The Remington Versa Max Competition Tactical shotgun was first introduced in 2010. Remington had been determined to design a shotgun with a state-of-the-art autoloading action system. What they ended up producing was a tactical shotgun with the best performance and reliability that you’ve ever seen. The reason it is called a “competition tactical” shotgun is because it is suitable for both personal defense purposes and competition purposes. This gives you the convenience of being able to take the shotgun that you use for home defense and bring it to a sporting competition or shooting range for recreational purposes.
Interesting post from Zebra62 from Remington 870 Forum:
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Our club organized “Classifier International Marathon” rifle competition when clubs from different countries organize competition in one day. All clubs have same stages, so you can participate in competition at home and compare your result to results of shooters world wide. Very interesting idea. I was Range Master today.
Beretta 1301 Comp – New Semi-Auto Shotgun for 3-Gun and Practical Shooting
Photos by Roberto Vezzoli
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One of the advantages of participation in competitions is that you can see the latest techniques and equipment used by other competitors.
This post is about very interesting new shotgun from Beretta. It is not yet available for purchase, but I had a chance to see it on the World Shotgun Championship 2012. Roberto Vezzoli, Champion of Italy in Standard division used Beretta 1301 Comp on the match.
Beretta 1301 Comp designed especially for 3-Gun and practical shooting. It has many features which make it one of the best semi-autos for competition shooting. And the best thing is that you can use it immediately after the purchase – all competition upgrades are already installed.
Roberto was very kind to answer questions about Beretta 1301 Comp shotgun. He was very satisfied with it. I’ve had a chance to see it and I want to tell you that this shotgun is great and ready for competition out of the box.
Beretta 1301 Comp has improved ergonomics such as oversized Safety, Bolt Release Button and Bolt handle:
These parts are usually upgraded by competition shooters. Now you have them improved out of the box. This is really good because you don’t need to spend money buying them and time installing them. Factory upgrades are really good and well thoughtout.
Beretta 1301 Comp Versions
You can get Beretta 1301 Comp with magazine extension installed.
Beretta 1301 Comp Magazine Capacity
Extended version is the best for competition and 3-Gun shooting. Magazine capacity is enough. Actually 10+1 would be better for practical shooting but this would make shotgun longer.
Another good advantage is that edges of the receiver in the shotgun’s loading port are extended to make it easier to load rounds.
Beretta 1301 Comp is really good semi-auto shotgun which was designed especially for practical and 3-Gun shooters. I am sure that it will be one of the most popular shotguns in Standard division in Practical Shooting and in 3-Gun matches. Beretta 1301 Comp will enable you to participate in competitions immediately after the purchase. You have all the must have competition upgrades installed from the factory.
Here are several photos of the Remington 870 with upgrades for competition shooting (IPSC). One of the upgrades is a shell holder on the stock which is similar to LoadMaster Systems.
Tactical Shell Strippers (California Competition Works)
California Competition Works’ Tactical Strippers are special gear which will allow you to load your shotgun much faster. They are often used on IPSC and 3-gun competitions. With these strippers you can take 4 or 6 shells at a time! And after some training you will be able to load your shotgun much faster.