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Old February 3, 2016, 11:59 PM   #26
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I'd load that 311 with 3" 000 buck for HD.
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Old February 4, 2016, 02:59 AM   #27
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thanks guys i'll have to buy some buckshot then.
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Old February 4, 2016, 03:38 PM   #28
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sawed off

While we're at it, I can't second any recommendation to saw off the barrel on any shotgun, then intend to use it in a HD/SD role.

I can see that coming around to 'cause real problems once the legal fallout from one's shooting begins.

"Mr. Smith used a "sawed off" shotgun on my client.....etc, etc"
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Old February 5, 2016, 12:22 PM   #29
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i would never use a sawed off shotgun as they are both illegal and not needed
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Old February 5, 2016, 03:47 PM   #30
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The last two posts puzzle me. If it's a good shoot, any legal gun would cause you no legal troubles. There is nothing illegal about shortening barrels-if done within legal guidelines.

As far as being illegal- "sawed-off" shot guns are perfectly legal as long as federal regulations are followed and appropriate taxes paid.

As far as "not needed"- that's a ridiculous, closed-minded statement. Short guns have uses in specific situations- but it's not about need. Why do you "need" a car that will exceed the speed limit? Why do you need a gun at all? The police will protect you, right?
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Old February 5, 2016, 04:20 PM   #31
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Bill come on now what you are saying is ridiculous. A sawed off shotgun is not needed because you can get a new short barrel installed on a good number of shotguns or you can buy a shotgun with a short barrel. "legal limit" is 18 or 18.5 inches so why not just spend $100 for a new barrel or whatever.

And if I need something smaller than why not a high powered handgun? If we are talking shotguns then blast and recoil are pretty much at a maximum. Whats wrong with a full size 10mm at that point or a .357, or any number of other great options if you're worried about someone grabbing the barrel?

And where is this talk about needing a gun coming from? A firearm is an insurance policy for IF the need should arise that you can use it. You're right you don't need a car either, you have a bike, legs, public transportation, trains, subways, taxis, whatever. I'd say in some ways a firearm is more essential than a vehicle but that's me.

Anyways you dont know the layout of my living quarters I have a long narrow hallway that connects the bedrooms to the living room. A good 15 yards or more. If they managed to get that close to me I would't be reaching for my shotgun I'd be reaching for my S&W 627 which is loaded with 8 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 158 grain .357 JHP's.
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Old February 7, 2016, 02:44 AM   #32
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I wouldn't cut the barrels because 311s in .410 are few and far between....besides you might wanna rabbit or squirrel hunt someday.
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Old February 7, 2016, 10:55 PM   #33
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I wouldn't cut the barrels because 311s in .410 are few and far between....besides you might wanna rabbit or squirrel hunt someday.
Only one former post mentioned "cutting down" tye barrel, and that was about the JC Higgins pump gun because there is no collector value to be concerned with. That post also clearly stated the legal length the barrel could be "cur down", or in other worde sawed off. Not intending for the OP to create a "sawed off" shotgun, but rather an 18", or 18 1/2" barreled shotgun similar to many commonly available in most gun shops, and even big box sporting goods stores.
But I fully agree that he should not touch that Stevens 311 with modifications of any kind.
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