Home protection shotty
I am looking at home protection shotguns. I am more comfortable with one over a side arm with most my teen and early 20's with my fathers old one cradled in my arms as i walk threw the woods.
Anyone have one just for home protection? Good barrel length? Gauge? Load out?
Mossberg 88 pistol grip, 12 ga, 00 buck, 3" magnum, 1 in the pipe, 5 in the slide
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taurus magnum judge revolver. shoots .410 x 3 shot shell, or 45lc. more better to manuever in tight quarters.
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Remington 870 express, pistol grip with top folding buttstock. All I need is the legal limit barrell.
OR you can go to a shop that sells NFA weapons. Roughly 500 bucks, you can get a short barrel shotgun (I mean REAL short. Commonly called a saw'd off shotgun.), and apply for you tax stamp (which makes it legal), which is another roughly 300.
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KEL TEC bull pup. 14 + 1. Its only 26ish inches long total but its not a "sawed off" gun.
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I would purchase an older hunting shotgun, pump or auto....no pistol grip or foldng stock or any other add ons.....Just a basic hunting shotgun that someone would take hunting.
Use ammo...I like 4 shot.....that is typically used for hunting.
Looks better on you if you ever have to use it....which you hopefully and probably wont ever have to do.
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My home defense shot gun,
#6 shot.... it stays in the room
thats what I was originally leaning towards except with a 18" barrel. I dont want it to stick out like a sore thumb. I will say the pistol grip and folding stock does look bad ass I am looking at pump actions..just the sound of a chamber being loaded is a universal "get the F- out".
Originally Posted by corny
Pumps are more reliable than Semi Auto's. You can get a 24 inch barrel for all shotguns and it will serve a dual purpose...Hunting and home defense, and it doesn't look like you were gunning for somebody when the police show up afterwards.
4 to 6 shot will do the trick for the most part. I think I remember reading that the FBI recommends #4 BUCK (not #4 shot)for home defense. It will not penetrate as far into walls as the larger buck and is still powerful enough to "hurt" somebody.
Even though I am a huge Browning fan I would recommend a Remington or Mossy for home use and normally cheaper.
i have an old side by side coach with twin hammers and triggers.
2 3/4" 00 buck
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Remington 870 Express. Cheap and reliable
I have beat the crap out of my 870.
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It just won't quit working.
Am thinking about a new 870 so I can build a dedicated home protection gun with pistol grip stock and a few other gadgets.