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kave
01-16-2012, 16:01
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.

ghamden
01-16-2012, 16:25
I just pick up a stoeger Defense the look is extemely scary
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger_double_defense.php
Bought it from buds 349.00
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411545365/Stoeger+Double+Defense+12ga+20%22+Ported out of stock

Reswob
01-16-2012, 16:32
Mossberg 590 and $100 worth of shells.

David_Ely
01-16-2012, 16:44
Remington 870 and $100 worth of shells. :cool:

CorkyE
01-16-2012, 16:51
You can't go wrong with either. Mine is a Mossberg, but that's just me.

Gunshine
01-16-2012, 17:07
And by the way CDNN has the 870 for $279.00

Buffering
01-16-2012, 17:33
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.

Lugi
01-16-2012, 19:37
590a1

thinkfast
01-23-2012, 21:05
Plain-jane Mossberg 500 18.5" bbl (model #50411) and $200.00 worth of shells.

mainegunner
01-24-2012, 03:00
Get the 870P

ArmoryDoc
01-24-2012, 06:33
Get the 870P

^^^^^^
All day long !

MrMurphy
01-24-2012, 06:48
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.

cooden
01-24-2012, 15:55
I just pick up a stoeger Defense the look is extemely scary
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger_double_defense.php
Bought it from buds 349.00
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411545365/Stoeger+Double+Defense+12ga+20%22+Ported out of stock

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.

SCSU74
01-24-2012, 18:16
870 express. You'll have $200 leftover for accessories :)


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jwhite75
01-24-2012, 18:25
You can't go wrong with either. Mine is a Mossberg, but that's just me.

This ^^^^ the 590 or the 870 us the absolute way to go.

JK-linux
01-24-2012, 18:30
Tough to beat the tested Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 for less than $500. Plenty left over for whatever stuff you think it needs.

WoodenPlank
01-24-2012, 18:36
Mossberg 590 and $100 worth of shells.

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

Plain-jane Mossberg 500 18.5" bbl (model #50411) and $200.00 worth of shells.

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...

Hokie1911
01-24-2012, 18:50
870 express. You'll have $200 leftover for accessories :)


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

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/b15dc508.jpg

David_Ely
01-24-2012, 19:09
Did just that last Sunday at a show. Less than $350 out the door.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/b15dc508.jpg

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.

jellis11
01-24-2012, 19:27
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!

Hokie1911
01-24-2012, 20:22
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.

Thanks. It's going to be sent off to Vang Comp for some barrel work/sights, then get a Magpul fore end and stock with a Surefire.

Javelin
01-24-2012, 20:24
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.

This is a good idea. I got an 870 Tactical and I really like it.

:wavey:

wrx04
01-24-2012, 22:14
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.

Great advice. I agree.

SCSU74
01-24-2012, 22:40
Thanks. It's going to be sent off to Vang Comp for some barrel work/sights, then get a Magpul fore end and stock with a Surefire.

Save yourself the money and just buy a surefire g2 and a 1" light mount. Savings of about $400


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Screaming .357G
01-24-2012, 23:59
Mossy 930 SPX for a great autoloader.
Mossy 590a1 for a pump.

Hokie1911
01-25-2012, 19:19
Save yourself the money and just buy a surefire g2 and a 1" light mount. Savings of about $400


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Not getting the Surefire front end. It may be sweet, but it cost more than the 870. No thanks. I have a X300 that will be riding on a Magpul rail mounted on the Magpul front end.

MrMurphy
01-26-2012, 03:22
Once the Magpul fore-end is in production, I would agree.

It is not yet, so my advice stands.

SCSU74
01-26-2012, 09:24
Once the Magpul fore-end is in production, I would agree.

It is not yet, so my advice stands.

Surefire foreends are not even close to being worth the money... A g2 tactical is brighter and about $400 cheaper


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Buffering
01-26-2012, 12:42
If your purpose is to attach a light to a weapon then yes, any setup will do but it's not a weaponlight. I could tape an M3T to a Glock and I suppose it would work because I put it there but is that setup right with the cosmos? Hardly.

While SF dedicated lights are not cheap, you are getting a weapon specific light that will work each and every time. I mean, you'd all love to have the latest ACOG on your M4s however they cost more than the gun so saying that price makes it a less than worthwhile addition is, to me, a disingenuous position.

Last October I was running a Mesa barrel/mag clamp with an SF L4 mounted in a Vltor. The light failed about 30 mins into a class shooting full power buck and slugs. The whole thing is now off my gun, SF replaced the LED and I now run the 318LM dedicated forend. I tried a cheaper alternative, loved it setting in my closet but the reality is that it wasn't up for the task. I've now corrected that problem.

Look at it another way: if there was a pile of free SF shotgun forends and a pile of free G2s, Vltors, Streamlights and whatever else, which one would you take? That SF pile would be gone quicker than a Costa Concordia captain abandoning ship.

Mr.Reignman
01-28-2012, 03:05
I just pick up a stoeger Defense the look is extemely scary
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger_double_defense.php
Bought it from buds 349.00
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411545365/Stoeger+Double+Defense+12ga+20%22+Ported out of stock

are you being serious? God, I really hope not.

gbanker
01-28-2012, 09:36
Save yourself the money and just buy a surefire g2 and a 1" light mount. Savings of about $400


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That's my plan, get a g2 mounted on a picatinny rail for under a 100 bucks.

Picked up the 870 Express last weekend.

collim1
01-28-2012, 11:31
Saw a 870P, 4+1 tube, wood furniture for $500 yesterday. If I didn't already have 2 870's I would been all over it.

ScrappyDoo
01-29-2012, 05:10
Mossy 930 SPX for a great autoloader.
Mossy 590a1 for a pump.

Couldn't really sum up the situation any better than this.

My M930SPX has been perfect and is not only my favorite firearm but also my most trusted. And I am very big into vocabulary and word choice- I always choose my remarks and words very carefully and I meant what I said. My M930SPX has been literally perfect, you can't ask for any more than that. Its probably going to run you over $600 though so you have to save a little.

The M590A1 is probably the best combat pump shotgun you could get, at least according to the US Military ! Lol. In all honesty they are just awesome , you'll loe the way they look and feel in your hands. And the good if not awesome thing is there is a whole range of options om the M590a1 line. All have heavy walled barrels , but some are 18.5" some are 20". They also have assorted sizes of magazine tubes and different sight options. So you can choose the one set suited to YOUR NEEDS AND PREFERENCES. BECAUSE, contrary to some popular belief around here , IT DOES NOT MATTER ONE IOTA what someone tells you is the best setup for your shotgun. it matters whAT IS BEST FOR YOU!