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gunbroker, find an 870P with a surefire light for around 6 bills.


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Just one more option to think about. The 870 fieldmaster compact. 20guage. 18"bbl. 12" LOP. very versatile for all family members. It may not be just you who needs it in an emergency. Just another option.

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Originally Posted by Sweets
Just one more option to think about. The 870 fieldmaster compact. 20guage. 18"bbl. 12" LOP. very versatile for all family members. It may not be just you who needs it in an emergency. Just another option.

Pretty good option, for anyone.


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Maverick 88 or Mossberg 500. I got the 500 as a package deal with an 18" barrel and a hunting barrel. It's no show piece but I'm happy with it and more importantly I trust it.

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Originally Posted by wildfowl
VERY cheapest I would go is the Mossberg 500 (US Military had luck with them except the plastic safeties) but the Remington 870 would be my first choice. The older Police model trade-ins are where I would start.
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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up getting a 870 Tactical with magpul furniture, short rail with xs ghost ring sights and breacher choke tube. I believe this one was produced when Remington was still Remington.

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That’s a great choice. You might consider sending it to Vang Comps and letting them give it some serious TLC. You get what you pay for.


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I have my 870 set up. Magazine extension tubes are reasonable and available. If you have a barrel that takes REM chokes you can buy cylinder bore chokes. Newer 870's dimpled the end of the magazine tube its easy to drill the dimple out so you can use the extension tube. Enjoy the search! Plenty of used 870's available on Gunbroker. The smooth bore slug barrel is a nice set up and most are cylinder bore. You might get lucky and find one that took REM chokes.


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I'm rather fond of my Maverick 88 for this

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Originally Posted by Sweets
Just one more option to think about. The 870 fieldmaster compact. 20guage. 18"bbl. 12" LOP. very versatile for all family members. It may not be just you who needs it in an emergency. Just another option.

The 20 gauge is a mighty workable choice for those of us tired of the beating inflicted by 12 gauge patrol shotguns.


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Remington 870 20 gauge, mostly for animal issues, with a red fiber optic front sight. Right now, there’s a high intensity flashlight screwed onto the front of the mag, using a special, double ended mag tube cap, and the light beam indexes pretty well with the sight.

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RIA VR82 20 gauge for who knows what, with Leupold RDS and XS Big Dot Tritium Express angled back up sights for day or night, plus a Streamlight TLR-3 fastened to the port side of the hand guard at the front. Three more 5-shot box mags of No.3 Buck wait just to the left of the coat rack.

Both are 20 gauge, with No.3 Buck for easy control by me or Wifey, yet with reasonable effectiveness.

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Remington 1100 12 gauge with slugs, ‘cause we do have a Black Bear snoops around once in a while. But, long as that’s all it does, we’ll continue getting along just fine. XS Tritium Express sights for day or night.


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For cheaper home defense, this is my choice in shotguns.

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Originally Posted by bartman
... Spray out the assembly with WD-40 or CLR, swab the barrel and coat the exterior with products previously mentioned. .....


Do not spray or"lube" with WD-40. It is not a lubricant. It was designed to "displace water (hence the " WD" of the WD-40 name , "Water Displacement"). WD-40 will gum up an action.

Clean with cleaner (Ii.e. Hope's #9 or similar), then lube with oil. I use Marvel Mystery Oil. Works well in cold temps too.


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Originally Posted by Sweets
Just one more option to think about. The 870 fieldmaster compact. 20guage. 18"bbl. 12" LOP. very versatile for all family members. It may not be just you who needs it in an emergency. Just another option.

The 20 gauge is a mighty workable choice for those of us tired of the beating inflicted by 12 gauge patrol shotguns.


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Remington 870 20 gauge, mostly for animal issues, with a red fiber optic front sight. Right now, there’s a high intensity flashlight screwed onto the front of the mag, using a special, double ended mag tube cap, and the light beam indexes pretty well with the sight.

Front door:
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RIA VR82 20 gauge for who knows what, with Leupold RDS and XS Big Dot Tritium Express angled back up sights for day or night, plus a Streamlight TLR-3 fastened to the port side of the hand guard at the front. Three more 5-shot box mags of No.3 Buck wait just to the left of the coat rack.

Both are 20 gauge, with No.3 Buck for easy control by me or Wifey, yet with reasonable effectiveness.

Vang Comp seems to be proud of their work given the caption—"A more capable 20ga fighting shotgun, there never was." Looks like they cut through the rib to mount the Holosun.

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For cheaper home defense, this is my choice in shotguns.

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A good short barreled shotgun, cycle that action in a dark house, and you have the bad guy's attention.

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Originally Posted by MickinColo
A good short barreled shotgun, cycle that action in a dark house, and you have the bad guy's attention.

I prefer a double barrel. Just go out on the balcony and fire two blasts. I promise you, who ever is coming in is gonna leave.

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Originally Posted by MickinColo
A good short barreled shotgun, cycle that action in a dark house, and you have the bad guy's attention.


Yeah, not for me. Not gonna give up my postion.

My luck in a stressful situation, Id short stroke it and cause a jam.

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Originally Posted by MickinColo
A good short barreled shotgun, cycle that action in a dark house, and you have the bad guy's attention.


Someone had to say it. (Face palm). 🫤

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