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What is a good choice for a 12 guage hd gun.

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by conpro, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. conpro


    Mar 21, 2009
    I am looking to purchase a home defense shot gun and dont know which one to get any idea's would help.
  2. B Coyote

    B Coyote

    Jul 3, 2001
    NW Indiana
    I strongly prefer the Remington 870. They sell a model tailored to self defense. Their product code is 25077.


  3. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    Here we go again.

    Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Most popular answer to this age old question.

    Pretty much any old 12 gauge shotgun will serve you fine. Even a side by side coach gun not just a pump. Run the gun ya brung and read a book, watch a video or take a class (preferably take a class) on shotgun handling and HD techniques.

    A $1000 shotgun wont make you any safer if you dont know how to effectively use it.
  4. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

    Feb 18, 2010
    lol, this, what he said. :whistling:
  5. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    Remington model 25077. This the 12ga 870 HD. It comes with, 18.5" barrel bead sight and fixed Cyl bore choke, with Remington LE 2 shot extension and Remington synthetic rear stock and Speed Feed LE forend.

    You can get one most anywhere for around $350.00, of course depend on where you live. You will thank me later.
  6. SiNNiK


    Oct 27, 2008
    Austin, Tx.
    Buy the absolute cheapest 12 ga. you can find.

    Academy has Mossbergs for $169.99.
  7. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    Yeah I started out with a $199 Mossberg Maverick 88 and it ran flawless regardless of cheap price and cheap build quality. Its caveman simple and it worked reliably.

    But even this would work for home defense!!! Heck it even has a bayonet!!!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2010
  8. What are your HD needs? That should help determine what HD guns you need.
  9. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Jan 24, 2008
    That is pretty funny :rofl:
  10. TerdSlayer


    Dec 31, 2009
    Now there are 1004 uses for duct tape...
  11. conpro


    Mar 21, 2009
    Just looking for a bedside home defense shotgun that is reliable that i can count on.
  12. triggerjerk


    Dec 19, 2000
    Benelli Nova.
    Stupid easy to fieldstrip and maintain.
    Shoots any 12ga round.
    Factory mercury recoil reducer available.
  13. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    +1 on the Benelli SuperNova tactical.

    Other than the higher price point of $450 to $500 (which isnt really too much more than an accessorized Remington 870) You get alot of good options. Oh and the limited aftermarket support at the moment kinda sucks but like I said it comes with alot of great features that other shotguns dont have.

    - Benelli fit and finish
    - shoots up to 3.5" shells, if that's all you could find during the apocalypse? You could use them!
    - 3 lug rotating bolt head, M14 style
    - incredibly easy to field strip compared to the 870 & 500/590
    - Glock like outer armor on the receiver (tough as a Glock magazine)
    - chrome lined barrel so its dang near corrosion proof
    - magazine stop button so you can swap in a specialty round
    - built in sling studs
    - recoil reducing stock on the traditional buttstocks called "comfort-tech"
    - ghost ring sights for longer distance slug shots
    - pistol grip is available called "steady grip" looks just like the Benelli M4 grip
    - safety is in the perfect spot just forward of the trigger, very natural
    - slide release is the same as a Remington
    - shell carrier stays up and out of the way. Unlike the spring loaded carrier on the Remington
    - hunting barrels can be bought for it unlike the 590
    - mag extensions are available unlike the 500

    Not for everybody but definitely a good shotgun for alot of us! If low on cash then stick with Mossberg or Remington. Cant go wrong there. I owned both.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  14. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

    Mar 17, 2010
  15. Lots of previous threads pop up on doing a search. ;)

    I personally choose a Mossberg 500a with a 18.5" bead barrel with a hand guard, Star-Tac 6 shell side saddle and a 4 round Speedfeed stock.

    Today I would find the funds for either a Bernelle Nova or M4. :cool: :supergrin:
  16. Like was said earlier, Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. Both are tested, reliable platforms that are inexpensive and will serve you needs well.

    FWIW, an 18.5" 870 resides beside my bed :)
  17. I've got one, love it, paid $340.00 and it shoots great. Holds 6+1, shoots 2 3/4 or 3" That's all I need. If you ever have any questions on Remington pumps call aippi.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  18. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

    Jun 14, 2005
    Any twelve gauge with a moderate to short barrel is bad news at in house ranges. a winchester defender or ithaca is just as deadly as an 870 or Benelli, a cheap pardner pump makes 'em just as dead as a mil spec riot gun.

    The difference between a cheap used clone 12 gauge, and a brand new braggin' quality 12 gauge doesn't even matter to birds, much less miscreants. Keep buckshot in it and don't forget to take the safety off. the rest is dealers choice.