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Old November 7, 2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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Solid value Tactical Shot gun

So I screwed up and purchased a left handed 870 figuring I would buy an extra barrel and have a tactical shotgun at some point. Yep should have done some research and realized the left handed 870 requires a special barrel which they don't sell in an 18 inch variety.

So looking for an 18-18.5 inch tactical shotgun (does not have to be left handed) that will not break the bank. Would like to be under $300 if that is possible.

This gun will be more of a range toy than anything else although it might get pressed into home defense at my cabin if I'm going to be there for more than a couple of days with some woods exploring.
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Old November 7, 2016, 09:32 AM   #2
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You could shorten a left-hand barrel for a lot less than $300.
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Old November 7, 2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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Yep, buy a regular LH barrel and have it cut down to your desired 18.5" length
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Old November 7, 2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Any idea where I would do that?

I live in the middle of no where with no gun smiths local. I do not have the tools to do this.
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Old November 7, 2016, 09:53 AM   #5
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Any idea where I would do that?
Google will answer that in seconds.

There are lots of smiths out there that you can mail a barrel to.
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Old November 7, 2016, 11:54 AM   #6
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I've always heard good things about these guys:
http://www.roseactionsports.com/shop-services.html
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Old November 7, 2016, 12:17 PM   #7
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Old November 7, 2016, 01:55 PM   #8
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https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...s_id/411549040

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Old November 7, 2016, 02:01 PM   #9
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What is a LH tactical shotgun is the question. This link talks more of a build than you may have in mind. http://www.aiptactical.com/Left_Hand_Tactical.php

But it may give you some ideas, such as getting a 20" LH barrel for the 870 you have.

I prefer an 870, since that is what I have but some like a Mossberg. I don't know if it is wise to mix the two ,shooting one tactical and another for other purposes. Before doing that I would consider selling the 870 and getting a Mossberg with a vent rib and a tactical barrel.
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Old November 7, 2016, 06:14 PM   #11
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I live in the middle of no where with no gun smiths local. I do not have the tools to do this.
All you need is a hacksaw and a file along with some sandpaper
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Old November 7, 2016, 07:13 PM   #12
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And maybe a square, some bluing touch-up, and the ability to drill and tap to replace the front sight.
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