Shotgun for Home Defense
This is a discussion on Shotgun for Home Defense within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have two shotguns I use for home defense and night shift police patrol. One is minimalist, indeed, an 870P, with the only substantial changes ...
January 10th, 2009 10:19 PM
I have two shotguns I use for home defense and night shift police patrol. One is minimalist, indeed, an 870P, with the only substantial changes being a Vang safety, and a Speedfeed "LE" forend, which is nice and slim; my fingers are not long. It usually wears a Vang-Comped barrel, for tight patterns, but that is for streetfighting, when I want tight patterns. Home defense does not require tight patterns. The sight is a simple bead, which is fast, and works well for sighting from either shoulder.
My other shotgun is quite a custom weapon, an 870 that was given a package treatment by Scattergun Technologies, including a ghost-ring rear sight and tritium front sight. This sight set-up is not as fast, for me, as a simple bead, and works well only from my left shoulder, as I am left-eye dominant. I bought this mostly as a slug gun, for longer-range use. It is not my favored in-home weapon, though it would be quite fine for sitting and waiting for a bad guy, when I will not be switching shoulders, as I do while hunting a bad guy indoors.
January 10th, 2009 11:20 PM
Bolded for emphasis. Find yourself a pawn-shop special 870 express if you think you're going to go all out but are on a budget. Keep the Wingmaster for furry or feathery critters.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
RIP, Jeff Dorr: 1964 - July 17, 2009. You will be missed.
Defensive Carry Search Tips
- Choose a subforum on right side under "Search in Forum(s)"
- Type general topic of interest in "Search by Keyword" textbox.
- Read results and refine/repeat as necessary.
January 10th, 2009 11:32 PM
Excellent post(s), Rexster.
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow. End the cycle of hatred, donít give them a tomorrow."
January 10th, 2009 11:45 PM
get a second barrel for the gun and she will make a great home gun. no need to do any thing else. just a box of 00 buck.
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
Red State State of Mind
January 11th, 2009 12:08 AM
I found a sale on the short 18.5 barrel for my Mossy 500. Takes about 3 minutes to change from it to the long barrel. I've put lots of rounds thru this gun as a hunter and a shorty. The only thing I don't like about this set-up is the short magazine. I recently saw one for sale similar to mine for $240 with the short barrel, I'd go this route and leave your gun original.
January 11th, 2009 02:19 PM
Lots of nice info here guys....Thanks
Nothing Wrong With Shooting as Long as the Right People Get Shot.
Clint Eastwood, Magnum Force, 1973
January 11th, 2009 02:26 PM
Great choice for defending a safe room. Poor choice for navigating the house. If you do navigate the house and you have to remove the gun from firing position at the shoulder remember to use the low ready position with the barrel pointed to the floor. That way if someone attempts to disarm you by grabbing the barrel you might get a shot at their feet and legs allowing you to maintain control of the weapon. If it's pointed up a shot at the ceiling won't do much.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.-H. L. Mencken
January 11th, 2009 02:35 PM
Have you posted in this thread? http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ghlight=slings
Originally Posted by Wuchak
Just interested to know your thoughts about slings on a HD shotgun since you mentioned shotgun retention.
By spoz in forum Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion
Last Post: June 25th, 2010, 09:41 AM
By rammerjammer in forum Defensive Carry Guns
Last Post: February 11th, 2010, 05:12 PM
By Biomortis in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: November 16th, 2009, 10:57 AM
By JNC in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: April 30th, 2009, 09:27 PM
By ront in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
Last Post: June 28th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Search tags for this page
ducks unlimited home defense shotgun
is it advisable for seniors use a shotgun for home defense?
kutz compensator guns
kutz compensator shotgun
louis awerbuck takedown shotgun
minimalist home defense weapons for women
sound of pump shotgun loading shell
youtube accessorizing a remington 870 home defense shotgun
Click on a term to search for related topics.