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Red Dot Type Scopes On Home Defense Shotguns

This is a discussion on Red Dot Type Scopes On Home Defense Shotguns within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A red dot never hurts, but I think you'd be fine without one, a light would definitely be helpful though....

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    A red dot never hurts, but I think you'd be fine without one, a light would definitely be helpful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAPatriot97 View Post
    A red dot never hurts, but I think you'd be fine without one, a light would definitely be helpful though.
    I'm looking at a light also. I just ended up with an extra meprolight. I didn't know if I should buy another gun to go with it or just use it on my new defensive shotgun.
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    I never heard of meprolight but I just googled it and it looks pretty sweet! I just have a streamlight tlr-4 on my home shotgun and you cant go wrong with that. But I really like that meprolight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAPatriot97 View Post
    I never heard of meprolight but I just googled it and it looks pretty sweet! I just have a streamlight tlr-4 on my home shotgun and you cant go wrong with that. But I really like that Meprolight.
    I went with Meprolight's because I'm color blind and I can't see green and red very good. You can get the Meprolight in amber. I can see that great. It's the same reflex sight that every Israeli soldier has on their weapon so I think thery are pretty good. Just pricey. Thanks for the info on the light. I'll check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydog View Post
    I was just wondering how many of you guys used quick acquisition scopes on your home defense shotguns. If so, what type and brands are you using. Any recoil issues? Any information and or pics would be great! Thanks!
    Absolutely. All of my guns have red dots, including shotguns.




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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydog View Post
    That' was my thinking but then I read an article about the top 7 military and police shotguns and all but two of the seven had reflex sights on them. Two out of seven for the military and the police? You have to think they would know something. There must be some kind of advantage to having them.
    And that sums up about 90% of the problem.

    Stop reading articles.
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    i have a laserlyte center mass laser, projects a laser pattern of dots, approximates a larger pattern as your distance increases. throws a fair amount of light in a dark room, use a pressure switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydog View Post
    My home defense shotgun would become my primary weapon should the SHTF.
    If the SHTF with a loss of ROL say a EMP etc, and last for say a year+ all batteries and fancy sight will be used up.

    The real problem with a shotgun or any gun is ammo, buy now while it is cheap and buy a lot store it away and pray this type of event never happens.

    The shotgun is a great low light/ no light defense/ offense weapon back it up with a pistol and you are well set for guard or patrol.

    IMHO, rifles will rule the day and shotguns will rule the night both backed up by handgun of choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    And that sums up about 90% of the problem.

    Stop reading articles.
    Truly, great insight on your part!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydog View Post
    Truly, great insight on your part!!!
    There is a gem of wisdom there if you know how to receive it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    If the SHTF with a loss of ROL say a EMP etc, and last for say a year+ all batteries and fancy sight will be used up.
    That's another reason I run Meprolights. A Meprolights life span is 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    There is a gem of wisdom there if you know how to receive it.
    And a comedian. Your talents are endless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    And that sums up about 90% of the problem.

    Stop reading articles.
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    Truly, great insight on your part!!!
    Seems like pretty solid advice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok View Post
    Seems like pretty solid advice to me.

    Just because someone says you should eat an apple one way doesn't make it the best way to eat your orange.
    Well, I'm glad you really got something out of it.
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