be confident in a product that is time tested.

How long does a shotgun have to be around to be considered "Time Tested"?

How long was the 870 around before it was considered "Time Tested"?


GC

FastFinger
08-31-2009, 8:17 PM
870 or mossy for sure. dont even waste your money on either of those pieces of junk. For the extra $100 you will be getting a shotgun that you could be confident in a product that is time tested.

I can run out and make any wild claim I want, that doesn't make it a fact.

just curious, any facts to back up those claims? What specific part on a 982 is "junk" compared to the current 870?

Is the 982's machined metal trigger guard junk compared to the plastic 870 guard? Keep in mind that the trigger guard not only consists of the exposed loop that protects the trigger, it also indexes and contains the trigger group.

Is the 982's machined extractor "junk" compared to the MIM extractor found in the 870? Is that why people are encouraged to replace the 870 part with an after market metal one?

If we had dozens of reports of the 982 failing we might consider it junk, but absent such reports it's only fair - and accurate - to say it's "time tested" performance is equal to the 870.

bigthaiboy
09-01-2009, 1:46 PM
I have a Charles Daly Tactical I paid $188 OTD including DROS & sales tax. I am very pleased with it, as it has a butter smooth and light action and is 100% reliable. The thing I like most about it is it's light weight. Aluminium receiver just like my Mossberg 500, but still lighter than the Mossberg. Although, my primary HD weapon is a Mossberg 500 Persuader because of it's 7+1 capacity.

I haven't tried a IAC 982, but hear great things about it. The ghost sights are certainly a real bonus. I would consider one in the future.

SCMA-1
09-04-2009, 10:47 AM
I have a Charles Daly Tactical I paid $188 OTD including DROS & sales tax.

Where did you get it for that price?

Argonaut
09-04-2009, 11:03 AM
Bought a used, never fired in box 870 20" 8 shooter off Craigslist.......200.00 including Dros............

bigthaiboy
09-04-2009, 7:17 PM
Where did you get it for that price?

Bolsa Gunsmithing in Westminster, last summer on special - $150 before fees.