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rick458 01-29-2012 05:09

Best HD Shotgun?
 
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

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Originally Posted by longhair (Post 18502126)
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

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Originally Posted by Rick O'Shay (Post 18502128)
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:


rick458 01-29-2012 05:40

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Originally Posted by Rick O'Shay (Post 18502150)
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

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Originally Posted by K.Kiser (Post 18502322)
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

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Originally Posted by rick458 (Post 18502136)
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

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Originally Posted by rick458 (Post 18502118)
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

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Originally Posted by byf43 (Post 18502190)
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.

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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"


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John Rambo 01-29-2012 09:01



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