Shotgun Newbie with questions...
Hey everyone! Just activated my account!
Anyways, just quick background:
I'm pretty much a novice with firearms. My ex girlfriend was big into guns, and brought her collection when she moved in with me. She had a bunch of antique stuff, but with the guns that
were ready for service, she had:
A ladysmith .357 magnum
Some kind of expensive Browning shotgun
Another expensive "over under" shotgun
A 30 .06 rifle
Of those I shot at a shooting range the .357. Did good. Good grouping.
Both shotguns when we went trap shooting, did good.
Anyways, we broke up and she brought all her guns with her. And I felt naked, without that .357 in the bedroom. So I bought at a pawnshop, a Mossberg Mavrick Model 88 12 gauge.
My question is, are there any quirks about this shotgun I need to know about? By the way, I met a guy in the pawn shop, and he told me, for home defense, buy "Double up buckshot", and for messing around in my backyard and practicing, buy some birdshot. I loaded the shotgun with only 3 shells of the birdshot, and I remember what he said about "racking it" with that little
lever next to the trigger. But somehow I managed to eject an unfired round out of the side of the shotgun.
Please excuse my nooby language, but can any of you explain exactly how this shotgun works, and the ins and outs of all the functions. And I believe it holds "5+1". Sorry to bug you guys with this noob stuff, but I gotta start somewhere. Thanks for reading!