Home defense project

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by southernshooter, Apr 4, 2006.

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  1. I just finished my 12 gauge Mossberg 500A project check it out. The before and after pictures are below
    Its got top folding pistol grip stock
    Pistol grip forend
    Hi viz front sights
    Shot force shell holder
    Laser light

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  2. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    That really turned out nice. where did you get the parts at ?

  3. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Whatcha got loaded in them shells? The crimps look a bit high and domed. Not what I'd normally put through one of my shotguns.
  4. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Your post said 'Home Defense', with which I certainly have no problem.
    But, consider this. You are truly the victim of a 'home invasion'; luckily, able to get to your highly modified Mossberg shotgun, complete with folding stock (purpose?? Concealment???) high cap mag, heat shield (purpose?? Extended firefight???) Laser sight (Purpose?? ambush accuracy????), and loaded with ammo that would stop a truck(purpose?? Defense against Marauding bears???)
    We've just begun the courtroom dance that will ensue, likely, after you justifiably 'put down' the perpetrator of a 'home invasion' kind of crime.
    OTOH, if I take the head clean off the same SOB, with a vent rib, 18 1/4" Ithaca 37 (you know better, never built, but looks factory), with a load of Wal mart #7 1/2's, it's cut and dried, because plaintiff's attorney has no case.
    Your Mossy qualifies "race gun", by most standards, and will put you, not the perp, on trial, in most venues, since it (?) says you were looking for trouble, by PC standards.
    My "home defense" shotguns, about half a dozen, are all 'stock looking' Ithacas, placed convenientlyand accessibly, about the property, and loaded with 'promotional load' birdshot; the reason? My attorney said he would not deal with another case if it was not of this profile!
    You appear to 'flying on instinct'; my course is dictated by (?) bad experience, and sound legal counsel.
    You are free to use, reuse, or discard this message, as you see fit, but the cost of a "Justifiable Shooting", here, in Texas, was about 20K$, US, last time I checked.
  5. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Reloads or factory loads?

    Goes along with stash's comments regarding defensibility. For self-defense, it is usually best to use factory loads. Lawyers *love* to claim all sorts of nonsense, such as "he loaded up KILLER BULLETS because he was so BLOODTHIRSTY!"

    Practice with reloads, defend with factory. Same philosophy works for handguns, also.
  6. Stash it sleeps right next to me, and Mississippi just got the castle doctrine and the stand your ground bill. So I put on everything that will help me in the middle of the night if something does happen. Thanx for the advice
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  7. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy New Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    southern NJ
    Neat! You certainly have it tricked out. :eek:
    I went a little tamer with my pair of Wingmasters....

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  8. How does that speed feed stock work out RMRDADDY
  9. rmrdaddy

    rmrdaddy New Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    southern NJ
    I think it works fine. But, it's not fast to access that ammo, and of course you have the weight issue of it being added to the gun. On the other hand, of course you have the 4 extra rounds with you, in case some additional zombies that need dispatching.....
  10. Southern, I spent some time in Vicksburg as a kid and I remember 'em calling those kind of shotguns there "streetsweepers" lol :D
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