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Posted: 1/11/2005 6:20:14 PM EDT
whats a better shotgun for home defense and just a fun gun to shoot? Remington 870 or winchester 1300 defender? both wit h 18" barrels.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:20:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 6:20:58 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Either.  Remington would be more easily customized.

Take a look at Mossberg too
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:21:11 PM EDT
Seems to be a lot mor "tactical" stuff made for the 870. I should know. I have a stinkin' Mossberg.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:26:48 PM EDT
I prefer the Remington.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:33:15 PM EDT
Rem 870 model5077 or the HD model. Have fun
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:37:06 PM EDT
i got my girlfriend to buy me a gun for my birthday and i didnt want her to go crazy with money so i figured these two would be the best.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:44:06 PM EDT
The 1300 uses an alloy receiver, the 870 a steel receiver, and the 590 A-1 a very heavy steel receiver.
I chose the 590 A-1, everytime I pick this gun up I think about the 1300 I wish I would have got.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:50:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 7:51:07 PM EDT by CZ75_9MM]
My remington 870 was a total POS, got tired of having shells hang up in the chamber so I traded it for an Ithaca Model 37 and has been THE most reliable best shotgun I have ever owned.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:50:41 PM EDT
My choice is Win. over Rem.
I can shoot the 1200 I have faster than my 870.
but that's just me
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:51:07 PM EDT
they both rule for sticking under the bed.  go with the cheaper one.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:53:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:54:37 PM EDT
I love my 1300 action. It's very sturdy and has always been a hell of a gun. It's never broke on me and it's never jammed, while I have had 870 parts break and jam, even when both have been treated the same. That's why I still have the 1300 and no longer have 870's.

Have people had the opposite experience? Yes. However I have a good gun and it's never done me wrong.

I'm sure either one will do you good.

Can't go wrong with a good pump!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:04:06 PM EDT
I've tried both and I have to say that the Win 1300 is BY FAR the better of the two in both performance (cant beat the action) and just general "fit". My 2 cents.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:15:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Seems to be a lot mor "tactical" stuff made for the 870. I should know. I have a stinkin' Mossberg.

Shotgun and tactical should not be thought of in in the same sentence!!!

Shotguns are for hunting birds!!!

Anything you can do with a shotgun in a tactical situation can (and will be done  better)with a rifle or carbine with the right rounds!!!

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