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home defense ammo

Ive been shooting the winchester 100 pack for target practice, but i was wondering what kind of home defense ammo to shoot? This is my first pistol so i dont know how each kind of ammo is. Should i stick with 165 grain seeing thats what the practice ammo is?
 

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to me both the 870 and 500 are very similar, at almost same price point. I had used the 870 more in recent few years because they are loaners at Ben Avery (nearby State run trap and skeet range)

safety location was one reason I picked the 500 instead of 870. Bigger reason for me was location of the pump release - on 500 it is right behind the trigger guard - very convenient when needed. Biggest reason I picked the 500 was a special deal at Big5 for two barrel combo.

For OPs question - won't you lose if trade? Slight differences might not be worth what you lose.
 

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All good points, thanks guys... I have had 0 problems with my 870 so after reading this I really don't think there would be any reason to switch, the 870 is a heck of a shotgun for the money and I really like the way it handles.

Thanks again!
 

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On a mossberg it's biggest asset is also it's biggest weakness. The safety is in a perfect spot, but it's plastic. It gets worn, and stuck in the safe position. It's a cheap fix, but it's cheap enough to wonder why Mossberg still hasn't fixed it themselves.
 

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On a mossberg it's biggest asset is also it's biggest weakness. The safety is in a perfect spot, but it's plastic. It gets worn, and stuck in the safe position. It's a cheap fix, but it's cheap enough to wonder why Mossberg still hasn't fixed it themselves.
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Both are great guns but I wouldn't trade.... So buy the 500 and have both
 

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james....fyi , 3 year old post.
 
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