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Posted: 7/2/2002 12:02:52 PM EST
In your line up. Strictly home defense? SHTF primary long gun? SHTF backup long gun? ETC....
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:06:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/2/2002 12:06:38 PM EST by Avalon01]
Mossberg 590. I have it for home defense.

If 9 rounds of 00 buck does not persuade them to leave, I don't know what will.

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:13:52 PM EST
Deer hunting gun and unwanted piece of job equipment.

In other words the only two things I use a shotgun for are reluctantly becuase someone else says I have to.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:36:13 PM EST
#1 use is Sporting Clays, Skeet, 5-Stand, etc.

I have a 45 for home defense.

If I was expecting some bad guys to come over I'd probably dial 911, then get a shotgun, then hope the cops didn't shoot me

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:42:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Mossberg 590. I have it for home defense.

If 9 rounds of 00 buck does not persuade them to leave, I don't know what will.


have to agree with my man on that one.
versatility of loads, psychological deterrent, more defensible in court...........
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:49:57 PM EST
Got an O/U I use for clays, a pump I use for birds, a 590 I bought because I like the way it looks, and an 870 Wingmaster NIB that I bought because the shop only wanted $200 for it.

I've got a case of Federal Tactical Buckshot loads to use in the 590 should I want it in a social situation but I'm more liekly to pick up one of my M4geries.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 1:04:55 PM EST
The shotgun is my primary firearm. I like rifles, and someday I'll own some handguns as well, but I just seem to be an innate shotgunner.

Plus, I just picked up my new (to me) Mossberg 500 Bullpup. Wow.

Just can't take it to Maryland...
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 1:49:55 PM EST
Grouse and Pheasant. Home defense is delegated to AR and 92FS.

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 1:50:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/2/2002 3:09:43 PM EST by Waverunner]
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 1:54:40 PM EST
I use it for trap, I suppose it could be used for deer, but 18" is probably too short for bird hunting, and to hand to my neighbor if TSHTF. I use rifles and pistols to take care of my own defense.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 1:59:11 PM EST
So the general opinion seems that for most the shotgun is more of a secondary weapon in most cases, meaning not really owning multiple scatterguns the same way most do rifles.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:00:49 PM EST
Its all about having something to put in the leather and fur lined box!
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:10:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hawkeye1:
In your line up. Strictly home defense? SHTF primary long gun? SHTF backup long gun? ETC....

Benelli Preban M1 Super 90, 18.5" with rifle sights: This thing is unreal! I was making man size hits (18"x12" steel gong) using Remington Low Recoil Slugs at 300 yards with the shotgun. I was amazed! I was only aiming about 12 inches above the target at that range too. I would have figured I would need to lob them in like artillery at that range. 4 MOA accuracy is not bad for a shotgun at 300 yards. I have reconsidered my options for SHTF/Riot Control with performance like that. And using Federal Low Recoil 00 Buck and rapid firing it makes for a great "area denial" weapon from 100-250 yards.

Mossberg 590A1, 20", Ghost Rings ("Orange Blade of Death") and bayo lug: Nothing scarier than seeing a shiny piece of steel on the end of a shotgun. How cool is a shotgun with a bayonet? I have not done much shooting with this beyond 25 yards but this shotgun is also a viable SHTF/Riot option. After seeing the performance of the Benelli I would imagine my Mossberg will be the same if not better with the added 1.5" of barrel.

I am glad to have them but if the S really, REALLY HTF then I will be relying on my M4's for primary duty. But having the shotguns as back-up... or to dole out to whom ever I recruit into my little army as we head for the hills.... well.... backup is always much appreciated.

I keep a decent amount of Shotgun ammo in my SHTF storage too.

.223 M193 - 16-7 pocket bandoliers stored in 4 .50cal ammo cans (3360 rounds)
.45ACP - 1000 rounds of Federal 230gr. FMJ
200 rounds of Federal 230gr. JHP Hydra-Shok
9mm - 1000 rounds of 147gr. FMJ for 9mm AR15's
.38 spl - 200 round of Federal JHP
12 gauge - 500 rounds Federal Low Recoil 00 Buck
200 rounds Remington Low Recoil Slugs
200 rounds Birdshot for hunting
.308 - 200 rounds of Federal 168gr. Match Grade
.22 - 2000 rounds of Remington
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:25:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hawkeye1:
Strictly home defense, SHTF backup long gun

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:33:28 PM EST
Mossberg 88 cut down to legal limit from its previous 26". Use it just for home defense

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:44:10 PM EST
Benelli M1 Super 90 Tactical w/ SureFire front end and Blackhawk buttcuff: Primary home defense "bump in the night" weapon.

Browning Citori Lightning: Trap, skeet, sporting clays, dove hunting.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 2:52:50 PM EST
Grouse (Partridge), Pheasants, Geese.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:13:14 PM EST
Got a Ithaca 37 riot gun. Good for adjudication.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:20:54 PM EST
Home Defense and Master Key for when the SHTF.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:24:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:24:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Waverunner:
1)Wilson Combat/Scattergun Tech. K9 model(modified Remington 11-87

Wish I could afford one of those... The grip caps even have my initials on them!
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:30:37 PM EST
Upland game hunting.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 3:31:40 PM EST
870P. I have it for home defense.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 4:19:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/2/2002 4:21:39 PM EST by UrbanMarine]
I use my shotguns for hunting (Remington 1187SM, Varmet Over Under) Mossberg 590 for home defense (w/steel knee knockers)
Plus if guns are being cleaned I have my M4gery ready to go.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 4:35:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/3/2002 4:49:30 AM EST by Slacker]
The 870 Wingmaster is my hunting shotty-gun. My LAW12 just kind of hangs around in the safe and keeps the peace. Its more of a safe queen than a useful tool but it looks evil so I keep it.

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 4:49:29 PM EST
Remington 870 Magnum Express.
Tactical Forend, 6shot sidesaddel shell carier, 3 federal 00buck loads, 3 federal hydrashock hollowpoint slugs, barrel heat shroud, 6 shot magazine. i got a speedfeed 3 pistolgrip buttstock on the way...wilderness tactical also has a one point sling I'm looking into, and i also want one of them fancy gun mounted lights...one day when i can afford it i am going to have robar do some work to it.
oh ya, home defense and plinking all the way, and i keep it loaded with first shot 00buck, then slug all the way down the pipe.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 4:49:35 PM EST
I use my Rem 870 Marine Magnum for home defense on land, or at sea.

I had a Scattergun Tech K-9 modified 11-87 for a couple years, but I sold it. Damned thing never worked right, even after getting new trigger components from the factory. It was a nice-looking gun, but I wouldn't put my life in its hands.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 6:04:06 PM EST
Mine is a duck, dove, pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, and crow killing machine.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 6:23:49 PM EST

Mossberg 590DA1 - Home Defense & Backup SHTF

Mossberg 835 Hardwoods Camo - ANY Hunting Situation

Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:03:53 PM EST
Remington 870 magnum, Special Purpose 12ga. 20' barrel. At night a gentle but serious "Boogie Man" stopper. In spring screw in the Hastings super full choke and watch the smoke fly from the turkeys head. And sometimes really fun to shoot clays with it.For rabbit and birds Smith & Wesson Springfield mod. 916 12ga. 28" ribbed barrel.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:19:12 PM EST
I own Mossberg 590A1, its my primary and only home defense weapon. Nothing fancy, no "glow-in-the-dark" sight, no flashlight, no sling but loaded with low recoil law enforcement ammo.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:34:04 PM EST
Which one?
The Moss 500 is in the clipped to the bedframe loaded OO buck to encourage folks to exit my house. The others are for hunting.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:44:11 PM EST
My Remington 870 HD takes the role of "Space Hog" in the safe. I rarely shoot it. I cant sell it because everytime I sell it I buy another one. This is the 4th new one that I have owned. I learned my lesson. Dont sell it just let it sit. I need a benelli or something, then maybe I'll do more shotgunning.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:48:36 PM EST
small game, and trap.
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 7:56:49 PM EST
My first long gun was a Mossberg 500a Defender and it still sits out front in my safe.
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 12:27:48 AM EST
Sporting Clays and Burglar Window Ejection System
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 3:51:21 AM EST
my shotgun, Winchester 101 is a safe queen which is about to get the boot to make room for all my Colt AR-15s ......!!
Link Posted: 7/3/2002 3:51:46 AM EST
I REALLY enjoy the spring turkey season.
A 1187 SP is a bit heavy,But I that's she's mostly used for.
The 20ga. 870 upland special is also a sweety for pass shooting dove or over a couple of good dogs during quail season or even during the rabbit season, it's light and points fast,I wish Rem still made em.
So.......I use the scatterguns to hunt,But if needed I've plenty of slugs & buckshots too.
the other's in the safe just take up space.The Win.1897 12ga was my greatgrandfather's,It's cool with the hammer and pump action but I never take it out.
Hunting.Yep,That's what I mostly do with em.
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