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#1 ^mimic^

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:49 PM

Anyone got one of these? How much did it set you back? Where did you get it modified to conform with UK law?

Please post pics if you own one.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:19 PM

thats one heck of a gun i have shot it with our police force here [malta] .i tell you she's a wild brute. i do not think you can get that off a gun shop that is a police/army issue and is not for civilian use that can fire lots off different cartridges like tear gas -messages - explosive cartriges -rubber bullets etc . legally i think you will be in trouble mate i hope you do not want the armed police behind you ........

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:32 PM

:good: If only :lol:



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Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:45 PM

thats one heck of a gun i have shot it with our police force here [malta] .i tell you she's a wild brute. i do not think you can get that off a gun shop that is a police/army issue and is not for civilian use that can fire lots off different cartridges like tear gas -messages - explosive cartriges -rubber bullets etc . legally i think you will be in trouble mate i hope you do not want the armed police behind you ........


Nope, they are legal alright..

We had one in the gunshop a while ago, bought from France, and VERY expensive. The action was Semi auto, or standard pump per shot. The sights are for tactical use, being that it is also used for slugs, or special loads. In the end, most shotguns can fire any 'special load', but a double barrel 30" barrel would be of little tactical value, and likewise, the Spas is of very little use for shooting pigeons or similar because they are both different tools.
If you want one they come in either FAC capacity, or standard two + one in the breech format. Good to impress, sounds nice, but pretty useless unless you are doing Practical Shotgun, or you are in the Police firearms department.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:53 AM

the Spaz is of very little use for shooting pigeons



what about rabbits ? :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:32 AM

Not a sporting weapon. Personaly, I don't see the attraction.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:36 AM

Not a sporting weapon. Personaly, I don't see the attraction.

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Spas stands for Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:38 AM

Have used one many times. Thought it was a horrible gun for a variety of reasons. If you want a tactical shotgun, buy a Remington 870. If you want a pigeon gun, buy a decent semi-auto. if you want a gun for Practical Shotgun, buy a Benelli M1.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:45 AM

if you want a gun for Practical Shotgun, buy a Benelli M1.



How are these for clay's & pest control, Whats the going rate for one?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:30 AM


Not a sporting weapon. Personaly, I don't see the attraction.

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Spas stands for Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun :good:



Regardless of what it stands for, \i still don't see it as a sporting weapon.

We have enough problems with the public percieving anyone with a gun as a trainee terrorist. I dont believe that we should make the situation worse. Imagine the thoughts of an armed response offices when confronted by a SPAS.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:37 AM

I think it stand for Special purpose automatic shotgun. I sometimes shoot with a bunch of guys and one of them has one.

He use to do practical shotgun and had it converted to 3 shot. He shoots skeet well with it. Proving the point that if you are happy with a gun you will shoot well

I stand corrected, after a google search you are right, it is sporting not special

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:42 AM

When I searched it I got Special Purpose Assault Shotgun, but I geuss it depends what you are using it for :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:14 PM

I have used the fixed stock version, I dont actualy like it for hunting at all.
It's very heavy and has poor balance and the pigs just dont get as impressed as people do by it's scary looks. :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:34 PM

I have used the fixed stock version, I dont actualy like it for hunting at all.
It's very heavy and has poor balance and the pigs just dont get as impressed as people do by it's scary looks. :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:40 PM

I was at Sennybridge (Baldricks favourite place :lol: ) and saw this guy firing dozens of rounds through this thing, don't ask me what it is I have no idea, but seemed to be enjoying himself :good:

[I don't know either of them. so didn't think it fair to upload their faces on the web in case you are wondering]

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:10 PM

Has to be worth it just for the Jurassic Park impressions!!! (Although I am pretty sure the folding stock version is illegal as it makes it overall too short)

Seriously though, the proportion of the public that dont like shooting couldn't care less what type of guns we have, we are all 'murderers, snipers, gun nuts, etc...' regardless of whether our guns are pink and fluffy or black and mean.

Until they ban all guns we may as well have fun, and for me that means any gun I can justify (to myself, or the police, or the wife) and enjoy shooting! If that gun is black and looks like its dangerous then so be it :lol:

When I find a Practical Shotgun club in Sussex, I will be getting myself a SPAS :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:16 PM

Stuart, I reckon that's a Mossberg lurking underneath that disguise. It's strange - it's probably not a rifled barrel if it has a full length ventilated rib, yet he's using a scope. And a drum mag, vertical fore-end grip and a skeleton stock? Bit odd.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:17 PM

>It's strange - it's probably not a rifled barrel if it has a full length ventilated rib, yet he's using a scope. And a drum mag, vertical fore-end grip and a skeleton stock? Bit odd


I would say definately not rifled as that would be section 5.

Rifled slugs are fairly accurate through a smooth bore barrel out to about 80-100 metres though :good:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:31 PM

well i never !!
mmmm i must of dun ive two kids :P :D :P

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

See that hook by the butt of the Franchi? That is there so you can hook it over your forearm to assist firing one handed. Bet THAT would raise a few eyebrows on the local pheasant shoot!

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