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which shotgun for 500 bucks

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by kave, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. kave

    kave

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    hey guys. i have 500 bucks to spend on a tactical shotgun that will be used mainly for home defense. mostly have handgun experience. any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. ghamden

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  3. Reswob

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    Mossberg 590 and $100 worth of shells.
     
  4. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    Remington 870 and $100 worth of shells. :cool:
     
  5. CorkyE

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    You can't go wrong with either. Mine is a Mossberg, but that's just me.
     
  6. Gunshine

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    And by the way CDNN has the 870 for $279.00
     
  7. Buffering

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    I would go with something that works and works doesn't mean spending a fortune.

    If I didn't like to tinker with things, I'd go with aippi's basic 870 for about 5 large. Ammo is cheap. Get the core gun that will meet your need.

    $100 worth of ammo doesn't make you proficient and neither will $200. All that means is that your gun functions and you can pull the trigger. It doesn't mean you have demonstrable skill. It just means you have a capable gun and you've shot a few hundred rounds.

    If you were paying me for consultation (what I do in RL but not with firearms) I'd go with a basic 870 that's been warmed over by a pro and then buy your ammo after that. You should shoot thousands of rounds through it; $100 worth doesn't mean squat to me.
     
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    Plain-jane Mossberg 500 18.5" bbl (model #50411) and $200.00 worth of shells.
     
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    ^^^^^^
    All day long !
     
  12. MrMurphy

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    870 Police Magnum with Surefire fore-end.


    Add shells and professional training by which I do not mean blasting watermelons or innocent clay pigeons, stir. Repeat.
     
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    Yeah, because a scary looking shotgun that only fires 2 rounds is sure to ward off burglars. :upeyes: Don't listen to this advice.

    Try to find a used Mossberg 930SPX, it will be the best bang for the buck. While I have butted heads with Aippi, he does have some excellent advice on the 870 platform.
     
  14. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    870 express. You'll have $200 leftover for accessories :)


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  15. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

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    This ^^^^ the 590 or the 870 us the absolute way to go.
     
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    Tough to beat the tested Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 for less than $500. Plenty left over for whatever stuff you think it needs.
     
  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Any one of these three. Figure out which shotgun's ergonomics are better for you (Safety placement and slide release placement differs greatly across both brands). Spend the rest on ammo, get familiar with the platform, then go take a reputable class...
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    Did just that last Sunday at a show. Less than $350 out the door.

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  19. David_Ely

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    Good Choice! That's the same one I just bought! I just added a Hogue overmold 12" LOP stock, Scattergun Technologies oversized safety and a Mesa Tactical shell carrier with rail.
     
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  20. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    I have a few 870's... Either make that has been mentioned will be great. The money you want to spend will be a little more than enough with some more to spare!