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Old 10-29-2014, 06:20 AM   #21
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Actually have two of the old 20ga singles, the second one I gave on loan to a friend's daughter, can't recall the name though, had dark almost mahogany coloured furniture and the take down was on the side instead of the top. Both excellent guns, only thing I ever did to either of them was replace an ejector spring that had gotten wet at one point then rusted and gotten all crunchy.

And not that I would, but if I were to ever decide I just had to have a 20ga pistol they'd be perfect lol

There's a beauty in their simplicity
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The safest route is the single shot and it is the most economical.

Next step up is a pump. I would just like to add that even the full size 870 Express has a very short LOP - 13 3/4" but if you can buy a stock extention kit for $12 which comes w two 1/4" and one 1/2" extentions that can be used individually or in combination. This is w the synthetic stock.

The tactical extended stock is a great idea as long as it has or can add a quality recoil pad.

The Ultimate Option: Rem 1100 -20 ga. Much softer on the shoulder, easy to shoot well with and when you crush targets, well, don't we all Love that...
Problem: It is also the most dangerous option, and you must train them to load one at a time until you trust them to load more.

Deeper Pockets - Graco makes an adj butt plate w LOP adj. So both you and the kids can use the same gun. Move the pad in for them and then out for you.
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nothing wrong with getting him a single shot 20 ga. for his first one.

that's what i started with about, well, many, many years ago! busted a lot of rabbits and dove with that old single shot. got to where i could reload it pretty fast for a follow-up shot if i needed one too.

plus they are inexpensive and can be found new or used.
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The Mossberg 500 Super Bantam is a very nice shotgun. My neighbors wife has a Super Bantam that she really enjoys. I would look for a Super Bantam with a black stock. This one has a a field barrel and a rifled slug barrel. You can browse Mossbergs site to find the exact model you want.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_336/products_id/72931/Mossberg+54145+500+Super+Bantam+Combo+Pump+20+Moss y+Oak+Brea

www.gunwatcher.com is a great way to compare prices on new and used guns.

I would skip the single shot all together. Back in the day single shot shotguns were an an affordable alternative. Now a single shot costs as much or more as an inexpensive pump. You can put a wood dowel in the magazine tube to limit the the number of shots your nephew has available. Single shot shotguns are very light so they kick like a mule.

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nothing wrong with getting him a single shot 20 ga. for his first one.

that's what i started with about, well, many, many years ago! busted a lot of rabbits and dove with that old single shot. got to where i could reload it pretty fast for a follow-up shot if i needed one too.

plus they are inexpensive and can be found new or used.
I think it was a video from Wilson Tactical but a gent used a single shot w 5 rds attached to stock and he demonstrated how fast a single shot really can be when you know how to use it. The point: A single shot can be a viable home defence weapon.
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I think it was a video from Wilson Tactical but a gent used a single shot w 5 rds attached to stock and he demonstrated how fast a single shot really can be when you know how to use it. The point: A single shot can be a viable home defence weapon.
any gun is viable self defense weapon if used properly and still beats not having a gun.
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