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So I am interested in getting a shotgun for home defense and waterfowl. But instead of getting two separate models, can I just get one and then change barrels for the other task? I am leaning towards getting the Pro model and the barrel for the Waterfowl. It will remain in the bedroom and I'll change to the waterfowl barrel for those few days I go hunting.
 
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Why not?!?!

I've got an 870 with 2 different barrels.
20in for the home defense / riot gun
28in for clays.

Yes, I get odd looks when I pull out a blacked out Remmington 870, sling, SureFire light mount and a side saddle at the Trap & Skeet club. Not much different I'd assume if I'd use it for duck.


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That's what I do with my 500. Toggle between the 18.5" and 28" bbls. Sure, it looks a little tacti-kuhl at the trap range, but so whatsky.



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Well, it's not the looks that would concern me, the 500/590 and 870's has the ability to change barrels.
My concern was.. if there was anything technical that would prevent me from doing it. I know... most things in the shotgun world are static/boring but the 940 is a newer model... you never know.
 
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Nope, switch the barrel out, and you're good to go.


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Yep, the ol' barrel switch is a breeze. Funny you should ask now, as that's what I've been doing the last couple weeks. Yesterday did the 40-yard tin can range with the 18.5" barrel, next week will try the 28".



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Ready for anything...


500 BBLs - 1 by kpkina, on Flickr



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While I don't want to rain on any parades, the 500/590s are pump action and the 940 is semi automatic. I can see there are both barrel types available (hunting and tactical), there's more involved in getting the barrel off on the 940. But it's do-able and as long as you address capacity issues relevant to your state's hunting laws (if you get the hi-capacity tube version).


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I have a 930SPX. A kind person here gifted me a 28" barrel. Now i have something for both home defense and the field.

Barrel swapping is just as simple as my Remington 870.

Also did an OR3GUN field kit. Can cycle through 950fps target loads and 1300fps field loads. No problem. No hiccups.







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