Pics of Tactical/Defensive Shotguns


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giggitygiggity
March 25, 2012, 06:06 PM
I'm looking to build a tactical/defensive shotgun and would love to see pics or suggestions that you might have. Please include barrel length, accessories, descriptions of modifications, and prices for all these items if possible. Thanks.

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Dave McCracken
March 25, 2012, 08:35 PM
Here's a suggestion.....

Know your shotgun of choice the way your tongue knows your teeth.

Then, you'll know what it and you need to upgrade performance and what's bling.

Here's a hint.

Most shotguns that really go in harm's way do not look like the ones in the catalogs.

They run plain, unadorned and unencumbered by gadgetry and nigh universally have a good set of wear marks.....

armoredman
March 25, 2012, 08:40 PM
Mine is the exact opposite of what Dave said. Why? It's my first and I asked for a couple of goodies. It is a CZ 712 Utility shotgun, usable for all kinds of duties. I added the ALS adjustable length stock by ATI, so all three family members can use it comfortably, and the Nordic 5 round magazine extension. I did forget the barrel clamp, which is on the way - I also didn't expect it to sit quite that far out :)
Shotgun works perfectly so far, with heavy and medium loads. First semi-auto shotgun I've ever used, very easy to shoot.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/712/712dark.jpg

I think it will work.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/Firearms%20rights%20posters/leavenow.jpg

USAF_Vet
March 26, 2012, 01:01 AM
No pics of it in its current config, but my HD 12 gauge is a Mav 88, 5+1 rounds, 18.5" bbl. Factory standard polymer stock, old school Mossy action rails with a tri-rail fore grip wearing a Streamlight TL-2 and a Barska red dot mounted on the receiver. It also has a heat shield with back up ghost rings, but it's kinda pointless and it's probably coming off next time I swap the barrel.

However, the HD shotgun I have at arms reach as I'm typing this is my Ever Best single shot 20 gauge.

The key to any decent HD shotgun is not what it looks like or has bolted onto it, but how well you can handle it and how much you train with it.

451 Detonics
March 26, 2012, 09:21 AM
My two...

Remington 1100, Hastings Wadlock 26 inch barrel, Choate 10+1 magazine extension tube, Speedfeed stock that holds 4 rounds. This gun is ultra-reliable and has been my go to HD/SD and combat competition gun for 20+ years.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z271/reloader1959/shotguns/1100a-1.jpg

My other combat shotgun is an HK/Benelli 121M. 7+1 capacity. I have one barreled receiver with choke tubes, scope mount, and Pro-Porting and one left original with rifle sights.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z271/reloader1959/shotguns/121m1.jpg

snooperman
March 26, 2012, 11:10 AM
with no pictures , but they are plain-old shotguns with 18.5" barrels loaded with buckshot. The one in the barn is an old Rem. 870 12ga and the one in the feed shed is an old Ithaca 37 12 ga. Both have been used many times to kill varmints and coyotes around the hen house and farm. Many years ago I had to kill a problem black bear with one, so I know the ones in the house will do the job if needed. Nothing fancy, just plain walnut and blued steel is what I like. Snoop

Rshooter
March 26, 2012, 11:32 AM
This started out when my stock cracked. It uses a mesa stock adapter, magpul CTR stock, and houge grip. The recoil can be pretty stiff since there is not that weight to soak it up. I am considering putting on a endline recoil buffer.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd69/ssgtward/Clipboard01.jpg

Fred Fuller
March 26, 2012, 11:42 AM
Pictures? Let's see...

http://www.yfainc.com/img/awerbuck2.jpg

This is Louis Awerbuck. You can find more about him, and his training, at http://www.yfainc.com/ . As far as I'm concerned, there's no better instructor on the planet currently teaching the defensive use of the shotgun. There are others as good, but none better that I know of.

But you wanted pictures of shotguns, right? OK... go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhJ-p-72p8Y . That's Clint Smith, with several different shotguns and some of the best advice you'll find on the web.

Simple... just shoot shotgun shells, not pictures of shotguns :D.

ForumSurfer
March 26, 2012, 11:55 AM
I don't need a $1000 shotgun, I need to know how to run the gun I got.

Good stuff. :)

jl1288
March 26, 2012, 02:20 PM
Here are some of my nicer by-gone era tactical shotguns. They really don't make em like this anymore.

Boxhead
March 26, 2012, 02:37 PM
How's this old JC Higgins?;)

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/Guns2011044.jpg

Ari3sgr3gg0
March 26, 2012, 05:40 PM
That Higgins reminds me of mine I have :) Great gun, especially since the price of them is usually below $100. My go to home defense shotgun is a Browning Bps 10 gauge, I've had to make quite a few of the parts for it and I'll probably be making a thread for it shortly. It has a 20" barrel, +2 extension(made by me) giving it 6+1 shot capacity, the stock was shortened by me to bring the lop to my liking, it has dual +6 side saddles held on with industrial strength velcro(they stood 25 rounds of continuous turkey loads) and it has another 5 shells held onto the stock with a simple elastic shell carrier. I've also fashioned an adapter so it can use Remington 870 stocks so I'll be changing out the stock for something that can absorb more recoil. It's loaded with 00 buck(20 pellets) and packs some serious punch. On the side saddles I have light 1oz slugs with a deep hollow cavity for maximum expansion and the elastic pad I have more 00 buck. It's a mean gun.

Inebriated
March 26, 2012, 06:00 PM
870, Mesa Tactical 6-round side saddle, Mesa Tactical Urbino stock, and a GG&G sling mount at the front. 6 Federal XM12700 in the tube, one in the chamber, and three on the saddle, along with 3 Brenneke HD slugs. As soon as it's out, I'll throw the Magpul forend on there and maybe an AFG or something. Make it a little more ergonomic (I hope).

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/870Mesa.jpg

jl1288
March 26, 2012, 06:43 PM
Box, that old JC Higgins looks like it means to give anyone in its way the business. Very nice.

MCgunner
March 26, 2012, 07:23 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/11qh2mx.jpg

snooperman
March 26, 2012, 08:09 PM
thanks, for sharing the pictures of your HD shotguns. That's how I like them. Snoop

bubba in ca
March 26, 2012, 08:45 PM
Get a mossberg or maverick vent rib and whack the barrel down to just more than 18 '', and a cleaning kit, and a copy of the owners manual, and lots of bird shot for practice.
For accessories, get an elastic butt cuff to conveniently have ammo you will probably never need. For show, add an over-sized white bead or fiber-optic sight to your liking.
When you get some more cash, get some training.

bushmaster1313
March 26, 2012, 08:50 PM
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0793.jpg

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4382/cimg0425k.jpg

Hunterdad
March 26, 2012, 09:02 PM
Stoeger 2000 Defense.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r197/adam11082/030712195045.jpg

ElToro
March 26, 2012, 09:04 PM
Maybe I can figure a way to upload a pic. Mines an old A5 I got for $200 barrel was already cut but it was a 30 in full choke anyway. Lots of good wear. To prevent further cracking in the forearm I went to a black plastic stock set. Priced out A5 wood lately ? Anyway. It functions with birdshot and buck I keep it set on the lite setting just in case. Yeah it only holds 5 but I'm ok with that. If you don't have it in you to cut an A5 do a rem 11. Supposedly the threads on the magazine cap will work with modern rem mag extenders if u need it. I can shoot skeet with mine although its not as easy and then throw it back in the trunk. I also take it camping with me. I'm partial to the auto as I have gotten excited before and short stroked a pump while hunting and skeet shooting (doubles). Its frustrating in the field. Could really suck in a life or death situation. The upside is the pump is probly b it easier to clear. But both still not easy

I just missed a model 12 win for 350 by a few hours. That gun, like the ithaca has no disconnect so you can slam fire. They made millions of them mostly with long barrels and full chokes. They are all take downs and can hold 6 in the magazine. Most are in good shape but have cosmetic issues. I wouldn't have a problem cutting one down to 18 or 20 for a dedicated house or truck gun. You don't need all kinds of doodads hanging on that shotgun. Maybe an elastic or leather butt cuff shell holder but that's about it. Maybe a sling for a truck gun if u felt it necessary to leave your vehicle and hoof it.

I could endorse a good old 18-20 inch 870. Get an old wingmaster or pd gun in blue with the chromne bolt and metal trigger group 4+1 in 2 3/4 chamber. All you need and nothing you dont. If you want a light get a integral forened that has a light. You don't need 1k. Spend a few hundred used and the rest on range time

Edited to add. Check the birdshot shelf at wally closely often 4 boxes of 25 is cheaper than their 100 pak of rem or win #8. Get lots, shoot the hell out if to learn your gun. Then buy the bulk paks of buck shot to get the feel of the recoil.

not my gun, but if lived in free america i'd do this in about 2 minutes. note the $200 fun sticker... but i can get to within about 2 inches of this.
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab266/tims_albums/nfa2.jpg

eventualy i will find some wood to cut down.

jl1288
March 26, 2012, 09:13 PM
Hey Toro I know exactly what you mean, I've been looking for wood for an 1973 Rem model 11 20ga. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Hell I can't even scrounge a fiber cushion for the 20ga. Anyone out there got a source? I've tried all the usual sorces, no luck yet.

*NOVA*
March 26, 2012, 09:18 PM
Mossberg 500 with SureFire light and Spec Ops stock. "Cha-Ching!" was that chambering a round or the cash register.

EMDII
April 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
1980 vintage Remington 1100 that has evolved slowly over years.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UbvsBKweKUs/T5NhItqmcZI/AAAAAAAAAyw/cASv-BKztog/s1218/IMG_8783.JPG

Choate furniture
big safety
improved follower and spring in extension
Black Aces rail
MagPul BUS
Silly @$$ FH-like thingie. Ah well.

Girodin
April 30, 2012, 04:08 PM
Hows the cheek weld on that. Those sights look unuseably high with that stock.

SouthernWake
April 30, 2012, 05:14 PM
Cuttin down an a5 like that should be a crime. Get a good fittin shouldering gun and learn to shoot well with it. Don't worry if it's painted black if it was the same as you saw out of a video game. It's the same shell regardless of the gun it came out of. Contrary to why I seem to see very one at the range "training" for I doubt there will ever be in an extended firefight inside of your home 4+1 rounds should be more than enough. But then again maybe I'm just a grumpy kid who never latched onto the "tactical" side of things.

ifit
April 30, 2012, 05:17 PM
recently aquired 1st semi auto sg, lightning 12 by emeperor arms, cost=$359
no mods, came with 4 chokes and a muzzle break,18" barrel
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kadiindo/032-8.jpg
trench gun(copy)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kadiindo/075.jpg

Chopdoktor
April 30, 2012, 05:27 PM
Ten-rounders are usually what feeds it, and the barrel has now been chopped and the PolyChoke welded to make 18.5", but you get the idea.
http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae263/Chopdoktor/ResizedImage_1331764342565.jpg

LeonCarr
April 30, 2012, 05:41 PM
That cut down A5 looks like the type that Bonnie and Clyde favored, expect I think they had Remington Model 11s. Clydes was a 12 and Bonnie's was a 20.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

essayons21
April 30, 2012, 06:01 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q177/collingscb/Guns/shotty008.jpg

Crappy pic...

Ace skeleton stock
Hogue pistol grip
Adapter I think is made by Falcon Industries (Ergo) pretty sure they are discontinued now.
3-rail forend, also Ergo, also discontinued
Brinks flashlight, got it for $15 bucks at target, has the same light output as a surefire 6p and has survived hundreds of round of buck and slug and a tour in Iraq.
Hahn Precision safety and top rail
XS big dot tritium front bead
Also is has a Burris mini red dot on it now.

Its been a many year evolution, which has changed as I have shot the living crap out of that gun and replaced parts as they have broken or proven unneeded. And I have broken quite a few parts, to include some internals.

+1 to shooting shells instead of pictures... but shooting shells at THR gets costly, replacing my monitor all those times. So I'll stick with pictures when I'm on the computer, and leave the live ammo for the range.

Gordon
April 30, 2012, 07:25 PM
The picture of Louis Awerbuck is scary enough ! but here is what works best for me:
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/spring2008115.jpg

CatManDo
April 30, 2012, 07:47 PM
Just got this together yesterday. Plain Jane Maverick 88 with extra long mag tube and 20" barrel. I haven't shot her yet, but she handles nicely.

highpower
April 30, 2012, 09:37 PM
Posted this picture in a different thread, but just for the heck of it, I'll post it again.

1918 Winchester in the rear, and a more recent Remington 870 in front. Simple is better.
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Winchester97/i-Rr2wZ5c/0/XL/IMG1041-XL.jpg

bushmaster1313
April 30, 2012, 10:22 PM
Simple is good:

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3976/pix687891470.jpg

HKGuns
May 3, 2012, 12:56 PM
http://hkguns.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v31/p301321537-5.jpg

Skribs
May 3, 2012, 01:18 PM
Mine are not currently up to what I want them to be, but that is mainly a funding thing. The following is pretty much my opinion, and I might be biased, but I think I'm right.

First, there's a difference between something that is "better than nothing", something that is decent for the job, and something that is specifically designed with HD in mind. What I currently own I think falls in the middle.

Size - you want something as small as can be, while still being legal. Most "tactical" shotguns have an 18.5" barrel length. This makes it easier to navigate through your home if you have to, and gives you more places where you can store it.

Capacity - you might as well get the tube flush with the barrel. This generally means 6-7x 2.75" shells in the tube (depending on how far they're crimped, I have some "2.75 inch" shells that look more like 3" ones), or you could get a box-fed. Extended tube came standard on my mossberg 930 SPX, I had to buy one for my Benelli Supernova.
Along these lines, a pump action is generally more affordable, but I think the advantage lies with semi-autos. Mossberg 930 SPX with ghost rings and a top rail, straight stock, and extended magazine tube was $640.

Stock - personally, I prefer the straight stock on a shotgun, especially with a tube magazine. Makes them fit places easier and I think it absorbs recoil better. You want a shorter LOP than you would with a sport gun, to shorten the overall length.

Accessories - side saddles are nice, but not really necessary if you have a decent capacity. I have one on my benelli because it is part of the top rail. A flashlight for target identification is a very good thing to have, it prevents you from shooting your kid when he sneaks in late at night, thinking he's a burglar. There are different mounting options for different shotguns, most use a barrel clamp. I recently purchased a sling, which makes it a lot easier to carry around if you have to.

The last thing, which I do not have yet for either of my shotguns, is a red dot sight. Yes, you can do just fine with others, but I think the faster target aquisition of a red dot can give you an advantage (the difference between "good for HD" and "designed for HD"). However, you want to stay away from cheap red dots, as I've had one (that claimed "rated for .50 cal") break after less than 10 shots.

Pfletch83
May 3, 2012, 05:05 PM
DFG Mk-1

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Pfletch83/DSCF0021.jpg

DFG Mk-2

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd369/Pfletch83/DRFGMK2.jpg

Both are .410 Mossberg 500's both have a 6 round total capacity (2-1/2 inch shells) both have a sling setup now.

Walking Dead
May 3, 2012, 06:55 PM
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s497/1owain/Snapbucket/BAD9350D.jpg

Tony617
May 3, 2012, 09:43 PM
Mossberg 590A1:

163866

Grousefeather
May 4, 2012, 11:15 PM
I use a older Ithica 37, 20" barrel, no disconnect. Hold the trigger, pump and pray.

Gordon
May 5, 2012, 12:01 AM
Actually a Bauer Rabbit .410 as pictured by HK above was used by the toughest man I ever met when he slept in his pickup camper shell. You would NOT want him pushing that .410 barrel up your nose in a flash!

IMTHDUKE
May 5, 2012, 07:30 PM
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/SDC13203.jpg

JohnnyCremains
May 6, 2012, 10:47 AM
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/twaits/IMGP4201.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/twaits/IMGP4200.jpg

Seanpcola
May 6, 2012, 11:01 AM
Mossberg 500 with recoil reduction stock and Safir T-14 in .410. I really enjoy shotguns and now that I have these I want to collect a couple of classics and they WON'T be altered.

HKguns, what is that in post #34?

MachIVshooter
May 6, 2012, 12:16 PM
I have an 11-87 police with SGT ghost ring sights, but I like my $160 M11 better. It was a 30" full choke with a hideous recoil pad. 19" tube now, with a steel buttplate on the shortened stock. It's pretty brutal with slugs, but I enjoy it.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/RemingtonM11.jpg

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 6, 2012, 12:40 PM
Originally Posted by Clint Smith
I don't need a $1000 shotgun, I need to know how to run the gun I got.

Reminds me of an argument I got in where some guy was trying to say how his Benelli M4 Super 90 was better than my Remington 1100 for Home Defense. The guy was an idiot overall and I don't mind people owning such a shotgun. Just when you start saying it's better when the worse conditions it will see next to your bed is maybe not getting oiled when it should be.

monet61
May 6, 2012, 01:24 PM
Don't have to be fancy to do the job. Just sayin'.
Third from bottom.

Jon Coppenbarger
May 6, 2012, 03:12 PM
I use the same shotgun as another mentioned.
Ithica 37 police special in 12 ga. It is one I will not sale and if I need fast in the hall way just hold the trigger and pump it tell its empty.

Speod
May 6, 2012, 04:43 PM
I'm looking to build a tactical/defensive shotgun and would love to see pics or suggestions that you might have. Please include barrel length, accessories, descriptions of modifications, and prices for all these items if possible. Thanks.

M4 Benelli 11707 with:

Carrier comp full length Ti tube
Mesa Urbino
GG&G oversize bolt release pad
Dave's metal oversize charging handle
Insight M6X
Surefire front end
Sidearmor rail and carrier
Geiselle hammer
Trijicon RMR 2 w/ADM mount

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/slpeod/11707.jpg

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/slpeod/11707b.jpg

Stevie-Ray
May 6, 2012, 10:36 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/GitchiManitou/100_0989.jpg?t=1300996829

Skribs
May 6, 2012, 10:39 PM
Stevie, what side saddle is that? I might want to get one for mine.

Stevie-Ray
May 8, 2012, 07:19 PM
Stevie, what side saddle is that? I might want to get one for mine. A simple Uncle Mike's stretch job. Think it cost me 8 bucks.:D But it's all I need.

cameron.personal
May 12, 2012, 12:09 AM
Like Mr. McCracken said, fighting guns should be light, simple and show evidence of being well used...


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5035/5794200961_92efecdcbc_b.jpg

icanthitabarn
May 12, 2012, 10:51 PM
Here is one but its heavy. It was like a 28" barrel with a Cutts on the end. That lasted around 5 minutes and its still heavy with a 20" barrel, Marlin 120.
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l542/g5uis23ft5h/033.jpg

1858
May 13, 2012, 12:36 AM
I have four tactical/defensive shotguns ... the VERSA MAX and A-TACS shown below, an 870 Express Synthetic 7-Round and a '97 Winchester "Riot" shotgun also shown below.

http://thr.mcmxi.org/shotguns/remington/versa_max/photos/vm_tact_870_a-tacs_01.jpg

http://thr.mcmxi.org/shotguns/winchester/photos/win97_01.jpg

ChileRelleno
May 13, 2012, 02:48 AM
Mossy 500
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s190/ChileRelleno/Mossy50012g18inch.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s190/ChileRelleno/M500mod1trudot.jpg

Saiga12
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s190/ChileRelleno/S12aprilright1.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s190/ChileRelleno/S12aprilleft1.jpg

olderguns
May 13, 2012, 05:05 PM
My Mossberg 500

larryh1108
May 13, 2012, 11:03 PM
Mossberg 12ga 20" with ext mag tube. Knoxx recoil reduction/adjustable stock. Red dot sight. A step above Mossberg's simplicity.

http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o435/larryh1108/Mossberg/Mossberg5001.jpg

IMTHDUKE
May 14, 2012, 12:11 AM
Will that stock fit a 930spx?

spazzymcgee
May 14, 2012, 12:25 AM
As is the general consensus, I say keep it really simple. KISS is the name of the game. The best example of that is probably a SXS 20" 20 or 12GA. I like stoegers but no one else seems to. Look into the Stoeger Double Defense. Many say that it's just plain heresy, but I see a huge tactical application for it.

MrM4
May 14, 2012, 02:09 AM
Something for every situation,

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MrM4/sbs2.jpg

Warp
May 14, 2012, 03:09 AM
Remington 870 HD, 18" 6+1 with tritium ghost rings, 4 round side saddle, knoxx stock and a mounted flashlight (still need to get the pressure switch for it)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/austin3161324/bfacdeb4.jpg

larryh1108
May 14, 2012, 06:21 AM
Will that stock fit a 930spx?

My research showed it is not offered for the M930. I went to the Blackhawk site to check.

Husker1911
May 14, 2012, 05:08 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/Husker1911/12Ga.jpg

That's a Beretta 1201 with a Choate pistol-grip stock and an enlarged safety and enlarged bolt handle. Don't know whether any are currently available.

Above, the ubiquitous 870 Remington.

memphismark
May 16, 2012, 07:48 PM
Cuttin down an a5 like that should be a crime. Get a good fittin shouldering gun and learn to shoot well with it. Don't worry if it's painted black if it was the same as you saw out of a video game. It's the same shell regardless of the gun it came out of. Contrary to why I seem to see very one at the range "training" for I doubt there will ever be in an extended firefight inside of your home 4+1 rounds should be more than enough. But then again maybe I'm just a grumpy kid who never latched onto the "tactical" side of things.
For SouthernWake. Old school isn't bad, it's just old. I'm pretty old skool too and even I had to get with the program myself. I bought a new Mossy 500, and finally figured out it needed some trinkets! I've got arthitis in my hands, mostly fingers and wrists, and front and rear pistol grips really helped me hold and rack the slide. The stock, horizontal type of forend is just an uncomforable postition for my wrists now that I'm 55. Same with side saddles, it's just a lot easier to have the ammo right there where you need it. I always figured I'd just throw some in my pocket and go scare the troublemakers away. Not so. My buddies laughed when I discovered the advantages of a reticle sight. For a shotgun. Yes. My eyes aren't so good these days, and a few years back I was awakened from a dead sleep by some outside problems and I'll tell you, I had a terrible time getting the 'sleep' out of my eyes to focus on pistol sights. With the reticle sight, it's both eyes open and the clearest and fastest aquisition of target I've ever had. Maybe not for everybody, but great for me. To each his own I guess. Then I found an adjustable rear stock turned out the best way to get that darn gun up to my shoulder the fastest without snagging clothing etc. Again, I learned something. After that, I never ever thought I would hang a laser off the end of my gun. NEVER!!!!! But lo' and behold', that turned out to be one of the fastest and greatest ways to also overcome that 'sleepy eye' fog that the reticle sight had cured. Only with the laser, I could shoot from the hip if I for some reason couldn't focus, or it was just too dark in a particular situation. Just 'red dot'em' and squeeze. And after all my stubborness and resistance, I ended up with one of those 12 gauge, gadget strewn, gimic wearin', BadBoy lookin' shotguns that I swore I didn't need, and all the kids were dying to have and look so cool with! I've come to call it my 'Hot Rod Lincoln'. Anyway, you get the drift. Times they are changing my friend. Don't fight it. (Though I still do every chance I get)..Respectfully. memphismark ps. This picture obviously doesn't have the pistol grip forend yet. I'll get around to posting a more recent pic someday.

content
May 16, 2012, 09:43 PM
Hello friends and neighbors// I like shotguns, mostly 870s and mostly Wingmasters but I do depend on and enjoy shooting other types too.

First is the one I started with, a 1976, Remington, 870, Wingmaster , 12ga., my go to shotgun since new in 76'.
164616

All you need are a few extra barrels and the versatility is obvious.

Next is my truck/travel gun a Stevens ,311, 12ga. with 18 1/2" barrels, very handy.
164617

I also have the 30" barrels, a 10" .22 caliber insert, .410 inserts and hope to find .20 and 16ga. inserts.(just too cheap to pay full price)

Time for a nod to the local P.D. for this cruiser scarred,1974 High Standard, K120, RIOT, 12ga.
164618

Tactical back then meant pistol grip and short barrel, at least to these folks at that time.
This one would have some stories to tell if possible.


How about Winchesters, RIOT shotgun offerings in 1968. Model 1200 "Speed Pump" ,12ga.
164619

Never even been assembled.
If my other shotguns all break it will get used!

I do have an 870 Express Tactical w/ Ghost Ring Sights but it is my least used so far.
Too old I guess, can't get used to the Ghost rings after shooting that 1976 Wing Master for so many years.
I think the 76 will have stay at the top of the list for a bit longer...

Good luck finding what works for you.

memphismark
May 17, 2012, 12:24 PM
For MrM4. What a great collection. I'm a sooo jealous. I do have a question for you though, it's a bit off-subject. How do you download, or upload I should say, such large beautiful pictures? If you scroll down your screen to a posting by memphismark, you'll see I can only seem to get 'postage stamp' sized pics. If you click them, they will enlarge a little, but your's are fantastic!! Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm fairly computer literate, but I haven't ventured to far into this area. Thanks a bunch.
memphismark

memphismark
May 17, 2012, 12:30 PM
. My friends laughed when I put a 4 reticle sight on my Mossy 12. They said 'you don't put reticles on shotguns'. Oh yea, I said, watch me. It's the best choice ever for me. Both eyes open target aquisition. Fantastic. Just wondering what your experience has been. memphismark

ChileRelleno
May 17, 2012, 12:43 PM
For MrM4. What a great collection. I'm a sooo jealous. I do have a question for you though, it's a bit off-subject. How do you download, or upload I should say, such large beautiful pictures? If you scroll down your screen to a posting by memphismark, you'll see I can only seem to get 'postage stamp' sized pics. If you click them, they will enlarge a little, but your's are fantastic!! Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm fairly computer literate, but I haven't ventured to far into this area. Thanks a bunch.
memphismark
Pick a picture.
Upload it to a hosting site, e.g. photobucket.
Once it is uploaded, hover your cursor over the pic and a drop down menu will show the options.
Pic the one for IMG code, [img].
Copy and paste into your thread reply.

memphismark
May 17, 2012, 02:19 PM
Thanks bro'. I think I may have it now. I'll screw around with the text placement but I think we're there!!! memphismark http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/memphismark7/002.jpg[/COLOR][/FONT]

larryh1108
May 17, 2012, 05:25 PM
It's the best choice ever for me. Both eye open target aquisition. Fantastic. Just wondering what your experience has been.

It seems we have the same taste! My 57 year old eyes love the way this picks up the target. So far it's held up fine and I don't see firing off 50 rounds in a row really fast any time soon to see if I can shake it off. Soo, why is it we can't put them on a shotgun? I must have missed that article.

bushmaster1313
May 17, 2012, 10:02 PM
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/1696/cimg0962s.jpg

Skribs
May 17, 2012, 10:28 PM
The first one is my SuperNova, which currently has the SBE II stock. As you can tell, it is not currently stable and increases the LOP to something that Yao Ming would use. It will be a lot better once I get the right replacement (which is in the mail). I'm should say that Benelli CS has actually been very high quality, even though I'm giving them a hard time.

The second one is my Mossberg 930 SPX, which I bought when my supernova broke. The shell holder is on upside-down so that I can hold the shells on the left side (I'm southpaw).

snake eater 332
May 18, 2012, 12:45 AM
My 14" brl 12 ga Mossberg 590A1 SBS pump with factory ghost ring sights and front tritium post, Hogue youth stock (12" LOP), Surefire 621FA Weaponlight, 3-GunGear.com 7 rd nylon/velcro side saddle, and Blackhawk front sling adapter:
http://img.tapatalk.com/47eb4c49-d18a-120b.jpg

My 18.5" 12 ga Mossberg 930SPX semi-auto:
http://img.tapatalk.com/47eb4c49-d199-5cd5.jpg

I want a shorter stock for the 930SPX, but have still to find what I'm looking for. Also gonna get another nylon/velcro side saddle, a tactical light, and maybe an optic.

memphismark
May 18, 2012, 10:25 AM
The first one is my SuperNova, which currently has the SBE II stock. As you can tell, it is not currently stable and increases the LOP to something that Yao Ming would use. It will be a lot better once I get the right replacement (which is in the mail). I'm should say that Benelli CS has actually been very high quality, even though I'm giving them a hard time.

The second one is my Mossberg 930 SPX, which I bought when my supernova broke. The shell holder is on upside-down so that I can hold the shells on the left side (I'm southpaw).

Yo Skribs! Are those shells in saddle the Centurian shorts? If so, what do you think. I almost bought a few boxes from Cheaper Than Dirt online, but I decided to do some investigation first. I stumbled on some You Tube vids as I usually can find something on there to answer most questions sooner or later. Good thing I tend to have the same questions as everybody else cuz' there is always something there for me. Go figure. Anyway, these guys seem to be having some big trouble loading and ejecting these things. Especially the semi auto boys. Pumpers seemed to fare a little better. Probably 50% or more of the vids were troublesome shells. I'd be really curious how yours are working out. I was hoping to use them to increase magazine capacity. 5+1 could now turn into 7+1 according to some. All seemed to agree, and some demonstrated at the outdoor ranges, that they definitely had the power to do the job. A couple less shot pellets, and about 250 or so FPS slower, but still deadly without any doubt. Would appreciate your thoughts. I'm sure I'm not the only one interested. Firequest might also have them. Anybody have any other sources? Thanks much. memphismark

Skribs
May 18, 2012, 11:38 AM
No, just Royal Buck buckshot. I bought it because the other stuff was $5/box and it was $4/box.

I am looking at getting into reloading, and when I do, I'll make sure my shells are short enough that I can actually get 7+1, currently I only get 6+1 because they're crimped a bit long.

jeepnik
May 19, 2012, 08:14 PM
"THE PERFECT JEEP GUN"

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/GUNS/IMG_4674.jpg

Hey, it's black, it has a synthetic stock and a short barrel. What more do you want in a "tactical" shotgun. Oh yea, it breaks down into a small package for easy transport.

Besides, I can carry a lot more .410's than you can 12 ga.

Pfletch83
May 19, 2012, 08:18 PM
Nice DFG Mk-2 you have there.

CZguy
May 19, 2012, 08:22 PM
Besides, I can carry a lot more .410's than you can 12 ga.

Oh, I don't know about that. I drive a F-250, so I can carry a lot of 12 ga. shells. :D

You have a nice set up though.

jeepnik
May 19, 2012, 08:24 PM
:DTrue, but an F-250 will still carry more .410's.

CZguy
May 19, 2012, 10:30 PM
True, but an F-250 will still carry more .410's.

:eek: I didn't even see that one coming. I'm tired and going to bed....muttering to myself that 30-06, 12 ga, and a good .22 are all anyone really needs. :D

memphismark
May 20, 2012, 03:36 AM
You guys should get a room already!!!!! Just think how many .22's an F250 can carry? memphismark7 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

memphismark
May 20, 2012, 03:42 AM
Dang brutha'. You're makin' us all look bad with that Saiga! That's more fun than any one person should have available. :neener: :neener: :neener: :neener: :neener: :neener: :neener:
memphismark

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