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If you were going to buy a home defense shotgun today, what would you buy?

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  • Benelli M2

    2 2.47%
  • Benelli M4

    7 8.64%
  • Benelli Nova

    1 1.23%
  • Beretta 1301

    1 1.23%
  • Keltec KSG

    3 3.70%
  • Mossberg 500

    14 17.28%
  • Mossberg 590

    15 18.52%
  • Mossberg 930

    8 9.88%
  • Remington 870

    13 16.05%
  • Other

    17 20.99%
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    Fostech origin 12 with 30 round drum


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    My wife's uncle had one of those old, old Winchester lever shotguns. I think he got powder burns every time he shot it. The family finally bought him a new 1100 and he couldn't hit a thing with it.
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    For now, I use my old seventies vintage 1100. I love that gun. If I were to buy a gun specifically, I would buy the Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde. Because it looks cool.
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    I voted for the Mossberg 590. More specifically this model...
    https://www.mossberg.com/product/590...-series-51773/

    If a person wanted to spend a little less then get a 500 and add the Magpul furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Our local state penitentiary used those at one time. They're a tank. They are a "you get what you get" gun. My 870 can do turkey, ducks, upland birds, deer, and hd with two barrels.
    Yes and no. A lot of people are not aware that the Model 12 is a takedown. You can separate the barrel/forestock assembly from the receiver in three easy steps. no tools required, in about 10 seconds. I just saw a Model 12 barrel/forestock assembly with a 28" barrel on EBay that is only bid up to $92 right now. Even if it goes for $200, I could have the same situation pretty easily. But I only want mine for SD.
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    Fleet Farm Mossberg 500 field/slug combo both barrels scope check peace Ribbed barrel $329.99 not bad for a multi purpose shot gun that will do HD duty. And not break the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I forgot to mention one of the slickest functioning pump shotguns ever made: the Winchester 1300 Defender.

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    I have Winchester 1300 defender. Love it. I used often for upland game and rabbits. Been thinking for a long time on how to mount it in the bedroom for things that go bump in the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny53 View Post
    I have Winchester 1300 defender. Love it. I used often for upland game and rabbits. Been thinking for a long time on how to mount it in the bedroom for things that go bump in the night.
    I've considered a wall mount for my active duty shotgun. At the moment, we just restrict our great grand kids to the first floor, so it's just leaning on the wall next to the nightstand. It would be ideal to find one that locks that didn't cost an arm and a leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Very cool gun. Best use is probably on a stage coach or steam engine, OR WHILE RIDING A SOFTAIL! FIFY
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    Brand isnít terribly important, just that have unmistakable sound it makes when you rack the slide.

    That and the sure fire light/laser combo that lights up the BG with a little red dot in the middle of the chest will definitely turn his insides to jello.

    Luckily we have tiled floors, so cleanup is easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I've considered a wall mount for my active duty shotgun. At the moment, we just restrict our great grand kids to the first floor, so it's just leaning on the wall next to the nightstand. It would be ideal to find one that locks that didn't cost an arm and a leg.
    This is what I will buy. It only costs an arm, you don't have to include your leg...

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    I went with this one. I did not mind the extra couple of inches, and wanted to extra rounds. If it were for more than home defense, I would probably recommend the 500 with interchangeable 28 and 18 in barrels.

    https://www.mossberg.com/product/590...-shield-50645/

    Got it at Big 5 many moons ago. Things feels like it is built like a tank, swings well and patterns nicely. I love it.
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    My vote is for the Remington 870 but I qualify that to the older models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlCop View Post
    My vote is for the Remington 870 but I qualify that to the older models.
    If I did not have rotator cuff issues I would consider a pump. But, I need a semi-auto to help soak up some of the recoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMan0352 View Post
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    been a few more bullpups coming out in recent years, both pump and semi auto. they'll continue to get better. i have a KSG that runs minishells pretty well (20+) round capacity :) I got a salvo 12 for it but havent tried it on for size yet. hopefully not too clunky. If i were to rely on a SG, i'd want to reach for earprotection first! its gotta be devastating to the hearing indoors!
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