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Old 02-01-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Considering a Shotgun for Home Defense

Lately, I've been considering a shotgun for home defense. A shotgun seems like an affordable and effective option. However, since I'm on a tight budget, I'd probably go for something used. Here are some of the key considerations that I'd look at in choosing one:


A Guide to Buying a Shotgun for Home Defense


What do you guys look at when choosing a home defense shotgun? Any particular models that would work well on a budget? Do you think a double-barrel model would be worthwhile? I'm thinking that a double-barrel would be super quick to load and deploy. But, there is that trade off in being limited to two shots.

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Old 02-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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Check out the shotguns from Turkey that Buds has. They look pretty good, hold at least 4 rounds, and the most expensive one is under 300 bucks. The basic model is only $180.

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There's quite a few affordable options on the market today, the mossberg maverick 88 comes to mind. Just a cheaper version of the mossberg 500 series shotguns. Jus do a lil research and you can find them for around 200-240 bucks, and just because there cheap doesn't mean there not quality. There's also the H&R pardner pump thats a Remington 870 clone that could be had around the same price point maybe a lil cheaper than the maverick 88. Just depends on what style platform your looking for. Me personally I would check out the maverick 88 because I like the mossberg platform.

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The regular Mossberg 500 itself isn't even that much, I have seen them new for less than $300 many places, around $290ish.

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Used Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. There are other budget guns out there, but finding fully compatible replacement parts or support is a touch harder.

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Well, the one that was Slightly less than 300 was the marine model. All nickel, inside and out, rail, sights, pistol grip. Admittedly, parts availability might be a good question to ask.

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I just checked the H&R pardner is 187 at buds.

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check out the Maverick Model 88. for a perfect HD/SD version, either the six or eight shot magazine tube. pretty much the same shotgun as the Mossberg 500 and many parts like chokes, barrels and stocks will interchange on the M88. it's owned by Mossberg.

i am on my second one and highly recommend them as an inexpensive option for a good solid shotgun. mine has had several thousands of shells gone through it and it's still going strong.

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I just got finished reading about American Tactical's TAC -SX2 semi-automatic MSRP $380 and TAC-PX2 pump MSRP $300 and they look promising for a tight budget but never seen one in person.

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Used Mossberg 500 or Remington 870.
Sound advice. Double guns hold two shells; fine for hunting, inadequate for defense.





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