Thread: Shotguns for the house
4/08/2008 12:36pm, #51
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- Feb 2006
- Los Angeles
I agree with everything in your second post, thanks for clarifying and adding insite.
4/08/2008 8:28pm, #52
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- Jul 2007
- Illinois, USA
I like my shotgun. It has been a good friend for both pheasent and trap shooting. I load mine with #6 shot. It's what I have laying around. I do keep some slugs and buck shot around for the zombie invasion, though.
In my state you can only have three rounds in the tube so reloading is a concern.
Police response time is always a concern. They are mostly around to protect property. At the NIU shooting they had a little over a 1 minute response time, which is amazing. They did not stop the shooter. You better know your gun, your environment, and your law. We all don't live in Texas. I hope this makes sense.
4/09/2008 7:59am, #53Originally Posted by Kubili
Let's be realisitic here...a room full of unarmed victims about ready to be executed, can be no worse off if there were 2-3 people in there with concealed weapons. It could ensure that nobody dies and all we end up with is a dead gunman. At least they would have a chance versus no chance....
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8/18/2010 7:54am, #54
I apologize for the thread Necro, but I have a question along this vein, and this is the first thread on a similar topic that my search found.
I'll be moving into an apartment in the next few months, and would like to purchase a shotgun. Primarily, I am purchasing this shotgun to shoot for fun. I do not intend to hunt with it. Home defense is kind of a secondary concern, though I suppose it is something to consider. My primary experience with shotguns is 8" breeching shorties, which are great for that, but not really what I'm looking for. I'll be farting around at the local gun stores in the next few weeks, but I thought it'd be good to ask here as well. Asking my coworkers for their opinions is annoying, because they are all far too opinionated to be of any use to me.
My requirements are as follows:
Not high maintenance
Preferably 500 dollars or less, though I am willing to spend up to 700 if I get an amazing deal.
It can be ugly, though I would prefer something that looked like a shotgun as opposed to something from HALO. I would prefer a buttstock to a pistol grip. I don't think it's going to be all that hard to find something I like, but any recommendations would be appreciated."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
8/18/2010 8:17am, #55
You can't go wrong with the old police work horse, the Remington 870. While they're pretty stiff when new, the broken in ones are smooth as glass and rarely suffer from FTF or ejection issues.
I had a Mossberg on loan for several years when I was younger. It also worked well, but was never as smooth as the 870.
I bought a Benelli Supernova last year and am still pleased with it.
Those are the only three shotguns I am qualified to speak about so that's it for me.
8/18/2010 11:13am, #56
I might need an upgrade.
8/18/2010 12:23pm, #57
8/18/2010 1:46pm, #58
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8/18/2010 2:16pm, #59
The only thing I'm not entirely comfortable with is that mine has both a butt stock and a pistol grip. It feels weird. However, I purchased it that way on purpose because the grip+stock version is much easier for my wife to handle versus either model with only one of those features.
I'm taking her to the gun range next weekend in fact. She goes every two months. She's not crazy about it, but realizes the necessity of being familiar with the armament available to her.
8/18/2010 2:45pm, #60
There are plenty of short barrels here and there are no restrictions :)
On the subject, I agree with more of what Lord Skeletor was saying. Get a gun, hold up in a room and wait for cops. There's a reason people hate campers in video games. As long as you're using a reasonable caliber (no .17, no .458) I wouldn't worry too much about it. A gun is a gun and will serve you well. You can't plan for every scenario.
For a shotgun, can't go wrong with the 870. I had one and it was nice but I discovered that I prefer old style guns better so I sold it and bought one of these: