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Shotgun Verses Rifle
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 Posted: Thu Dec 25th, 2014 12:47 PM
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I have two Remington 870's. One for me and one for the wife. They are both of the tactical variety. Both loaded with 00 Buck, slugs in the side saddles.
For home defense there is nothing more devastating than 9 .33 caliber projectiles hitting a target at 1500+ FPS.
Contrary to popular opinion though, YOU MUST AIM YOUR SHOTGUN!
The only drawback I find with a shotgun is ammo weight. If you are going to be in an extended firefight with multiple armed bad guys then a rifle is a better tool.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 25th, 2014 07:16 PM
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A friend has decided that handloads of #12 rat shot would be a reasonable defense load, even in an apartment building.
The #12 will not penetrate much dry wall, he found over 90% was stopped by 2 layers, 1", and would still cause some bad damage to flesh.
Another idea worth trying and can you imagine the time it would take a Dr. to pluck all those little bitty pellets out.



 Posted: Fri Dec 26th, 2014 02:04 AM
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sarge1967 wrote:
I have two Remington 870's. One for me and one for the wife. They are both of the tactical variety. Both loaded with 00 Buck, slugs in the side saddles.
For home defense there is nothing more devastating than 9 .33 caliber projectiles hitting a target at 1500+ FPS.
Contrary to popular opinion though, YOU MUST AIM YOUR SHOTGUN!
The only drawback I find with a shotgun is ammo weight. If you are going to be in an extended firefight with multiple armed bad guys then a rifle is a better tool.



Next to each 870 is a belt with a 25 count useful assortment of shells
Next to the mini 14's are 3 30 round mags
and next to each handgun loaction are either spare mags for semi autos or speed loaders for the revolvers



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 Posted: Fri Dec 26th, 2014 03:04 PM
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Have an old Ithaca pump 12 ga with a short bbl.. and a few other goodies that will take care of anyone that is crazy to come in. snake loads !!!!



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woodsman777 wrote:
sarge1967 wrote:
I have two Remington 870's. One for me and one for the wife. They are both of the tactical variety. Both loaded with 00 Buck, slugs in the side saddles.
For home defense there is nothing more devastating than 9 .33 caliber projectiles hitting a target at 1500+ FPS.
Contrary to popular opinion though, YOU MUST AIM YOUR SHOTGUN!
The only drawback I find with a shotgun is ammo weight. If you are going to be in an extended firefight with multiple armed bad guys then a rifle is a better tool.



Next to each 870 is a belt with a 25 count useful assortment of shells
Next to the mini 14's are 3 30 round mags
and next to each handgun loaction are either spare mags for semi autos or speed loaders for the revolvers

My 870 has a belt hanging next to it with a variety of shells #4 Buck, 00 Buck and slugs. I keep spare mags with all the pistols, the 10/22 is loaded at all times for pest control.
My 870 has the Magpul furnature on it. There is a Streamlight TLR-1 attached to it. It also has XS Big Dot front sight with a ghost ring rear. My wife's 870 has a Hogue rubberized youth stock and forend. It sports the standard bead sight that Impainted with glow in the dark sight paint.
We have a plan laid out on how to defend our property. Our children all know what to do if we give them the word.



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I'm here.
How many 12ga rounds can I carry?
How many Med. Cal Rifle rounds?
Even 22's
so I pick depending weather I am driving, riding or walking.
On foot, a small pistol, with about 100 rounds.
and my 22 cal. Pellet Rifle, and 1000 rounds.
and my telescopic fishing pole.

If Driving, 12ga and AR


Last edited on Sat Dec 19th, 2015 05:06 PM by Dixie Dog



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shotgun is my choice of home defense weapon, my handgun is my last ditch weapon .45acp.
I gave my 870 defense shotgun to my son, & bought the Stevens 320 Security. My reload is swaged T shot. I like the fact that numerous amount of 20cal pills are in flight towards the intruder. Now the ghost sight on this bad dude is sighted in with BP's "1oz. thug slug" @ 30 yards it had a good acceptable group. Much "I" would be deathly afraid of.



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