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K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« on: March 24, 2019, 07:29:45 AM »
Many of us have or keep a shotgun for home defense, I do as well. I have several that can, or are pretty much pressed into that role.

My philosophy is, the simpler the better. My inspiration came from the old school riot shotguns that LE officers carried in their patrol cars many years ago. Very simple pump shotguns with simple and clean wood stocks, and shorter barrels than hunting versions of the same model of shotgun.

But in the last several years, I have seen such a transformation, of all sorts of gee gaws and doo dads adorning SD shotguns! getting almost as bad as some of the "Tactical Timmy's" and their AR's!

I like simple. Adding nothing that isn't absolutely needed. A lot of people think a pistol is what is used to get to a rifle in a situation that might happen in the home, but my usually go to weapon of choice, is the shotgun. Some have misconceptions about shotguns, much of that coming from the BS spewed from the movies and TV. Shotguns do need to be aimed, but they don't need near the precision in aiming that pistols and rifles require in order to hit the intended target. And even a hit in an extremity with a round of buck-shot is more damaging than a pistol or rifle round in the same area IMO.

Shotguns for me over the past many years are more of a utility firearm than one that would be used for sporting or hunting purposes. It's just where I have gravitated to with shotguns. Several I have could be still used for hunting or sporting uses if I wanted to pursue that again.

So lets open up the discussion!
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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
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I have a Mossberg 20ga pistol gripped pump ("camper") (Wife had a 12ga semi auto) and I use it, in rotation with my AR and the Wife's 9mm Beretta PCC as my nightstand long gun (sits along side my FN 5.7 which is a permanent fixture there..)

the 20ga is a great weapon - the slugs will go thru both sides of a 55gal steel barrel (my "burn barrel") and keep on going - for HD I keep it loaded with Winchester PDX1 Personal-Defense Shotshells

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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 01:06:15 PM »
I have a shotgun built for home defense, but it's in the safe. A shotgun is not my idea of an ideal home defense weapon (different debate). That said, I agree that some people are over the top with their shotguns. I prefer Magpul's furniture, but all I've added is a weapon mounted light. 



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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 01:09:09 PM »
My PS90 is my home defense rifle, personally. With my neck issues, I can't shoot a shotgun anymore. And, I prefer the size and weight of the PS90, along with the 50 round mag

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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 02:12:44 PM »
90 year old Remington Auto 12 Gauge, a Sig or Boomer.

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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 02:39:59 PM »
Stoeger coach gun in the corner and my FN 5.7 on the night stand. In the living room I have my EDC, Colt Detective Special, in a sliding door of an end table where i usually sit and a inherited Glock 33 .357 Sig by the front door. Not paranoid just cautious.  :icon_wink:
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Re: K.I.S.S. Home Defense Shotguns.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 05:13:23 PM »
My ideas for a home defense shotgun are simply my own impressions of what I think are ideal and best suited for my circumstances. What works well or is best for me, might not be the best, or right choice for others. Each person has to assess what is best suited for their specific needs or circumstances.

Like at the back door, I keep one pump 12 ga. near it, loaded with #6 bird-shot. Now the reasoning for that is, we are more likely to have to deal with a four legged, or slithering creature that needs to be dealt with than a two legged variety. Also part of the reason that a 12 ga. pump is kept on the golf cart, along with one of my AR rifles. To deal with snakes and coyotes on the farm.
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