Long as you're good with local laws I'd say it's fine. I won't pretend to know laws in any state other than my own..
Be sure there's nothing disallowing the use of a semi automatic and be sure you're away of capacity restrictions. Having a 5 round magazine even if you just have 3 shells in the mag is still a violation.
I'd personally rather hunt with a pump Mossberg or Remington.. again that's personal preference.
l've heard police work is dangerous. Yes, that's why l carry a big gun. Couldn't it go off accidentally? l used to have that problem. What did you do about it?
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