Tactical shotgun? Recommendations?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by junho806, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    i'm looking into getting one and ive checked out some of them from mossberg and such but i still don't really know what to get. it would be for home protection and i plan on mounting a 30mm red dot scope on it.
    any recommendations please?
    thanks!
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Can you narrow the field down a little? What are you looking for? Good home defense? A solid performer that will fire everytime? Do you want a 12 guage? A 20? What kind of budget are you on?

    It's a big subject - so to get the best answers we need a little more info from you...

    JD
     

  3. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    good home defense
    12 guage
    something reliable obviously
    and price range would be like $0-$300ish?
    hope that helps
     
  4. glockfire

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    An 18" 870E or Mossberg 500 18" will run about 300. Both are good choices. I ditched my Tactical 870 and bought a Glock 23, a little better for clearing rooms and such. I still have my shorty shotty though, an 18" 12g Coach Gun.
     
  5. Minionsram

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    I had purchased a Mossberg maverick 88 for around 215.00 new. Came with the pistol grip and the regular rifle stock. It also has the 6+1 capacity, and the 18.5 barrel. I have ran about 500 rounds through it so far with no problems. It was not as "slick" as I would hoped a pump gun would be, but after an hour or so I had it shuckin' shells like it was supposed to.
     
  6. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    just curious if you guys did anything to it
    like mount a red dot scope?
    and if you did what would you recommend?
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Why a red dot? Just one more thing to deal with, and Murphy knows all about anything
    that runs on batteries.

    Big ghost ring. Tritium. http://www.xssights.com/store/shotgun.html

    You aren't target shooting here---it's across the room max.

    Bill
     
  8. Chuck

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    Winchester Model 1897 :D
     
  9. hillbilly68

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    Remington has an 870 package with 20 in bbl and a mag extension. Has been a year or so since I bought mine, paid 350 for it new. HIGHLY recommend it, reliable and will handle anything you put through it. You can also pick up dirt cheap used 870s and add the mods yourself, it is an easy thing to do.
    Also, your choice, but I recommend no red dot, just go with the old bead sight or a set of Wilson Ghost Rings with tritium. With just a bead sight I can hit a man sil at 100 yd with a low recoil slug with some kentucky windage, if I can you will have no problem inside close quarters. Concur with our comrades, red dot is just something else that can go wrong and you really dont need it. Good luck, bottom line is personal preference and what you can shoot well. regards
     
  10. junho806

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    thanks everyone
    i checked out some shotguns at the local gun shop
    held mossberg 500 tactical with retractable stock and pistol grip and i liked it. it was $315
    also held the mossberg 500 and the remington 870 and i liked those as well because they were just plain and simply shotguns.
    so my next question would be pistol grip vs. regular grip i guess?
    the shop guy said it was personal preference but i wanna hear your guys opinions =]
     
  11. supergus

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    Here's my Mossy 500 Tactical. I paid a little over $300 for it plus $100 for the light. I love the pistol grip, kinda reminds me of holding my... pistol:DI find that when bringing the shotgun to ready position, the pistol grip helps me to quickly register my trigger hand. For example, mine leans against the wall next to my bed; when I grab it quickly, the first thing I grab is the forearm of the gun. As I bring it up, I grab the pistol grip and I'm ready. I just feel like I can be ready to fire a hair quicker with the pistol grip 'cause my hand is exactly where it needs to be.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Minionsram

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    If it is just for the home I would go with the pistol grip myself, but that is what I am comfortable with. Some persons need that butt stock and some dont. You just need to try both of them and see what one fits you the best.
     
  13. supergus

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    Another thing I like about the pistol grip is that I can pull the buttstock tighter into my shoulder pocket. That helps with overall maneuverability of the gun IMO.
     
  14. chorst294

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    I've had quite a few brands and models in 12 gauge including Benelli Nova tactical, Rem. 870 tactical, mossberg 500 pistol grip, mossberg 590A1. All have been very good shotguns. I feel it's awefully difficult to screw up a pump action shotgun. All were purchased for around $300 or just a little more. I would stay away from the pistol grip (Only pistol grip, no buttstock) I loved mine until I shot it.
     
  15. junho806

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    Thanks guys i think i'm getting the mossberg 500 tactical peruader
    =D

    hey super gus where did you get that flashlight?
    i plan on getting one myself
    what do you recommend?
     
  16. supergus

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    It's a Tac Star from my local gunshop. $100. It works great for me, and it's cheaper that a Surefire or Taclight. I like having the wire remote switch instead of having to switch it on and leave it on. I think you can buy a forearm with a tactical rail but it'll cost more $$.
     
  17. junho806

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    will this work?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Tactical-Shotgu...ryZ52510QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Tactical-Shotgu...ryZ52510QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  18. supergus

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    It won't work on the 500 Tactical like mine but it will work on the 500 Persuader.
     
  19. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    isn't it the same thing?
    what's the difference?
     
  20. supergus

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    Sorry, what I meant was it won't work with any of the 500's with an 18.5" barrel. Should work with 20" and longer. with the 18.5" barrel there's just not enough room on the tube to clamp that tactical rail to. Go to mossberg.com and look at the special purpose shotguns. Compare a Persuader 18.5" to a 20" and you'll see what I mean.