Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by bushmaster1313, Sep 9, 2011.
As much as I like my Model 12, I would choose the 870 or the High
Standard 18-7 as my go to gun.
Use one if it was all I could get? Certainly.
Why not the Model 12?
Because I'm "programmed" for an 870, that's all. There's nothing wrong with a good Model 12, I carried a Model 12 Riot on the street for a while once upon a time, in the dim dark past. But what I'm accustomed to is an 870.
Use what you're best with...
1 - Model 12 riot
2 - Ithica 37
3 - Model 97
4 - 870
There can be little doubt the Model 12 is one of the smoothest action pumps out there. The ability to trombone the action is a plus...I have seen guys who have practice enough it sounded like they were shooting an 1100, and they hit what they were aiming at as well.
I would prefer to use the Maverick 88, because that is my HomeLand Security shotgun...what I am most comfortable in using.
One like that I'd definitely use for SD. BTW, it also didn't have a disconnector, so you could hold the trigger back and slam-fire it.
Good times, great shotgun.
There is no reason it won't do perfectly well at the role. The only thing to consider is that the model 12 is more limited now and if you own one that you wouldn't be willing to lose after a HD incident then I wouldn't pick it. From a functionality point its great at that role. Considering it may be dad's/grandpa's shotgun that has personal value, I may consider picking up another relatively inexpensive shotgun that could be beaten and abused without much worry.
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