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Old 09-12-2012, 01:21 AM   #11
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I too have opted for pumps, but he said he didn't want a pump.

The Mossberg 930 and the Remington 1100 are also good proven semi-autos that a lot of guys run in 3 gun competition along with the Benelli that seems to run at the top of the heap. These guns are pretty reliable in some pretty high volume competition. If you maintain your chosen platform well it should operate reliably in a HD role, where it won't get abused a lot. I would highly recommend runnign it hard on the range ane finding out things that make it choke before relying on it for defense. Learn how to manipulate it well through reloading, magizine top offs, buck to slug change overs, and fire it from differnt positions to include , Standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone or urban prone.
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Benelli super nova and I hunt with it
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Check out the winchester super x three in home defense now that's straight fire
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one thing that i think people ignore too much when it comes to a home defense gun of any kind.....the possibility of a home intruder (or stupid local kid) breaking in, finding it & using it on you or others.

that's why my choice is a double barrel shotgun. easy to load and unload every time you leave or enter the house.

imo, safety is just as important as effectiveness.

EDIT: of course, one could always lock it in various ways as well. myself....i just feel very concerned about leaving an empty house with a loaded firearm in it, regardless of where its hidden.

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A gun vault makes a nice security lock that attaches to the wall for home defense they say its unbreakable you guys should check it out
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Almost everyone is going to say benelli or browning. Neither is cheap but both are dependable. I can't see a saiga. They cost as much as either a benelli or a browning. but not proven. Remington turned me off with the old model 1100 and it's assortment of gas rings for different loads. A real PITA. The mossberg has issues with their semi autos. if you visit the mossberg forum all the questions are about semi autos. the only 500 questions are for more cool stuff.

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one thing that i think people ignore too much when it comes to a home defense gun of any kind.....the possibility of a home intruder (or stupid local kid) breaking in, finding it & using it on you or others. :eek:

that's why my choice is a double barrel shotgun. easy to load and unload every time you leave or enter the house.

imo, safety is just as important as effectiveness. :)

EDIT: of course, one could always lock it in various ways as well. myself....i just feel very concerned about leaving an empty house with a loaded firearm in it, regardless of where its hidden.
Get a safe! for your purposes an $88 stack on will do just fine.
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The military is using the Benelli M4.
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The military is using the Benelli M4.
Just the marines, in limited numbers.
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Get a safe! for your purposes an $88 stack on will do just fine.
i have a safe, and yeah it was a cheap $88 number.

but i think taking a gun in and out of a safe every time i leave the house would be a real PITA. is that what you do? i'm in and out quite a bit, with a fairly active life style...i'd be pulling my home d gun in and out of my tiny, crowded safe 3-4 times a day likely. i think removing the ammo is easier & quicker myself (with the right type of shotty). jmo.
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