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Fighting the good fight
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I have 3x shotguns in defensive setups currently, all in 12 gauge.

2x are Remington 870s. One with 20" rifle sighted barrel, mag extension, factory stock, and Inforce WML. The other with 18" bead sighted barrel, mag extension, Magpul stock, and Surefire forend with Malkoff replacement flashlight.



The third is a Beretta 1201FP (basically a Benelli M1) with Mesa Tactical stock and Inforce WML.


The 18" 870 would be my primary choice for defensive use.
 
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Using it is kind of a gray area as I have yet to actually shoot it, but I own a Benelli Nova Tactical for this purpose.
 
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Rem 870 Marine Magnum.

 
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870 with a shorty Magpul stock, Surefire forend, Choate +2 mag extension, 18" barrel with a XS big dot front sight, and a Blue Force CAS sling. The only thing still in the works is a velcro-type sidesaddle.
 
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While I don't keep it loaded for HD, 590A1 20". 8+1 rounds of FUCK YOU.


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While it's not the main go to gun at the house, I would use my Benelli Nova with extended mag tube.

 
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Mossberg 590 7 Shot in 20 gauge loaded with Federal #3 Buckshot, both I and my wife can shoot it. 18.5" barrel, it works well. I replaced the safety switch with an enhanced metal one. Also have a 20 gauge Shockwave hidden in a cubbyhole in another part of the house for backup.



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Ithaca DSPS 87. It's 20" barrel isn't as handy as the 18.5" Winchester 1200, but I like the "slam-fire" ability.

Ammunition preference is 8-shot OO buck.

Additionally, I have the same bandolier as smschulz as well as a couple of these from Olangapo Outfitters:

https://olongapooutfitters.com...shotgun-grab-and-go/

He doesn't often have them in stock so if it interests you I'd recommend getting one. The two I have are olive green but it looks like he only has the mulit-cam available at the moment.




 
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Mossberg Maverick 18” 12ga with ammo cards Velcroed to the receiver, more on a vest. Just put a romeo5 red dot on it.And I’m using a short length(juvenile) Hogue stock.

#4Buckshsot & 2 slugs on the card





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While it's not the main go to gun at the house, I would use my Benelli Nova with extended mag tube.
Where do you find this? The one thing that gave me pause when choosing mine was the 4-round magazine.
 
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I have a few 1301's throughout the house. May add an A300 to the basement since operation is identical
 
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14" Mossberg 590 Marinecote loaded with 8 mini shells sits near bed.



The AOW now wears a green laser


If I am on the other side of the house my coach gun is easily reachable





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I am a shotgun nerd.



870P, 14" bbl, Hogue short stock, Scattergun sights & +1 extension. It's a clone of what I carried pre-retirement.

The chest rig goes where the 870 goes.
 
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Mossberg 590A1 Compact... I'll get around to SBS'ing it one o'these days..
 
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My youth shotgun was and still is a Winchester 1200 pump which has the safety forward of the trigger.

So in the 90's I bought 3 - Winchester 1300 Defenders which are 8+1 from the factory. Two were pistol grips and one was full length composite stock. The pistol grips while compact were very odd feeling and just really different feeling so I replaced the pistol grips with composite factory stocks which have the lower sling loop so I bought factory mag tube caps with the sling swivels and all are the same and the same exact function memory of my 1200. Have never had an issue with using a pump Winchester and all these years later basic memory use and function are just as fresh as when I was young.

I own Browning and Remington semi-auto's but the Winchesters are whats gets used when bird hunting or self defense.
 
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For semi-suburban environment any thoughts on 00 vs. No. 4 buckshot. Stop the intruder with a minimum risk to nearby houses?


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While it's not the main go to gun at the house, I would use my Benelli Nova with extended mag tube.
Where do you find this? The one thing that gave me pause when choosing mine was the 4-round magazine.


Nordic Components makes them. Very reliable and quality, but not cheap
 
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M4, modded with ti extension tube, surefire rail, mesa stock. Ghost load so 9 in it. Side saddle on the receiver for +6, and another one on the stock for a total of 21 shells of pain. I keep going back and forth on selling it. I’m using the Scorpion around the house more and more as it’s just smaller and I’m good with 9mm inside the house.



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For semi-suburban environment any thoughts on 00 vs. No. 4 buckshot. Stop the intruder with a minimum risk to nearby houses?


I use #4buck v 00 bc it shoots better out of my barrel at 15yds and in (house distances). I patterned both.

I was not able to try the 00 buck federal flight control as I could t get any. We used to use it at the PD, but I don’t have access to it anymore-otherwise I’d use it. It’s the best product on the market for keeping a tight group.

I’m using a18” riot barrel



"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.” Robert A. Heinlein

“You may beat me, but you will never win.” sigmonkey-2020

“A single round of buckshot to the torso almost always results in an immediate change of behavior.” Chris Baker
 
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MikeinNY,

Stick with #4 buck...your better off. It's still 25 caliber vice 33 caliber. You're in good shape. Especially indoors.

I run my entry gun with #4 buck or slugs, as required.

Wes
 
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