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Model Suggestions For A "Fighting" 20 Gauge

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by medic68, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. sean m

    sean m Member

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    My first pump gun was a youth Winchester 1300 in 20 gauge. With the 22" vent rib barrel, it seemed to a competent defensive tool for the house. My sister who is 5'5" now has it
     
  2. Riomouse911

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    Stoeger is importing a matte finish OU 20 ga with 20” barrels and picatinny rails to mount a light or laser if one is desired.

    It’s not a 4-5-6 shot repeater, nor can you put a 26” vent rib, removable choke barrel on it for quail, dove or ducks, but it’ll fit the bill in a lot of defense situations.

    I applaud your convictions, and I agree with your rationale!:thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
  3. Charlie Horse

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    There are a lot of great responses in this thread. I'm sitting here watching The Twilight Zone with the cat, so I thought I'd do a little window shopping and throw one out there.

    1. For the shotgun, I like this. Nothing earth shattering, just a good ole 20 ga. 18" Mossberg with a 5 round tube.
    2. For an integrated light setup, I'm toying with the idea of this. The Streamlight TL Racker makes 850 lumens and SHOULD fit both the 12 and 20 gauge guns.
    3. MCARBO Mossberg Shotguns 500 / 835 & Maverick 88 Trigger Spring Kit if it look like you need it after getting the gun in hand.
    4. Condor Shotshell Reload Strip Black I've never used these, but have been hearing good things about them. Can always go with a butt cuff instead, but they always seem to get in my way somehow.
    5. A sling of some type, maybe the good ole USGI M16 sling. (Don't forget the swivels)
    6. Trijicon sights. Because since we're looking, why not?

    There are also little things some like to play with. High visibility followers, replacement safeties and all metal trigger groups come to mind, but it still goes bang without them. You may need to look at a different stock due to his size. I was 6 feet tall by the time I was 12, but I know I was unusual.

    This is fun. ALMOST as much fun as actually spending the money.


     
  4. DaStray

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    Another vote for the Mossberg 500. Purchased one for the wife and she (and I) really like it. Light, handy and at appropriate ranges, works very well. Won`t break the bank either.
     
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