This is a discussion on I'm pretty excited within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by TSKnight Good choice on the shotgun. I use Federal RR 00 buck in my HD shotgun and have been very satisfied with ...
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An 870 is an excellent weapon. You will be well armed for anything in a HD situation with that gun. Congrats.
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Remington 870 loaded with low recoil buckshot? Yep, it is an excellent choice for home defense duty. The biggest thing I would recommend adding to your shotgun is a flashlight. Unless you keep your lights on 24/7 or wear night vision goggles, it's a necessity.
The side saddle is a good add-on as well. I've got a tac-star sidesaddle on my Mossberg 590, but I'm thinking about removing it. It does throw the balance of the gun off a little bit. If you want to keep extra ammo on your gun, you might want to look into a Speedfeed stock as well. They make at least two models that hold 4 extra shells inside the stock.
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