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Mossberg 930 85320 Home Defense 85320 12 Gauge, $514

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
The Mossberg suffered one unexplained malfunction. Otherwise, the shotgun performed well. The 930 was the lightest kicker, a not inconsiderable advantage when the recoil of the 12-gauge shotgun is considered. The Mossberg has the highest magazine capacity. Balance is excellent. The bead front sight would be no impediment in fast-moving defensive situations, and perhaps an advantage inside the home.

Mossberg 930 85320 Home Defense 85320 12 Gauge, $514

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The Mossberg’s honeycombed recoil pad was rated the best of all three shotguns tested. The Mossberg cycles quickly and offers modest recoil. After firing the shotguns, all raters agreed the Mossberg produced the least felt recoil.
The knurled disassembly knob (arrow) locks tight but allows for easy disassembly.
The Mossberg 930 offers plenty of abrasion for a good hold. The semi-pistol grip is a good all-round option for most use. All raters felt the tang-mounted ambidextrous safety (arrow) on the Mossberg is ideal.

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