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Posted: 2/24/2006 10:51:20 AM EDT
I am looking at the Remington 1100 and the Remington 870. Both with Ghost Ring Sights. Based on my review of the Remingtonle site I'm think of either the 11-87 # 9849 or the 870 #4449.

Which one would you recomend? Is there a different shotgun you would suggest instead? Also how much do these cost?

Thanks for your advice.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:02:25 AM EDT
I just picked up a Mossberg 590A1 and couldn't be happier.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:35:43 AM EDT
You can't go wrong with either Remington gun.

The new 1100 Tactical looks awesome.

Have a look at these Reminton Tactical Shotguns

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:58:49 AM EDT
AR15 carbine.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:00:21 PM EDT
Remington 870 or Mossberg 500.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:08:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 12:10:47 PM EDT by Rock7]
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:00:19 PM EDT
If you are into used guns, check out an older Wingmaster. They are absolute bargains compared to a new 870. In the past 4 months, I have bought 2 Wingmaster in excellent shape for $220. One even had a factory magazine extension on it. So for less than a Express 870, you can have a nicely blued gun with a metal trigger guard (vs. plastic). Mine came with a 18 & 20" barrel. But many of them have unribbed 26-30" that are very easy to cut down. There are very little that wear out or go wrong with an 870, so it isn't a crap shoot as it can be with other used guns.

You may reconsider the ghost rings on a stricly home defense gun. I don't think they are a good return for the money. While I have ghost rings on my gun, a bead is quite a bit quicker when it's up close. At 7yards, the GR sights actually slows me down compared to the bead. I wished I put the money into a Surefire light. I have one on an Ithaca 37 and it is increadibly handy at night.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:05:24 PM EDT
You may reconsider the ghost rings on a stricly home defense gun...I wished I put the money into a Surefire light

Thank you for that! I couldnt agree more...so many people are talking about GR sights and even eothingys that they are putting on thier HD shot guns...IMHO thats a waste of $$. I say get yourself a nice tru-glo bead and a surefire light and you are good to go. Check out these lights... Tac Lights

Hope this helps...
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:11:48 PM EDT
870 police with 7 round extension. Put a flashlight on it and you are good to go.

I say put a flashlight on it, because shooting a long arm with a non-mounted light sucks, and darkness is a fact for 1/2 of the day, and most of the time you are home (unless you work nights) when you are using it for Home defence.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:55:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:39:01 PM EDT
Remington 870 hands down.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:43:34 PM EDT
Picked up a Remington 870HD (#5077) for $269 at Sportsmans Warehouse a month ago. Good shooter!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:14:15 PM EDT
Since someone mentioned older guns why not pick up a Rem 11-48,or a Rem 11!

You can get either one for around 150 to 200 bucks!

Either one is a recoil gun so the barrel can be cut down to 19 inches,and the stock shortened(to just inches of the slide recoil rod!!

You end up with a Bonnie&Clyde type 5 round auto!!!

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