Trying to decide on a new shotgun for home defense

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by youngsurvivalist2, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. youngsurvivalist2

    youngsurvivalist2 New Member

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    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
    -Chris
     
  2. oldatheart

    oldatheart New Member

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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.
     

  3. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look at the H&R Pardner, it is a clone of the 870.:)
     
  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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  5. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    For me personally, as my avatar might suggest, I would go with the maverick out of those two.
     
  6. kingfish15

    kingfish15 New Member

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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.
     
  7. youngsurvivalist2

    youngsurvivalist2 New Member

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

    Old_Crow New Member

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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.
     
  9. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Maverick will do just fine, pics when you get it!
     
  10. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  11. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Go over kill and get a Saiga 12
     
  12. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    i have a mosburg 500 12 ga pump. most people dont like it because it only holds 5+1 rounds. but in 99 procent of home defence shooting you only need 1 shoot. pluse you change change the barrow in no time with out tools i have a 30in full chook and a 18 1/2 self defence barrowells
     
  13. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    It's like your trying to talk to us.
     
  14. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Most of those are words. ;) It kind of looks like the autocorrect got you.
     
  15. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    Dang you got robbed! My Mossberg 500 holds six 3" rounds.
     
  16. gmad

    gmad New Member

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    Does anyone make a folding stock for the mossberg
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check out Brownell's or MidwayUSA as they carry a lot of parts and accessories for the Mossberg shotguns.
     
  18. AsSeenOnTV

    AsSeenOnTV New Member

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  19. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Would a folding stock interfere with the pump?
     
  20. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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