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ibe4buckshot
March 30, 2009, 08:09 PM
What shotgun/make would you choose?

OLNfan
March 30, 2009, 08:13 PM
valmet 412 combo rifle/shotgun ...12 gage /30 06 combo. # 1buckshot for waterfowl, 30 06 defense+any size game needed for food.

sniperinky
March 30, 2009, 08:17 PM
A gas gun 4 sure.

hogdogs
March 30, 2009, 08:22 PM
Pump gun as it is hands down more reliable than any auto loader ever created...
Brent

Kendo
March 30, 2009, 09:16 PM
Remington 870 Wingmaster With screw in chokes, and 12gauge. Cant kill em.

oneounceload
March 30, 2009, 09:38 PM
neither - I would opt for a nice O/U, like a Perazzi or K-80, or Kolar

Whiteboy67
March 30, 2009, 09:44 PM
Depends if I knew the zombies were coming, probably a pump becuase I can see it lasting longer in a battle than a semi, but for fun I would like a semi shotgun to blast stuff with.

spikespeigel
March 31, 2009, 12:47 AM
Pump... You just can't beat simplicity. The more complicated things get, the more moving parts are available to break. Reliabilty counts... especially when zombies are coming... Remington 870

lockedcj7
March 31, 2009, 07:51 PM
+1 for the 870 and I'll take mine with 26" bbl and synthetic stock. It doesn't do anything exceptionally well but it can do everything well enough. Plus, there are millions of them out there and parts will always be available if needed.

bswiv
March 31, 2009, 08:08 PM
You can tell this is America..........a 12 ga pump. Short barrel with choke tubes...........

hexidismal
March 31, 2009, 08:10 PM
I hate these oh so many "If you can only have one gun" threads. Its pointless, we are not restricted to one gun, and I don't ever want to be.

Stiofan
March 31, 2009, 08:13 PM
I have a 12 gauge 870 Wingmaster pump with both a 30" and 28" barrels made back in the 70s, but I'm partial to my Belgium Browning Auto-5 12 gauge. It's just oh so sweet on the point. :)

Mr Odd Six
March 31, 2009, 08:41 PM
Not only Pump, 870 Pump.

Ive seen way to many autos jam at skeet and trap events.

Waterengineer
March 31, 2009, 09:09 PM
870 or BPS

.351winchester
March 31, 2009, 09:13 PM
I hate these oh so many "If you can only have one gun" threads. Its pointless, we are not restricted to one gun, and I don't ever want to be.
I love em. Makes you take stock of the versatility available, all possible if not practical uses for a gun. "One gun" or "One long gun", "One handgun", etc. can be due to financial reasons or other real or imagined factors. I just like tools/weapons that multitask and offer a lot of utility, find these threads interesting.

oneounceload
March 31, 2009, 09:16 PM
Depends if I knew the zombies were coming, probably a pump becuase I can see it lasting longer in a battle than a semi, but for fun I would like a semi shotgun to blast stuff with.

If you're REALLY worried about that scenario, you need to be looking at a rifle

Scubasimmons
March 31, 2009, 10:51 PM
I have an 870, but me newest (about 5 years old) is a Browning Gold in 12 ga 3.5". LOVE IT! Excellent gun and points great. The questions is a little vague. If I had to choose I like the autos, but there is something to say about the go-to a functionality of a pump.

Keech
March 31, 2009, 11:11 PM
Mossburg 500 12 gauge
Simple and reliable...
Keech

Inspector3711
March 31, 2009, 11:47 PM
870 or BPS just like the person above... Utterly reliable. I used to have an 870 that I regret selling... That said, I've always loved the smoothness of the BPS pump. My dad sold his for $100 a few years ago without letting me know. $100???:eek:.. I was a bit unhappy with him. Loved that shotgun. I think he had only run 4-5 boxes through it in 25 years. Someday I'll own one.

alaskaman94
April 1, 2009, 01:35 AM
if i could have only one shotgun...........ide cry myself to sleep everynight:p

Whiteboy67
April 2, 2009, 04:26 PM
If you're REALLY worried about that scenario, you need to be looking at a rifle

Too poor, I'm on a zombie budget right now.

BigJimP
April 2, 2009, 05:58 PM
It would be a Kolar competition gun or a Krieghoff K-80 12ga Over Under / with a carrier barrel - and a full length set of sub-gague tubes in 20 and 28ga and .410 - setup with a Trap stock and adjustable comb - probably with 30" barrels. I could use it for hunting and all of the clay targt games.

http://www.krieghoff.com/content/view/13/63/

http://www.kolararms.com/competitionshotguns.html

I'm leaning toward the Kolar right now ....

Samdweezel05
April 2, 2009, 06:11 PM
Rem 870 or Moss 500.

MTMilitiaman
April 2, 2009, 06:21 PM
If I could only have one gun, a shotgun wouldn't be it--not even close. In fact, it wouldn't be the runner up and probably wouldn't be in the Top 5 for consideration. However, if I could only have one shotgun, it would be my Rem 870.

mrray13
April 2, 2009, 07:12 PM
pump..for all the reasons already listed. now, the question is..

my maverick 91 w/ 835 24" rifled barrel and bushnell red dot

m835 with mod and full chokes

m500 20g with 18" and 22" barrels


and i've got to leave that trusty old model 11 behind...

Scorch
April 3, 2009, 01:04 PM
Already have it: Browning Auto-5. Have several, in fact. The hard part would be choosing which one: should I keep the 1932 with the solid rib or the 1969 with the vent rib? 12 gauge or 20 gauge? Belgian, US, or Japanese-made? Too many decisions. Glad I don't have to choose!!!

OLNfan
April 3, 2009, 01:24 PM
I enjoy a good pump shotgun, but I love a good semi auto. litte cleaning goes along way with them. I dont have any personal favorites I like them all. mossberg,remington,benelli,browning,winchester any of them will do just fine.

Stuohn
April 3, 2009, 01:32 PM
My 18" benelli supernova tactical with rifle sights and +2 mag extention.

stormycc
April 3, 2009, 07:32 PM
I am glad to see that so many of us are concerned about the zombie apocolypse:eek: I thought I was the only one:D.

Like many of you I believe that in a perfect world the gun that every United States citizen should be issued is good pump action 12 gauge. Mossberg 500 is my personal choice.

GetYerShells
April 9, 2009, 12:28 PM
Pump action, no questions asked.

zippy13
April 9, 2009, 05:21 PM
neither - I would opt for a nice O/U, like a Perazzi or K-80, or Kolar+1if i could have only one shotgun...........ide cry myself to sleep everynight
+1
It would be a Kolar competition gun or a Krieghoff K-80 12ga Over Under / with a carrier barrel - and a full length set of sub-gague tubes in 20 and 28ga and .410 - setup with a Trap stock and adjustable comb - probably with 30" barrels. I could use it for hunting and all of the clay targt games.
+1
I'm happy with the Perazzis I have now. But, if I could have only one shotgun, I'd have a O/U with a full set of tubes and screw-ins, two O/U barrel sets and one single barrel. And, two JS stocks to accommodate high and low rib barrels. Before I'd get another Perazzi, I'd want to shoot a Kolar for a while.

kmrcstintn
April 9, 2009, 07:49 PM
pump...simple, reliable, can shoot any type of bird shot, buck shot, slug, or blank (within the constraints of chamber length and installed choke); which one? a Mossberg 500 like I have (but I would get a synthetic finish instead of blued-n-wood like mine has)

RetiredLawman
April 10, 2009, 09:26 AM
Franchi 48 20 gauge. Though I have several different types, gauges, and brands, the 48 has stood the test of time for over 50 years of heavy use. Never needed but one part, a $12 extractor that I installed myself in less than five minutes last year. These guns are light, very dependable, and have much less felt recoil than you would expect from a light gun. It has never jammed but one time. That was when the extractor was worn to a nub and couldn't pull the empty out.

I have shot everything from deer, turkey, clays, and I can't think of a better companion if I could have only one gun.

RUT
April 10, 2009, 06:02 PM
Depends if you're talking home defense or sporting. Which is it?