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Tatsumi67
June 21, 2008, 02:47 PM
I live in Minneapolis and own a 20 and 12 guage winchester shotguns (1200 and 120) and they are great firearms, very reliable, easy to use and great with trap. However I wonder if I need a home defense shotgun. Partly, I guess I just want an excuse for a tactical/tacticool shotgun, but seeing as an SKS is no.1 on my list, do i really need another shotgun?

roy reali
June 21, 2008, 03:52 PM
The two shotguns you currently own would not serve at all as HD weapons. Everyone knows that only black, shortened, rail equiped shotguns deliver the fire power to be lethal. The longer barreled, wooden ones are effective only against birds and small game.;)

Yes, get another one.

sthrnfryedyankee
June 21, 2008, 04:12 PM
I would agree you should get another shotgun buuuuuuuut if you have 1 good Remington 870 you can switch from tactical to practical with a barrel swap. I have an 18.5" barrel with heat shield for tactical and a cantilever slug barrel for practical (deer huntin). Both of those barrels will put meat on the table but the 18.5" will only come in handy if your serving dinner to jeffrey dahmer.

10-96
June 21, 2008, 10:39 PM
Oh yes, you need anuther one. Tell your missus that folks from Wisconsin will laugh at you and talk bad about your dog if you don't have a short tactical shotgun. Then... tell her that the guys from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and parts of Arizona are starting to pick on you becuse you don't have one of those nifty Stoeger short SXS Cowboy shotguns. Once you get past there, let us know, and we'll help you come up with a reason to need a Browning A5 or a Stevens 311 in 16ga.

mpage
June 22, 2008, 11:43 AM
"I have as many guns as I need, but I don't have as many guns as I want." -Senator Phil Gramm

rdoggsilva
June 23, 2008, 02:24 AM
Oh yes, I have six but I still need more, more, more!!!!

rem870hunter
June 23, 2008, 04:42 AM
if you don't already have a shorter barrel for the 12 ga. get one ,pattern it with buckshot. you should be fine then. if not buy an 870. get an older wingmaster,preferably a 3" magnum model,and an 18" bead or 20" rifle sighted barrel for it.

T-Ray
June 23, 2008, 10:42 AM
Yes. The more the merrier

Joat
June 23, 2008, 11:41 AM
What does need have to do with it?:D

If you are justifying a want, go for it and get a tacticool HD blaster. You don't need our permission, and it's not likely that anyone here will actually advise moderation when it comes to buying your wants.:)

Either of the two you already have will meet the requirements of home defense with a simple barrel swap for somewhere between $100-$200 retail. But if you go that way (or admit it to yourself) you loose the argument (or at least the moral high ground) of getting another SG.

Joat

Scorch
June 23, 2008, 01:39 PM
Once you get past there, let us know, and we'll help you come up with a reason to need a Browning A5 That's silly! You don't need a reason to get a Browning A5!!!

Tatsumi67
June 23, 2008, 02:25 PM
Either of the two you already have will meet the requirements of home defense with a simple barrel swap for somewhere between $100-$200 retail. But if you go that way (or admit it to yourself) you loose the argument (or at least the moral high ground) of getting another SG.



These that I have are older Winchester models, and Winchester isnt supporting any of their old guns anymore, they moved to making ammo in the late 80's and only make a handful of shotguns.

I actually looked into getting replacement barrels for slugs and such years ago, and because of the rareity and things it would cost too much to warrant my spending on it and getting one smithed for me would cost WAY too much aside.

The question really is, buy an SKS or an HD shotgun

skeeter1
June 23, 2008, 02:26 PM
"If you are justifying a want, go for it and get a tacticool HD blaster. You don't need our permission, and it's not likely that anyone here will actually advise moderation when it comes to buying your wants."

I've got a couple of double-barrel 12-gauge shotguns, but that's just me. The little one has 26" barrels, but with the tiny receiver, that's just fine. If I had a pump or semi-auto, I think a 20" barrel might be better.

I've bought many firearms over the years. Some I've kept, some I've sold, but I always left the gunshop with a happy smile on my face, and I don't think I ever lost a dime on any of them.

If you want it, like the Nike ads say, "Just do it!"

Kindest regards,

Skeeter

Joat
June 24, 2008, 08:59 AM
I understand that Winchester does not support their older guns with add-on parts, but why limit yourself to factory? There are several aftermarket vendors, Hastings, Mossberg, etc that do make them as well as buying an used barrel from another source e.g. http://www.corsonsbarrels.com/winchesterbarrels.htm

I was simply relating the difference between a need and a want. If you want another shotgun and have to justify it someway, you can by using the prices or availability of barrels to argue either side of the argument. (I know, I have done so on numerous occasions.) If you need a dedicated HD shotgun for whatever reason, go for it and don't look back.

YMMV
Joat

Tatsumi67
June 27, 2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the barrel info.

WacosSon
June 28, 2008, 05:08 AM
yes

azsixshooter
June 28, 2008, 05:24 AM
How about just getting something like this, then you get a rifle shotgun combo:
http://www.savagearms.com/24f12.htm

nutty ned
June 28, 2008, 08:28 PM
NO but you want it, hey.

rantingredneck
June 28, 2008, 08:32 PM
If you're looking to me to talk you out of another shotgun you're barking up the wrong tree .:D.

wingshooter1
June 28, 2008, 09:02 PM
yes u always need another gun,, hell i got 2 gunsafes full and yet i feel the need for a 28ga because my 20ga are way to powerfiull for pheasants LOL

Rustynuts
June 28, 2008, 09:29 PM
Yes, one like this!

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t67/Krustyboomer/familypics008-4.jpg

olddrum1
June 29, 2008, 12:16 AM
The day I could afford two shotguns I never asked that question again.

guntotinguy
June 29, 2008, 01:55 AM
Do I need another shotgun?

Absolutely...its that 'just in case' factor.