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Whats everybody recomend? Will be awhile since i buy it since i just purchased a xdm 40. im leaning toward a semi auto. i cant pump good worth a crap. not a hunter. what do you get 2.75 or 3" any benefits. do people like the pistol grip shotguns with the shoulder buttthing. thanks ive read first 10 pages on here.
 

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I like the buttstock with pistol grip...I don't have one on mine (yet), but it makes for fast target acquisition and its comfy with a buttstock that gives you a good cheek weld.
Get a spas-12! :) or a saiga 12 (get them before they are banned for being non-sporting...)
 

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In a home defense shotgun I prefer simplicity and ergonomic controls. You don't want to be fumbling with awkward controls in an emergency situation. I don't know what you mean by not being able to pump well. Do you have an injury? Pump shotguns are far simpler that autos with fewer parts to malfunction, easier to disassemble and maintain, and probably more reliable (although modern autos are plenty reliable). I handled a couple dozen pumps at the gun show and opted for the new Winchester SXP Defender. It turned out to be a great choice. The safety is on the front of the trigger guard, right where the trigger finger is in the ready position. If you are a lefty, the Mossberg tang safety is ambidextrous. The SXP action release is behind the trigger guard where it can be activated with the middle finger of the shooting hand. I don't have to shift my grip at all to use either control, making the SXP very instinctive and natural to use. I do not like the location of the Remington 870 release at all. The SXP has a "speed pump" rotating-bolt action. If you use the support hand to pull the shotgun into your shoulder, the intertia-activated bolt will perform the ejection stroke for you. A quick forward flick of the forearm and the chamber is reloaded for a quick follow up shot. This Winchester action is the fastest shooting pump shot gun, capable of 3 shots in 0.56ths of a second. The rotating bolt locks up with the barrel (very strong) like an AR-15 on steroids. The Remington 870 and Mossberg 500/590 lock up with the receiver (not as strong).

Be aware that a pistol grip stock can interfere with reach to the controls, a common complaint with the Mossberg. I prefer a standard stock for slimness and more of a sporting profile. It might help if I ever had to explain myself in front of a jury.

I did see a nice semi auto that I liked, the FNH SLP (has shared lineage with Winchester autos), but it cost more than three times the cost of the SXP.
 

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thanks ill definelty cheak that out. are there after market parts for it. this is new for me. i spent few months deciding on my xdm and ill probably spend same on the shoty.
 

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yeah i guess right now autos are out. them are way to expensive. i did check out the benneli pumps look pretty sick. any thoughts on the benelli supernova tactical. hope gander has some i can hold.
 

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If you're going pump, the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500 will have the most aftermarket accessories, IMO.

I personally prefer the 870 over the 500 due to the location of the controls.

With shotguns it's common to lock the pump after a round has been chambered until the trigger has been pulled. Since shotguns have not been tested to be safe if dropped, I do not keep a round in the chamber, but I don't like the pump released either.

I leave my pump locked, safety off, mag full. I can grab the shotgun by the pump to pick it up and naturally it's easy for me to release the pump to load a round in the chamber. This release is found right in front of the trigger guard and is easy for me to access. I don't remember where it's at on a 500, so be sure to check that out.
 

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On the 500 it's on the rear where it can be accessed with your thumb. With a Knoxx stock its a bit hard to release the slide with your thumb but can be done.
 

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On the 500 it's on the rear where it can be accessed with your thumb. With a Knoxx stock its a bit hard to release the slide with your thumb but can be done.
I thought that was the safety? I've played with a little Maverick 88 (cheap mossberg) shotty and it's towards the back of the trigger guard, up on the right side. That was very awakward for me and would not work for me as a HD shotty.
 

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Pitsol grip + buttstock--if you like them, roll with it.

Pistol grip and no buttstock--mall ninja useless dreck.

Beyond that--Rem 870, Mossy M500/590, Benelli Nova, Winchester 1300...all good to go; pick which one you feel suits you best and learn it well.

ETA--semiauto shotguns are actually easier to use under stress than pumps...it's one of those dirty little secrets. Look at Rem M1100/1187's, Mossberg 930-s, and Benelli M1/M2's...it all just depends on how much you want to spend.
 

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I thought that was the safety? I've played with a little Maverick 88 (cheap mossberg) shotty and it's towards the back of the trigger guard, up on the right side. That was very awakward for me and would not work for me as a HD shotty.
Yes sorry I was assuming you knew the slide release was on the bottom close to the trigger guard, my bad. Yea it sits right behind the trigger guard with the safety on top.
 
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