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Zell
08-17-2010, 10:33
Looking to buy but don't want to spend any more than $300 but want a good gun.

CAcop
08-17-2010, 11:26
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/advanced_cat_search.php/cated/48/ITATR_list[1]/2023/ITATR_list[2]/40/ITATR_list[5]/3687/page/1/sort/5a

I have heard good things about those on the list.

mixflip
08-17-2010, 11:54
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/mossberg_500_old.jpg
Tactical is in the eye of the beholder...

TACC GLOCK
08-17-2010, 11:57
$300 kind of limits your options, add another $100 and they open up a bit more.

vafish
08-17-2010, 12:10
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/mossberg_500_old.jpg
Tactical is in the eye of the beholder...

Did I ever tell you you have beautiful eyes?

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/Guns/08220004.jpg

That's about as tactical as I get. 18.5" heavy wall barrel with accu-choke tubes.

Bought the gun for $87 at an auction and paid $69 for the barrel.

fnfalguy
08-17-2010, 12:48
Mossberg 500 series shotguns are great firearms!

KiloXray
08-17-2010, 13:23
Used Remington 870. from a pawn shop.

KX

KalashniKEV
08-17-2010, 14:04
Aren't they all under $300?

Zell
08-17-2010, 14:26
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/mossberg_500_old.jpg
Tactical is in the eye of the beholder...


I believe this is the 870? Looks like it.

If so, I just bought the 870 in all black. Very sweet gun. Thanks for all the great info.

dukeguy
08-17-2010, 17:56
Look at the Maverick 88. It's basically a Mossy 500 but sells for under $300.

mixflip
08-17-2010, 18:50
I believe this is the 870? Looks like it.

If so, I just bought the 870 in all black. Very sweet gun. Thanks for all the great info.

Shotgun 101...You can tell its a Mossberg 500 by the tang safety. (which is always on top of the rear part of the receiver, no safety near the trigger) Also a remington will usually have a more "swoopy" style trigger guard towards the front. Sorry I dont know any other way to explain it lol.

boozer
08-17-2010, 19:38
I don't know where you are in Utah, but this place;

http://http://www.uintahunting.com/

has a Charles Daly Tactical for $259. go to "Click here for our inventory" then "Featured Items" on the left, then "August Flyer" and scroll.

boozer
08-17-2010, 19:41
Changed my mind.

dc2integra
08-18-2010, 18:10
mossberg 500

Warp
08-18-2010, 19:14
nvm .

Warp
08-18-2010, 19:18
I believe this is the 870? Looks like it.

If so, I just bought the 870 in all black. Very sweet gun. Thanks for all the great info.

Nice choice. You can't beat an 870

wrenrj1
08-18-2010, 19:21
Aren't they all under $300?

+1, just what I was thinking, you should find one on the used rack pretty easily.

goodale
08-23-2010, 20:33
stoeger coach gun, or anything used

unit1069
08-23-2010, 21:09
Looking to buy but don't want to spend any more than $300 but want a good gun.

Before moving to California in 1994 --- after the Rodney King riots and aware of the 15-day waiting period --- I bought a Mossberg Maverick 88 pistol grip shotgun for $185.

I hardly ever shot it because the pistol grip is a punishing setup and not conducive for control.

Last month I spent $99 on a Knoxx reduced recoil adjustable stock and now I've got a grand total of $285 in this shotgun. I understand that the Maverick 88 guns with the regular stock are still the same price as I paid sixteen years ago.

The Maverick 88 I have has an 18.5" barrel and holds 5 + 1 rounds of either 2 3/4" or 3" magnum. I've tried it since installing the Knoxx adjustable stock and I do believe I'm going to have a lot of fun with this new setup. Just the other day I bought a box of clay targets and a cheap target thrower, and the cost of 100 shotshells is less than 100 rounds of 9mm WWB ammo.

The finished product looks exactly like this, without the sling. (My next purchase)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15777666&postcount=36

srggator
08-23-2010, 22:02
Used Mossberg 500 or 590. Great guns!

Zell
08-24-2010, 11:49
Before moving to California in 1994 --- after the Rodney King riots and aware of the 15-day waiting period --- I bought a Mossberg Maverick 88 pistol grip shotgun for $185.

I hardly ever shot it because the pistol grip is a punishing setup and not conducive for control.

Last month I spent $99 on a Knoxx reduced recoil adjustable stock and now I've got a grand total of $285 in this shotgun. I understand that the Maverick 88 guns with the regular stock are still the same price as I paid sixteen years ago.

The Maverick 88 I have has an 18.5" barrel and holds 5 + 1 rounds of either 2 3/4" or 3" magnum. I've tried it since installing the Knoxx adjustable stock and I do believe I'm going to have a lot of fun with this new setup. Just the other day I bought a box of clay targets and a cheap target thrower, and the cost of 100 shotshells is less than 100 rounds of 9mm WWB ammo.

The finished product looks exactly like this, without the sling. (My next purchase)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15777666&postcount=36

Nice looking. I like the adjustable stock.

dc2integra
08-24-2010, 18:57
the maverick is also a great gun its basically a mossberg 500 but with plastic stock and forend.

MajorD
08-24-2010, 19:12
I've had issues with the trigger return spring in the mossberg. never any issue with a multitude of 870's -a used 870 police or often the "big box" stores will have sales on the badic 870 express definitely under 300.

JFrame
08-24-2010, 19:51
Before moving to California in 1994 --- after the Rodney King riots and aware of the 15-day waiting period --- I bought a Mossberg Maverick 88 pistol grip shotgun for $185.

I hardly ever shot it because the pistol grip is a punishing setup and not conducive for control.

Last month I spent $99 on a Knoxx reduced recoil adjustable stock and now I've got a grand total of $285 in this shotgun. I understand that the Maverick 88 guns with the regular stock are still the same price as I paid sixteen years ago.

The Maverick 88 I have has an 18.5" barrel and holds 5 + 1 rounds of either 2 3/4" or 3" magnum. I've tried it since installing the Knoxx adjustable stock and I do believe I'm going to have a lot of fun with this new setup. Just the other day I bought a box of clay targets and a cheap target thrower, and the cost of 100 shotshells is less than 100 rounds of 9mm WWB ammo.

The finished product looks exactly like this, without the sling. (My next purchase)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15777666&postcount=36


I have a similar set-up and expense, with an NEF Pardner Protector purchased for $189 and a Knoxx SpecOps stock.

I missed Dick's price drop of the Pardner to $179... Darn!!! :supergrin:

.

gnepig
08-24-2010, 20:47
I have a similar set-up and expense, with an NEF Pardner Protector purchased for $189 and a Knoxx SpecOps stock.

I missed Dick's price drop of the Pardner to $179... Darn!!! :supergrin:

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The sales dude at Dicks handed me one of these yesterday, it felt kinda cheap and heavier than the others but for $189 (if it's reliable) I could own one. He said he has owned one for about a year and had no problems with it. I didn't buy it because I was hell-bent on gettin an 870...

aippi
08-24-2010, 21:00
Not sure where you are but if you shop it, you should find an 870 Home Defense model 5549 for around that. It has an 18.5" bead sight barrel with fixed I/C choke. 4+1 capacity. Synthetic stock set. You can keep it this basic or add a tube extension latter on. Perfect platform and in fact the exact model that Wilson Combat builds their custom shotguns on. This give you a solid dependable weapon or a great starting place for future add ons.

unit1069
08-24-2010, 21:06
I have a similar set-up and expense, with an NEF Pardner Protector purchased for $189 and a Knoxx SpecOps stock.

I missed Dick's price drop of the Pardner to $179... Darn!!! :supergrin:

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All the years I owned the Maverick 88 pistol grip I was really missing the boat. Because the recoil was so violent against the strong hand and hard to control I just pretty much forgot about it.

When I finally decided that if I was going to keep it I needed a stock I looked into the adjustable Knoxx stock and wow, what a difference it makes.

As much as I love the couple of nice handguns I own there's no way I'm going to forget to take my "new" shotgun with me when I travel to my relative's remote cabin by myself from now on. I had forgotten how formidable a weapon a 12 gauge shotgun is. The handguns surely can protect my life but geez, if there's any validity to the phrase "one shot stop" I'll take the 12 gauge!

A person can barely find the rare good handgun deal for $300; but there are quite a few good reliable shotgun systems to be had from what I can tell by reading this and other threads. I can hardly believe I let that Maverick sit around for so many years collecting dust.

unit1069
08-24-2010, 21:09
Question: the Maverick 88 I own is a smooth bore so that means I can't shoot slugs through it, right?

JFrame
08-25-2010, 05:33
Question: the Maverick 88 I own is a smooth bore so that means I can't shoot slugs through it, right?


You can shoot slugs through a smooth bore -- no problem.

:)

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unit1069
08-25-2010, 18:09
You can shoot slugs through a smooth bore -- no problem.

:)

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Thanks for that info. I was under the impression I needed a rifled shotgun barrel to shoot slugs.

Do I need a choke to shoot slugs or can I just shoot them like any other shotshell?

Warp
08-25-2010, 18:16
Thanks for that info. I was under the impression I needed a rifled shotgun barrel to shoot slugs.

Do I need a choke to shoot slugs or can I just shoot them like any other shotshell?

Definately not.

JFrame
08-25-2010, 18:24
Thanks for that info. I was under the impression I needed a rifled shotgun barrel to shoot slugs.

Do I need a choke to shoot slugs or can I just shoot them like any other shotshell?


Yup -- what Warp said. You just want the cylinder bore.

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israel 54
08-25-2010, 18:33
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/42628

MajorD
08-25-2010, 18:58
unit 1069- to explain a little there are basically two types of slugs-rifled-that are designed to be shot in smoothbore guns and then sabot slugs more suitable for rifled barrels. in a pinch you can interchange them but will get poor accuracy out of a rifled bore with rifled slugs or sabots in a smoothbore.

Warp
08-25-2010, 19:15
unit 1069- to explain a little there are basically two types of slugs-rifled-that are designed to be shot in smoothbore guns and then sabot slugs more suitable for rifled barrels. in a pinch you can interchange them but will get poor accuracy out of a rifled bore with rifled slugs or sabots in a smoothbore.

Rifles slugs in a rifle bore should work well.

Sabots in a smoothbore, not so much.

bsg1
08-25-2010, 19:57
i'd suggest you look at an older Remington 870 Wingmaster; be patient and tenacious and a deal will come up within your budget. the prices on the older Wingmasters appear to be creeping up, but good deals are still out there.

i have done well on Gunbroker; if you go that route... look closely at a seller's feedback and don't be shy about asking questions. ask for additional pictures of gun for sale if close up pictures are not posted.

look at for sale section here on the forum as well; good deals come along.

pay attention to Aippi's input on the Remington shotgun and suggestions for purchase.

O'DubhGhaill
08-27-2010, 09:14
Mossberg 12 gauge 18" barrel with heat shield, full stock with accessory pistol grip included if you care, $279.00 shipped to your FFL:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/411537262

mixflip
08-27-2010, 10:49
shotgunworld.com is a great resource for learning the details of shotgunnery. I hung out there when I picked up my Maverick 88, Remington 1187, Mossberg 930SPX and Benelli SNT.

ET.
08-31-2010, 13:06
I believe this is the 870? Looks like it.

If so, I just bought the 870 in all black. Very sweet gun. Thanks for all the great info.

Good purchase. You should enjoy your 870. I've had mine awhile and for HD it is all that I had hoped it would be (along with my G21sf in the night stand). Buy some cheap game loads and go shoot the crap out of it to break it in! (at least 100 or more)

...Happy blasting!:50cal:

Zell
08-31-2010, 15:37
Good purchase. You should enjoy your 870. I've had mine awhile and for HD it is all that I had hoped it would be (along with my G21sf in the night stand). Buy some cheap game loads and go shoot the crap out of it to break it in! (at least 100 or more)

...Happy blasting!:50cal:

Thanks! Planning on doing just that this weekend.

Remjin
08-31-2010, 16:20
Heck, I got an advertisement from Cabela's not too long ago that had the Remington 870 w/ extended tube already mounted on it for $300. That's just slightly discounted/on sale... a FLGS has them for that price quite often. Great shotgun, synthetic stock and fore-end.

I've heard good things about the Mossberg 590A1's as well, which is at a similar price point, I believe. Mossberg and Remington allow you the most options if you want to add all the "tactical/tacticool" bits as well.

Adding a light and maybe a side saddle is about as tactical as I get, though.

Kinny
09-08-2010, 14:27
Not sure if anyone has mentioned Norinco (Interstate Arms), but they are built like a Remington and most 870 accessories will go on with no issues.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_288/products_id/91401
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/91/91401.jpg