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Wanting to get into a home Defense shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by kfgk14, Oct 11, 2011.

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  1. kfgk14

    kfgk14 Member

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    I've decided that after the significant investment in my AR, it's time to get into a 12 gauge pump shotgun for home defense, competition, and maybe hunting/clays. I think that the Remington 870 is going to be my choice. Should I just start with a police trade-in? Models of the 870 to avoid? Thanks.
     
  2. LeonCarr

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    I would go for a used police trade in Remington 870P. Most of them are slightly worn/worn looking on the outside and almost new on the inside. I would leave it just like it is except for a light and then go shoot it...alot.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  3. Black Knight

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    The Remington 870P is a fine home defense shotgun. Thousands have ridden in patrol cars for decades and have saved many a lawman over the years. They are quite capable of defending your home. Remember that shotguns do have their limitations especially inside a home. Moving with one can be difficult inside a building, the barrel gets to the corner long before you do. What to add to the shotgun? A good flashlight is a must. Streamlight had a fore end that had the flashlight built-in. Should you get an extented magazine? That is a personal choice. They can be good but they do add weight. The main thing to remember is to team the shotgun up with a good handgun and a cell phone. The cell phone is for in case your phone lines are cut or damaged.
     
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    I used to say buy used WingMaster Police guns but recently prices have soared and a new one can be had for just a little more than a used one.
     
  5. DNS

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    I think you need two shotguns. One tactical and the other for trap and skeet.

    Who am I kidding, two is just a start.
     
  6. ugaarguy

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    If you get a newer Express with the lower cost matte finish, keep it well lubed. You may also want to treat it like parkerizing, and follow Xavier Breath's method found here - http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/02/parkerizing-truth-vs-tales.html . I also like the shorter forends found on the police models & express tactical models for competition & defense because of the ease of loading & unloading while keeping the action open.

    I also wouldn't rule your AR out for HD with proper ammo selection.
     
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    What kind of competition?
     
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