View Full Version : Reasons to get a shotgun?

August 21, 1999, 06:24 PM
Ok, some of my friends go hunting, buck, duck, pheasant, things like that. They tell me that I should look into getting a shotgun. If you could I would appreciate any suggestions/reasons to buy one. You can E-Mail me at [email protected] Thank-You! And Happy hunting!

August 22, 1999, 02:15 AM
Let's see...reasons to buy one:
1. Home defense
2. Skeet shooting
3. Trap shooting
4. Sporting Clays
5. Hunting
6. Gun collecting
7. Just to admire a work of art (aesthetic reasons)
8. To show support for the 2nd amendment
9. protection in the wilderness
10. Y2K insurance
...I'm sure there's a lot more, but that's all for now!

[This message has been edited by Sambonator (edited August 22, 1999).]

August 22, 1999, 06:25 PM
Rack an 870.
nuff of a reason for most.

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Art Eatman
August 22, 1999, 08:44 PM
Yeah, all those reasons.

Remember, bird seasons are usually longer than deer season.

Claybird season is open all year around, but they're a bit hard to clean and don't cook up worth a darn. :)

In other words, you can spend a whole bunch of time outdoors! :) :)

Later, Art

August 22, 1999, 10:07 PM
All good reasons, I like the versatility, if the seasons would line up correctly, you could take a shotgun like my MOSSBERG 500, hunt dove/quail one day, turkeys the next, deer and wild pugs the next, attempt to run 100 at the skeet range the next, and protect yourself and your family on the next with little worry about shooting through multiple walls.


August 23, 1999, 10:14 AM
them wild pugs are hard to field dress!

i prefer the flavor of a well aged Sharpei!


[This message has been edited by dZ (edited August 23, 1999).]

August 26, 1999, 08:12 PM
Reason to buy a shotgun:


Most legal fun you can have with a shotgun.

Geoff Ross

[This message has been edited by K80Geoff (edited August 26, 1999).]

David Schmidbauer
August 26, 1999, 08:41 PM
I agree with all the reasons stated previously. However, I think the best reason is...

Because you ain't got one! ;)

Schmit, GySgt, USMC(Ret)
NRA Life, Lodge 1201-UOSSS
"Si vis Pacem Para Bellum"