Budget shotgun for range use/home defense

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by La_Porta, May 2, 2018.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    The 870 is a good choice. Yes, it's a bit heftier, but that will help with felt recoil. Some of the light guns will kick your head off!
     
  2. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member Supporting Member

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    I vote early 870 with steel receiver and chambered in 3" as this allows use of the shorter 2 3/4" inch shells and sometimes they will feed the even shorter 2" defense niche rounds.
    While some may claim it to be heavier it is harder to destroy and the options for the 870 are endless.......from bird hunting to full out tactical....if you lean that way.
     

  3. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I opted for the SuperMag with 3 1/2" chamber. Imagine a bad guy taking 1 3/4oz of lead shot
     
  4. tedwitt

    tedwitt Well-Known Member

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    Get her a Judge.
     
  5. TigerLeo

    TigerLeo Well-Known Member

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    I kind of wanted to get one of those circuit judge carbines.
     
  6. La_Porta

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    Definitely noticed the heft of this model vs the Winchester Defender that I checked out in the store, but better for recoil for sure. I'm taking it out to the range this Friday to give it a run-in.