shtgun vs Glock

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  1. lbckid19

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    Any ideas about which would be better for an all around gun. I love to shoot so it will mostly be for target practice and a home defense weapon. Which should i go with
     
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    For me, handguns are WAY more fun.
     
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    Fun factor=Glock. Home defense=shotgun. Which is most important to you?
     
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    Get Glock 17.
     
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    If you are not going to carry and only had one to pick from....shotgun. The cool answer is the Glock, but you can shoot clays, targets, etc with the shotgun as well as hunt, home defense, etc. I like the both answer myself, but I would lean towards shotgun. If money is an issue maybe look for a used one of each?
     
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    to me they fill two roles. My go to weapon and what I shoot most would however be my pistol.
     
  8. Aceman

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    I agree - pistola is the way more fun gun.

    But the SG is my favorite SHTF all around survival/HD/hunting weapon. Just can't beat the ammo flexibility combined with a slightly forgiving accuracy factor and long gun performance.

    If you have a Glock 17 and a Remington 870 - you are good to go for most anything.
    Or a 19 and a Mossberg 500. Or any combo like that.
     
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    For shooting, I prefer a Glock to being belted by my 12 gauge Mossie.

    But I find both types of guns, a Glock and a good shotgun, are mighty handy around the home.

    As for all around, well that depends on what you consider all around. I can pack my Glock most places with my CHL, but that's kind of hard with a shotgun. Yet there are things the shotgun can do the Glock can't.

    Upshot? I have both cause both are versatile and together they cover things pretty well.

    Deaf
     
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    Both is also a good answer if you look into the used market. A Rem 870 and Glock 17 with their legendary reliability if your budget could swing it.
     
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    If you love shooting, you need both. Personally I bought my shotgun first since it was half the price of my Glock and fit my budget at the time. But you should get both and practice equally with both, especially if you will be using one or the other for home defense. Shotgun ammo is ALOT more readily available also.
     
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    I have a Rem 870, a Glock 19, and a Colt 6920. With these I feel I can handle just about any situation. In your situation, get the Glock. Regardless of ammo availability it will be WAY more fun to shoot.
     
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    Both is the best answer, but if is only one go for a 9mm or .45

    An xd9sc or G26, or a G36 or G30 if you eventually want to use it for carry.

    9mm is les expensive to shoot.
     
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    Shotgun is very limited as far as range for shot but slugs are fun too. I hunt varmints with my 870 in the late summer,When the beanfields are almost too high for a regular varmiter class rifle. Shooting milk jugs at 25 yards is a blast with a shotgun and birdshot or #6 shot, try it with a slug. For HD, just slide in some buck loads,youre good to go.Shotguns are very versatile weapons.

    I also have a G17 that I carry when out hunting, have had issues with coyotes coming in rather close.Its the best of both.
     
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    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I am another pistol person myself so I have to say the pistol
     
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    Very well put. Seeing that your in CA buying a shotgun is a lot less of a pain in the ***, and its a better home defense weapon.

    Get the Glock down the line.
     
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    people that said shotguns aren't fun haven't tried skeet or trap shooting. I shoot both pistol and shotguns. fun factor goes to the shotgun (trap and skeet).
     
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    Pick up a glock of your choice then get a shotgun in the same manner.
     
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    Very true . this is the reason I love my Remington 1100.
     
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    I agree both a handgun and a shotgun but since you asked to pick I would vote 12Ga shotgun. Nothing compares to it's effectiveness as a HD tool. Overall versatility goes to the shotgun as well. They are a wee bit hard to use as a CCW. :)