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Old 09-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default 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!

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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I can't.
I have a pump for home defense.
A Mossberg 590A1 12 gauge.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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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.

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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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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.

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Best? Probably Benelli.

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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.

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

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something used and broken in.

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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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