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Old 11-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Trying to decide on a new shotgun for home defense

Mossberg maverick 88 12 gauge pump or the Remington 870. It is a home defense gun , can anyone give any reviews or insight on what to buy or not to buy it would be much appreciated
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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If i had a nickle for every thread like this i would have, well, like 10 nickles, still new here, hehe



But seriously i have had an 870 for years, i will keep my 870 for years until i pass it off. Try to find an older one, the new ones have been unfortunately lacking in quality and fortitude.
Buy a used one from the 80's or early 90's and it will live longer than you will.

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Look at the H&R Pardner, it is a clone of the 870.

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Look at the H&R Pardner, it is a clone of the 870.
I concur.....................
http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Shotguns/pardnerpump.asp
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For me personally, as my avatar might suggest, I would go with the maverick out of those two.

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Check out a Judge. Much handier around the house. No bumping into things and knocking them over with that long barrel which does you no good at 10'. Just a legal sawed off shotgun. If you must have that long barrel, go with the Mossberg.

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Thank y'all for the insight , I think I'm going to choose the maverick.

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If you can swing it I would get the 8 shot maverick. If you use three 2 3/4" shells you can get 9 in it. Nine shots of pure hell is plenty to defend your castle.

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Maverick will do just fine, pics when you get it!

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I have had both. I have an 870 now, but my Maverick was my go to gun for the entire 18 years that I had it. I passed it on to a friend who's son is using it now. I'm pretty sure that it will still be getting used long after I am gone.

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