I asked you this like 2yrs. ago when it first came out and then you had no feeling as you were not aware/familiar with it since it was brand new to market, but how do you feel about the the FN SLP and FN MkII? I'd very much like to try my hand at 3-Gun with a lean toward 'tactical' and I'm thinking for my purposes of combined HD/Competition that either of these will fit the bill with minor if any modification/customization.
FNH Self-Loading Police (SLP) Shotgun
FN SLP Mark I (Which is basically a Winchester SX2 Practical Mk I only with an 18" rather than 22" barrel)
For home defense conventional wisdom has always been get a pump and make it a Remy 870 or Mossy 500/590 for sake of absolute reliability even when coated in a thick covering of dust and/or rust. My friends IRL have advised same although unlike them I'd be actually trying to take it out and use the thing more often than never to once in a while as they do. Most of them keep a cheap short barreled pump shotty around for nothing more than HD purposes. Thats actually where I got the idea toward a turkey gun from. The camo on the Mossys turn me off but I'd be okay with looking like a dork at a 3-gun match as long as I can be competitive and hit steel. It wouldn't be the first time I've shown up with oddball looking/motif gear toward competition.
Anyway I'm not sold on pump only for HD though as modern day auto shotguns have gotten to be pretty darn good and reliable across a multiple of loadings and ammo today is better than it used to be as well.
I just want to be sure I invest in a product that meets all my needs in preferably a singular tidy and efficient package.
Oh and I've also been thinking about my wife.
Rather than 12 ga. to looking at a lighter recoil easier to manage 10 ga. toward a person who otherwise would never train. That is actually how I wound up looking again at the Mossberg site in looking for their options in 10 ga. and then boom I come across these new product family offerings which I'd not heard of before...not that I have kept a good eye on Mossberg as of late.
Remington has some 10 ga. 870 offerings and they seem to be competitively priced.
I'm just doing homework and thinking outloud toward all potential angles because I just hate to have buyers remorse or to waste coin.
Thanks ahead of time!