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Old 03-08-2010, 01:46   #1
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Good home defense shotguns...

never had a tactical/defense shotgun and am wanting to get one just to have in the bedroom. i dont have the money for a benelli but have been looking into the remingtons and mossbergs. can you guys suggest any models or brands to look into specifically?
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:36   #2
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Remington 870 is what I've got. Most here will tell you that you don't need to spend alot to get a good reliable shotgun. Do a search on the Maverick 88 as well. They can be found for under $200 and will get the job done. Also, check out [URL="http://www.aiptactical.com"]www.aiptactical.com[/URL] , it's a glocktalker's site with some great 870 builds and alot of good advice. Finally, the search function is your friend!!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:31   #3
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Get a Remington 870. You could probably find a deal on a used one that will suit your needs.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:13   #4
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Everyone is going to say Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. And they are probably right if this is your first and only shotgun? Good price, good reliability, good availability in parts, good aftermarket upgrades.Legendary brand names proven in combat & law enforcement. $300-ish??? You'll be good to go.

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Old 03-08-2010, 10:48   #5
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Ithaca, Winchester, Remington, Mossberg. A clone if money is tight, the Pardner Pump takes many aftermarket 870 accessories.

My strongest advice is get an old vintage wingmaster 2 3/4, buy a spare barrel with fiber optic sights, put a sling on it, and quit. You'll have 2 good shotguns, and they'll both be slick actions.

Or pawnshop any of the others and do likewise with it. One HD barrel, one with choke tubes.. and don't hang six pounds of crap on it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 14:41   #6
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Light, laser, Sidesaddle, Hogue Tamer. End of conversation!
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Old 03-08-2010, 17:35   #7
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Have you looked at the Benelli Super Nova?
They are priced right for a pump . . .
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:43   #8
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I highly recommend this for your first shotgun.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/42628

Get a stock that fits you, a cleaning kit and a bunch of ammo. DONE!
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Old 03-08-2010, 19:29   #9
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Mossberg 930 SPX Best. Shotgun. Ever.
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Old 03-08-2010, 19:56   #10
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Maverick 88 by Mossberg. Best budget "just to have" IMO. Something with a full stock. Low recoil 00 buck

I was thinking of what NOT to do - but I see it was already posted.

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Old 03-08-2010, 20:13   #11
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I've owned Mossberg 500 and 590, along with Remington 870 and 1100. I'm back to the 870 as my primary. That said I really miss my Mossberg 500 - slick action, absolutely reliable; it was bought new in 1987.
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Old 03-08-2010, 20:32   #12
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Light, laser, Sidesaddle, Hogue Tamer. End of conversation!
The end of one, but the beginning of another...

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Old 03-08-2010, 20:37   #13
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Ok I wasnt going to advocate my Benelli SuperNova tactical just because its not cheap at $500 but since someone else already mentioned it, so will I now.

I chose the Benelli because of these features...

Ghost ring sights, for those longer shots with slugs.

Chrome lined barrel to fight corrosion.

shoots all shells (2 3/4 up to 3 1/2 inch) seriously versitile if ammo gets slim.

Rotating, dual lug, steel on steel locking bolt head like an M14.

Very durable polymer overmold receiver, technology borrowed from the Glock magazine design.

Comfort Tech recoil reducing buttstock and gel pad.

Awesome location for the safety! Just forward of the trigger guard.

Location of the slide release borrowed from Remington.

Magazine "lock" button, which allow the shooter to empty a chambered round without loading a round from the magazine tube...so you can drop in a slug or other specialty round.

Extra large trigger well for gloved hands.

A pistol grip buttstock can be mounted on this model unlike the original Nova's.

Field strips super easy and to put back together. No more messing with interrupter levers and shell stop levers flopping out.

Built in sling swivel studs.

Can be converted to a hunting gun with a new barrel.

Adjustable butt pad for LOP

Sexy Italian design and build quality.

(not my picture but this is how mine will look soon)
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Old 03-08-2010, 20:51   #14
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Sexy Italian design and build quality.

(not my picture but this is how mine will look soon)
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I need that mag extension and one of these Sidearmor picatinny rails for a flashlight mount for my Supernova Tactical.

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Old 03-08-2010, 21:08   #15
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Hey Shima, where did you find that rail? It looks cool but it also looks like I might hit my hands on it too?
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Old 03-08-2010, 21:32   #16
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i wish i was as reliable as the guns in my ownership.... keep it simple and to the point. get a gun that fits you; the ergonomics are paramount in your search. there are several fairly recent threads on this very subject here on gt. remember that one size does not fit all, just like in real life. with all the accessories available today you can make just about any gun "fit" you. but you want a gun that fits out of the box. that means you need to do a little work prior to purchasing. try some on for size and then research the ones that fit well. shoot them if you can. there is no disappointment like buying a gun that "looks cool" but ultimately doesn't meet your needs. so don't forget what your original intended goal was as you get overwhelmed by the choices that face you.... you have already gotten some good advice right here. i personally like the benelli shotguns, but the remington pumps look good to me too; especially the older ones with wood dressing. i like the light weight of the mossberg pump. we could go on and on about what i like, but this is about you. get your feedback here but then do your homework. good luck.



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Old 03-08-2010, 21:42   #17
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bye the way, mixflip does a pretty nice job of showing off the benelli super nova; you may want to save up your pennies. ask him how to see it, because i am not fluid in the language of the computer....



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Old 03-08-2010, 22:13   #18
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Hey Shima, where did you find that rail? It looks cool but it also looks like I might hit my hands on it too?
I found it here:

http://www.sidearmor.com/store/index...f9sd59t592e7s0

I want a way to mount a light without having to hang it off the end. I don't know. What do you think?
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:41   #19
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Unfortunately the barrel clamps seem to be the most solid design. I am not a fan of hanging stuff on my gun either but say you were diving/jumping/sliding ect ect into some cover and hit you rail (which seems to only be held on by the tiny screws on top of the receiver) will it survive?

Vs. a robust barrel clamp that not only holds your white light but also serves as a support for your extended mag tube.

I think my logic leans towards a barrel clamp. A low profile high quality one though.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:02   #20
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I like the looks of this mount. I have a similar one that is plastic. Works great but Aluminum is better than plastic IMO. I use a TLR-1 weapon light on the mount.

http://www.amazon.com/LaserLyte-Shot.../dp/B000VUWSAY

You may want some type of barrel clamp rail for the extended mag tube... Do you need one for the Benelli? Very interested in that shotgun.

Here you go... If you want to sure up that extended mag tube.

http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Universal-...ef=pd_sbs_sg_1
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