03-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
My Ride: drei hundert dreißig
I am not qualified to answer this in entirety, but I can offer some input.
Originally Posted by Serbonze
I read through this. As usual, excellent information. However, I'm extremely lazy right now and I would rather have some of you guys just tell me what to buy.
It appears that the Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 are the two models that people choose the most.
: Secondary, or even third line of defense for home
: I don't need or want a Benelli
Frequency of use
: Hopefully never, but will take it to the range to practice.
: None. Believe it or not, I've never used a shotgun
: Don't care
So let's do this, give me the rundown on what to get, including type of ammo and any "must have" accessories for a one stop shopping trip.
Model: 870, 12 gauge, probably 18.5 in barrel. Any variant will do, but tactical/police are nice.
Accessories: Shell carrier, tube extension, maybe tac light. In a shotgun, the ammo in/on the gun is all you have normally, so increasing that as much as you practically can is a benefit.
Ammo: no idea what to recommend here
My basis for my selections is that my father has an 870 and my best friend has the mossberg 500. I have shot both and I feel the 870 is superior and has a smoother action. I like the ergonomics better as well.
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