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Old 07-11-2012, 11:55 AM
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They must have done some revisions on the clamp. When I first got the clamp last year the barrel diameter was a lot larger than the mag tube diameter. It fit perfect on the barrel but had some spacing on the mag tube area. And the forend was done with a wood burning kit.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:19 PM
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Yes one side of the clamp was larger. I got confused, but realized when I flipped it, it was a perfect fit.

I'll have to check out getting a kit. Thanks man!
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Good upgrades so far.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:42 PM
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Thanks guys!
Headed to Target Masters tomorrow hopefully since they allow all shot sizes.
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Good looking setup! I just found out that Mesa Tactical is working on their Urbino stock setup for the 930 and I'm definitely going to be moving this shotgun up on the priority list because of that as I was bummed that I couldn't get a short LOP Hogue stock (like I have on the 590). I do have to say the Miculek model looks nice as well (no ghost sights - though I do like the shorter forearm).
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Oh they are? In that case I'll definitely do their side saddle in the mean time instead of the Choate Pistol Grip.

Thanks for the heads up!
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Picked her up today.

Already had the Nordic clamp/rail and handle, and the Streamlight TLR-1s so mounted them up.

The placement of the roll dot on the front wings indicates it is the second gen (not third since the charging handle isn't the larger version).



I've got to say these Nordic components are beautifully made.





Also here is a before and after of the charging handles:




Still waiting on the ETA safety and follower, Bulldog bag, and cleaning kit.
Got to strip it and clean it before I head to the range with some slugs.
Loving it.
You might want to move the light as far back from the muzzle as you can get it. The clamp will work anywhere on the mag tube, the light won't live as long at the end of the barrel.
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Old 07-13-2012, 9:05 AM
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Good tip! I'll move it back when I remove it to do a good cleaning.
I gotta say... the OEM coating on this gun is crap. Mars extremely easily.
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Oh they are? In that case I'll definitely do their side saddle in the mean time instead of the Choate Pistol Grip.

Thanks for the heads up!
Here's more info about the development on their forum.

I joined to say how interested I was, but I can't seem to figure out how to post - oh well. I'll just keep an eye on it.

Another interesting development is that they are developing a straight stock (non pistol grip) Urbino stock for the M4, hopefully at some point that will end up for the 870 and 930 as well, but that remains to be seen. I'm more of a fan of that style than the pistol grip, but really any stock with adjustability (of cheek weld at least) is going to be nice AFAIAC.

Also, I have their side saddle on my 590 and I am really happy with it, though I bought an 8 round saddle and wish I just went with 6 (the 590 I have is a 8+1) as those shells really add up weight wise.
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@BigFootHunter, great link! Never knew about this til now. Cant wait to see the final product!
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Bigfoot thanks for the info, I found that forum as well and will try to add my interest to the thread.

Agreed on the 6 holder rather than 8. That weight adds up fast!

Edit: Just like you I too cannot figure out how to post up in there. Seems to be disabled for new users.

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Just got back from Target Masters in Milpitas.
All I can say is WOW.
Put about 150 shots through her consisting of target load, highland, 00 buckshot, and slugs.
The 930 performed FLAWLESSLY.
What a great time especially for shooting a shotgun for the first time.
Shooting slightly down and right but nothing a little adjustment in sights can't fix.
I'm in love!

My dad came along and even cycled some slugs and buckshot.
Lots of fun tonight.

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Old 07-14-2012, 3:17 PM
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So they do allow different loads.. time to make a trip there!
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Old 07-14-2012, 5:56 PM
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Yup! They still have signs saying they don't but when I called and when I asked there, they said "As long as it's your own gun not ours go for it."

Even had a couple of the guys come by to watch me shoot and admired the gun

Headed back this evening for a little.
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Old 07-14-2012, 8:27 PM
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Wish the local indoor ranges here would allow different loads. I have make a trip to the desert if I want to shoot anything, but birdshot.

Congrats on the flawless outing with the 930.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:30 PM
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Haha, the range here is opposite for me! Slugs/Buck ok, no birdshot - go figure!
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I as lefty and I was looking at getting that side saddle. Would it interfere with my shooting hand? Thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:29 AM
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Pm'ed you duramax.

So after having some ejection issues the next night on Wally Federal birdshot shells even though it performed flawlessly the night before, I tore it apart for a good cleaning and adding some new bits.


Installed the Streamlight remote (will use the screws when the adhesive fails)


Installed the ETA Safety and follower (removing the OEM safety was a major PITA)




Here is how she sits currently (not a fan of the elastic shell holder but it was free with the gun until I order the Mesa SureShell 6 holder)
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:21 PM
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Lookin good!
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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Thanks! I'm really hoping the cycling issue was due to it never being cleaned ever from the previous owner.

It was strange since it cycled every load the night before (upland, target, etc) but then wouldn't cycle the Federal birdshot the next day.

Oh well that's what I get for being a cheap skate

We shall see.
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great start on that 930, im looking to get one myself soon
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Nice progress on the mossberg 930.
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I think the pressure switch should be moved forward, and the TLR 1 should be moved back.

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I've read his whole thread.
I placed the pressure switch for where it is comfortable on my grip and the clamp where it keeps the line taught. So far its been fine.
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I shot my 930 last week with Walmart Federal and Winchester bulk packs and had a few FTEs with the Winchester and none with the Federal. The Mesa Tactical 6 shell holder is definitely a great addition.
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That definitely gives me hope
The piston was super gunked up.
The actions feel much smoother now so I'll head back to Target Masters soon to test the rest of the Walmart Federal Multi-purpose and the new Fiocchi buckshot and slugs I got.
Thanks nidhogg!
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Those 930's look great especially for the price but I really want to hold out for a M2... Another $600...
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Yea but I didn't want to deal with the 922r compliancy stuff.
I'll always be jealous of Benellis deep down
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The thing that sucks about the streamlight is that they don't tell you need a different end cap to make the pressure pad work.

Overall performance is as good as my SF with regards to beam throw
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How much do these 930x go for? I was in the market for a benelli m2 but this thread might have changed my mind.
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Did it myself.
That looks great!

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Besides being new to CalGuns, I am also new to shotguns.
I got a great deal for a PPT on this 930 SPX, with non of the visual markers for the early batch defects.

Besides some Defensive Shotgun classes for myself and my girlfriend, I've been reading up on some of the upgrades needed for HD (and nice things to have).

So far my wish-list is as follows (#1 & #2 being the first on order):

1. Streamlight TLR-1


2. Nordic Clamp and Rail


3. Streamlight Remote Switch


4. Nordic Speed Bolt


5. Mesa Side Sattle (6 shot)


6. ETA Safety


I like build threads and journals (used to them from my car hobbies) and will use this to organize my thoughts and as a personal reference.

Now just gotta wait out this 10 day jail period!
Number #5
turns your functioning 930spx to non functioning 930spx
it puts too much of a squeeze on the receiver that messing with the action

ops never mind I thought you was mounting it on the receiver
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM
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So after heading back to the range, the movement in the rod were completely stopped.
We headed over to a couple fellow CalGunner's (and good friends of my range buddy) who promptly stripped it and showed me how to give it a much more deep clean.



I can't thank them enough! Went back to the range the next day and it was back to cycling ANYTHING I threw into it, regaining my confidence in it for HD.



There was SO much built up carbon on all the internals from the previous owner still when they cleaned it, it was incredible.
Anyway now it's back to tip top shape and I can just do basic maintenance and cleaning rather than that overhall they helped me out with.


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How much do these 930x go for? I was in the market for a benelli m2 but this thread might have changed my mind.
About $700 without pistol grip. I got mine used for $650

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Number #5
turns your functioning 930spx to non functioning 930spx
it puts too much of a squeeze on the receiver that messing with the action

ops never mind I thought you was mounting it on the receiver
I was reading that they revised the chicago screws used to replace the trigger assembly pins so there shouldn't be any issues?
Either way no hurt in trying it out.

Off to the shop tonight to purchase a Sig PS2022 for more range fun.
Damn Calguns... I knew this would happen.
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Nice... I'll be getting some things here shortly
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Nice build thread. Some good tips in here as well.
I pick up my 930 spx tomorrow. Can't wait to get some rounds down range.
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Really cool thread by the way, love watching a proud new owner's pictorial progress.
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Thanks for all the kind words guys!
Sealed the deal on the Sig. 2nd build thread to come in the HG section.

The Mossy is performing flawlessly now.
And cleaning is even easier now that it has had a deep tear down.

Heres a quick clip cycling through the Walmart Bulk Federal Multi-Purpose
(Forgot to load up the mag before sending out the target, sorry for the pause! 3 second rule at the range too )

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Exclamation Gas Chamber Spring/Spacer/Retainer Assembly (Previously Undocumented)

Ok... HUGELY important post.
I was only able to find this one other place after hours of searching on the internet.

The other day when we did the full strip and deep clean, we unscrewed the notched retainer on the end of the gas chamber (opposite side of where the piston is inserted.

This let a VERY stout spring out and also a metal spacer with metal o-ring inset into it.
We could not figure out where it went after we started to reassemble it and put it in the wrong place.
These parts are not shown anywhere in the exploded views in the owners manual.
I found one post of the exact same experience someone else had.
Also I am now not able to reinsert the spring and screw it down since I don't have the things to rig up a DIY jig so I'm out $35 to the gunsmith to screw it back down.

This is the order of the parts in the gas chamber that were removed to clean out LOTS of carbon that are not mentioned in any documentation.
(Note: Metal spacer under spring has conical-beveled edge facing spring)



Only remove these if you have 2 blocks of Delrin and a C-clamp to assist in getting it back together or don't mind bringing it to a gun smith.

Now that it is very clean I will just stay up on soaking it in solvent and lubing to avoid ever taking it apart again.

Hope this helps someone.
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Great thread. I'll be buying the 930HS since it's a couple hundred cheaper and I prefer a small bead/fiber optic sight, but otherwise I'll be following a lot of what you did here. Very cool.
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Well... the goddamn gunsmith must have ignored instructions because they put only the spring in and tightened down the retainer.
Oh, and then charged me $65 (almost double the estimate). I only found out when I got home and could strip it back down to check.
Now I have to deal with that and don't want to bring back a gun that will be used in a life or death situation to someone that didn't listen and didn't do the job right.

Sigh.

Here's proof with a photo that has timestamp corresponding with the receipt.
Clearly can see the spring installed under the retainer yet the secondary seal was left out of the gas chamber end assembly and slotted on before the gas piston.

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