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    New shotgun for defense and 3-gun shooting

    I got the ok from the wife and I'm going to get a new shotgun. I am looking to get something versatile. I don't want to spend too much on it though. I'm looking at getting a Mossberg 590 for the capacity, but I would rather have a semi-auto. What are your thoughts? If you were to get a new shotgun what would you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abock33 View Post
    I got the ok from the wife and I'm going to get a new shotgun. I am looking to get something versatile. I don't want to spend too much on it though. I'm looking at getting a Mossberg 590 for the capacity, but I would rather have a semi-auto. What are your thoughts? If you were to get a new shotgun what would you get?
    "Got the ok from the wife" What's up with that? Anyway, back to your question. I like the operation of a pum action shotgun. I would purchase a Mossberg 590. It would go great with my Mossberg 500. Another good shotgun would be the Remington 870. Both brands are very reliable, easy to maintain as well as affordable. I prefer the pump action over the semi-auto. It's mostly a matter of personal preference. No solid reason why I favor the pump action over the semi-auto.


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    I have a Mossberg 500A with 8+1 capacity, same as the 590. It was significantly less expensive. The only difference between the 500 and 590 is the way the magazine tube is made, which makes the 590 easier to clean. Go look and compare.

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    I also have a Mossberg 500A. I prefer pump action shotguns over semi auto or double barreled ones because of the deterrent effect of the sound of a round being chambered. Mossberg 500 series guns, the Remington 870, and the Winchester 1200 defender are all similarly made and are reasonably priced. Loaded with 00 buck, any one of those would be a good choice for home defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    "Got the ok from the wife" What's up with that? ...
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    LOL She keeps track of the finances, which keeps us on track. If it weren't for her I'd be living out of a tent with a crap load of guns.
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    I prefer pump action shotguns over semi auto or double barreled ones because of the deterrent effect of the sound of a round being chambered...
    I agree with you on that. therre's nothing more threatening than the sound of chambering a round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abock33 View Post

    ...I'd be living out of a tent with a crap load of guns. ...
    You make that sound like a bad thing!

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    If you have not already seen this festus posted the following under survival forum. Some good info on the 590. I feel one of these with the Knoxx stock would be a good choice.

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    I don't count on the deterrent sound of chambering a round, because I always have one chambered.

  10. I got to tell you all I was looking at the 870 but ended up with the Mossberg 500 and love it. It will be sporting a Knoxx stock here soon.
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    I just came across the 590 SP 9 shots. WOW i fell in love what that shot gun. and for only 560 what a steal. Now i know what i am buying after i get my M&P lol.

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