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Old 10-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Saiga 12 is it the best shotgun for defense ?

With all the options that's out there, is the saiga 12 best defense shotgun ??
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Probably not. Some can be ammo sensitive. They are kind of large, kind of heavy, doing a quick Buck-to-slug changeover may actually be complicated by the box mag.

Not sure what "best" is in defensive shotguns. Benelli s pretty highly regarded for semi-auto shotguns.

Many folks prefer a pump, to minimize ammo sensitivity and reduce weight of the operating parts.
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My saiga 12 had the gas ports drilled & has a gas plug & a puck, will shoot low brass. I have mags from 5 rounds to 12 rounds & i also have 12 & 20 rpund drums.
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I like the semi-auto shotgun, cause you don't have to remove it from your shoulder to load another round into the chamber
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So you believe the Saiga is the best shotgun because it is semi auto?
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I like the semi-auto shotgun, cause you don't have to remove it from your shoulder to load another round into the chamber
??????? Never had to remove my 870 from my shoulder to work the pump. You just pump it, no lowering the gun necessary. I can't see having to remove anything from your shoulder to reload it, except for a muzzleloader, or maybe a break open single shot.
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the saiga 12 takes a LOT of effort to get it to run right with just one load. even then its crapshoot. this is not a defensive gun by any stretch.

numberone defense shotgun is the mossberg 500/590 second place by a good bit is the remington 870.

the only semi autos i would trust for defense would be bennellis
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