I am interested in buying a new pump shotgun for home defense and I'm debating in between the Benelli Nova Pump Tactical and the Mossberg 590A1 Special Purpose. I really like the Benelli's aesthetics, ergonomics, the magazine cut-off on the forearm and the dual action bars and rotary head locking lugs which makes it handle all kinds of ammo (light loads to 3 1/2" Magnum loads). Nonetheless, the Mossberg 590A1 Special Purpose holds 9 rounds (the Benelli only holds 4+1 rounds), it is used by the U.S. Military since it passed its strict Mil-Spec 3443 standards, it has more availability of accessories, I prefer the placement of the safety and it is one of the most sold shotguns in the U.S. (Americans now their stuff when it comes to shotguns). I would appreciate all of your input to make an informed decision.
Benelli Nova Pump Tactical