close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Best HD Shotgun?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by rick458, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    183
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Location:
    La Porte Texas
    Simple enough.
    What, in your opinion is the BEST home defense shotgun?
    looking at Benelli M2, Nova, Montefeltro (yeah i know not HD but they are SWEET)
     
  2. longhair

    longhair

    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    If you hunt, then which ever gun you use. It's familiar and you have no learning curve. For me, it's a double. It's a gun I've hunted with for decades. I am comfortable with it, I know it like the back of my hand.
     

  3. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay

    Messages:
    2,451
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    SC
  4. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    183
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Location:
    La Porte Texas
    Dont even own one. I shot an Auto 5 once (those kick like mules)
     
  5. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    183
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Location:
    La Porte Texas
    Is a 590 Double action rod or single like a 500?
     
  6. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay

    Messages:
    2,451
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    SC
    I can't go check, because I sold it. Had to downsize due to arthritis in the neck. I now have a semi-auto 20 gauge Ithaca, but always thought the short barrel 12-gauge with 9 rounds was ideal.
    I'm thinking it was single slide, but not certain. Very reliable, though. I spent plenty of time at the range, shooting reaction targets with slugs and 00 buckshot. Great fun, and never a hiccup.
     
  7. Brisman33

    Brisman33

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Location:
    Australia
    AA12 fully automatic shotgun :supergrin:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8"]AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!! - YouTube[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  8. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    183
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Location:
    La Porte Texas
    Rick I DO know that my Brothers in arms used M590s for serious social purposes
     
  9. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

    Messages:
    12,090
    Likes Received:
    735
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    There are several decent shotguns that 'can' do HD duty, but, for my $$$, there will always be a Remington 870 on duty.

    I've owned a couple Mossberg 500 shotguns.
    I had some issues with the one that I depended on. Mossberg repaired it (twice) and the issue remained.

    I prefer Remington 870. :thumbsup:
     
  10. K.Kiser

    K.Kiser

    Messages:
    1,445
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Location:
    Shreveport, La.
    Pretty much any of the respected names will work as long as you are comfortable with it and shoot it well... I like Rem 870, Win 1300, and Browning pumps but that is not saying there isn't a truck bed full of other ones that will do the deed... You could just take any ol hunting shotgun, buy an 18.5-20 inch barrel for it and it would pull double duty in fine fashion... Anything from a 20 ga. up will have surplus ability to stop a would-be villian...

    I have all the pumps that I need, but just to satisfy my urges the next scattergun purchase I make will probably be a coach gun of some sort... I already have a couple long doubles, but the squaty short barreled one just move and point oh so well...
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  11. RYT 2BER

    RYT 2BER

    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Location:
    The Gunshine State
    I'm predisposed to mossberg... I have 4 mossberg shotguns - 3 500 series and a 930 spx... guess I just like 'em?
     
  12. TXGlock21Man

    TXGlock21Man

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I recommend this. I also recommend you shop around and get one as cheap as possible...under $200 is totally realistic. People often buy HD shottys and load them up and shoot them once or twice and then it just sits for years...you can pick up nice ones on the Want Ads here or I found a nice 870 for $199 at a pawn shop a couple of years ago.
     
  13. chrisf608

    chrisf608

    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Any 18 to 20 inch 12ga would do the job. If its just for HD
     
  14. Homechicken

    Homechicken

    Messages:
    1,687
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    GA
    My 590SP is double. Can't say its the best because I've not had an ocassion to test the theory, thankfully, but it has been thoroughly reliable.
     
  15. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

    Messages:
    2,015
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Location:
    Virginia
    Apartment/Condo or Single Family home? Hahahahahahahaha

    Benelli's are great from what I've seen. If you have the money, the M3 or M4.

    I'm acquiring a Saiga Tactical 12. It will have 2 10 round, 1 12 round, and 1 20 round mag. That and an FN Tactical Pump 12 Gauge are coming this week.

    Right now, most of my shooting has been with my Mossberg 930SPX. For the money, it's a good gun. I enjoy shooting it more than my pistols. No reliability issues with it. I did wonder why I only held 5 in the mag but everyone helped me trouble shoot that.


    iPad/Tapatalk
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  16. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    207
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    I feel comfortable with my Mossberg 500 Persuader ........
     
  17. bocaboca

    bocaboca

    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Location:
    Boca Raton Florida
    Mossy 590A1....18" barrel...easy to maneuver around in the hallways
     
  18. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Messages:
    8,627
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    don't know if is the best, but I have a Remington 870.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  19. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Messages:
    49,832
    Likes Received:
    27,390
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Location:
    S FL
    Wilson Scattergun. Add me to the 870 list. Not sure that is the best but I am sure it will do the job.
     
  20. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

    Messages:
    6,568
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 1999
    Location:
    upper mid-west
    I have an old M12 in the corner of my bedroom - it holds 7 rounds.

    If I were looking for something to replace it I'd go with the 870 too. Very rugged and you can buy them cheap. I subscribe to a dealer from TX that routinely has used 870's (Wingmaster, not Express) for under $200.

    They're great as is or, for <$200, cut the BBL, extend the mag and add tactical stock - go mod. A HD shotgun doesn't need to be pretty - just functional.