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Tactical shotgun pix....

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JERRY, Mar 30, 2013.

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  1. JERRY

    JERRY Member

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    bigdaa, i mean simply a short bbl shotgun while not a field gun is still too bland by today's standard to be a tactical one.
     
  2. Inebriated

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    Tactical is practical, man. Whatever gives you an advantage in the task at hand, makes whatever you're using "tactical". Not the label on the package.

    For me to use my 870 and sit in a room and wait for police, I don't need a light, sling, side-saddle, optic, bayonet, collapsible stock, and cupholder. Just a gun that works. If I'm clearing houses, going into bear country, guarding a group of prisoners, going into combat, bugging out, camping, hunting, etc, the gun will have what it needs to do that task the best.
     
  3. jpwilly

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    We should start a "bland" non-tactical shotgun thread then! :rolleyes:
     
  4. bigdaa

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    ^

    Hahahahahahahaha

    I got the bland covered thrice. :)
     
  5. CaptainChaos

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    practicool > tacticool
     
  7. dmurdach

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    Mossy 500

    This mossy has a cheap optic with selectable reticles. I actually love shooting clay birds using the circle dot reticle
     

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    Combat Shotgun

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    Hope you like this:) Anyone have a wife like this?
     
  9. Captains1911

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    Just a regular 870 Express with a light and side saddle. Also upgraded mag spring and follower, carrier dog spring, forged extractor, and butt pad.

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  10. JERRY

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    Captains1911, thats a good balance of tactical/practicle.
     
  11. bigdaa

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    A pic of things before:

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    The Wingmaster at the top donated it's aluminum trigger group in trade to the Express 12 Mag below for it's plastic set up. It then went to my nephew to live with him in Long Barrel Form.

    New Barrels came: one from Midway, one from Remington:

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    Scatterguns Technology helped with the top gun providing the one shot extension with ring swivel.
    The bottom gun got the TruLock Breaching choke tube for the RemChoke smooth barrel.
    Both guns were given rifle site barrels for slug work.

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    The top gun, SpeedFeed stock.

    The Wingmaster had suffered storage damage in the form of corrosion, so it received a Cerakote spray finish.

    Both guns were given foregrips that DO NOT COVER THE LOAD PORT WHEN IN THE REARWARD POSITION.



    Note: I ran into an issue with the SpeedFeed. When I made use of a stock swivel, it's mounting screw impeded with the carrier spring and follower negating the function of the lower speed feed tube. I still have a bit more to go in grinding down the screw so it won't impinge. Keep that in mind if you are contemplating a purchase.
     
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  12. Doug S

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    It's not very "tactical", but here is my Maverick 88... 053-1.gif
     
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  13. ZVP

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    Just like my H/D Shotgun, except mine is more spares without a sling (I'm afraid of snags)and I only have a bead.
    I guess we are in the minority because we follow function rather than hope Gizmos work! I don't think a $200 lazer can replace firing the equivelent in pratice shells! Planning and pratice have no price tag.
    I was once told that a good combat gun frrls like a bar of soap so I have deburred, sanded and steel wooled everything to make mine "smooth" feelin! No sharp edges.
    BPDave
     
  14. ZVP

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    ight on your gun

    The other day while finishing the barrel chop on my Westernfield, I found all the sore spots in my bad left sholder. I did a lot of hand work finishing the muzzle.
    WHen I reassembled the gun and loaded the ammo sling, I really felt how muzzle light and sholder heavy those 5 rounds made the gun! Fot kicks, I removed the scabbard and bingo! bck to a quick sholdering gun!
    Seeing this, I played around with a fully loaded magazine (1oz slugs) and put one up in the chamber. Now that's only maybe 10oz of weight but it really changed the balanc3e and PAIN I felt while handling the gun!
    Wanting to further experiment, I loaded different counts of rounds and spare ammo on the gun. My gun is pretty light and balanced. You can feel any changes in balance quickly!
    My best and most painless load was one in the chamber, 2 in the magazine and no extras. What a perfect balance and weight!!! Now I know this is not the ideal or even gets near to todays race guns and super preformance set-ups ut I am trying to build and set-up the ideal gun for "Me" with my physical limitations and frequentbouts with severe pain.
    It just goes to show you that you CAN set up a personal gun by simple trial and error and just trying to see what works?
    I'll probablly never shoot a 9 round long barreled fighting gun but now I do have one set up for an old disabled guy... Bad guys beware!
    BPDave
     
  15. lhartman89

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    Here is my Maverick 88 Security 20" barrel 7+1 capacity.

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    About as tacticool as it gets around here.....

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  17. Zach S

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    I purchased it in late 04 or early 05. Added a Vang safety, Surefire fore end, tac-star side saddle, and cut the stock down to about a 12.5" LOP and made the grip more aggressive with a woodburning pen. Hasn't changed much since.

    I'd like to have the bbl threaded for chokes, so I can use a smaller shot for something other than noise, or tighten up the patterns with the cheap 00B, but I've been planning on having it done since late 04, or early 05...

    I find it ironic that Mossberg will hang all kinds of useless crap on a production scattergun, but doesn't offer "defense" bbls with screw in chokes.
     
  18. MCMXI

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    Here's two of my "tactical" Remingtons. I have a couple more 870s and a Winchester '97 "Riot" shotgun.

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  19. tmoore912

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    Mossberg 590A1 with Surefire.

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  20. Warp

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    Remington 870 HD, scattergun tech tritium ghost rings sights, 4 shot side saddle, simple mount for a light, Knoxx recoil reducing stock (it works!)

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  21. JERRY

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    Warp, nice!
     
  22. Warp

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    Thanks.

    I think it's FUGLY with that Knoxx stock, but it works.
     
  23. theblakester

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    The Knoxx stock does a great job reducing recoil, but its heavy
     
  24. ExTank

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    I "built" a tactical shotgun in '99, starting with a Mossy 500 and adding stuff.

    I built it "just because." I wanted to :neener: Sarah Brady and her ilk.

    It has no purpose other than to tickle my funny bone, make people go :eek:, and go boom.

    We've effectively shot skeet with it (from a basic "stick-it-in-the-dirt" clay chucker, but still...).

    It shoots. I reckon I could scare off (or eliminate) varmints with it if I needed to. I guess I could even take game with it.
     

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    Just thought id see if we could get this going again...
    Mossberg 500 Persuader/ZMB. 20 inch bbl. 7+1 capacity. 3gungear Velcro side saddle. The mount for the light is a lite mount technologies mount that u can get from brownells. The light was $60 off eBay but it's held up to a number of slugs/buckshot. The outer beam of the flashlight hits the fiber optic front sight and lights it up well in the dark.
    Im in an apt so I shoot Hornady #4 buck with "versatite" wad (same thing as federals flight control) that's marketed by hornady as a varmint round. Hornady also makes a 00 with their versatite wad (those are on the side saddle) marketed as their FPD line.

    The cool thing about these two buckshot loads is that they are about 1/8 of an inch shorter than a standard 2 3/4 inch buckshot round. So in my shotgun I can actually fit 8 in the tube with these shells as opposed to 7.
     
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