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    How about a Coach Gun in 20 GA? She set on a pump? Has she ever shot a pump? A Double barrel is real easy to use...........
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    Re: HD Shotgun For My Mother: Suggestions?

    Mossberg did come out with a pink gun not long ago. Academy was advertising it.

    Smile. It makes people wonder what you are up to

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    A youth model in 20 gauge from Mossberg or Remington should do the trick nicely. Also Winchester may have a youth model available. The 410 may be a bit light but the 20 will be appropriate.

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    If she's recoil sensitive, a semi-auto may be better. Remington 1100 in 20 ga was my first shotgun.
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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I had actually forgotten, mulle46, about the effect a semi-auto has on recoil. Thanks for the reminder.

    I'm going to do some looking around, taking all your comments into consideration, and see what I can come up with for her.
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    Try 20 ga with a recoil reducing stock. Has pistol grip incorporated, and it is adjustable to make for a shorter pull if needed.... Mine is a Remington 870 with a 5 shot magazine ....

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    My wife is 70 years old, 5'-4", and thinks one of these (Mossberg 20 ga Persuader) is just fine:

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    Mossberg Maverick Model 88. they are 100% reliable . The sell from 159-189 . They are about 38 inches end to end.
    870,500 are all great shot guns but for a HD Shot gun they are way over priced.
    You don't have to shoot high power shells.

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    I keep this Westernfield 550 12 gauge (a Montgomery Wards re-branded Mossberg 500) loaded with 2 inch 00 buck shot (6 pellets) for my daughter to use.
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    It will do fine for self defense up fairly close. Recoil is negligible.
    Here is a pretty old thread about my building it. Home Defense Shotgun on a Budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Mossberg 500 in .410. Reliable, more accessories than you could ever list....

    And REALLY easy shooting.

    ^^I'm in this camp here^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    A .410 slug will knock the crap out of someone, followed with a round of 00 or 000 buck, followed with another slug.
    Get her that.
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