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Old May 16, 2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting one

Not sure whether this belongs on the shotgun or rifle forum.

As of now, I only own handguns, I have three 9mm semi's, one 45acp and a .357 revolver. I thinking about getting either a rifle or a shotgun. I am leaning toward the shotgun as I think it would provide a little more variety. A rifle would probably be just another gun to take to the range and would take away from the time I have to spend shooting my handguns (there are only som many hours in a day).

I wouldn't be using it for hunting and probably not self defense either (I have enough fire power for that with a .45 and a .357)

Any thoughts?
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Old May 16, 2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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Have you shot either much before? If so, which did you enjoy more?

If not, maybe go with a friend or acquaintance who has both... try them out.
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Old May 16, 2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Have you shot either much before?
Nope, just handguns, which I shoot a lot.
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Old May 16, 2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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I wouldn't be using it for hunting and probably not self defense either (I have enough fire power for that with a .45 and a .357)

Any thoughts?
If not hunting nor HD, that leaves target shooting. I target shoot with rifles, pistols and shotguns, and, IMHO, shotgunning clay targets is the most enjoyable.

Before you make any decisions, give shotgunning a try (with a rented or borrowed gun) at your local T&S club.
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Old May 16, 2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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Yes, we are going to shoot clay targets, this weekend, first time.
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Old May 16, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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Then try as many types of shotguns - semis, O/U, etc., as you can - either borrowed, rented or whatever to see what types you like. Clay target shooting, whether trap, skeet, 5-stand or sporting clays all have their challenges and fans, and one gun that works for one may not always be the best choice for one of the other games
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Old May 19, 2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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Shotgun fan here, If you've never shot a shotgun at a 4x4 sheet of plywood you are missing out!
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Old May 19, 2012, 09:49 PM   #8
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I shoot rifles, pistols and shot guns. Every Thursday I hit the Sporting Clays trail with a few friends and that's the best day of the week. One week I did the course by myself. It was OK but sort of like drinking alone. It's much more fun with friends making "constructive comments" on each shot.
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