How was it?A friend of mine and myself went shopping for a home defense shotgun a few weeks ago. My friend didn't have much money to spend so that did limit us some but we did find this one;
all the particulars are listed on the web site.
It's affordable, seem to be built well, so we picked one up. Going to the range later this week to toss some rounds down range and see how it shoots.
It handled anything we put through it. Because of the polymer furniture it was lighter than my Winchester 1300 (wood furniture), easy to maneuver. This shot gun will be a great home defense gun. The only additional item we put on this gun was an additional butt stock pad which did help with the recoil for some of the more stout loads.How was it?
I have a Winchester Ranger model that to the best of my research was manufactured in the late 80's, perhaps in the early 90's. I bought it from a guy who almost never shot the gun. Very well built shotgun, will far out-last me.I think the older ones were fine. I have been completely underwhelmed with anything Winchester built in the last 20+ years. The old S&W 870 knock offs were pretty good guns too.
True, police are equipped with more Remington and Mossberg shotguns - because they make a great shotgun and they meet their standards & specs better than Winchester.They have always ranked behind Remington and Mossberg among police shotgun choices, but I'd certainly choose a Winchester over the imported nonsense on the market these days.