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Posted: 9/2/2005 5:27:28 PM EDT
Does a Remington 870 magnum express 12 guage cut it? Or is there a better shotgun for defensive SHTF purposes?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:30:40 PM EDT
870 would work just fine, as long as ya know how to use it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:31:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:32:16 PM EDT by 1Gunner]
870 Express Mag Home Defense or Police
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:31:59 PM EDT
870 is a damn fine scatter gun. I'm partial to the Mossberg 590, 9 shot with bayonette lug. Either way you cannot go wrong.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:32:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:32:42 PM EDT by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By JBravo223:
Does a Remington 870 magnum express 12 guage cut it? Or is there a better shotgun for defensive SHTF purposes?



I certainly hope so, since that's pretty much exactly what I just bought last week.

18" 870 magnum express 12ga, extended magazine tube, green duracoat.

Thinking about putting a Knoxx COPstock on it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:32:17 PM EDT
tag, looking to pick up an evil black shotgun myself
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:33:35 PM EDT
I have three defensive shotguns-a Benelli M3s90 and two 870s.

The Benelli is a fast, extremely HSLD shotgun. In a Mad Max, post apocalyptic world however I'd leave the Benelli at home and grab an 870 to back up my M4. Why? It will feed and extract any 12ga round without a worry about malfunction, it's so simple that a monkey can maintain it, and it has very few moving parts.

Spare factory parts are readily available as well.

You will be served very well with your 870
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:35:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:37:16 PM EDT
I have mine for sale or trade in the EE. I need to downsize my CCW and either buy one or trade for one.

HH
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:38:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:41:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sharky30:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/mikehunt234/1903A3_and_870_closer.jpg



Who's make is the 03A3? I have a Remington and it is a goddamn tack-holer. It is my favorite rifle to shoot, bar none.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:45:24 PM EDT
I have 4 defence shotguns right now. A benelli nova, 2 saiga-12's & a hk fabarms tactical that cdnn sent me without a charging handle but they said they would send me a replacement right out. Outa these I like my converted saiga-12 the best. Here it is , I got it about a week ago. www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?item=36032912 now I just need 8 rounds mags & lots of em. My other saiga-12 is a unmodified defence model with teh ghey regular shoulder stock on it, I dont care to much for that one.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:46:22 PM EDT


870 Express Mag Home Defense



That is the one... I am pissed that it had some surface rust on the outside of the receiver, but it was very light and cleaned up with oil and a rag...


where could i get the pistol grip stock and extension tube. I know I can search google but if you know of a good online store/brand let me know... thanks
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:48:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
870 would work just fine, as long as ya know how to use it.



Yup, but I prefer a Benelli M1S90 or Rem 1187.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:49:04 PM EDT
Ha... found this pic online. Awsome

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:49:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
870 would work just fine, as long as ya know how to use it.



Yup, but I prefer a Benelli M1S90 or Rem 1187.



please explain why?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:51:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:51:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:52:44 PM EDT by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By JBravo223:


870 Express Mag Home Defense



That is the one... I am pissed that it had some surface rust on the outside of the receiver, but it was very light and cleaned up with oil and a rag...


where could i get the pistol grip stock and extension tube. I know I can search google but if you know of a good online store/brand let me know... thanks



For the factory extention tube you may want to read this thread over in the shotguns forum.

The pistol grip stock I'm interested in is this one from Knoxx Industries. Watch the video.

I know Remington makes a pistol grip stock for their 870 LE line, but I can't find it on either their normal site or their privileged class website.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:51:50 PM EDT
Best defensive shotgun?

One that's loaded in your hands that went "BANG" when you pulled the trigger.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:51:56 PM EDT
I prefer the Mossberg 590A1 to the 870 for home defense.
The 870's a great shotgun, I use one for clays, but I prefer the safety and carrier release (real name?) lever locations on the 590A1. The bigger tube and heavier barrel are also nice features.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:52:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
Winchester 1300 Defender and Wilson Combat/Scattergun Tech. K9 here!



+1 and +1
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:02:18 PM EDT
Ithaca M37 riot shotgun...parkerized...8 rounds 00 Buck.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:31:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gringo-vikingo:
Ithaca M37 riot shotgun...parkerized...8 rounds 00 Buck.



I could not agree more.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:33:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By qualityhardware:

Originally Posted By sharky30:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/mikehunt234/1903A3_and_870_closer.jpg



Who's make is the 03A3? I have a Remington and it is a goddamn tack-holer. It is my favorite rifle to shoot, bar none.



Remington
I called it "Remington day at the gun show"
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:33:58 PM EDT
Play with some before you buy. I had a Mossy 590 and hated the tang saftey. All the controls are a little different, figure out what you like.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:37:13 PM EDT
This is what I use.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:39:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
This is what I use.

gunquestions.com/mossberg/51668lg.jpg



That is SWEET!

HH
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:40:58 PM EDT
Mossberge 590 military, very reliable cycling, smooth action seemed more reliable than my 870P

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:42:16 PM EDT
870 Marine Magnum BABY!
http://www.weareguns.com/remmamag.jpg
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:42:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 6:43:45 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
Winchester 1300 Defender, old pic, have replaced the Tacstar light with a surefire G2.

Fix'n to replace the folding stock with a standard composite stock slightly cut down. This Butler Creek metal folder just not comfortable on the check. Will rattle your teeth out if you shoulder it incorrectly in a hurry.

EPOCH

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:57:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Winchester 1300 Defender, old pic, have replaced the Tacstar light with a surefire G2.

Fix'n to replace the folding stock with a standard composite stock slightly cut down. This Butler Creek metal folder just not comfortable on the check. Will rattle your teeth out if you shoulder it incorrectly in a hurry.

EPOCH

img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/Jbays/Winchester1300676x507.jpg



+ another 1 on the 1300s. Great shotguns! For a composite stock, look into the Hogues. Very neat! I believe they're even offered in a "Cadet" length. That folder looks like a real bruiser to shoot!

Bob
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:30:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:

Originally Posted By gringo-vikingo:
Ithaca M37 riot shotgun...parkerized...8 rounds 00 Buck.



I could not agree more.



+1
If not the Ithaca, I'd get a winchester 1300 or the mossberg 590. I have a 870 and am not that impressed.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:31:56 PM EDT

Best defensive shotgun???



a CARBINE.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:33:25 PM EDT
870 here just add a slug barrel of 18 or 20 if not all ready on there
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:33:27 PM EDT
Winny 1300 defender.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:36:39 PM EDT
My scatter gun pictured below bottom. Mossy 590 with razor sharp bayonet attached.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:30:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 8:32:25 PM EDT by MindHunter]


870 Police Magnum
Vang Comp Barrel
Oversize Safety
Speed feed III Tac stock
Sure Fire fore end
LPA Tritium Ghost ring sight

Put together by Hans himself

Oh yeah Brenneke Slug holding up my 30

I like!

Hunter out.....

Edited for spelling
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:41:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 8:42:42 PM EDT by Hoppy]
I like my 870 in nickel and synthetic flavor.

Pretty damned good offensive shotgun too!

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:53:03 PM EDT


Benelli M1S90
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