View Full Version : Inexpensive Semi-auto Shotgun?

February 26, 2008, 10:12 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent semi-auto shotgun?? Looking to spend under $300. Mainly for home defense so would like a short barrel too.

February 27, 2008, 12:41 AM
How about a pump then?

February 27, 2008, 01:54 AM
You can't get much for under $300. Most single shot H&Rs I've seen cost just under that or less. There is the Saiga, like an AK-47 in 12ga or 20ga, but I think they are around $500+.

If you want something used, I think you can find a Remington 1100 or something for around 300, not saying how used though.

February 27, 2008, 03:43 AM
just buy an 870 18.5 inch 7 round security model and sleep well.

Smitty in CT
February 27, 2008, 08:43 AM
Mossberg 930 "Home Security" are around $400 if you can stretch it....


February 27, 2008, 06:04 PM
go with a used semi-auto if that's what you really want - or better yet a basic pump gun ( Benelli Nova, Browning BPS, Remington 870, etc ).

February 27, 2008, 06:49 PM
Check used and in pawn shops. We have a local pawn shop that has some good deals. I have picked up a 1100 and a 870 around $300 (one +, one -) in the past couple of months. Seem to be more folks hocking!

February 27, 2008, 06:53 PM
+1 on a good used Remington 1100.

February 27, 2008, 06:57 PM
Remington SPR453, got one, love it and if I remember right I got it for < 300, brand new at wal-mart

ya know, I'm not so sure... it might have been < 400

February 27, 2008, 07:00 PM
Remington 1100

February 27, 2008, 07:10 PM
Here is a barely used Browning BPS 12 Field over on the Texas Hunting Forum http://www.texashuntingforum.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/370308/an/0/page/1#Post370308 for $375. In Texas but you might be able to use a FFL if you are not in the Lone Star State.

February 27, 2008, 07:28 PM
maverick shotgun pump at academy for 168.00they are imported by mossberg

Smitty in CT
February 27, 2008, 09:42 PM
maverick shotgun pump at academy for 168.00they are imported by mossberg

Nope... made in the USA, in Eagle Pass, Texas.

February 29, 2008, 09:00 PM
Your best bet is to find a decent used 1100 and get an extra barrel for it. They are going around $375 for good examples around here. Smooth, soft shooting, and with a slug barrel surprising at the 75 yard mark.