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#1 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:19 AM

Thinking about a shotgun for home defense.  The 2 leading candidates are:

 

Mossberg 500

Remington 870

 

Thinking 20 gauge pump with a short barrel (18-22").

 

Thoughts/suggestions?



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#2 OFFLINE   fordmantpw

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:25 AM

I have a Mossberg and have had no issues with it and wouldn't hesitate to buy another.  I don't shoot it a lot, but when I do, it functions perfectly.  When buying a shotgun for home defense, the most important thing is that it functions as it should when you need it.  Mine is a 12 gauge, though.  Personally, I would go with a 12 gauge for the extra firepower.  Plus, if you take it out to shoot skeet, the bruises a 12 gauge leaves are much more manly than those of a 20 gauge! :)


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:33 AM

If it was just for me a 12 gauge would be ok, but I think a 20 gauge would be lighter and easier to control for the wife.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:14 AM

If it was just for me a 12 gauge would be ok, but I think a 20 gauge would be lighter and easier to control for the wife.

 

Yeah, that's a good point.  You should probably get one of each then.  :)


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 10:23 AM

I'm a big fan of the Remington 870.  For home protection & skeet shooting, I'd prefer the 20ga over 12ga and avoid the manly bruises. :)


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:18 AM

 

Yeah, that's a good point.  You should probably get one of each then.   :)

 

I will need something to go in the gun rack in my 77 F100..........


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 12:16 PM

My dad has 2 870s and both are really nice. They're not all that unwieldy to handle. My wife is all of 5' 4" and has no problems with the newer one.

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 04:48 PM

I  have a Mossberg 590 military spec.  It's complete with bayonet lug, heat shroud and 8 slug capacity.  Great shotgun.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 08:44 PM

I  have a Mossberg 590 military spec.  It's complete with bayonet lug, heat shroud and 8 slug capacity.  Great shotgun.

 

That's some serious weaponry there!


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 08:58 PM

 

That's some serious weaponry there!

 

 

Yes, I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul that comes to my house looking for trouble.  lol  The heat shroud works great.  I can put 20 or 30 rounds through it in a matter of a minute or two and just grab the gun by the barrel with no worry of burns.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

 

 

Yes, I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul that comes to my house looking for trouble.  lol  The heat shroud works great.  I can put 20 or 30 rounds through it in a matter of a minute or two and just grab the gun by the barrel with no worry of burns.

 

But the bruise on the shoulder will last for days!   :hysterical:


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:34 PM

My full size gun is a Remington 11-87 police , my packer is a 10 1/2" barrel Winchester ( class 3 ) with choke tubes , back bored barrel and tritium night sight.

 

 

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:38 PM

12 ga Mossberg 500 with 20 inch barrel. Loaded with 3 bird shot and 3 slugs (just in case the first 3 don't send the message).

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:15 AM

Shotgun is Must needed item for home defence.!



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 11:39 AM

Shotgun is the best bet for most people. I have my Sig P229 40 cal for home defense. 



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

I have a Remington 870 with a 20" barrel and it's a good size and length for in the house in tight situations. I also have a Glock Model 27 40 cal for the night stand and what I carried when I had a permit.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:46 PM

I have a Remington 870 with a 20" barrel and it's a good size and length for in the house in tight situations. I also have a Glock Model 27 40 cal for the night stand and what I carried when I had a permit.


I also have a Glock 27 that I use for concealed carry. I do wish it was a little more concealable though. Nevertheless a great gun.

And you can never go wrong with an 870.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:35 PM

My recommendation would be the 870. It may be a little more expensive than the Mossberg but you get what you pay for. I bought a new 500 once that I tried to use for hunting and was not impressed. However, I suppose the rattling slide bars could be an intimidating sound to a ne'er-do-well. 


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:41 AM

Remington is the only way to go...seeing as their factory is less than 20 miles from where I live.


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