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navysully 09-11-2012 05:21 PM

Best semi auto for self defense?
I know, I know, asking opinions on here will get a lot of responses. I am not trying to create a war, I just want to see what you guys think of as the best options.

I would like to get a shotgun for home defense. I know a lot about rifles and handguns, just not shotguns. I do not want a pump, I prefer semi auto.

What would you guys recommend for home defense in the semi auto flavor?

Thanks in advance! :)

PanBaccha 09-11-2012 05:38 PM

I can't.
I have a pump for home defense.
A Mossberg 590A1 12 gauge.

godspeed 09-11-2012 06:25 PM

Same Here. I've always been a fan of pump style. Sounds silly but the.Extremely distinctive pump sound, is as much a weapon/detourent as the weapon it self. Sound is.a powerful sense.

MrWray 09-11-2012 09:44 PM

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Certainly nothing wrong with a pump, i had an 870 for a long time, but i currently have a semi auto. I think its more of a personnal preference

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fmj 09-11-2012 09:50 PM

the issue with choosing a semi over a pump is that EVERY semi is eventually going to fail. Pumps arent as "finicky"..this is not to say pumps cant fail, just that they are less likely to fail.

SSGN_Doc 09-12-2012 12:10 AM

Best? Probably Benelli.

JonM 09-12-2012 12:22 AM

if i was going to use a semi for self defense it would be the benelli M4. but semi auto shotguns are too flakey to rely on.

dkBrandon 09-12-2012 12:24 AM

I'd recommend the Remington 870 as well but if you really want a semi-auto a Mossberg 930 is a real nice gun

gmaster456 09-12-2012 01:03 AM

something used and broken in.

MrShotty 09-12-2012 01:04 AM

Only Semi auto shotgun I own are 2 saigas. With proper loads, it'll take alot for it to fail (as in no birdshot).

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