Buying an shotgun

I don’t think many people think about that.

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This is what I have. Got it years ago and no complaints or issues other than needing to clean it after it came out of the box (too much grease). Works great for just about any situation. For home defense, I have two complaints, but they’re relatively minor. First is limited magazine tube, but that can easily be fixed with a tube extension. Second is that the barrel is 20” long instead of the legal minimum, which I believe is 18.5”. That extra 1.5” realistically isn’t going to make that much of a difference in a real life scenario, but it may help you if you decide to go duck hunting. If you’re looking for a budget friendly option I can’t recommend this enough.

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They are all loud indeed, and will all damage your hearing…short and long term.

But you will likely hear more than just the high pitched tone. People do have conversations and understand one another after firing shots. See any LEO OIS video with shots fired and then radio and verbal communication as an example (even with rifles that are not suppressed). But yeah don’t expect to hear well after firing anything!

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I personally have a 12ga pump at the ready. My primary home defense firearm is a 45apc that holds 13+1. I agree that an AR15 is the best option. I don’t own one. I’m a big handgun enthusiast so everytime I go to get an AR, I end up with another pistol. It’s a sickness :rofl:

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Very Focused, No Distractions, You Know Your Mission. The fake, “I’m going to by a rifle” is just a well calculated smoke screen for the REAL Purpose…

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I don’t take myself too seriously. At 68, I’ve had an ocean of water run under my bridge

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Why not both? :wink::joy: i have a 14.5 ar and recently acquired a Maverick 88 20" and have it loaded with 1oz mini slugs. Way less recoil than 2 3/4" slugs, and higher capacity. Instead of 7+1, it’s 13+1.

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Look at what’s in your local law enforcement agency’s weapons locker.
There’s likely a whole assortment of pump actions in there.
More likely 12 gauges from various manufacturers, and sporting short barrels with cylinder chokes, beat up hardwood stocks and otherwise slick (no sights other than a bead) as a hound’s tooth.
There are reasons for this.

You have the option to choose whatever you want, and spend as much as you want, but the end use is still going to be pretty much the same thing.
Stay safe.

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A lot of agencies are moving towards semi-automatics for their shotguns. It’s different, and there might be a learning curve depending on your prior experience, but the benefits include getting off rounds faster and with a single hand if needed.

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I’ve actually never thought about that. Now I’ll have to add single hand acquire/fire drills. Thanks Brother.

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Yeah, I’ve noticed more semi autos in the hands of LEOs, but unless you want to store your shotgun with a loaded chamber,
you’ll still need two hands to get one up the pipe quickly.
Or you can trust the Safety.
I don’t trust safeties.

Even pump guns occasionally install a sunroof in a cruiser.
These things are unforgiving. Stay safe.

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