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Boat Protection Gun.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KAK, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. KAK

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    I have a 21' Majek flats boat and in a world where people kill each other over fishing spots I am thinking about what long gun to get to defend it with.

    This gun needs LOTS of rust protection, It will get salt water spray often. I have a glock 17 that I usually put in the dry box, but I need a gun with some more power and reach.

    Got about a $600 limit on this one.

    A few I was thinking about:

    Benelli Nova H2O - Slugs
    Mossberg 500 Mariner - Slugs
    Mini 14 All weather

    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  2. Tinpig

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    I keep my boat in salt water, and this is what I keep on board when I feel the need-

    Stainless Ruger Blackhawk in .357 magnum.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. NOLAEMT

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    I would go with the shotgun. easier to keep in working order on a boat I think. plus shotgun slugs will do a number to an outboard engine or the fiberglass boat body.
     
  4. joeq

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    I think the Mossberg 500 mariner is the way to go.
     
  5. oneounceload

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    If you're in an area where folks kill each other over a fishing spot, personally, I would find another spot........gimme a break

    Now if you said you needed protection from gators or water mocs dropping in your boat - that I can believe.but killing each other over a bass?....really now........
     
  6. Redneck with a 40

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    870 marine magnum.:)
     
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    I think one of those AR platforms, with the Beowolf, anything .45 or .50 with a heavy bullet, would make for one shot stops, AND give great performance in SINKING the bad guys' boat.
     
  8. LibShooter

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    +1 on the Mossberg Mariner. My uncle who had one on his boat sailing from the Pamlico Sound to the Atlantic. He did absolutely nothing to it except soak it down every so often with WD-40 (yikes!) and shoot it once or twice a year (to see if it still worked). It always did.

    I'm not recommending his care regimen, but his Mossy survived it.
     
  9. RainDodger

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    <sigh> I tried to protect my boat. Then I dropped not one, but ALL of my firearms overboard. Accidentally, of course. It was a horrible boating accident. No more guns. Bummer for me.
     
  10. Geneseo1911

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    I'd be sorely tempted to get the mini. I mean, if it's good enough for Sig & Ed Hanson ;)

    Nothing wrong with a shotgun, but if I'm repelling pirates, I'd much prefer to measure my shots in yards rather than feet.
     
  11. 9mm+

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    Either the Mossy or Remy in the mariner version. The variety in the loads help aid in the overall defense and the looser action tolerances give a better must-go-bang chance if the shotgun gets around some goop.
     
  12. hso

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    First off, don't be where trouble is and trouble is less likely to find you.

    Second, someone wants your fishing hole, give it to them. It's a hobby and only a lunatic thinks of giving their life to another lunatic for a hobby. (disregard if this is commercial fishing).

    Third, make sure that you have safety "rails" on your boat that help keep you on and makes it difficult for the rifraff climb aboard.

    Fourth, rifled shotguns give you reach with sabot rounds and close in scattergun ability if they're too close.
     
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    Personaly I have been an avid boater my entire life, and probably spend more days on the water per year than most professional's.

    I have never come across any situation that I felt required a weapon of anykind, excepy maybe if your shark fishing and feel the need for a bang stick. Nore have I ever heard of a situation involving a shootout between two boats that wasn't pirate related. Well other than some crazy lobster guys that get a kick out of blasting at eachother with shotguns now and than.

    Boaters and fisherman are some of the most friendly people you will find, you don't need a gun.

    If you insist I would get a Mossberg 590 with the line launcher kit, and paint it international safety orange. This way if you are ever in trouble or need to get a line to a fellow boater in trouble you may have a usefull tool. Learn how to use it though, your want to fire over the boat not at it!
     
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  14. jnyork

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    I think I would be looking for a better place to fish! :eek:
     
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    what caliber for pirate?
     
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    "...in a world where people kill each other over fishing spots..."

    What world is that? Not recreational fishing, surely?

    I've known oystermen and commercial crabbers to carry guns as people do try to steal their catch or their gear, apparently.
     
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    Might I suggest that you take up a safer sport, like skydiving or cave diving?

    Really if you want to fish in those holes, I would suggest that you go in with duck taped trauma plates and your automatic shotgun, baring that, make sure that your crack team of mall security is there to back you up, sparing that, go with the mini 14, way more intimidating than some old shotty, even if that said shotgun is more useful a tool.
     
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    Nothing says "back off" quite like a folding stock Kalashnikov with a 30rd mag. Plus it is relatively cheap, it is rugged and reliable, and it packs small.
     
  19. Travis McGee

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    Is this is US waters? Everything changes overseas.
     
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    I've had a Mossberg Mariner for over 25 years. Great gun for the price and one that given a little care should last for generations.
     
  21. Tinpig

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    Tinpig
     
  22. wishin

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    Anything in stainless unless you're fishing the BassMaster Tourney, then a .50 cal. MG.:rolleyes:
     
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    AR-15s have long been a preferred gun for boaters. Great firepower and range, and simple operation. But I've gotta go with the opinion that a fishing hole isn't worth killing people over.
     
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    Last time I observed a martime security and safety team (MSST) operating on the Potomac River near Washington, DC the riverine patrol craft armament was an M2HB cal. .50 machinegun and crew were armed with three Beretta M9 pistols, two M4s and a Mossberg 500. They can fish anywhere they want!
     
  25. Lee Roder

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    One cannot ever be too careful. If not armed to the teeth, you'd make an easy target for pirates. And walkin' the plank ain't fun

    :evil:
     
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