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Nothing with just a pistol grip on the rear. They are worthless movie props.
 
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A Mossberg 500/590 12 ga. shotgun with an 18" barrel and Cylinder bore (no choke) with either wood or composite stocks, is the epitome of a riot/HD/Tack-tickle shotgun. It will do anything you'd want a shotgun to do in that regard. FWIW keep it simple.
 

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Nothing with just a pistol grip on the rear. They are worthless movie props.
Completely agree. I had a Mossberg 930SPX, semi auto, nice shotgun for the money. I now have a Benelli M4 (also referred to as an M1014 or a Super90 M4). I carried it in Iraq and Afghanistan, semi auto, recoil operated weapon (different than most shotguns). Very little felt recoil, extremely accurate. Not once did I ever have a malfunction and used it extensively. Can shoot 3" rounds one handed like a pistol and it doesn't come out of your hand (great for breaching a door). Phenomenal weapon, but very expensive. I have an ATI collabsile stock, grip, and extended tube on mine. When you ghost load it, it holds 9 2 3/4" rounds. I highly recommended it, if its out of the budget look for the Mossberg mentioned above.
 

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The 590, 500,870 and others are out standing and the options to dress them up unlimited.
If you are on a budget and cash is tight look at the Mossberg Maverick model 88 you may be in for a big surprise.
Also look at the Savage 350 both models bottom eject and very good fast ghost ring sights.
 
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Maverick **'s are getting pretty tough to locate. I own a Mossberg 500 pursuader and I replaced the pistol grip with a real stock. The pistol grip might be ok if you are in extremely confined quarters (like living on a boat) or need to store it in a small space. I added a surefire G6 and a sling to mine. It's my home defense artillery piece.
 

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Fleet farm has Maverick for 200-219 Of course the higher end ones will be better in some ways . But that does not make more affordable ones junk.
 
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Rem 870 Tactical Express here...
It has a breaching choke, which is more for looks than anything, but it will deal a damn mean blow to the body if it came down to it. Sharp crenelated steel isn't friendly to many.
Like all 870s, the receiver is milled from one solid steel billet for strength. This particular model is coated in a stippled paint job to avoid rust and corrosion. (it does tend to chip near the sharp corners though)
It has a tube extension to allow for 7+1 loading, and can accept 3" shells.
I swapped the buttstock for a Blackhawk collapsible with pistol grip, mounted a shell holder on the stock and a side saddle shell holder on the receiver.
In total, the gun can carry 30 rounds, with a bandoleer sling.
Heavy? Yes.
But in a pinch when I can't get the extra ammo cans, just grabbing the gun will keep me in shells for a good while.

Still want to add a ghost ring rear sight, if possible.
 

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KISS.Mossberg 500.wood stock with a limbsaver pad.18.5 cyl bore barrel,20in spare rifled barrel for slugs.mine came with a 24 in modified barrel originally,barrel swaps are easy on this one.
thinking about a kicklite stock sooner or later.
 

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KISS.Mossberg 500.wood stock with a limbsaver pad.18.5 cyl bore barrel,20in spare rifled barrel for slugs.mine came with a 24 in modified barrel originally,barrel swaps are easy on this one.
thinking about a kicklite stock sooner or later.
That's my take on the shotgun...KISS
That said, I bought a pistol grip shotgun. Let me explain...:lol:

I bought the Mossberg 500 JIC. Orange tube (Marinecote). About the same time I picked up a speedfeed stock set for it, the speed feed butt stock will fit down in the tube along with the shotgun and the few tools necessary to swap out the pistol grip for the full length butt stock. There I also enough room to toss in a hand full of shells and a bandoleer/shell belt sling etc. So for a trunk gun it works out pretty well.
 

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I simply bought a police trade in. An Ithaca Model 37 Featherweight Deer Slayer Police Special. 18" cylinder bore, rifle sighted barrel.
Serial number dates it to 1972.
 
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Pistol grips, by themselves, are pointless.
Without a shoulder mount, control is lost, pain is increased, and recoil is unmanageable.

A pistol grip *with* a shoulder stock, however, is excellent!
 

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My attraction to the JIC was that it was easy to stow in the trunk. That I like!

The problem with the JIC, is its crappy handling characteristics. My solution was to include a butt stock in the tube and hope for the few minutes to make the swap. That may not be realistic (and probably isn't) given any number of situations or scenarios. Yet I'd kick myself in the pants if I had the time to turn it into a proper shotgun and didn't because I lacked a butt stock.
 

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I have an Ithaca Model 37 Deer slayer combo. Pure hunting shotgun. Paradox slug barrel W/rifle sights and 24" VR W/Briley chokes. I do like the Ithaca 37's. I am planning on getting out and doing some bird hunting this year. Maybe head over to the sporting clays range and shoot a few rounds to brush up before hand.
 

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Winchester 1300 Defender. Hard to find nowadays as Winchester revamped the Defender line and now calls it the Super X Defender. Come into Slippy's and Mrs Slippy's Master Bedroom unannounced and you will meet the old reliable model of the Winchester 1300 Defender.
 

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i want to buy a tactical shotgun and have been looking at the Road Blocker and Chainsaw on Mossberg 500 parts. Which would you guys suggest someone to buy?

I'm thinking the chainsaw might be more of a pain to operate in CQB?
NEITHER! You are paying for gussied up Hollywood marketing and if you ever have to use it do you want the prosecuting attorney to hold up some scary as shit looking death metal shotgun? Here is the tip of the century. Essentially 99% of ALL shotguns function the same way. Why would you get one that could get you in trouble just because it saw the light of day.

The ULTIMATE Home Defense / Tactical / Assault Shotgun is PINK and has unicorns and rainbows and daises on it with a bible quote about loving every one. And it doesn't have extra stuff on it. Sleek, slim and minimalist.

The only way I'd buy one of those shotguns is if it came with its own Arnold Schwhatshername to stand guard outside all night with it. They are all liability and no more performance (sometimes less) than a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. If you want something unique, get a bullpup conversion kit.

But seriously - there is nothing wrong with a high capacity semi-auto 20 ga. It gets the business done and costs the same.
 
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I have handled a new England arms pardner pump. It is s 870 remake, with a steel action. Feeds everything I put in it, kicks a little. But it was very affordable. Prices have gone up, but that pump shotgun hasn't missed a beat. As far as tacticool, dies it shoot better? The partner pump supposedly uses almost all 870 aftermarket accessories, but the one I got to handle was stock, Did I mention it was very affordable?
 
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