The first gun I ever purchased, was incidentally my first election panic buy (2012). It's a Remington 887 with a tactical choke attached to it. Being young and dumb I just bought the black hunting shotgun that carries 4 rounds, rather than the tactical edition, which holds IIRC 8 rounds.
The point of sale for me at the time was the ArmorLokt that the gun is coated in. Theoretically it can be left beneath 1,000 meters of water for a year and remain un-rusted and still functional. Unfortunately, the gun has been completely discontinued pending two separate factory recalls, prompted by (again, IIRC) defects in the firing pins
Is this a reliable gun for home defense? I keep it near the bedside loaded with buckshot, but I've yet to affix a flashlight or anything else to it. Mainly, it's a shotgun that I beat the Hell out of at the range because I know that I can.
My question is, should I save money and eventually retire my Remington 887 exclusively for skeet shooting, or is it adequate?
If not, what shotgun should I plan on purchasing next for home defense, granted that I have a proclivity for tactical models since I'm not a hunter, and I'd like to add a flashlight at some point
Also, where does everyone stand on the issue of shotguns vs. AR platform rifles for home defense?
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