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Old 09-22-2011, 12:35 AM   #91
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I have made some progress. Being the OP, feel free to compare my list then, (Wish), and now, (reality), and tell me how I'm STILL wrong, LOL.

1. 410 Mossberg 500 Shotgun, (HOME defense only)

2. Beretta 96A1

3. Beretta CX4, set up to accept the same mags as the 96

4. Ruger 77/22 in 22LR, Ruger Single Six in 22 LR & Mag. These aren't really for SHTF, although the wife might do ok with them, they're light. They are fun, though, and MORE GUNS never hurt.

5. STILL TO COME; Savage 16 All Weather in 308 or 30-06.

6. Still to come; Hi-Point pistol. I have actually read a fair amount of good things about them, and they do have a killer warranty, and I don't think they're THAT ugly.......

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Get the Savage and you'd get by just fine.

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I have made some progress. Being the OP, feel free to compare my list then, (Wish), and now, (reality), and tell me how I'm STILL wrong, LOL.

1. 410 Mossberg 500 Shotgun, (HOME defense only)

2. Beretta 96A1

3. Beretta CX4, set up to accept the same mags as the 96

4. Ruger 77/22 in 22LR, Ruger Single Six in 22 LR & Mag. These aren't really for SHTF, although the wife might do ok with them, they're light. They are fun, though, and MORE GUNS never hurt.

5. STILL TO COME; Savage 16 All Weather in 308 or 30-06.

6. Still to come; Hi-Point pistol. I have actually read a fair amount of good things about them, and they do have a killer warranty, and I don't think they're THAT ugly.......
sounds good. instead of the hi point tho perhaps a semi auto in .223 or .308 for when they are too close for the savage but farther than the berettas can reach. the benefit of this would really be ammo capacity as with the savage you have a limited supply before reloading.
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I think your dead on, with the Beretta 96a1 anyways....I could deal with only my 96a1 and my .270 Weatherby if I had to.

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I was surprised to hear so many negative comments about the .410. Ammo would be harder to come by than a 12 gauge, but other than that there is nothing wrong with a .410 for home defense or hunting. I killed my first everything with a .410, and I also think the .410 is a great choice for someone that doesn't have a lot of trigger time.

Keep it loaded with buckshot for home defense and then keep some boxes of slugs and small game shot around and it will be a great gun. The most important thing though is to go shoot it.

I'm not trying to be rude but just out of curiosity, how many of you that are so strongly against a .410 have any time using one? I'm seriously wondering if the dislike of the .410 is based on actual experience or if is just based on popular perception?

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I was surprised to hear so many negative comments about the .410. Ammo would be harder to come by than a 12 gauge, but other than that there is nothing wrong with a .410 for home defense or hunting. I killed my first everything with a .410, and I also think the .410 is a great choice for someone that doesn't have a lot of trigger time.

Keep it loaded with buckshot for home defense and then keep some boxes of slugs and small game shot around and it will be a great gun. The most important thing though is to go shoot it.

I'm not trying to be rude but just out of curiosity, how many of you that are so strongly against a .410 have any time using one? I'm seriously wondering if the dislike of the .410 is based on actual experience or if is just based on popular perception?
While I'm not a huge fan of .410 I wouldn't feel undergunned with it. A bow shot distance with a slug will easily drop a buck. There's also a new slug: New product - Dupo 7 for 410

That should level the playing field a bit.
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I've had .410, 20, and 12 gauges for years now and in a HD/SD situation I wouldn't mind a .410 but for long term survival of any sittuation I would rather have something a bit more powerful. I'm of he mind set hat I would ratthe have to much than to little, so more is beter for me.

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All scenerios have merrit. I have a judge pistol and love it but other than that all a 410 is good for is small game hunting. I have every other gun I want or need. If u want somthing w fairly light recoil in a shotgun for home defense then get a remington 870 avenger in 20 ga. Other than that id aay your choices are good

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In terms of velocity, the .410 bore shotgun is no less *powerful* than other shotguns of other gauges.
The only difference is there is less shot in flight producing a pattern of lesser density.
The .410 is generally considered an *experts gun* because you need to be an accurate shooter to kill with one as there is less margin for error.

Personally, I would not choose the .410 for a TEOTWAWKI gun if I was planning ahead based mainly on ammo cost and availability concerns.
I would choose a 12 gauge pump.

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As a armed security operator I have strongly advocated the 410 for home defense. My family has one. I like the Mossberg 500 in 410 . If you have only seen a gun fight on TV then you have no idea how important easy point and pull is to frightened family members. When the lead starts flying all you want to do is hug your Teddy Bear. After 25 years of it I still do.

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