View Full Version : Too Many Shotguns?

December 19, 2010, 12:07 PM
A pair of Winchester 1200's
Double Barrel Couch Gun
Hawk Model 982 ( Remington 870 clone )
Franchi SPAS 12
Mossberg 590
Mossberg Bullpup
All in 12 gauge x 2 3/4" with the Mossbergs and Hawk able to also fire 3" rounds.
I'm contemplating thinning the herd and keeping at least the 590 and Double Barrel. Should I sell off the scatterguns I rarely fire or should I just clean, pack and store them for prosperity? I know the bullpup is no longer produced and was only made for a few years. I don't think the SPAS is being imported anymore either.

December 19, 2010, 12:16 PM
Id keep the Bullpup, SPAS, Mossy 590, that 870, the WInchesters, and of course you have to have a Double.:D

Never seen the Bullpup before, unique.

December 19, 2010, 12:39 PM
From what I see there is not enough! You need a couple of Browning's--- Auto 5, and O/U's. Then there is always Remingtons, Ithaca's.

Remember they don't eat.

December 19, 2010, 12:42 PM
The SPAS was banned from importation due to not "being of a sporting purpose", or something similar.

December 19, 2010, 12:57 PM
Too many? Never happen. I only have two, a Remington 870 and a Franch O/U.

I like that couch gun. Perfect for shooting an intruder while you are sitting on the couch. :rolleyes:

December 19, 2010, 01:02 PM
Well if you dont want the SPAS I could help out.

Always wanted to try one.

December 19, 2010, 01:40 PM
IMHO, you've concentrated too heavily on the HD aspect of shotgunning. Should you ever have to use one of those guns in an HD situation, I fear your collection could make you look like a blood thirsty vigilante to some jurors.

HD guns are tools and you need to use them to maintain proficiency. Like a torque wrench, you may find them necessary; but, not a whole lot of fun. Is that why some of yours are, as you noted, rarely fired? Have you considered trading some of the HDs in on a nice auto-loader or O/U fun gun?

December 19, 2010, 01:46 PM
People round here dont make sentences with too many and guns Of course its NOT too many.

December 19, 2010, 02:18 PM
Never too many but I would also be interested in the SPAS if you decide to downsize a bit

December 19, 2010, 02:35 PM
I think you like shotguns and I'd encourage you to get more!

December 19, 2010, 02:43 PM
That grouping needs some over/unders, quality side by side, and a few Beretta or Benelli semi's..........;)

December 19, 2010, 02:53 PM
I have always found it difficult to part with a firearm. That being said....you have the "Weapon" part of shotgunning covered pretty thoroughly......maybe adding some shotguns as "sporting goods" is in order. You need an O/U, probably two (12ga. and 20ga.) and at least a pump .410 and the same in a 28 gauge.

December 19, 2010, 03:04 PM
Definitely need more field and sporting clay guns if you're going to stay into shotguns. Browing, among others, has lots to offer in those categories. If they're too pricey look for good used ones.

December 19, 2010, 04:09 PM
No such thing as too many shotguns

Dave McC
December 20, 2010, 09:05 AM
"Too many shotguns"?

Does not compute........

Still, there's lots of bases your battery isn't touching. Look around for a decent clays O/U in 12 gauge, some subgauge bird guns, and 3-10 870s......

December 20, 2010, 09:59 AM
"Too Many Shotguns" :D Nope your not there.
After years of Buying ,Selling, Shooting, Buying, Selling Shooting and you will never have enough Shotguns.They are like a comfortable pair of Boots.
You will know when you get near the "Maybe Enough Level" when one of your Safes becomes your Shotgun Safe.:D

Irish B
December 20, 2010, 10:12 PM
There is no such thing as too many. My only fear would be taking too much time deciding which one to grab while the BG breaks in

December 20, 2010, 11:03 PM
I agree with the others that it's not too many. I also agree to diversify your collection. Maybe some real good hunting ones, different makers, different gauges. I also agree that too many tactical ones can tend to make one seem a tad eccentric. I still would not sell, maybe a good trade or two.

December 20, 2010, 11:10 PM
Very nice stable keep them all.

December 20, 2010, 11:20 PM
Keep the top Winchester 1200 for hunting and the double barrel coach gun for home safety. Get rid of the other ugly stuff. Thats just my opinion.

I think you should make your own decissions. Don't put it off on us, or you will never get anything done. Plus you might try to blame all of us instead of your self. :rolleyes:

December 21, 2010, 05:46 PM
Just one guy's opinion, but why get rid of them? Just pick one for HD duty, train frequently with it, and just take the others out to the range now and then. Nothing wrong with liking shotguns, and you have an impressive collection. I've never even come across the term 'Mossberg bullpup' before today.

As for owning a clay gun...I figured that's what the SPAS was for. :D

December 21, 2010, 06:46 PM
As for owning a clay gun...I figured that's what the SPAS was for.

Uh huh.....:D:barf::eek:

I love it when folks show up to use their HD guns and try to shoot clays.......
but then these folks mostly shoot shotguns like rifles

December 21, 2010, 06:47 PM
definetly keep the spas!

December 21, 2010, 09:33 PM
nah not to many im waiting for christmas so i can try out my trench gun replica made by iac i went and picke dit up today but it was a gift from my mom and she wont let me have it until christmas day:(

December 22, 2010, 08:10 PM
As long as there is room in the safe, you do no thave too many guns.

December 22, 2010, 08:48 PM
im waiting for christmas so i can try out my trench gun replica made by iac

Better get plenty of shells you're not gonna wanna stop.:D