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Old 07-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #71
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Winchester 1300 Defender 12ga w/00Buck, Ruger P89DC 9mm w/ 15rds of Corbon 115gr +P for backup on nite stand while wife reloads shotgun.

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Old 09-15-2008, 09:39 AM   #72
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Default Home defense - shotgn: what is "an elastic buttcuff "

[QUOTE=CA357;27741] Mossberg 500 ...with an elastic buttcuff that holds 5 shells:

Hmmm...down here in NZ I'm not sure what you mean by ""an elastic buttcuff " Could you describe alittle more?

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Old 10-07-2008, 07:58 PM   #73
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I'm just old school I guess (old anyway). Mine are Winchester 1897's and Ithaca 37's. All of them are riots with shield and bayo lugs (got the bayos in the closet just in case the zombies show up).

Oh, I also have a 11-87 police special in 12 ga. All the rest are 410's. 410's are fun at any age!

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Rab- refers to an elastic sleeve that slips over the stock of the weapon, has loops to hold additional ammo for a fast reload.

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:25 AM   #75
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Left - Hidden near front door - Rem 870 Magnum w/ 4 Buck
Middle - Next to bed - Mossberg 590 first shot is a less lethal bean bag round, follow up 4 Buck 2-3/4, four 00 buck, two 1oz slugs in the side saddle. 4 27 pellet low recoil personal defense rounds in the speed feed stock.
Right - Downstairs near my "chair" - Rem 870, first shot bean bag round - rest of the line up are lawman 4 buck 2-3/4.
Second pic - Taurus 1911PT with streamlight TLR-1 .45 Federal Hydra Shok's.



I live in Jersey the anti-gun capitol of the universe, thus, the reason for the less than lethal stuff. Although I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6 it still looks better in court if I at least tried not to let a situation become a lethal one. Prosecutors in this area love to lock up good guys protecting life and limb. Home invasions here are on the rise big time explaining the vast spread all over the house.

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Left - Hidden near front door - Rem 870 Magnum w/ 4 Buck
Middle - Next to bed - Mossberg 590 first shot is a less lethal bean bag round, follow up 4 Buck 2-3/4, four 00 buck, two 1oz slugs in the side saddle. 4 27 pellet low recoil personal defense rounds in the speed feed stock.
Right - Downstairs near my "chair" - Rem 870, first shot bean bag round - rest of the line up are lawman 4 buck 2-3/4.
Second pic - Taurus 1911PT with streamlight TLR-1 .45 Federal Hydra Shok's.



I live in Jersey the anti-gun capitol of the universe, thus, the reason for the less than lethal stuff. Although I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6 it still looks better in court if I at least tried not to let a situation become a lethal one. Prosecutors in this area love to lock up good guys protecting life and limb. Home invasions here are on the rise big time explaining the vast spread all over the house.
If you don't keep them scattered around, you will be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I too keep guns scattered throughout my home. Pistols & shotguns... you can't have too many!
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Mossberg 500 loaded but not chambered, within arms reach of the bed, safety off. Loaded with 00 buck.

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I'm looking for my first shotgun, mainly because I don't have one yet, but I question the logic behind a shotgun for primary home defense. I think the old argument about the "sound" is pure Hollywood nonsense. If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of chasing someone out of your house at night (I have twice) a shotgun seems a bad choice. To make the "cha-chik" sound, you have to rack the gun, which means either it was unchambered (and useless) or you just spit a perfectly good shell on the floor. It also announces your location. I just said "I know you're here and have a gun" and both times, the intruder bolted out of the house. Once I had my gun aimed right at his chest and the other time I could only hear him (or them).

My bedside companion is a snub nose .38 because I can use it in my sleep. It won't accidentally fire easily, it doesn't have to be cocked or chambered, it's a deadly round and it's accurate to any range inside my house. As far as the bullet going through walls, I'm not going to fire unless I know what's behind my target.

My main interest in getting a shotgun is to cover other scenarios, like a vicious dog or a riot. I'd like to hear some other ideas on this. Has anyone here actually chased off an intruder by racking a shotgun? I'm probably going to get an 870 or a clone. Any thoughts?

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mossberg 500 with pistol grip, alternating with sabot slugs and 00 buck.

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What shotgun do you have for home protection?
Mossberg 500 with Knoxx stock to take the recoil. I had 2 blown disks in my neck; now have a fusion with hardware, so need to reduce the recoil as much as possible to prevent the pain that made me give up shooting .308. Loaded with 3 rounds of birdshot, followed by 3 of #00. If they don't get the hint with the birdshot, then they die.

Also keep a .38 next to the bed, just in case.
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