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  1. Thumbnail is someone shooting a 1301 comp pro, opens with that shooter immediately having a ghost load. Lots of other video footage of it happening to different shooters all over YouTube if you look around. Just not something I see being discussed very often.
  2. Ghost loading is an issue with all the Comp Pro's. The new lifter and the nub on it is problematic. I pulled that lifter out and replaced it with an old style plain lifter and it solved the ghost loading. Also tried the new lifter in one of my original 1301's and they began ghost loading. Problem isn't unique to the J Kenny is all I'm saying. Good idea, poor execution.
  3. Get a long tube, like 15rds in the gun to start, and learn how to quad load. If you are proficient with that set up it will take you a long way. The speed loading sticks really aren't any faster than quads if you are good. I've shot a lot of head to head matches against guys with speed sticks and just loading my TO gun by hand and frustrated many of them. Most stages these days you won't see shotgun round counts above 15, and if you do it's not by much. A quad or two maybe. At major matches obviously the box fed guys will have an advantage over you on stages that are 40+ rds, but
  4. Not an open shooter myself, but I have seen many doing exactly what your asking about. Lots of romeo 5's, vortex crossfires, and even a few MRO's floating around on 45° mounts. They all seemed to use them just fine.
  5. Make sure you do not get any oil on your piston or in the piston chamber. Honestly, don't even clean it at all. I shot a 1301 HEAVILY for 2 years without touching the piston and had no issues. If you get oil in the piston it will take a long time to get it all out and get the shotgun reliable again.
  6. Have you considered an original 1301 Comp (non pro)? As someone who has both, to me the Comp is the better gun and cheaper as well. Perhaps worth a look if you want to save some money and still get a great shotgun.
  7. You're probably best served just asking Lena herself, just reach out on your preferred social media and I'm certain she'd be glad to help. Hell, I'm tempted to screen shot your post and ask on your behalf. Also, most tubes will do what you're asking about. I've had Nordic, Roth, and Briley tubes that I've used on shotguns with extensions I remove to fly with.
  8. @TonytheTiger the selling point for those is the light weight and accuracy. For about half the price you can get a PREMIUM conventional barrel that is lighter and shoots just as well. Personally I have gone over to JP ULW barrels, but even cheaper than that price point there are so many great barrels on the market today. There's just no value in a near $1k barrel that does the same things as everyone else, but wrapped in Carbon Fiber. I'm happy with mine, I'm glad I have it and have experience with the barrel. Now I can write the concept off and advise anyone who ask
  9. I've had a 16" Proof barrel installed in one of my main match rifles for over two seasons now. I can't begin to imagine how many thousand rounds and matches I've shot with it. As it's older, it's the older mid length gased barrels they used to produce. Still shoots essentially the same as when I first installed it as far is I can tell, easily sub MOA with all ammo I put on paper. Additionally I've never seriously cleaned it, im not big into cleaning barrels I'm just one of those shooters. I dont think the barrel is any more or less durable than any of the rest of my s
  10. Either I am misunderstanding your post, or you are mine. Both shells go fully into the magazine tube, and only the second (last) shell into the tube is then released into the receiver onto the lifter to be fed. It is not an issue of the shells being completely released as if you fully released the shell catch (al la the gen 1 bolt release.) As I stated in my original post the issue seems to be that you can activate the shell catch by pressing down on it, usually happens as a byproducts of quad/twin loading. I'm not the first to have this issue, nor am I new to the platform. I've been using
  11. I'm that shooter. I have 2 original 1301 Comps (pre SN move and w/o extended factory lifter) and picked up a Comp Pro over the winter. The Pro CONSTANTLY ghost loaded when quad loading or even when my GF loads 2's. I tried a new shell latch and many other things. I surmise that the largest factor at play is the new lifter. With it being held down the shell release is not only more exposed and prone to being hit, but it is also less supported and and be pressed straight down and will trigger a shell to kick out onto the lifter. I tried contracting Beretta but they basically told
  12. Well 3 gun is expensive, by nature, and everyone is trying to cut corners and save cost. Everyone. Further this is a thread with BUDGET in the title, so yes, apparently we are considering cost here. A 1301 comes more set up than an m4 out of the box for much cheaper. The aftermarket isn't there for m4's either. Last time I looked there were hardly any tubes available let alone any that actually got you to around 12rds again for a relatively reasonable price. Now the issue of Benneli vs Beretta as a whole is an entire different discussion. The m2 is wildly popular, for
  13. I've been shooting 3 Gun for years all over the country and I've not seen more that 3 or 4 total m4's at all of those matches combined, and always in the hands of someone newer/less competitive. Meanwhile, you see 1301's all over at nearly every match with many of them being used by the better shooters at a match. And they're a fraction of the cost of m4's... Furthermore as a Marine I have lots of experience with Benelli m1014's and yet myself and nearly all of my friends use Berettas.
  14. Who cut your port? ...or is that a home done job?
  15. The new latch doesn't allow you to use it to release shells from the tube. Some people hated the old latch and went so far as to call it a 'fatal flaw.' I've been shooting a 1301 for 4 very busy years now and never accidentally released shells, I actually like the feature of the original latch as it makes unloading after a stage a breeze.
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