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rick458
01-29-2012, 05:09
Simple enough.
What, in your opinion is the BEST home defense shotgun?
looking at Benelli M2, Nova, Montefeltro (yeah i know not HD but they are SWEET)

longhair
01-29-2012, 05:16
If you hunt, then which ever gun you use. It's familiar and you have no learning curve. For me, it's a double. It's a gun I've hunted with for decades. I am comfortable with it, I know it like the back of my hand.

Rick O'Shay
01-29-2012, 05:18
Mossberg 590.

rick458
01-29-2012, 05:20
If you hunt, then which ever gun you use. It's familiar and you have no learning curve. For me, it's a double. It's a gun I've hunted with for decades. I am comfortable with it, I know it like the back of my hand.
Dont even own one. I shot an Auto 5 once (those kick like mules)

rick458
01-29-2012, 05:22
Mossberg 590.
Is a 590 Double action rod or single like a 500?

Rick O'Shay
01-29-2012, 05:31
I can't go check, because I sold it. Had to downsize due to arthritis in the neck. I now have a semi-auto 20 gauge Ithaca, but always thought the short barrel 12-gauge with 9 rounds was ideal.
I'm thinking it was single slide, but not certain. Very reliable, though. I spent plenty of time at the range, shooting reaction targets with slugs and 00 buckshot. Great fun, and never a hiccup.

Brisman33
01-29-2012, 05:38
AA12 fully automatic shotgun :supergrin:

AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!! - YouTube

rick458
01-29-2012, 05:40
I can't go check, because I sold it. Had to downsize due to arthritis in the neck. I now have a semi-auto 20 gauge Ithaca, but always thought the short barrel 12-gauge with 9 rounds was ideal.
I'm thinking it was single slide, but not certain. Very reliable, though. I spent plenty of time at the range, shooting reaction targets with slugs and 00 buckshot. Great fun, and never a hiccup.
Rick I DO know that my Brothers in arms used M590s for serious social purposes

byf43
01-29-2012, 05:58
There are several decent shotguns that 'can' do HD duty, but, for my $$$, there will always be a Remington 870 on duty.

I've owned a couple Mossberg 500 shotguns.
I had some issues with the one that I depended on. Mossberg repaired it (twice) and the issue remained.

I prefer Remington 870. :thumbsup:

K.Kiser
01-29-2012, 06:54
Pretty much any of the respected names will work as long as you are comfortable with it and shoot it well... I like Rem 870, Win 1300, and Browning pumps but that is not saying there isn't a truck bed full of other ones that will do the deed... You could just take any ol hunting shotgun, buy an 18.5-20 inch barrel for it and it would pull double duty in fine fashion... Anything from a 20 ga. up will have surplus ability to stop a would-be villian...

I have all the pumps that I need, but just to satisfy my urges the next scattergun purchase I make will probably be a coach gun of some sort... I already have a couple long doubles, but the squaty short barreled one just move and point oh so well...

RYT 2BER
01-29-2012, 06:57
I'm predisposed to mossberg... I have 4 mossberg shotguns - 3 500 series and a 930 spx... guess I just like 'em?

TXGlock21Man
01-29-2012, 07:03
Pretty much any of the respected names will work as long as you are comfortable with it and shoot it well...

I recommend this. I also recommend you shop around and get one as cheap as possible...under $200 is totally realistic. People often buy HD shottys and load them up and shoot them once or twice and then it just sits for years...you can pick up nice ones on the Want Ads here or I found a nice 870 for $199 at a pawn shop a couple of years ago.

chrisf608
01-29-2012, 07:06
Any 18 to 20 inch 12ga would do the job. If its just for HD

Homechicken
01-29-2012, 07:08
Is a 590 Double action rod or single like a 500?

My 590SP is double. Can't say its the best because I've not had an ocassion to test the theory, thankfully, but it has been thoroughly reliable.

CDR_Glock
01-29-2012, 07:11
Simple enough.
What, in your opinion is the BEST home defense shotgun?
looking at Benelli M2, Nova, Montefeltro (yeah i know not HD but they are SWEET)

Apartment/Condo or Single Family home? Hahahahahahahaha

Benelli's are great from what I've seen. If you have the money, the M3 or M4.

I'm acquiring a Saiga Tactical 12. It will have 2 10 round, 1 12 round, and 1 20 round mag. That and an FN Tactical Pump 12 Gauge are coming this week.

Right now, most of my shooting has been with my Mossberg 930SPX. For the money, it's a good gun. I enjoy shooting it more than my pistols. No reliability issues with it. I did wonder why I only held 5 in the mag but everyone helped me trouble shoot that.


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bear62
01-29-2012, 07:12
I feel comfortable with my Mossberg 500 Persuader ........

bocaboca
01-29-2012, 07:17
Mossy 590A1....18" barrel...easy to maneuver around in the hallways

ca survivor
01-29-2012, 07:21
don't know if is the best, but I have a Remington 870.

Bruce M
01-29-2012, 07:29
Wilson Scattergun. Add me to the 870 list. Not sure that is the best but I am sure it will do the job.

paynter2
01-29-2012, 07:42
There are several decent shotguns that 'can' do HD duty, but, for my $$$, there will always be a Remington 870 on duty.

I've owned a couple Mossberg 500 shotguns.
I had some issues with the one that I depended on. Mossberg repaired it (twice) and the issue remained.

I prefer Remington 870. :thumbsup:

I have an old M12 in the corner of my bedroom - it holds 7 rounds.

If I were looking for something to replace it I'd go with the 870 too. Very rugged and you can buy them cheap. I subscribe to a dealer from TX that routinely has used 870's (Wingmaster, not Express) for under $200.

They're great as is or, for <$200, cut the BBL, extend the mag and add tactical stock - go mod. A HD shotgun doesn't need to be pretty - just functional.

SGT HATRED
01-29-2012, 07:52
Others mentioned are fine, but if you want the best, Benelli is the way to go.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q37/Merlin-X/2011-07-08135909.jpg

tongix
01-29-2012, 08:10
I would get the Winchester Sx pump HD right now. THey are light and has the rotating bolt to boot which makes it fast and furious.

Packin' Heat
01-29-2012, 08:56
you didnt mention a price range. all shotguns use the same cartridges, so they all kill baddies the same. No shotgun is more deadly than another. So to answer your question, all shotguns are the best for home defense.

now if you want it have other stuff then thats just personal preference, and the world is your oyster. Decide what you want: pump or auto, then move on to the next feature you like.

Personally I went with a Mossberg 590 and a Saiga 12.

Angry Fist
01-29-2012, 09:00
Mossberg 500 Cruiser 20"


http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/MO_FUGGAZ/FacelessJack.jpg

John Rambo
01-29-2012, 09:01
AA-12 Shotgun in action *The Expendables* - YouTube

tongix
01-29-2012, 09:04
i have slugs and 00 Bkshots in mine. First to go are slugs hoping i wont use the 00s.

ray9898
01-29-2012, 09:08
Any of them, a HD shotgun is not really anything special. You will find a low end Mossberg Maverick does just a good of a job as and expensive Benelli.

CaptTurbo
01-29-2012, 09:14
I have a Mossberg Mariner Defender in 12. I've shot 1000s of shells through the thing and never had a hiccup. I have a composite stock with spring loaded mags in each side and the tube holds at least seven. Seems like you can hit the ground running with plenty of fire power.

NH Trucker
01-29-2012, 09:31
I won't say that it's the best, but I like it.

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pmwglock19
01-29-2012, 09:36
I have a Mossberg 500 persuader for HD and 3 gun competition. It has never failed to fire. Great gun for anything and easy to replace barrel, one screw.

Would like to get an AA-12 shown in the 2 videos. Sweet weapon.

Sig Junkie
01-29-2012, 09:48
For home I have a simple Moss 500 with short barrel and folding stock.

rick458
01-29-2012, 11:00
The AA12 does have potential too:supergrin:

Nestor
01-29-2012, 11:12
The simpler and more familiar the better. It should be like the old, trusted wife...so I keep watching this shotgun porn with all those slim, hot scatterguns, but keep coming back to my proven Ithaca M37. She never complained.

Booker
01-29-2012, 14:25
I'm gonna go against the popular choices here. I like a SxS Coach Gun for HD!

RDW
01-29-2012, 14:27
I have several Shot Guns, and prefer my "Vang Comped" 590A1, or my Stoager Coach Gun for HD.

CMG
01-29-2012, 14:36
My wife prefers the 20, I like the 12.

I recently picked up a Mossberg 930 SPX and have been quite pleased with it.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/M930SPXmod.jpg

Is a 590 Double action rod or single like a 500?

Mossberg 500s haven't had single action rods in decades, and mostly they were on the smaller gauge guns.

This is my 20 gauge from 1999 and it has dual action bars.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/M500-20.jpg

hogship
01-29-2012, 14:59
You people are probably tired of seeing this one.......


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....but, it's the result of an evolution in shotguns that has become my idea of the perfect home defense shotgun. This is not to say it's the perfect shotgun for you, but it is for me. Over the years, I've had a Winchester Defender, Mossberg 590, and this Remington 870 Police Magnum.

I like the original short magazine that provides 5 shots, or 4+1......because I've come to prefer lighter weight at the muzzle for maneuverability. It also allows me to chamber a slug or specialty round with the use of the sidesaddle. Sling is because I can foresee a possible need to use both hands for some other task, and I don't want to lose control/possession of the shotgun. Rifle sights are for slugs, and longer Wingmaster forearm makes use of the rifle sights better because it allows for a more appropriate hand position. The Wingmaster forearm is modified to fit around the sidesaddle when cycling. Oversized safety is a must on an 870 used for HD......trigger finger can be at the "ready" position, while at the same time it's touching the safety. 18.5" cyl bore barrel better opens up buckshot at closer range. With the cyl bore barrel, slugs are a little less accurate at distance but well within minute of bad guy breadbasket at 100yds.



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4 glocks
01-29-2012, 15:20
You people are probably tired of seeing this one.......


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....but, it's the result of an evolution in shotguns that has become my idea of the perfect home defense shotgun. This is not to say it's the perfect shotgun for you, but it is for me. Over the years, I've had a Winchester Defender, Mossberg 590, and this Remington 870 Police Magnum.

I like the original short magazine that provides 5 shots, or 4+1......because I've come to prefer lighter weight at the muzzle for maneuverability. It also allows me to chamber a slug or specialty round with the use of the sidesaddle. Sling is because I can foresee a possible need to use both hands for some other task, and I don't want to lose control/possession of the shotgun. Rifle sights are for slugs, and longer Wingmaster forearm makes use of the rifle sights better because it allows for a more appropriate hand position. The Wingmaster forearm is modified to fit around the sidesaddle when cycling. Oversized safety is a must on an 870 used for HD......trigger finger can be at the "ready" position, while at the same time it's touching the safety. 18.5" cyl bore barrel better opens up buckshot at closer range. With the cyl bore barrel, slugs are a little less accurate at distance but well within minute of bad guy breadbasket at 100yds.



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Hog nice real nice. KISS is the way to go. You can't go wrong with a used 870.
As others have said you can get one in the $200 price range. The older the better Wingmasters are very smooth.

Jason D
01-29-2012, 16:02
870...

ScrappyDoo
01-29-2012, 16:11
The absolute best way I can recommend or describe my situation is by saying this, and those who know me know how I feel about my dog. I simply cannot describe or overstate how important my mainest man my Australian Cattle Dog is to me. I would kill you to save him, definitely. ( :- ) ).

SO having said how important he is to me, if I needed to quickly defend my dogs life, I would grab my M930SPX. Over any of my other guns an I wouldnt want a different shotgun to use, only the M930SPX.

I would like to own a Benelli Supernova Tactical and a M590A1 because they're awesome, and someday when I move I'll want one of those brand new Benelli M4 H20's but ... still, M930SPX for my loved ones.

hogship
01-29-2012, 16:13
Hog nice real nice. KISS is the way to go. You can't go wrong with a used 870.
As others have said you can get one in the $200 price range. The older the better Wingmasters are very smooth.

Thanks 4Glocks.......

Actually, it's not a Wingmaster, but an 870 Police Magnum that I bought new close to 15 years ago. The only thing that's Wingmaster, is the forearm.

You are correct about the older Wingmasters though.......they can be a heck of a great deal used, and a very high quality candidate for someone to work up a great HD shotgun. :supergrin:

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Aceman
01-29-2012, 17:23
There is no such thing. A Maverick 88 works just as well as a Benelli for the job.

88, 500, 870, m4, 1300, etc...all practically the same. Just a matter of price/features.

triggerjerk
01-29-2012, 17:35
Benelli M4.

RowdyatHeart
01-29-2012, 18:15
I am no LEO and I am no Military Man but I have duck hunted for 40 years and 8 of those 40 years were spent calling and/or guiding. I have seen a shotgun exposed to harsh conditions once or twice in my lifetime. I will cut to the chase.

ALL semi-autos fail with extreme use. The Benelli is the best one I have seen as far as requiring very little maintenance. I can provide specific examples if need be.

SOME pumps will fail. Usually it is the result of short stroking the pump action and/or thinking to much about pumping the action. Some 3-1/2" chambered guns have a tight breech for a little while and the warm hulls will hang up a few times but they always jack right out after the gun cools. I have shot a 3.5 870 so much that it worked itself out of the 3.5 sticking episodes.

Benelli Novas are great guns but to me, they are BRUTAL in the recoil department. Mossbergs are great guns but again, punishing to me in the recoil department. I don't know how Remington does it but a cheap 870 Express is one of the best handling, softest shooting shotguns I have ever used. They are very easy to work with and if you spray the Epress finish down with a good spray CLP oil after each use, that cheap Express parkerizing will start to absorb oil and it will bead up like carnuba wax when it gets wet.

Beretta shotguns are excellent as well but demand a little more care due to the gas system.

G17gen3
01-29-2012, 18:21
I hunt w/ a mossy 500 and just change to a short barrel for HD use.

WarEagle32
01-29-2012, 19:21
I doubt i wouldn't trade my Mossberg 590 marine coat for another HD shotgun. 20 inches and 9 round capacity. Hard to beat!