Auto (semi-auto) short barrel home defense shot gun

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    Auto (semi-auto) short barrel home defense shot gun

    Im looking for a home defense short easy to handle shot gun in semi-auto. I know pumps are more reliable buy having the use of only one hand itd not an option for me. Id prefer that it hold more than 3-4 rounds as well. Any suggestions?

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    11-87 like this; http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=86935958


    or a Benelli like this one; http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=86854180

    Most will tell you the Benelli is the better gun, I'm going to say the 11-87 is. Both are good, and you cant go wrong with these choices.
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    Benelli with mag extension. Mrs. Airedales 3 gun Benelli holds 8+1. Recoil is manageable.
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    I'm going to second SIXTO, I've had great luck with my 11/87.

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    what barrel length is that?

    Is that 11/87 a 14" or 18" barrel? can non-law enforcement types even own a 14"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverickx50 View Post
    Is that 11/87 a 14" or 18" barrel? can non-law enforcement types even own a 14"?
    You can... but requires a tax stamp like any other class 3 weapon. 11-87's look shorter than they are because the forward stock is longer than a pump. OD's does look a little short though, assuming thats 1x6 decking its laying on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverickx50 View Post
    Is that 11/87 a 14" or 18" barrel? can non-law enforcement types even own a 14"?
    It's an 18" barrel. Yes Sir, you can own a shotgun with a barrel less than 18" it has to be registered as a NFA weapon though. If the shotgun is produced by a manufacturer (Remington, Benelli etc.) with a barrel shorter than 18", it's a $5 transfer tax, if you have the barrel cut-down by a gunsmith etc., it will cost you $200 to register it.
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    what about a Saiga-12?

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    I have a Benelli M2 w/18.5 inch bbl, also I have a 26 inch bbl to go with it.....switch it out for bird hunting or whatever. It shoots great, I have a mag extension on it and rifle sights. It's a natural at your shoulder, the sights will pretty much be where you're looking when you bring it up. It fits me good. The extra bbl and gun itself is a little pricey though.
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    I like the remington version but it will never beat the Mosburg 590

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    If go Mossberg, recommend the Model 590A1 - pump.

    If go Remington, recommend the Police 11-87 - semi-auto or Poilce 870 pump.

    I have shot others prefer the Remington, habit of 40 plus years and hard to argue with the success of Remington.

    Lube - is Sentry Solutions - Hi-Slip Grease, never a problem cold or hot with coat of Hoppes Oil down the barrel.

    Another option is a side by side double barrel with 18" to 20" barrel. Two of the same provides options - like a backup handgun - simply pickup the second accomplish the task at hand - quicker than a reload, if not moving around.

    I do recommend the Remington Police or Wingmaster over the Express. See below. Same applies to the 11-87 as the 870 discussion below. Pay more $$$, but see below, life is worth ?

    http://www.remingtonmilitary.com/art...Pol6-30-05.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2die View Post
    what about a Saiga-12?

    That's exactly what I'm looking for. Found a 20 but not a 12.
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    My brother has a Benelli M4 shotgun. I've fired it and it is very nice. With home defense 12 gauge ammo the pattern was exceptional at defense ranges. He also fired some slugs out of it and hit an IDPA target the first time at 100 yards. It is probably out of my price range, but if you can afford it this is a good idea IMO.
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    Saiga 12 for me. Reliable, feels very natural, all around great gun. Maybe a little less traditional, but its a lot of gun for the money I think.
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