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Old 06-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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thank you Gmaster. it's a sweet shooting shotgun and even the wife enjoys it. i like simple and uncluttered. i did the tactical type shotgun years ago, and found that this works better for me. has what i need and nothing i don't need.
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Man I like Remington 870s as a first choice. But the *Mossberg Tactical Shotgun with 18.5" barrel with Muzzle Break, Tac Stock and extras, is only around $439.00. I believe it would be the ticket for you!!! I would suggest your take a serious look at it over something else that you probably in the end will not be happy with. Mossberg makes a heck of a fine shotgun and reasonably priced for the quality and options on this one. You could also get other barrels for it later to do other hunting with
Only advise from me if you would happen to buy a Remington 870 don't buy any express models. This due to barrel accessibility.

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Only advise from me if you would happen to buy a Remington 870 don't buy any express models. This due to barrel accessibility.

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I thought this is just a problem with the new Express models with one piece extended mag tubes. The older Express models will take any 870 barrel.
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another point on my shotgun rig is, it wouldn't matter whether it's a Mossberg 500 or 590, Remington 870 or any other brand of pump, this would be my choice of style for one used for SD/HD. simple is better.

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another point on my shotgun rig is, it wouldn't matter whether it's a Mossberg 500 or 590, Remington 870 or any other brand of pump, this would be my choice of style for one used for SD/HD. simple is better.
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For self protection at home, a nice 16 gauge isnt bad either, your target is likely pretty close and its easy to keep on point during multiple engagements! Any decent pump with a shorty slug barrel is a great choice. Home invasions happen real quick and you dont want to be swinging a long piece around inside your home. The slug barrel will be just fine for the distances your talking and the least muzzle sticking out, the less there is for the perp to grab for.

You can get a nicely broken in Mossberg or Ithaca pretty cheap and choices for barrels if you want to experiment. You really dont need the jingle and glitz, it wont help, your not even likely going to get a chance to aim and the aggressor wont be any more impressed by it!

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For self protection at home, a nice 16 gauge isnt bad either, your target is likely pretty close and its easy to keep on point during multiple engagements! Any decent pump with a shorty slug barrel is a great choice. Home invasions happen real quick and you dont want to be swinging a long piece around inside your home. The slug barrel will be just fine for the distances your talking and the least muzzle sticking out, the less there is for the perp to grab for.

You can get a nicely broken in Mossberg or Ithaca pretty cheap and choices for barrels if you want to experiment. You really dont need the jingle and glitz, it wont help, your not even likely going to get a chance to aim and the aggressor wont be any more impressed by it!
I would only use a 16 gauge for HD if I didn't have any other shotgun. What's the point in trying to track down a 16 gauge pump, and pay the premium for it and the lack of ammo options, when a 12 or 20 gauge will get the job done for cheaper? Not to mention a lot more ammunition choices.
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For self protection at home, a nice 16 gauge isnt bad either, your target is likely pretty close and its easy to keep on point during multiple engagements! Any decent pump with a shorty slug barrel is a great choice. Home invasions happen real quick and you dont want to be swinging a long piece around inside your home. The slug barrel will be just fine for the distances your talking and the least muzzle sticking out, the less there is for the perp to grab for.

You can get a nicely broken in Mossberg or Ithaca pretty cheap and choices for barrels if you want to experiment. You really dont need the jingle and glitz, it wont help, your not even likely going to get a chance to aim and the aggressor wont be any more impressed by it!
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I would only use a 16 gauge for HD if I didn't have any other shotgun. What's the point in trying to track down a 16 gauge pump, and pay the premium for it and the lack of ammo options, when a 12 or 20 gauge will get the job done for cheaper? Not to mention a lot more ammunition choices.
if you already had a 16ga, then by all means it would be fine for SD/HD use. i would never go looking for one for the purpose of SD/HD use as they tend to be getting rare and obscure now. with the availability of 12 and 20 ga, and the their price point, personally i wouldn't even consider looking for a 16ga. i have only seen two 16ga's in the last ten years for sale!
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Leave the pistol grip in Hollywood where it belongs.

Either a Rem 870(avoid the "Express") or a Mossberg

500 or 590, if you really feel you would need those extra rounds

that fast.


Get the 12 gauge-in for a penny, in for a pound, and, generally,

due to S&D, the rounds are cheaper and more accessible.

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