"bland" non-tactical "defensive" shotgun pix


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Doug S
May 5, 2013, 12:37 PM
Got this idea from jpwilly in the "tactical" shotgun picture thread, and thought it sounded like fun. Might even prove helpful for those who don't want to invest in add-ons, and instead just want a basic defensive shotgun. So show us your average/ordinary minimally-adulterated defensive shotguns (regardless of brand) if you don't mind. Here's mine...only addition is a 9 shot elastic shell holder on the buttstock. I think I'll add a simple 2 point sling at some point also. Otherwise I have no interest in add-ons.
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp42/dmattaponi/052-1.jpg (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/dmattaponi/media/052-1.jpg.html)

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LeonCarr
May 5, 2013, 06:32 PM
Hey Doug,

Truth be told the shotgun you just posted a picture of is much more capable of protecting you and yours than the shotguns that have had a bunch of useless junk added to them.

My compliments to you for not trying to turn your shotgun into an AR. Now take that shotgun out and shoot it until it becomes a part of you.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

allaroundhunter
May 5, 2013, 06:46 PM
The only addition to my shotgun is a flashlight. I'm not going to pull the trigger unless and until I have identified my target, and it is hard to hold a flashlight in the hand and manipulate a long gun.

pps
May 5, 2013, 07:05 PM
"Tactical", to me, is an adjective describing behavior and training...not the stuff we decide to hang on our weapons. I too, see a flashlight as a useful tool to put on a shotgun...beyond that...00bk is all that is needed to make a shotgun a close range nightmare for anyone evil enough to do you and yours harm.

I can't see the use in putting rails everywhere on a shotgun anymore than I can see myself hanging a scope or red-dot on my lever action rifles...but I'd never throw stones at anyone else who defiles a lever action in that manner...to each his own.

Doug S
May 5, 2013, 07:28 PM
Hey Doug,

Truth be told the shotgun you just posted a picture of is much more capable of protecting you and yours than the shotguns that have had a bunch of useless junk added to them.

My compliments to you for not trying to turn your shotgun into an AR. Now take that shotgun out and shoot it until it becomes a part of you.


LeonCarr, I appreciate the comments. I bought this a week or so ago, and have had it out to the range twice now. Fired a bunch of rounds through it, trying to get a feel for it, and to see how it shoots. I'm very happy with it. My shoulder, not so happy.

Thanks to allaroundhunter and pps too, for the comments and feedback. I can see the utility of a flashlight.

I was starting to think no one was going to participate in this thread, but all three of the responses above are actually much more thoughtful/helpful than my suggestion of posting a picture.

beatledog7
May 5, 2013, 07:28 PM
My HD shotgun wears a light and an elastic shell carrier, but that's all.

jpwilly
May 5, 2013, 08:23 PM
My 12ga "bland" boomstick!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0010.jpg (http://s124.photobucket.com/user/jpwilly/media/DSC_0010.jpg.html)

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p38/jpwilly/DSC_0014.jpg (http://s124.photobucket.com/user/jpwilly/media/DSC_0014.jpg.html)

Fiv3r
May 5, 2013, 08:28 PM
I need to post a pic later, buts its just an old 7 shot Ithaca DSPS with an elastic shell holder on the stock. No fuss, no nothing extra. Just a great shooting and reliable 12 gauge home defense gun.

Doug S
May 5, 2013, 08:31 PM
Fun thread, and thanks jpwilly for the picture, and the idea for this thread. By the way, I think it's a very nice looking shotgun. I think I like the look of simplicity.

beeenbag
May 5, 2013, 08:42 PM
http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz210/beeenbag/image_zps6708ce6c.jpg (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/beeenbag/media/image_zps6708ce6c.jpg.html)

Sorry for the crappy pic, but this is it.

Texan Scott
May 5, 2013, 08:57 PM
HD guns don't need to be exciting. If you ever REALLY need one, you'll be excited enough for one night.

Doug S
May 5, 2013, 09:58 PM
HD guns don't need to be exciting. If you ever REALLY need one, you'll be excited enough for one night

That's a good line.:)

Fast Frank
May 6, 2013, 02:43 AM
Here's mine.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/FastFrank4x4/oddball/1187p3.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/FastFrank4x4/media/oddball/1187p3.jpg.html)

It's a Remington 11-87P.

This is how it looked when it came out of the box. The sling comes and goes based on how I feel at the time. (It's not on there at the moment) I feel no need to modify it from it's original condition.

It's got polymer stocks, an extended magazine (Eight rounds, I think) Wilson Combat ghost ring sights, an 18" cylinder bore barrel, and that's about it.

This shotgun defies many people's idea about what a shotgun should be, but it really works well for me.

The gas action makes it a pussycat in the recoil department, so getting multiple shots off is downright easy. I've fired it quite a bit, and it's been 100% reliable. I have had it for about seven years now, and it's never jammed or failed in any way so I feel like I can trust it to go bang if it's needed for bad guys.

TAKtical
May 6, 2013, 06:28 AM
Benelli M1 Super 90
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj536/gunsandgearguy/8b3d3f1842d44eb5510abaf537180c6e_zps0d726a49.jpg

Doug S
May 6, 2013, 10:34 AM
Nice shotguns/comments everyone. Thanks for posting.

breakingcontact
May 6, 2013, 01:47 PM
Nice Benelli, is that gas or piston?

mac66
May 6, 2013, 03:33 PM
50's era H&R bolt action 12 ga which I refinished and cut the barrel down. Not in the photo but it has a fiber optic front sight.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/105_9671.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/105_9671.jpg.html)

H&R Topper Single has a 12 ga, 20ga and 357 mag barrels.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/105_9697.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mac66/media/105_9697.jpg.html)

Hunterdad
May 6, 2013, 05:31 PM
Stevens 520 Takedown
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r197/adam11082/5BFE11D2-914B-4970-A27D-21C96E9EE1EB-12745-0000091D825140EB.jpg

jpwilly
May 7, 2013, 01:33 AM
^^ That takedown is really cool!

DNS
May 7, 2013, 02:09 AM
Got say the Stevens 520 is anything but bland.
:cool:

Hunterdad
May 7, 2013, 06:11 AM
Thanks guys.

farscott
May 7, 2013, 07:27 AM
Here is mine as purchased. It is an old Wingmaster with a 2-3/4" chamber and vent rib barrel with fixed modified choke. After a bit of shooting, I found the cracked stock.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/farscott/870003.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/farscott/media/870003.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/farscott/870_Stock_big.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/farscott/media/870_Stock_big.jpg.html)

Here it is after a little work. Mostly chopped barrel to 18-3/4", added new bead, added Police wood stock set, and replaced new magazine retainer and spring. Have not bothered to refinish the metal other than some cold blue on the new muzzle. Total investment is less than half of a new 870P with wooden furniture.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/farscott/870_Wingmaster_Police_02_zpsfb624e2c.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/farscott/media/870_Wingmaster_Police_02_zpsfb624e2c.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/farscott/870_Wingmaster_Police_03_zpsc39de2ed.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/farscott/media/870_Wingmaster_Police_03_zpsc39de2ed.jpg.html)

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/farscott/870_Wingmaster_Police_01_zps0e260a49.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/farscott/media/870_Wingmaster_Police_01_zps0e260a49.jpg.html)

Sinbad
May 7, 2013, 12:51 PM
http://[URL=http://s1075.photobucket.com/user/kenmorgan1/media/091800x600640x480.jpg.html]

http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w432/kenmorgan1/091800x600640x480.jpg

Just make it functional and simple.

DHart
May 11, 2013, 08:16 PM
I love the simple, classic, "trench gun"-ish style of shotgun. So, I took my black polymer 500 Persuader and 590 guns to a more natural look. Not only does the wood look awesome compared to black plastic, but the FEEL of wood furniture on a shotgun is simply the best, in my view.

These are my bland defense guns.


http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/500_and_590.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/500_and_590.jpg.html)

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/P1020028.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/P1020028.jpg.html)

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/W1300_L.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/W1300_L.jpg.html)

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunRig.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunRig.jpg.html)

I will admit to using a light on some of these guns... that's as "tactical" as I'm willing to take them.

JAshley73
May 11, 2013, 08:31 PM
I love the simple, classic sort-of "trench gun" look. So I took my black polymer 500 Persuader and 590 guns to a more natural look. Not only does the wood look awesome compared to black plastic, but the FEEL of wood furniture on a shotgun is simply the best, in my view.

These are my bland defense guns.

I like 'em. And nice camera work BTW...

RX-178
May 11, 2013, 08:37 PM
I have said, and will continue saying, I believe it is long overdue for the return of the takedown shotgun.

DHart
May 11, 2013, 09:14 PM
RX-178... as for take-down, here's one wonderful option...

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunRig.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunRig.jpg.html)

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunTakenDown.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/CoachGunTakenDown.jpg.html)

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/P1000604.jpg (http://s397.photobucket.com/user/zmonki/media/Shotguns%20and%20RIfles/P1000604.jpg.html)

v8stang289
May 11, 2013, 10:43 PM
My '63 Wingmaster with 20" IC barrel
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg214/v8stang289/rem870.jpg

xxjumbojimboxx
May 11, 2013, 11:18 PM
This couldnt be anymore basic, its a frankengun. Barrell from a mossburg 500, receiver from a mav 88 and a pistol grip that i found. Nothing better for defense inside the house though. I keep it buck slug buck slug buck. :)
http://s3.postimg.org/t1cc7g2wj/image.jpg

Doug S
May 11, 2013, 11:29 PM
Good pictures, and nice guns. I'd like a nice coach gun. Seems like when I was a kid, hunting in my rural area, double barrels were a dime a dozen. Everyone seemed to have one. Things have changed.

2@low8
May 11, 2013, 11:42 PM
It doesn't have to be a pump to be bland! About 3 years ago a friend sold me this pristine Remington 12ga. with an English stock and a 21" VR barrel. The non-palm swell stock lets it slip into this rifle scabbard for travel on horseback or ATV during outdoor use. This was my first English stocked shotgun and I wasn't sure I would like it or shoot it well. Because it is my most used non-skeet gun answered those questions.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183903&stc=1&d=1368329759

bigdaa
May 12, 2013, 11:03 AM
Dang! All my pictures are over on the other thread!

:cuss:


BTW, thanks for the laugh, Doug.

I saw the title and immediately experienced tongue in cheek!

Doug S
May 12, 2013, 12:47 PM
Dang! All my pictures are over on the other thread!

BTW, thanks for the laugh, Doug.

I saw the title and immediately experienced tongue in cheek!


This has been a fun thread :)

The only thing I've added to mine since the original post is sling swivels and a sling (which I take on and off between home and range, etc.).

GT1
July 13, 2013, 01:15 PM
Win sxp marine defender.

Very smooth and quick action. It is bare bones, might add a sling if I can find one I like.

Doc7
July 13, 2013, 01:25 PM
For the folks with these guns (great all purpose guns IMO not just for HD) what are you using to put a light on the wood furniture models? I want to add a light to my Mossberg 500 but the ones that have on/off control that doesn't interfere with grip etc that I have found are all polymer fore-grip style. Is there a light that can hang off barrel or tube and has another means of turning on and off without taking hands out of firing position?

Thanka

lhartman89
July 13, 2013, 06:11 PM
For the folks with these guns (great all purpose guns IMO not just for HD) what are you using to put a light on the wood furniture models? I want to add a light to my Mossberg 500 but the ones that have on/off control that doesn't interfere with grip etc that I have found are all polymer fore-grip style. Is there a light that can hang off barrel or tube and has another means of turning on and off without taking hands out of firing position?

Thanka
You can get one of these and a light with a pressure switch. Then just velcro the pressure switch to the foregrip or something. That is the one I should have bought, but instead I bought the second one for my Maverick 88 and just put the flashlight into the second hole and mounted it to the magazine tube.

http://www.amazon.com/Laserlyte-Shotgun-Rail-Mount-Exte/dp/B0041FPG40/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1373753340&sr=1-4&keywords=maverick+88+magazine+tube+rail

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00852PIDO/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the picture of mine. If you click on the second link and then click on the pictures, you will see my gun at the end of the pics. There are 3 of them I think. I also liked it instead as it came with a QD sling mount. It's also on there very solidly and is not going anywhere. The second one won't fit if you have a Mossberg 500 with the 18.5" barrel I don't think. The length of it is 2" so you would have to measure the space from the front of your foregrip to the barrel lug if you went with the one I did.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Bj9oywkKL.jpg

I've also heard that these are pretty good too and would be pretty light.

http://brigadearmory.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=415

oneounceload
July 13, 2013, 06:25 PM
Doug - except for your stock shell holder being on the wrong side (SOME of us are LEFTIES!), yours is a perfect example of what a HD/Zombie Slayer/Survival gun should be about - basic simplicity

Rollis R. Karvellis
July 13, 2013, 08:56 PM
This two were originally used in the Mansfield, Ohio prison.

My buddie put and extended mag, and side saddle on his, and I put a rifled choke slug barrel on mine.

The last time I, was home I, took it to the indoor range down the street, and was punching nice .75 cal. hole's in the half size target from 25 yards.

Apparently the second one didn't post because it was used in another thread a while back sorry.

content
July 13, 2013, 09:19 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Few or no accessories... yep a preferred design ...for years.... like this one from 1968(?).

One I have not even assembled but would make a fine HD shotgun. as well as the Riot shotgun it was designed as.
186300186301

Winchester "Speed Pump" 1200 Riot

content
July 13, 2013, 09:24 PM
Here is my go to shotgun a 1976 Remington Wingmaster 12ga. in HD configuration.
186302

When I could only afford one shotgun, buying the extra barrel and extension seemed the best way to go for HD..

Doug S
July 13, 2013, 09:26 PM
Doug - except for your stock shell holder being on the wrong side (SOME of us are LEFTIES!), yours is a perfect example of what a HD/Zombie Slayer/Survival gun should be about - basic simplicity

I appreciate the comments. When I set out, I was looking for one of the more "tactical" models with maybe an extended barrel, and some ghost sights, but having had the Maverick out to the range a number of times, I really like it for what it is...a simple defensive shotgun.

Actually I am left handed, but for some reason grew up shooting long guns right-handed. I do shoot handguns with my left.

Dr.Rob
July 14, 2013, 12:48 AM
They don't have to be tactical to be useful.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=158711&d=1328828110

horsemen61
July 14, 2013, 12:57 AM
Nice shot guns guys I need to get me another one as I sold my pump gun :banghead:

CaptainChaos
July 14, 2013, 06:05 AM
its just an old 7 shot Ithaca DSPS with an elastic shell holder on the stock. No fuss, no nothing extra. Just a great shooting and reliable 12 gauge home defense gun.

Being *this* side of The Pond, I don't "do" HD. But I *do* "do" PSG:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NHEl2unHnKQ

I have an identical gun that's been permanently restricted to 3-shot and, when I had to use that because my 8-shot's firing pin broke, I learned a valuable lesson. The 3-shot had a sling swivel under the butt; no sling, just the swivel. When I mounted it, it kept getting caught in my clothing. So, IMHO, don't put a sling - or *swivel* - on yer gun unless you really *need* it...

Regards,

Mark.

P.S. Yeah, I know - when I got Dead Man's Click, I should've refrained from ejecting the empty and just stuffed a replacement into the mag and *then* racked it.

P.P.S. After a bit of investigation, I think that a bit of wear needs fixin' in order to stop those FTFs.

AndyJ
July 14, 2013, 06:32 PM
Mine-- Both refinished with Duracoat

1957 Remington 870

http://www.myoldrv.com/images/guns/ahp.jpg


1951 Ithaca Model 37

http://www.myoldrv.com/images/guns/skull1.JPG

swampcrawler
July 14, 2013, 06:35 PM
This is great guys. I actually hopped on the forum to ask what you guys thought about picking up a used 870 express, cutting to 18.5, and nothing els.

I had an 870 with 3 shot extention, cut to 20 and change, with a mesa tactical 8 round shell saddle on the receiver and cheap ati m4 style stock.

Was it cool to have 16 rounds of 00 on tap? yep. was it insanely heavy, slow, front heavy, awkward, hard to get in and out of the truck, hard to carry? yep.

cant wait to do my bare bones defensive scatter gun. keep the pics coming!!!

HEY ANDY! got a little sister il trade you for your 870! that's exactly what im wanting to do. the green looks amazing

AndyJ
July 14, 2013, 06:47 PM
This is great guys. I actually hopped on the forum to ask what you guys thought about picking up a used 870 express, cutting to 18.5, and nothing els.

I had an 870 with 3 shot extention, cut to 20 and change, with a mesa tactical 8 round shell saddle on the receiver and cheap ati m4 style stock.

Was it cool to have 16 rounds of 00 on tap? yep. was it insanely heavy, slow, front heavy, awkward, hard to get in and out of the truck, hard to carry? yep.

cant wait to do my bare bones defensive scatter gun. keep the pics coming!!!

HEY ANDY! got a little sister il trade you for your 870! that's exactly what im wanting to do. the green looks amazing
That one went to my Bro. It was a basket case when I picked it up. The left side of the receiver is stamped AHP 3476. Arizona Highway Patrol? Arkansas? Who knows? I added a XS Big Dot sight, Big Safety and an 870P take off stock set. The metal was bead blasted and Duracoated Olive Drab Green.

I no longer do any Duracoat--even with a respirator the fumes were not manageable.

swampcrawler
July 14, 2013, 06:58 PM
thanks for the info. when I get around to doing one il just have my smith cerekote it when he chops it. love the look of wood and that green. of course well worn wood and park looks awesome as well.

Deltaboy
July 15, 2013, 08:35 AM
No picture right now my 870 got Choate Stocks and 25 round Ranger ammo Sling at times I put the 10 round Choate ammo tube extension on it. It still has its 28 inch modified choke barrel.

mavracer
July 15, 2013, 08:52 PM
Cowboy tactical :scrutiny:
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mavracer/SANY0920.jpg (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/mavracer/media/SANY0920.jpg.html)

NoirFan
July 16, 2013, 09:40 AM
Cowboy tactical

^ Now that's a good looking gun that will do the job right. Here's my Mossberg 590A1 in "trench gun" style:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab332/Inspbumstead/sat022.jpg

deputy tom
July 16, 2013, 04:29 PM
Doug S, I am a fan of bland. Good thread. tom. ;)

content
July 16, 2013, 06:44 PM
Can't get much plainer than an old 311,brakedown DB 12ga., for ready protection on the road or.. for HD.186392

Drail
July 16, 2013, 09:31 PM
I love the "cowboy tactical" shotgun. That's all a boy needs right there. I always have to try very hard not to laugh at some of the "ninja" shotguns that show up at the range. Bolting 2 or 3 lbs. of "accessories" on a shotgun reminds me of the Japanese car "tuner" guys with a wing bolted on to the rear deck of the front wheel drive Honda Civic. And a fart can.

content
July 16, 2013, 09:59 PM
MattShlock // Just an old fashion multitool... but it has tightened up a few loose nuts.;)


More plain working shotguns suitable for HD.186401. I just made them mine, so to speak.
The Savage 311, pictured above, looks a good bit different now. It is the one in the middle.

Mitlov
July 16, 2013, 10:20 PM
My "home defense" shotgun is about a foot longer than ideal (BPS Hunter with a monte carlo stock added, but that's what happens when your trap and skeet gun is loaded with buckshot and kept next to the bed. Despite it's length, it's a lot better than just strong language and a frying pan. I'll post a picture later today or tomorrow.

I agree with all the comments that shotguns don't have to be loaded up with tactical gear to be effective. Here's a soldier with a Mossberg in Iraq. As traditional as you can get without using walnut.

http://i.imgur.com/9ZRm8PU.jpg

lhartman89
July 17, 2013, 08:09 AM
Here is my NEF 20ga Pardner SB-1 with a chopped 18.5" barrel. This is my back-up defensive shotgun. I also refinished the stock in old english and high gloss tung oil finish.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xHkv52QxUww/UeaJCZb4pbI/AAAAAAAAA34/nl-XV7A4fNk/w701-h236-no/IMAG1390.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a2Vuh8P4yCs/UeaJETiu68I/AAAAAAAAA4A/bVFfpRe_55k/w702-h232-no/IMAG1399.jpg

Original Length:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZmvEffege-w/UeaI-yPotgI/AAAAAAAAA3o/UtgBV8V7PZA/w702-h189-no/IMAG1099.jpg

200Apples
July 21, 2013, 03:27 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d127/Z63R/002_zpsaf46baad.jpg

1980 Wingmaster + Mossberg-made-for-870 blued 18.5" cyl bore barrel.

bannockburn
July 21, 2013, 03:30 PM
My basic no-frills shotgun is a Maverick 88 with an 18" barrel, an elastic shell holder, and a Limbsaver on the buttstock. Nice and simple and easy to get into action.

410.bird.shot
July 22, 2013, 02:57 PM
As much as I like 12 ga., it simply kicks far too much for petite wife, especially in a pump. I am currently saving my milk money for a HD shotgun and I'm 99% sure I'm getting a 20 ga. so that she can use it to protect herself.

Kind of sad, but I know a guy who told me, while showing me a brand new gun, "I bought this pistol for my wife to use for self defense." Problem was, his wife was 220 miles away. My response was, "Now, so and so, how do you expect her to use that when she's 3 hours away?" I think a lot of men use the HD firearm as an excuse to buy what they want....if we look deeply, and really care, we'd get something that every responsible person in the house is comfortable and knowledgable in using to defend themselves. And then we'd practice with it to ensure fluidity and competence in case something goes bump in the night.

Sheepdog1968
July 22, 2013, 06:15 PM
^ Now that's a good looking gun that will do the job right. Here's my Mossberg 590A1 in "trench gun" style:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab332/Inspbumstead/sat022.jpg
Huba huba. Should you ever want to sell it, I would be more than happy to buy it off of you.

Mitlov
July 22, 2013, 06:22 PM
It's about a foot longer than ideal, but it's nevertheless a lot more effective than strong language. Browning BPS Hunter with the buttstock from a Browning BPS Trap. 28" barrel.

http://i.imgur.com/wE6lsGB.jpg?1

loose noose
July 22, 2013, 06:30 PM
Below is my no nonsense Remington Model 1100 with a sleeve of WW rifled slugs. With the extended mag tube it will hold 8 rounds. Never had a problem with the accuracy, feeding, firing or ejecting, of the slugs or the buckshot/birdshot that we had to shoot up at Trinidad Colorado to become a range master.

186650

186651

Cokeman
July 23, 2013, 03:32 AM
I'd much rather look at these shotguns instead of the tactical ones with tons of accessories attached to them. Great thread.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f75/cowfishlover/BrettMossbergb.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/cowfishlover/media/BrettMossbergb.jpg.html)

Pyzon
July 23, 2013, 09:36 AM
One of my favorites is a Stevens 620 that will hide in plain sight in a Craftsman Underseat Toolbox.

Cokeman
July 23, 2013, 11:14 PM
How do you keep the barrel from killing the stock?

xxjumbojimboxx
July 24, 2013, 12:47 AM
Cokeman, when you open up the pic the stock may have already taken that damage... it looks pretty dinged up down there... still a cool gun though. I like all guns.

Cokeman
July 24, 2013, 01:59 AM
I thought it still looked ok. I would pop a piece of foam between them. I'm all about a gun that can break down that small and then fit perfectly in an equally small case.

MikePaiN
July 28, 2013, 07:43 AM
I've got a H&R Pardner Protector 12g I snagged for $145 off the used rack. This shotgun has never been fired, it was still in the factory oil....
I thought it would make the prefect plain & simple HD/SHTF shottie.

My camera is borked, but since its stock(except for a sling) and will stay stock, a stock pic will do..
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/06/33/01/0001063301518_500X500.jpg

kbbailey
July 28, 2013, 09:42 AM
Nice scatterguns guys!

as an old birdhunter I have always favored the quickness of a short-barrelled shotgun. I thoroughly enjoyed this thread.

Keep 'em coming.

Pyzon
July 29, 2013, 09:10 AM
I would pop a piece of foam between them

Bingo. I took out a couple of strategically placed foam blocks before taking the pics.

And yes, the stock had seen some action before I bought it, but it is a shooter, not a museum piece.

sk8r
July 29, 2013, 09:19 AM
Pretty much as "simple" as they get......


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8518681998_c9a2813bfb_c.jpg

Baikal 12 and Stoeger 20 SxS. :)

Tony_the_tiger
August 2, 2013, 07:37 PM
Nice thread!

Here is how I run it. This 870 came stamped with the word 'tactical' on it, so I had to work to make it non-tactical. It did come with a factory extended magazine. It's an express model.

I cleaned it up.

I patterned it.

I replaced the black synthetic stock and forend with walnut.

I put a limbsaver recoil pad on it.

I installed a light (four sevens mmx).

I loaded it up with 6 brennekes - empty chamber, action locked, safety on, "cruiser ready".

Then I shot it a whole bunch.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/kiwirat33/870_zps7ff22a47.jpg

browningguy
August 2, 2013, 09:13 PM
Truth be told the shotgun you just posted a picture of is much more capable of protecting you and yours than the shotguns that have had a bunch of useless junk added to them.

Maybe, but maybe not. Personally I prefer a light attached to all my HD guns, shotguns or otherwise. I also prefer my Benelli M2, it's faster for me and reliable as a rock, although I do have a Mossy 500 also.

mavracer
August 2, 2013, 09:59 PM
Personally I prefer a light attached to all my HD guns, shotguns or otherwise.
Personally I'd prefer to not point my gun at everything I want to ID. Have thought about a second light for the longguns but no desire to replace my surefire hand held.

ElToro
August 3, 2013, 09:30 PM
19050s A5. barrel had already been cut. briley cut it to 18.5 and put a thin wall choke in it and a new bead site. after months of ebay bidding a good uncracked older stock set was acquired and was re finished and cleaned and re-oiled. and decelerator was put on. a local gun smith put all new springs in for me. ever tried taking an A5 apart ? i dont reccomend it unless you know what your doing. i left the bluing as is. has just enough of carry wear that it adds nice character. fun little gun. 4+1 buckshot its my HD and camping gun.
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab266/tims_albums/ef79804d7265c1241bb7653a35d5a962.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab266/tims_albums/7355981989fb62d1df48392440d7bdb3.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab266/tims_albums/387276ba8fbc78d8a4c92258679bc847.jpg
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab266/tims_albums/581f423441e34a8d5177e8c246cf08c6.jpg

Mitlov
August 4, 2013, 08:34 PM
Gorgeous gun, El Toro!

Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 2.

Sheepdog1968
August 4, 2013, 11:08 PM
Wow oh wow El Torro. I was planning to get a new A5. I may have to get a second barrel for it to do this.

Jenrick
August 11, 2013, 02:55 PM
DHart: Where did you find the wood for your 500's? Those are gorgeous!

-Jenrick

javjacob
August 12, 2013, 03:33 AM
where do you guys get those shell holders that slip/strap on the stock like the OP has? looks like that one holds 6 on each side?

BigBore44
August 12, 2013, 05:12 AM
I don't have a pic to post because I don't use a shotgun for HD. But I certainly wouldnt knock anyone who does. Talk about pure firepower! All my shotty's are field guns with at least 26" barrels. But I wanted to comment and say that this has been a great thread. Always preferred the K.I.S.S approach. And I have seen some very fine guns in this thread. Makes me want to buy one just because.

P.B.Walsh
August 12, 2013, 12:46 PM
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a549/PBWalsh/6C9EC4CF-A2B0-4AC2-96B0-B2F42C863686-49950-00000B6A5A970EAF_zpseb4d16e1.jpg

My newest addition, quite proud off it and love the way it shoots.

2@low8
August 12, 2013, 01:53 PM
Walsh - Somehow I missed the bland part of your shotgun. :rolleyes: :D

The cross is a nice touch though... it just cries out, "Killing for Christ". :evil:

P.B.Walsh
August 12, 2013, 02:26 PM
Well to me it's bland..... no fancy sights, no electronic stuff, nothing that can easily fall off, nothing really slowing me down (bayonet is just for prop, not actually using it for defense).

Sometimes I wonder if I defended myself against an atheist if the cross sticker would indict me for a "hate" crime.....oh the wonderful court system.

dak0ta
August 12, 2013, 03:22 PM
Love the pucker factor of the bayonet. Psychologically it's very intimidating on the receiving end.

P.B.Walsh
August 14, 2013, 04:21 PM
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a549/PBWalsh/FB24A149-20C4-46DD-A034-1B3D41ED4422-61858-00000DD4A2BCBB75_zps72be2269.jpg

Cut down BSN.

pikid89
August 14, 2013, 09:58 PM
my new to me 870 Police Wingmaster

It had the old factory top folder on it, but it was awkward and painful to shoot, so I tracked down some old police take off wood on ebay for cheap

sure gives it a better look imo

I am still looking for a butt plate or a recoil pad that is period correct, or at least looks that way, if anyone has one to sell or can point me in the right direction

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy141/pikid89/25d2135d-9818-4a4e-8cd5-16e7df3add0d_zpsed84fc88.jpg (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/pikid89/media/25d2135d-9818-4a4e-8cd5-16e7df3add0d_zpsed84fc88.jpg.html)

DaleCooper51
August 15, 2013, 07:06 PM
pikid89 - The new Remington Supercell is a pretty close fit and can be had for under $20 most places. Not period correct, but they work great which is far more important on a user...

pikid89
August 15, 2013, 07:55 PM
I had a supercell on the supermagnum i traded for this one, and i liked ot pretty well. I found a new production repro of the jostam hy-gun that is grind to fit that i was considering

200Apples
August 15, 2013, 08:04 PM
pikid89

I am still looking for a butt plate or a recoil pad that is period correct, or at least looks that way, if anyone has one to sell or can point me in the right direction...

What Dale said. I just posted pics of a Supercell for a Wingmaster wood stock in your Police Folder thread... before I knew you'd sourced a Jostam.

:)

PabloJ
August 15, 2013, 09:00 PM
Walsh - Somehow I missed the bland part of your shotgun. :rolleyes: :D

The cross is a nice touch though... it just cries out, "Killing for Christ". :evil:
It helps to realize that Southerners like their men deeply religious and a little crazy.

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