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So the gun show is in town this weekend....I have been wanting to pick up a home defense style shotgun that won't break the bank. Was thinking about the Maverick 88. Anyone have an idea on what a reasonable price would be at the gun show? Or should I just buy it online? As always, I appreciate any advice offered.
 

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Gun show . . . oh oh! You may be bringing home more stuff than you intended (ha). That's where I heard about and saw the Saiga-12. A week later, I had one . . . with accessories. Hope you find what you're looking for. :)
 

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Mossberg 500 or 590 is a low cost good bang for the buck shotty. They are fairly cheap, but reliable, and come with numerous factory options from heat shields, ghost rings, different grips, pistol grips, collapsible stocks, storage speed-load stocks. I am special ordering one currently. In Cali you need a minimum overall length so for me to do pistol grip I have to have a 20" barrel instead of 18.5 or less. I am getting a marinecoat 9shot


but they do make it in blued as well, and they also make a 6shot collapsable tactical stock.


Or if they have it in your area you can get the Just In Case series that come with like multitools or survival kits


But like I said, I like having the 9-shot capacity, any of them can be modified with any stock, from low key to full tactical. But I will either get the Mako or Hogue grips and foregrips on the Marinized finish so it is a lil more weatherproof and comfortable on the grips. Still haven't decided on sights/rail option
 

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GUN SHOWS are always entertaining!
MAVERICK 88 is excellant, should be able to get it for $200.00.

If you run across any of these, they are well liked by many owners, and any of them can be had for a couple of "samolies"! ($200.00)

INTERSTATE ARMS DEFENDER
H&R PARDNER PROTECTOR
MOSSBERG MAVERICK
NEF (NEW ENGLAND FIREARMS) NP1P18
NORINCO

They are all 12ga black shotguns, heavy duty.
 

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Here's my Maverick 88 I picked up used for $125 on Buds. Guy said he only put one box of birdshot through it, it was filthy. Was a 28" barrel I cut down to 18 1/4". New stock w/limbsaver pad, side saddle, and DayGlo sights. Total investment of $250.
 

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So the gun show was a bust....everything was way overpriced from what i knew I could get online...not just the guns...but everything....and several of the table at the "gun" show had nothing gun related for sale, just junk...felt like I was at a yard sale or the flea market....oh well.....
 

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So the gun show was a bust....everything was way overpriced from what i knew I could get online...not just the guns...but everything....and several of the table at the "gun" show had nothing gun related for sale, just junk...felt like I was at a yard sale or the flea market....oh well.....
hahahaha.............you should be used to those Charleston vendors selling old antiques, junk and civil war stuff......but I DO love Charleston!

My dad was a NAVY Officer so we were there several years!
 

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Glad to hear it. I'm fond of Jax (beach) too. In my surfing days (all of sixties and into the mid 70's), Jax beach was a frequent spot for us.
That's funny! I was a surfer there also while I was attending FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL in the summer....it was either that OR get a job, I chose "summer" school of course, wearing shorts and flip-flops!:rolleyes:
 

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the gun shows in Houston are awful, its cheaper to buy local or online and pay ffl 9 times out or 10 =(
I agree. Too many over-priced items, not enough real deals. I'll go to all the gun shows, walk up and down every lane, and see all the same vendors as the last shows (with their same over-priced stuff). It's still enjoyable. And, I always come home with a couple goodies.

But, I'll wait and pick up the more expensive items at one of the local gun stores (after calling around and getting the best price).
 
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