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Old 05-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #51
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This one is old, but like a moth to a flame.................

Since I am L.E. , let me say that the Remmy is the shotgun of choice by a wide margin. And has been for my entire career. Oh, my patrol shotty is an 870 Entry with standoff muzzle extension, rifle sights with red dot on rail.
 
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:31 AM   #52
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This one is old, but like a moth to a flame.................

Since I am L.E. , let me say that the Remmy is the shotgun of choice by a wide margin. And has been for my entire career. Oh, my patrol shotty is an 870 Entry with standoff muzzle extension, rifle sights with red dot on rail.
Yes, I have a Burris Extreme Red Dot on my rail also with the Surefire 6v Battle Lite on the side rail near the muzzle

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:01 PM   #53
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pretty hard to beat the mossberg 500 series. Well-made, reliable and very reasonably priced.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:09 AM   #54
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There are two major differences between the two if memory serves me.
The Remmy has 2 action bars while the Mossies have only one. The thumb actuated safety button of the Moosies were prone to breaking and the Remmie triggerguard crossbolt is easier for us in stressful situations to manipulate. The Remmie's are a better built shotgun, price was the only consideration the departments went for the Mossie.
 
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The thumb actuated safety button of the Moosies were prone to breaking
You're right, Sarge. The 1st mod I made to my new 500 back when i bought it was to replace the plastic safety button with a steel one from Brownell's IIRC. Never had a problem of any sort with this weapon through the years. I saw one Mossy 500, and several Ithaca 37's in use in 'Nam. Some of the Ithacas had a "duckbill" muzzle attachment that spread the shot in a horizontal pattern. I personally was never armed with a shotgun in country. When I came back I bought a Mossy 500 'cause I figured it had to be plenty rugged, and it was cheaper than an Ithaca 37. The bottom ejectin' 37 is a sweet shotgun, however........

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I see no reason to bother with such a gun, really. It' can't do the job of either the rifle or the pistol. It lacks the range, penetration, mag capacity, ease of reloading, ammo carry, field stripping mud, sand, dust, etc, and it lacks the ccw capability of the handgun. YOu can't carry 2 longarms, and the rifle is more capable, really. in your home, you can't carry the shotgun all around, or out into the yard, etc, but you can ccw a pistol as you do all that. at the 10 ft from the muzzle likely indoors, the 00 buck pattern will be only 3" wide, so it's really no help at hitting. The only safe repository for your projectiles is inside the torso of your attacker, so the birdshot being less penetrative idea is a poor one. Time and money spent on the shotgun can't be spend on the shtf gun( the rifle) or the daily carry pistol, so why limit your ablity with the 2 guns that might matter, and/or deprive yourself of the hand to hand ability that is far more likely to be needed, so you can have a "combat shotgun? It really makes no sense to me.
 
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Personally I like the Mossberg 500 12 Ga. magnum, it has a 20" smooth bore with a rifle sight. It is smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable than an 870, but packs the same firepower. Mine takes 3 inch magnum #4 shot in the tube alternating with #00 buckshot.

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Yes, Mossberg 500 12 Ga magnum is absolutely the right shotgun for safety purpose to keep at home.
 
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Important considerations:

If it breaks (and it will):

Can you get parts for it?

Does Kuhnhausen have a book on it?

Does every gunsmith in America have experience with it?
 
Old 08-22-2016, 05:42 PM   #59
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I have 4 shotguns,so ill just say my Maverick 88 12 Ga. pump shotgun for home defense!
 
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