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Posted: 9/24/2005 7:11:43 AM EDT
I've been reading the "Shotgun vs AR" thread and I have really been wanting a Remington 870 lately. Iam not really sure why. Probably because I don't have a shotgun. I have a couple AR's and I use my Sig P220 for home defense.

I'm not sure I would ever use one to protect my wife and I because we have two dogs. I am afraid of collateral damage and actually hitting the dogs in a situation where I would have to use it for home defense.

So what explains this sudden need to get a shotgun?
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:26:14 AM EDT
shotguns are cool

bigger holes than a .45acp and a 5.56, cant beat that

unless your dog is on the BG, the shotgun (if in range) will put your shots where you shoot

need? well since you dont have one, you NEED one!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:39:19 AM EDT
You are perfectly well armed with an AR and a decent handgun.

Need vs. want is an interesting paradox. My advice is this; if you can afford it and you want it, then buy it and enjoy. The 870 is a rugged, simple, versatile weapon and I would recommend one to just about anyone.

I have an AR, and an 870, and several handguns. I may not "need" them all, but I LIKE them all.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:46:02 AM EDT
Need is overrated.
Want on the other hand is the way to go.

Buy it shoot it enjoy it.

An old Chinese proverb goes something like this. Better to have an injured dog than a dead wife.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:00:49 PM EDT
sydney7629 - You are certainly well-armed with what you have. However, I have a shotgun and it is a BLAST to shoot. It is also my Number 1 home defense weapon. I also have the AR and a G36K clone, however the shotgun is my favorite!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/428SCJ/100_1123.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/428SCJ/100_1097.jpg
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:35:55 PM EDT
Shotgun envy?? or to make up for perosnal defficences?? Euquipment junkie?? Stayting up wit the jones?? Extreme paranoia??
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:44:48 PM EDT
ad of worrying about when the world goes to shit, or how well your home is being defended by your AR or why a shotgun is useless becuase the ar is the most superior rifle in teh world and will be for ever, why dont you just buy one for fun and not worry about? buy a police magnum and go skeet shooting, go duck hunting, do something other then worry about everything else and just have fun. thats why I own 5 shotguns and no ARs. I have plenty of other guns i can defend myself with, but I'd rather be at the skeet or trap range or out hunting rather then curled up in a corner of my house waiting for an intruder to come in.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:20:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 9:22:55 PM EDT by SmegHead]
Shotguns are great tools. How cool is it to send twelve .30 cal projectiles at something with one squeeze of the trigger?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:08:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:43:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HKG36K:
sydney7629 - You are certainly well-armed with what you have. However, I have a shotgun and it is a BLAST to shoot. It is also my Number 1 home defense weapon. I also have the AR and a G36K clone, however the shotgun is my favorite!img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/428SCJ/100_1123.jpgimg.photobucket.com/albums/v216/428SCJ/100_1097.jpg



Beautiful set of weapons you have there!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:04:59 PM EDT
Go to a local 3-gun competion in your area. Your covered on the handgun and rifle stages, you don't want to have to borrow someone elses shotgun do you?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:19:09 PM EDT
One reason....

Slugs!!!!!

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:11:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:51:28 AM EDT
Nice tools!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:10:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JThompson:
One reason....

Slugs!!!!!




Reason Number two..........................Birds are hard to hit with an AR!!!!!

Bob
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:12:48 PM EDT
One word. Zombies!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:20:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bobbyjack:

Originally Posted By JThompson:
One reason....

Slugs!!!!!




Reason Number two..........................Birds are hard to hit with an AR!!!!!

Bob



Reason number three..............because your wife will finally respect you as a WHOLE MAN.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:11:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zoub:

Originally Posted By bobbyjack:

Originally Posted By JThompson:
One reason....

Slugs!!!!!




Reason Number two..........................Birds are hard to hit with an AR!!!!!

Bob



Reason number three..............because your wife will finally respect you as a WHOLE MAN.



That's never going to happen

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:43:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sydney7629:

Originally Posted By Zoub:

Originally Posted By bobbyjack:

Originally Posted By JThompson:
One reason....

Slugs!!!!!




Reason Number two..........................Birds are hard to hit with an AR!!!!!

Bob



Reason number three..............because your wife will finally respect you as a WHOLE MAN.



That's never going to happen



Well shit, then buy as many damn guns a you want!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:49:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Flamethrower:


An old Chinese proverb goes something like this. Better to have an injured dog than a dead wife.



Now that is a stupid proverb seeing how usually the dog is way more loyal than the wife.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:52:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mike103:
Most of us have way more guns than we need. What we want is another story...



Amen.

(But get a shotty,anyway. )
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:28:12 AM EDT
Because you have to have at least one of everything...

Plus, if you're not sure about using it for home defense, you can always shoot trap with it. Or use it to put some bird on the dinner table.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:27:08 AM EDT
HKG36K

What kind of shotgun is that? Im also looking to buy a shotty and yours is the best one ive seen. Very nice
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