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Old March 23, 2010, 08:43 PM   #26
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I personally feel this: the only good HD caliber is the biggest one you can effectively use. End of argument.
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Old March 23, 2010, 08:46 PM   #27
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In the Mossberg line the only malfunctions I've had have been with the .410 pump. I've owned three--all with feed problems.
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Old March 23, 2010, 11:23 PM   #28
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Mas Ayoob writes an account of a car thief being killed by a .410 while trying to run over the owner of the car. The thief was killed when the car owner shot through the car window, using .410 bird shot. :
Swear to God!
nogo, I'd never accuse you of lying, but how do you get a pump gun to malfunction? That seems as likely as getting a stovepipe in a slingshot.
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Old March 24, 2010, 12:41 AM   #29
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I could see .410 malfunctioning in almost anything other than a single/double shot. It's a weird little round that I can see feeding issues with... but, yeah, it's hard to misfeed a pump
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Old March 24, 2010, 10:15 AM   #30
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Reduced Recoil loads are the best way for HD.They do the job well with minimal recoil.An auto would make it even less difficult to handle for the recoil sensitive.For smaller people a youth model is a good idea as recoil is accentuated if the gun doesn't fit.
Always understand that if you shoot the BG may die no matter what your intent .Never be nice to a BG .Many citizens have died with that feeling !!!
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Old March 24, 2010, 10:44 AM   #31
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Thanks!

Thank you again to everyone!

Still haven't made up my mind... haven't ruled anything out.
Taking the wife to a friends gun club Saturday to try out an assortment of guns in 12, 20, and .410.
The Mossberg Field/Security (12ga) combo #54169 may be a possibility.

Still waiting for my NJ Firearm Purchase ID card, so I can't buy anything yet.
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Old March 24, 2010, 08:49 PM   #32
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For a Lady to use, I would recomend a Mossberg 500 20 Guage Youth Model.
The Mossberg Action is easy to use, and very reliable, and if you get a Youth model, it will fit the smaller frame of a Lady much better.
Plenty of Power lower recoil, it would be a good home defense shotgun.
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Old March 24, 2010, 09:03 PM   #33
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More on the .410

http://www.brassfetcher.com/Winchest...et%20buck.html

vs. 45 ACP that so many think is the holy grail.

http://www.brassfetcher.com/45acpswc.html

vs. .25 ACP

http://www.brassfetcher.com/var25acp.html

Again, I'm not saying a 20 g isn't better. It obviously is. But some of these comments regarding 410 buckshot are inane.
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Old March 24, 2010, 11:02 PM   #34
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Another suitable for a womam HD consideration is Mossberg's new 18.5" 510 Mini Bantam, comes in both 20Ga and 410 (of the two for HD count me in the 20ga preference crowd). Here's the link to take a look @ both...no specs listed there though...

http://www.mossberg.com/products/def...2&display=desc

<< these specs are from CTD.com >>

Manufacturer: Mossberg 50485
Item: 61871

Specifications and features:
Mossberg Model 510 Mini Super Bantam pump-action shotgun
20 gauge
18.5" barrel
Vent rib
3" chamber
Up to 4 round capacity with 2-3/4" shells
Adjustable synthetic stock
Blue finish
Twin bead sights
10-1/2" to 11-1/2" adjustable length of pull
Accu-Set chokes included
34-3/4" overall length at minimum length of pull
5 lbs.
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Old March 26, 2010, 06:55 PM   #35
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I really like that 510. That would make an excellent house gun.
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