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winchester 1300 defender

Post by peppergat » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 am

anyone else have one ? if you , how have you got it rigged out and where did you purchase the stuff ?

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by BullOnParade » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:12 am

Tagged for interest. As someone with a 1400, I'm always curious to see what people managed to do with them. Mine's stock all around, and this would probably be one of the last of my guns I sink money into.
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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by jor-el » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:15 am

Sold mine. Worked well, just wanted parts commonality owning several Mossberg 500/590s
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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by peppergat » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:19 am

I did install the speedfeed stock on mine because of the pistol grip but , i almost really like the stock wood better . Threre sure isnt much out there for them like Mossberg or Remington .

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by complex57 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Had one for 3 years. Nice shottie, smooth operation and never gave me any problems. Only thing I added was cheap nylon shell holder when I had it as my 'bump in the night boomstick'.

My sister liked it and I wound up giving it to her for her birthday before she moved out of state. I guess that is a pretty good endorsement - I gave it to a loved one so she would have a reliable firearm if she should ever need such a thing.

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by WRKNMAN » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:30 pm

I have had mine for about 10 yrs best shotgun ever produced you wont find a faster running pump gun just my 2cents

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by Spd164 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:16 pm

I always wonder why the Winchester never got the attention the the 870 and the 500/590 did. I have a 1300 as a turkey gun/do it all hunting shotgun. It runs like a champ and eats everything I feed it, and like somebody else said since its partially blowback operated that sucker is FAST to cycle. Handles really well and I like the location of the controls better than on the remmy.

Nice, underrated shotguns IMHO.
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Post by peppergat » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:28 pm

I wonder that myself . Mine has allways performed awesome .

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:13 pm

Spd164 wrote:I always wonder why the Winchester never got the attention the the 870 and the 500/590 did. I have a 1300 as a turkey gun/do it all hunting shotgun. It runs like a champ and eats everything I feed it, and like somebody else said since its partially blowback operated that sucker is FAST to cycle. Handles really well and I like the location of the controls better than on the remmy.

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by Spd164 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:01 pm

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:
Spd164 wrote:I always wonder why the Winchester never got the attention the the 870 and the 500/590 did. I have a 1300 as a turkey gun/do it all hunting shotgun. It runs like a champ and eats everything I feed it, and like somebody else said since its partially blowback operated that sucker is FAST to cycle. Handles really well and I like the location of the controls better than on the remmy.

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Yeah, I mean I know why...it was kind of a rhetorical question. I've never really run it hard either aside from a couple of times when me and a couple buddies shot a couple hundred low brass 8 shot through it while busting clays launched off the back of a truck. No adverse effects, FWIW. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to trust my life to one, if it came down to only having a 12ga.

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by Dooms » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:10 am

Love the Winchester 1200/1300 design. More so than even the venerable 870.

Unfortunately, I don't think it ever achieved the popularity of the model 12 that proceeded it. Probably because Remington's 870 was cheaper and the 1200/1300 could no longer do the slamfire trick like the model 12 or Ithaca 37.

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by breakcontact » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:43 pm

I have an older one that my father had and has since swapped out for a benelli M-2 and I love it, It just feels so much more....solid than my 500. I am leaving it stock and will pass it down and instruct them to leave it stock as well. Side note, anyone know how to tell how old a defender is?

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Post by Chef » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:07 pm

I had a USRAC/Winchester 1300. It was my Fisher-Price My First Riot Gun. Lighweight, easy to handle. I liked it.
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Post by peppergat » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:35 pm

i did find out that info awhile back on mine . I will look for it again and post the link .

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Post by ashwednesday » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:11 am

Got a "Camp Defender" 1300. It really is a smooth running gun, great action and fun to shoot.
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Post by SF Guy » Mon May 20, 2013 9:31 am

I've been using a Winchester 1300 Defender (18" barrel) for about 20 years now. I added a 6-shot Side Saddle, a pistol grip pump, an adjustable AR-style stock with AR-style pistol grip and a Scattergun Technologies shotgun sling. It's very ergonomic to shoot. I've never had a malfunction. I've shot everything from 00 buck up to bird shot out of it, but never slugs. I will say that the forward pistol grip tends to cause a little bit of left/right movement in the pump due to the increased lateral leverage. However, I never noticed it with the factory pump. I am a big fan of the Remington 870 as well, but as far as reliability and ergonomics are concerned, my experience with the Win 1300 has been just as good as my Rem 870. I hope this helps.

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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by Illini Warrior » Mon May 20, 2013 11:12 am

Winchester sold a ton of the model 1200s .... Sears put a load and half out there under the model 200 ..... kind of hoping that the 1200-1300-1400s stay under the radar .... keep the price down
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Re: winchester 1300 defender

Post by We'reWolf » Mon May 20, 2013 2:26 pm

SF Guy wrote:I've been using a Winchester 1300 Defender (18" barrel) for about 20 years now. I added a 6-shot Side Saddle, a pistol grip pump, an adjustable AR-style stock with AR-style pistol grip and a Scattergun Technologies shotgun sling. It's very ergonomic to shoot. I've never had a malfunction. I've shot everything from 00 buck up to bird shot out of it, but never slugs. I will say that the forward pistol grip tends to cause a little bit of left/right movement in the pump due to the increased lateral leverage. However, I never noticed it with the factory pump. I am a big fan of the Remington 870 as well, but as far as reliability and ergonomics are concerned, my experience with the Win 1300 has been just as good as my Rem 870. I hope this helps.

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got mine set up similar but on the ar stock i have a place to hold 6 rounds as well as the 6 round side saddle, i duracoated mine flat black and have the factory wood foregrip(soon to be changed for a surefire i think)
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Post by my pies are piff » Tue May 21, 2013 2:02 am

If you were looking to get a Winchester 1300 and tac it all out, I'd just look for a FN TPS. It uses a lot of 1300 parts.

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Post by We'reWolf » Tue May 21, 2013 10:48 am

my pies are piff wrote:If you were looking to get a Winchester 1300 and tac it all out, I'd just look for a FN TPS. It uses a lot of 1300 parts.
i mean if i didn't have mine set up the way it is now maybe but fn doesn't make cheap stuff and i wouldn't pay more then 300 for a pump shotgun, so why would i pay 600+ for one thtas based on the 300$ lol (the 600+ might not reflect actually price i just did a quick gunbroker search and thats what came up)
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Post by We'reWolf » Tue May 21, 2013 11:39 am

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Post by peppergat » Tue May 21, 2013 9:38 pm

We'reWolf wrote:thought we could use some pictures
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What do You think about that adj. stock you have ? I was looking at Mesa Tactical and , they offer am aluminum adj. stock adapter I thought was pretty cool .

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Tue May 21, 2013 9:44 pm

Phoenix Technology makes an adjustable stock for the 1300s as well. All [polymer, but between the buttpad and the optional "Kicklite" recoil-reducing stock, they do the job. Haven't had a complaint about any of the ones I've sold for Remingtons, Winchesters, Mossbergs, or Saigas.

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Post by We'reWolf » Wed May 22, 2013 1:02 am

peppergat wrote: What do You think about that adj. stock you have ? I was looking at Mesa Tactical and , they offer am aluminum adj. stock adapter I thought was pretty cool .
its nice, i mean i got the shot gun with a pistol grip and i didn't want that or like that so its better.. what i really wanted was a Monte Carlo stock but i couldn't find the one i wanted for the price and i am impatient lol
the pistol grip is a fairly large and the texture is goodand the stock came with a plasticy recoil buffer. the ammo 3 shell ammo holders on the left and right are kind of stiff to put ammo in and its been like that for almost a two years lol
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