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Old 05-28-2010, 04:13 PM   #11
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A Mossberg Maverick shotgun is good ($199 NIB) but consider a pistol also.

My EAA .357 Magnum revolver cost $250 NIB and it shoots .38 Special also.

I bought a box of 50 rounds of LRN .38 Special for $16.

It don't git much cheaper than that.
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A Mossberg Maverick shotgun is good ($199 NIB) but consider a pistol also.

My EAA .357 Magnum revolver cost $250 NIB and it shoots .38 Special also.

I bought a box of 50 rounds of LRN .38 Special for $16.

It don't git much cheaper than that.
He does not want a pistol, only long guns of .22 or 12 gauge. He ended up going to get a maverick 88 for 160 i think it was and a LOT of rounds to practice practice practice.
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A 12 gauge is a great place to start when talking home defense. Here are some of my thoughts though. You say it will be his first gun, then I doubt this gun will see much use, training, practice, or hunting. Why spend $300? Hit the local pawn shops and look for a gun. Pump shotguns are generally easy to find and priced fairly low. I was in a local shop earlier this week that had Mossberg's at $200 and 870's running closer to $300. They all had some finish wear (stock or metal), but were more than ready to pull duty as a closet dwelling 12 gauge watch dog! With a afternoon of looking you could find the same in your area I'm sure.
I was going to say pretty much the same. I picked up an 870 Express for 250.00 not too long ago just for HD.
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