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What shotgun to get for home defense?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by tmglock27, May 8, 2012.

  1. tmglock27

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a birthday coming up in a few weeks and since I have an awesome wife she has consented to buying me a tactical shotgun (for home defense/range toy) I am trying to figure out which model and brand would be best. She set my limit at 500.00. So, give me some suggestions. Pictures are welcome. I will most likely add some aftermarket toys as well so let me know what your advice is. Thanks
     
  2. countrygun

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    If you have your heart set on a "Leggo" project then get a Remington 870. There are enough "tacticool" options out there, for those into it, to give Viagra a run for the money. Myself, for HD, simpler is better.
     


  3. tmglock27

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    Well I want to stay "simple" too I was just looking at maybe a Speedfeed or Knoxx stock and flashlight. I don't necessarily want any aftermarket foregrips or DBM's or anything crazy.
     
  4. countrygun

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    I have got to get some pics of our HD pumps around here. winchester, Remington and Mossberg. The Winchester is the fastest and smoothest, but not much aftermarket, the Remington has the rep, but I find the Mossberg the most user friendly, from the position of the safety to the loading and unloading method.
     
  5. Gnflorida

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    I just put this on layaway, mossberg persuader ( tact out 500 ) 418$ total, comes as is. Haven't shot it obviously but plenty of videos on YouTube to give you an idea.
     

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  6. Bullman

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    I am a fan of the Mossberg platform. Like Countrygun said, it is probably the most user friendly of the guns. You wont pinch your fingers on the shell lifter when you reload the tube, you can run it with either hand fairly easy because the safety is thumb controlled. There is one thing I don't care for about the safety and that is if you opt for a pistol gripped stock, you can't easily manipulate the safety like you can on the Remington, which is located on the trigger guard. I don't really have much experience with the winchester so I can't comment about them much, the one thing I did remember about the one that I used on occasion was that you couldn't engage the safety on a dead action, so if you racked it, it was ready to fire.

    With your price range, you could buy just about any basic pump gun, and as time goes by if you want to mod, you can as the funds become available.
     
  7. Gnflorida

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    ^^Agreed, I think you should go down to your local gun shop an handle a remington 870 and a mossy 500 an see which feels better to you, either one is a great buy.
     
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  8. Buffering

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    You want to be in the Cool Kids Club? Get an 870. In 12 gauge go for model #25077 at around $340. Buy ammo and shoot the p!ss out of it. Be happy.

    You consider yourself a mathlete, fantasize that Klingon becomes a universal language or eat paste? Get the Mossberg.



    :banana:
     
  9. Buy a used 870P 7-shot, and add just a light and good quality butt sleeve.
     
  10. vettely

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    I have a Saiga (converted) 12ga. :supergrin: And a Rem 870 police, but my bedside go to is a 12 ga. Side by side coach gun (Savage/Stevens).


    Sent by my fingers tapping keys
     
  11. Cole125

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    This. Pick up a tactical variation of the Mossberg 500 and you will have a great shotgun.

    I've got three of them I like em so much. :supergrin:
     
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  12. TrustMyG23

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    Maverick88 by mossberg. Affordable and perform just as good
     
  13. jb1911

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    There are a ton of butt sleeves out there. Can you suggest a good quality one? Thanks.
     
  14. BEER

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    before the shotgun i suggest you work on the wife. get it settled that she does not consent to, nor does she set the limits on any purchases you make. lol

    you are the man! if you want to buy a 40k$ coat hangar then by god you shall buy one and her only input shall be what sort of sandwhich she makes you after said purchase!

    lol
     
  15. flynlead

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    This

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  16. Aceman

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    These are the words of a man who owns a Benelli....and has an over developed right arm.
     
  17. Aceman

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    The only questions you need to ask are "how much do you want to pay" and how much are you going to shoot it.

    Mossberg and Rem both make great guns. At the end of the day, neithr is any better than the other. Just different and both with pros and cons.

    The cheapest (Maverick/Express) wouldn't leave me feeling any less safe than the most expensive (590/870P).

    I like the idea for the light. every HD gun should have one IMO. Go feel a few and know that you can pick up a Maverick or a 590 or an 870 P, walk on on the range, and fire 100 rounds perfectly with all three.

    Hard to argue the 500 shown above though...

    If you have never shot a 500 or an 870, you'll learn either one.
     
  18. +1. The Mossbeg Maverick 88 has a better safety location compared to the 500. Cant go wrong with the 870.


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