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Old 06-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #51
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Nice.. a lot of Mossberg owners. I have their Maverick 88 model and it's really nice. Right now I have that as my HD gun. It came with the standard stock but the sling stud had been broken off when I got it from the store so I got a pistol grip. Sucker has ALOT of kick if you don't acquire the arm strength. I was strongly considering of getting either a Knoxx stock with ATI ghost ring heatshield for better aim and handling especially when I take out to the range and put slugs into it. What are your guy's opinions on those two additions?
I like ghost ring aperature sights on rifles, but on a home defense gun?
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I'd be using the sights for when I'm shooting targets with slugs. But if I do have enough room with decent enough lighting in the house upon an home invasion well I would use the sights for better aim of course.

I get what you mean though.

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Mine is very basic. Mossberg 500 with 18.5" barrel, I added Mossberg factory ghostring sights an elastic buttcuff that holds five rounds of Federal low recoil 00 buck. It's loaded with 4 + 1 rounds of that same Federal low recoil 00 buck. The safety is on. It's within three feet of the bed. If I need it, I'm not taking time to chamber a round.

On the top of my nightstand is an SP101 loaded with Speer .38 GDHP's. On my wife's side is a S&W model 60 with those same loads.

The shotgun is just for an emergency or something really serious like Zombies or even more scary, a Liberal attack.

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I like ghost ring aperature sights on rifles, but on a home defense gun?
ghost ring sights on shotguns are a new trend that started in law enforcement. departments that can't afford patrol rifles are installing sights on their shotguns as a stopgap. they actually work great. not absolutely necessary but they max out the effective range of the weapon. i had scattergun technology sights put on my 870. they have tritium inserts in them as well. i know, even my friends said i've taken it too far but this is my hobby
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LMAO JD! That pic is hilarious! I'm envious of the volume of ammo.
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ghost ring sights on shotguns are a new trend that started in law enforcement. departments that can't afford patrol rifles are installing sights on their shotguns as a stopgap. they actually work great. not absolutely necessary but they max out the effective range of the weapon. i had scattergun technology sights put on my 870. they have tritium inserts in them as well. i know, even my friends said i've taken it too far but this is my hobby
Ghost Ring sights are excellent - especially for aging eyes like mine. I can't focus on standard sights anymore that's why I ordered aperature sights for my Marlin 30/30. All my weapons will either have aperature sights or a scope soon! Actually of all the iron sights available, the aperature are the most efficient and accurate - the eye is automatically drawn to the center of the ring, less time involved in forming a sight picture. The only problem I see with them on a shotgun is that most shotguns are smoothbores. I have a Marlin 512 with a detachable 2 rd. mag. and a rifled barrel. It prints 1" groups with Rem Copper Solids at 50 yds.. If I didn't already have a 2.5x scope on it I would go with Ghostring sight because they will never shoot loose like a scope. I like the idea of tritium front sights also - thinking of getting some for my AR's.
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i hear what you're saying. my 870 with ghost ring sights is a smoothbore. you'll never get rifle accuracy out of it but it is easier to bring on target with rifled slugs.

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I don't use a shotgun for home protection. Our place is surrounded by large fields and hedgerows. A shotgun wouldn't give me the range or the accuracy I need in order to engage, effectively, anywhere around the property except, perhaps, immediately in front of the house - Where one of my pistols would do just fine!

Neither would I consider using a scattergun inside my own home. My preferred weapons are large caliber pistols, an AK, or a short-barreled AR - Any of which I would tend to grab first.
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Well the AK, AR, or pistols will certainly do less damage to the house! But the shotgun will do more damage to the intruder...and in NY we're not allowed to shoot intruders outside..if we did, we would have to drag them inside, and with forensics today, I doubt that would fly...

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