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Decisions decisions. 500, 870 or Winchester SXP.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by kiabe1 View Post
personally i prefer the mossberg 500 because i like the thumb safety due to ease of access, just a quick flick and your ready to go also of the three if your ever in need of replacement parts or barrels its the cheapest of the three, as well as being the cheapest to accessorize. but to be honest a home defense gun is a very personal experience, its a gun that you have to have faith in to protect you and your family 100% of the time so my best suggestion is to handle the guns your thinking of getting and see which one feels the most comfortable and reliable in your own hands because if it doesn't work its not just your life thats in danger
I agree, the Mossberg safety is far better than the " pellet gun" style safety of the others. Not as much aftermarket parts support as the Remington, but all in all a reliable shotgun to just leave as is
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback. I was able to find Remington 870s and Winchester SXP defender. No Mossbergs in sight unless i went 20 gauge.

Went with the Defender. The Remington's they had only held 4+1 the Winchester is 5+1.

They also had a Remington 887 (I think) but it had a design flaw for me. The pump release button is in a place where your finger can get pinched as you pump the action.

Glad I was able to get a quality shotgun without having to overpay. Kudos to Academy, they are about the only place left that have not increased prices.
Now I just need to go shoot it.
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