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Old 01-29-2012, 06:09   #1
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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)
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:16   #2
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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.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:18   #3
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Mossberg 590.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:20   #4
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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)
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:22   #5
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Mossberg 590.
Is a 590 Double action rod or single like a 500?
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:31   #6
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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.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:38   #7
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:40   #8
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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
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:58   #9
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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.
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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...

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:57   #11
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I'm predisposed to mossberg... I have 4 mossberg shotguns - 3 500 series and a 930 spx... guess I just like 'em?
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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.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:06   #13
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Any 18 to 20 inch 12ga would do the job. If its just for HD
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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.
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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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Old 01-29-2012, 08:12   #16
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I feel comfortable with my Mossberg 500 Persuader ........
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:17   #17
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Mossy 590A1....18" barrel...easy to maneuver around in the hallways
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:21   #18
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don't know if is the best, but I have a Remington 870.

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:29   #19
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Wilson Scattergun. Add me to the 870 list. Not sure that is the best but I am sure it will do the job.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:42   #20
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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.
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.
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