Where do you keep your home defense shotgun and what load do you keep in it ?

Discussion in 'Shotgun' started by The_Pooze, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. The_Pooze KIDS, Kids, kids................

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    I used to keep my modified Charles Daly Field Tactical resting behind the bed frame with some good ol "00" buck. The addition of an ankle biter to the family has put a dampener on truly easy access of all my defensive firearms. Thus the lead spreader is resting in the safe. I can still manage to get the Glock out of the mini Gun Vault pretty darn quick. I keep a couple boxes of #4 steel shot in the mini vault as well.
  2. bombadillo Moderator

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    I have a remington 870 that I call "Mad Max" and the wife knows just what I'm talking about. Its a remington 870 with a custom stained and cut stock as well as fore end that works really well.


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    Just a plain ol 870 3" magnum that is loaded with 6 rounds of 00 buck followed lastly by a slug. Its a great gun, great stock, and shoots a lot better than the pistol gripped stuff because it doesn't push back on your wrist very hard when firing it. You can ust hold it from above instead.
  3. The_Pooze KIDS, Kids, kids................

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    Here is Sir Charles. Not really anything special. It's a Charels Daly Field Tactical Pump. Actually a pretty cheap gun. Ran me 150.00. Dressed up the plastic with some Krylon. Sent the barrel out to get chopped down and had a custom brake permanently installed to maintain legal length. One of the only reasons I liked this shotgun is the slide lock release is elongated more than most. I just find it easier to operate. Are there a lot better home defense shotguns...yep. Does this work? Sure does. DSCN1076.JPG

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    Crappy photo of slide lock release....seems longer than most.

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  4. bruce Member

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    I have a Rem 870 slug gun that has buck shot-slug-buck-shot-slug. I think the sound of "pumping" this shotgun will make the perp poop their pants so all you have to do is follow the smell!

    Actually my home defense "shotgun" is a Taurus 24/7 .45 with 185gr hollow point behind 6gr of 231 for about 1000 fps. One shot should just about do it!
  5. Trey Member

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    Triple OOO buck and they are located inside every closet above the door, just walk in and reach up.
  6. twelled New Member

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    Im a huge waterfowler up here in Montana, So I just keep my Benelli SBE 2 under the bed with 3 1/2 inch BB's in it. Sounds dumb, but I sure as F wouldnt want to get hit by it. This is last resort of course. The S&W M&P 45 will be the first to fire, then the AR, then the shotgun. I dont know if anyones ever seen this before, but I have a rich doctor buddy up here that has a DPMS .410 AR with a 100 round drum of 3 inch PDX Defender in it..the thing is nuts.
  7. S1Loki Active Member

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    Tried and true Mossie 500, loaded with 000 in the pipe, followed by 00, followed by a slug and repeat. In a cubby hole at the foot of our bed.
  8. FR8.1 New Member

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    835 custom rack inside the closet door by the bed. Very fast, and handy. Carries a full dose of double ought ;)
  9. S1Loki Active Member

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    maybe a pic or two of the Mossie.

    Dressed with a WarHammer full rail hand guard and a Mesa Tactical adapter

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  10. PD Fisher Member

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    Remington 870. Loaded with #6 bird shot. For inside the house those rounds are perfect for effect but won't punch thru walls. Therefore less chance of people possibly getting hurt that shouldn't be hurt.
  11. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    I have a Escort MP-S/A semiautomatic with 00.
  12. jwb47 Active Member

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    this is my bruiser . its loaded with 10 rounds of number 4 buck.
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  13. Marneaus Moderator

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    About as simple as they come for ease of use. Done a training class to be more proficient with it.

    It lives in the safe asy handgun is the primary defense weapon. The shotgun is there if
    I need to run and get it. Loaded with 6 rounds of 00 low recoil with the flitecotrol wad. Crazy tight pattern.

    Remington 870 police with the police walnut furniture. K.I.S.S. 500 rounds at the class with not a single malfunction.

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  14. bombadillo Moderator

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    Thats a good lookin K.I.S.S. shotgun. I'm thinking of going with a youth Wingmaster stock set, or at least a Wingmaster stock with a walnut fore grip that comes from a police model.
  15. jim243 Member

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    Shotgun, what shotgun (LOL) Oh, this one, it's in the gun cabinet right next to the bed with 00 buck shot.

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  16. Chuck S Active Member

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    I keep a USGI 20 round magazine in my M4 Carbine. Much more effective than a shotgun and less collateral damage. Much handier length as well.

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  17. John New Member

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    An 870, 12g, 18.5' bbl, OO Buck with a side saddle of 1oz slugs. Any inexpensive OO Buck will stay tight enough (with a cylinder choke) to be effective within 15 yards and the slugs are for...just in case.
    Consider this, keeping a full magazine and an empty chamber with the safety off. The reason is this, a loaded chamber with the safety on is still a potential hazard for an accidental discharge. Only the cross-bolt safety (in an 870) is preventing the hammer from dropping. By taking an empty 870, dropping the hammer, loading the magazine and keeping the safety off, the firearm is "safe" from an AD. In an emergency situation (which hopefully will never happen) all you need to do is chamber a round, identify your target and pull.
  18. bonehedz Active Member

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    Mossberg 500, 20" barrel, 8 shot, loaded with 6 rounds of #4 buckshot…right next to the bed, between the bed and nightstand…I live alone in a small apartment. No shot longer than 20 feet, so #00 buck would be overkill…no need to shoot the neighbor's dog AND bad guys at the same time…have a Vortex Spitfire 1x mounted for optical assistance…if I can'y get 'em with six shots in this cracker box, I am toast...
  19. bonehedz Active Member

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    Less collateral damage unless you shoot through the walls into the neighbor's apartment and kill their dog…I do like a carbine for things that go 'BUMP' in the night however...
  20. Keith Moderator

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    I have a Catamount Fury with a magazine loaded with five rounds of 2 3/4" 00 Buck on one side of the bed and while it may not technically be considered a shotgun, there is a Taurus Judge loaded with five rounds 2.1/2" 000 Buck on the other since I'm not sure my girlfriend can handle the kick of a 12 gauge.

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