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Old 02-28-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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What is the best tactical shotgun on the market for $500-600? I was thinking about buying the Mossberg at my local shop, but I wanted to ask you guys first. I'm not sure "tactical" can really be applied for this price range, but I just want it for home defense and backyard fun, I don't need to hunt or kill clay with this one, it just needs to be a 12g auto / pump.

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Old 02-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #2
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That amount of money will get you a semi-auto. Take a look at Remington 11-87's, Mossberg 935's and such. Unless you would rather have a pump.

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For self defense I would recommend a pump--it is easier to bring into battery and less likely to jam/malfunction. Plus the sound of racking a round into the chamber can stop the fight before it begins. For that money the Remington 870 Marine (boat, not Jarhead) version would be a great buy--synthetic stock and non-corrosive finish.

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Django, Weigh out your options. I recommend a pump also. Mossberg makes more tactical/security shotguns than most other MFG's. There's a reason why.Shop around the deals are out there. Just recently a friend stopped and showed me a Winchester 1300 Defender he picked up for 300 bucks,NIB. Very Nice-Great Action. Security shotguns are better kept simple,IMO. You'll never go wrong with a Remington, Mossberg, Winchester or Benelli. After all, they are the leaders. Good Luck, do tell us what you decide.

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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Remington 870 Express Tactical Model # 81198 Priced around $450. It's loaded with features and the best deal Remington has ever offered on a Tactical Defense shotgun. A plain Express with factory tube extension and a cheap bead blasted blue finish will run about $300.

870 Model 25549




You get all of the below add-ons for $150 more.

Tapped for Chokes tubes - worth $60
Comes with a Breacher choke tube - worth $40 - sell it and get some of your money back
Black Oxide finish - costly
XS ghost ring sights and rail - worth at least $125
Factory tube extension kit - worth $80
LE Speedfeed forend - worth $20



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Look MAX100, I can do that too...
Can I be an expert like you now?


590A1 SPX – 9 Shot – 12 Gauge
- $449.99 NIB
- Barrel Length: 20″
- Sights: Ghost Ring
- Choke: Cylinder Bore
- Overall Length: 41″
- LOP: 13-7/8″
- Finish: Parkerized
- Stock: Black Synthetic
- Origin: Made in the USA
- Warranty: 10 yr Limited Warranty

-All 590A1 models come standard with 12 gauge heavy-walled barrels with Pakerized finish, metal trigger guards and metal safety buttons
-Sighting Options-All full range are available for quick target acquisition:Front Bead, Ghost Ring, and 3-Dot configurations
-Stock Options- Synthetic, Speedfeed & Adjustable Aluminum stocks are available
-Drilled&Tapped Receivers-All 590A1 models feature a drilled & tapped receiver, factory-ready for Picatinny rail, scope base or optics installation
-Accessory Options- Include heat shields, Picatinny rails & orange buttstocks and forearms
A little about Mossberg...
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. history.

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getcha a mossberg "just in case" you can pick them up between 350 and 400 bucks and they're a great gun to be had

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You copied yours and you have wrong price posted for the 590A1 SPX. The $449 you posted is way below dealer cost. The low retail price is about $559 for the 590A1 SPX with LPA GRS and rail. The price you posted is for a 590A1 with factory GRS.

Nice shotgun but it's very heavy fully loaded with the heavy wall barrel.

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Wow this thread went down hill fast. From the get a pump and rack the slide the bad guys will run away and piss themselves. To the I can cut and paste argument. Why type when you can cut and paste?

I would go with a Mossberg or an 870. That is just me. They are the top dogs in the pump tactical shotgun world.

Or you could go with this.
Benelli Shotguns | Benelli Nova Pump tactical version is only $449.

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You can't go wrong with either the Remington (my choice), or the Mossberg. I just wish the Remington had the tang safety of the Mossberg. You don't need a lot of add-ons for a shotgun to be effective. In fact I recommend you get a plain shotgun to start with and add modifications as you decide you need/desire them. Too many people get mired down in the details of add-ons, and forget how effective a plain ol shotgun is.

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