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Posted: 11/5/2009 6:22:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 7:54:28 AM EST by Raztag]
Living in Wa state I do a lot of "off trail" backpacking and snowshoeing . I always open carry my .45 . But I'm thinking about getting the smallest legal shotgun to carry with me as well.
Anybody have ideas or experience with the best choice for this?

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Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:23:48 AM EST
Depends..

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=9935_13769_13872

is a popular item.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:24:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By Raztag:
Living in Wa state I do a lot of "off trail" backpacking and snowshoeing . I always open carry my .45 . But I'm thinking about getting the smallest legal shotgun to carry with me as well.
Anybody have ideas or experience with the best choice for this?

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Still is a very large weapon... Fuggetaboudit...
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:29:03 AM EST
You are probably fine with the .45 as long as you aren't in the NE part with the grizzlies and meese.

Shotguns- Rem 870, Winchester 12, Mossberg 500, all good.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:30:19 AM EST
The pistol griped Mossberg breacher is 28-1/8" overall if that helps you.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:32:12 AM EST
Get "The Judge"!
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:32:26 AM EST
Serbu Super Shorty in a Tactical Thigh rig is what you seek
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:33:11 AM EST
Serbu has an offering for you.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:35:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By el_hombre:
Serbu Super Shorty in a Tactical Thigh rig is what you seek


This...and add a holosite....make any libs you run across piss themselves.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:35:30 AM EST
I have an 18" Rem 870. If you ditched the mag extension, and used a composite stock/fore end, I think it would be rather light and easy to pack.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:39:58 AM EST
I haven't had any problems with my Benelli Nova, and I love it. Not sure if they offer anything small enough for you though.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:52:10 AM EST
norinco 982

smoother than my REAL 870. has ghost rings. finish is ok . . its a damn 200 dollar shotgun, put bbq paint on it if you damage it

if anything happens to it, bust out the bbq paint, or oh well, its a 200 dollar parkerized/ghostring shotgun with the same innards as an 870
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:08:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 7:10:13 AM EST by mac130]
Originally Posted By Laughingststock:
Get "The Judge"!



This is about the only use I see for the Taurus "Judge"
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:27:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


Hmm that looks like exactly what I am looking for. Need to look in too the legalities in Wa for that I guess.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:27:36 AM EST
Coach guns are pretty small.

Take a look at a Remington Spartan.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:31:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Raztag:
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


Hmm that looks like exactly what I am looking for. Need to look in too the legalities in Wa for that I guess.


An AOW so it's (IIRC), legal in WA.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:33:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:36:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 7:37:18 AM EST by Raztag]
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Originally Posted By Raztag:
Living in Wa state I do a lot of "off trail" backpacking and snowshoeing . I always open carry my .45 . But I'm thinking about getting the smallest legal shotgun to carry with me as well.
Anybody have ideas or experience with the best choice for this?

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What are you going to use this shotgun for?



Hopefully nothing . So yeah the .45 is plenty for the trail but it would just be nice to have a shotgun for the tent at night.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:38:10 AM EST
An 18 inch pump with a pistol grip is probably the smallest you can get with out going class 3
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:38:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


Is that a pistol?

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:40:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:43:25 AM EST
If it's bears you're concerned about, I'd go with a high caliber revolver, or maybe a lever gun. Both would work fine, and would be lighter than a shotgun. We only have blackies here, so unless I'm car camping, I just bring a handgun. Although, if my wife is there, she insists I take the 12 gauge. She doesn't like bears, except at the zoo.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:43:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
Mossberg JIC.
http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=28§ion=products


This

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:48:02 AM EST
You want a shotty for your packie-pack? Do you prefer a Mossy or a Remmy?





Sorry, I'm in a mood...
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:51:30 AM EST
I am from WA state and I own a Serbu. Is great for backpacking.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:55:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By ceverett:
Originally Posted By Raztag:
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


Hmm that looks like exactly what I am looking for. Need to look in too the legalities in Wa for that I guess.


An AOW so it's (IIRC), legal in WA.


Yup, and only a $5 tax stamp plus cost of the gun. But then there is the wait..........
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:03:40 AM EST
I've wanted a Serbu for a long time. The paperwork is just such a bitch to get it all together.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:07:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


Is that a pistol?

No, it's an AOW: Any Other Weapon.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:09:30 AM EST
Something I've always thought would be a good combination for hiking/backpacking/camping is a S&W 4" .44 magnum revolver and a Winchester 1894 in .44 magnum. Put a red dot on the '94 and it's just buckets of win.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:11:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Raztag:
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Originally Posted By Raztag:
Living in Wa state I do a lot of "off trail" backpacking and snowshoeing . I always open carry my .45 . But I'm thinking about getting the smallest legal shotgun to carry with me as well.
Anybody have ideas or experience with the best choice for this?

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What are you going to use this shotgun for?



Hopefully nothing . So yeah the .45 is plenty for the trail but it would just be nice to have a shotgun for the tent at night.



Just set out some claymores.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:11:34 AM EST
Either of these fit well in a backpack when hiking:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk231/micahdemon/064-1.jpg
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:14:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
You want a shotty for your packie-pack? Do you prefer a Mossy or a Remmy?





Sorry, I'm in a mood...


He could get a Bushy Dissy instead.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:14:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By DLaw:
Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
Mossberg JIC.
http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=28§ion=products


This



+1
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:42:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


How severe is the velocity loss is in a barrel that short?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:46:19 PM EST
That is a belly gun. It does not matter.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:53:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Serbu has an offering for you.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/ser_shorty_big.jpg


How severe is the velocity loss is in a barrel that short?


Velocity? ha, I don't even think it can be described as such.
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