View Full Version : Hi, guys. Firearm Discussion n00b: Wanted your opinion on this shotgun...
02-05-2008, 12:13 PM
<center><img src="http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/rem/rem_95059.jpg"></center><p>I picked up one of these super cheap for home defense. Stock form and is in the exact same setup as the pic. I was wondering what your opinion on it was as I'm hoping it was a good choice. Suggestions on a flashlight mount? Best load/brand for home? TYIA, guys. This is a great forum to peruse ; )<ul><li><a href="http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700250595.html">Didn't buy from here - just for reference</a></li></ul>
02-05-2008, 12:37 PM
But I can't say I'm fond of the folding stock.
02-05-2008, 12:47 PM
<center><img src="http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/618fga_large.jpg"></center><p>Hard to beat the Surefire forearm IMO. It could exceed the cost of the weapon you put it on though....<ul><li><a href="http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/co_disp/displ/prrfnbr/860/sesent/00/Momentary-constant-on-system-disable-switching-">Surefire 618FGA</a></li></ul>
02-05-2008, 01:05 PM
Pretty sure it was a trade. It's never been fired so I thought that was a pretty decent price. Maybe "super cheap" was an exaggeration.
That forend light would be perfect. You were absolutely correct on the price, too ; )Unfortunately, a little out of my price range. Looks freakin' sweet, though. I'm loving the toggle on/off. Geez...that is nice.
Oh, and what load would you recommend for home? Sorry for the noob questions, too.
02-05-2008, 01:11 PM
I'm not really big on firing from the hip. I'm totally noobish when it comes to suppliers. What stock would you recommend. And I apologize for all the noob questions.
02-05-2008, 01:47 PM
It's a no-glare, no-slip rubber finish so it stays planted when mounted. For the fore arm, as Mr. Solomon pointed, I'd go with the Surefire with the integrated light. A Side Saddle mount for extra shells would be a good thing, and Trijicon, tritium ghost-ring sights might also be a wise investment. It's gonna cost WAY more than the shotgun itself, but if you're gonna use it for home defense you really should spend the money.
02-05-2008, 02:09 PM
02-05-2008, 02:25 PM
the damn thing works it's way loose after 30 rounds and moves a bit, not a huge deal I guess but it's not elite. Go with the SureFire forend FTMFW.
Here is mine...
02-05-2008, 02:32 PM
but you have to be careful with the 00 and 000 Buck as it will easily penetrate walls and stay lethal.
Some say 4 Buck is the best for home defense, I would go buy a bunch of different ammo and see what groups best in your gun, I'm a big fan of the new reduced-recoil loads too.
02-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Those things are the greatest invention for shotguns evAr. Almost no issues with over-penetration. I'm not so sure how the 870 would work with them, though. IIRC, they don't feed all that well.
02-05-2008, 04:36 PM
if you don't mind a fixed stock I'd order the factory stock from the 870 Tactical, it's got a fantastic pistol grip (nice and fat) and a fixed stock...
02-06-2008, 06:25 AM
Not that I'll be shooting this thing all day or anything. I'll check out the factory stock as well. TY, sir!
02-06-2008, 06:42 AM
I am a little concerned about penetration as there is someone living next door to me. I'll definitely take your advice and put a few different loads through and see what gives a managable pattern.
As far as the link, let me know if these are junk or not, please. They look pretty interesting.<ul><li><a href="http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=377126">Centurion Home Defense</a></li></ul>
02-06-2008, 06:48 AM
You're right about the feeding problems. Any other low recoil loads you'd recommend? Like I said in another post, penetration is somewhat of a concern.
02-06-2008, 07:33 AM
with a .65 cal pellet going 1200 fps. I would venture to guess they won't pattern worth a damn either, I'd stick with slugs or buckshot.
02-06-2008, 07:34 AM
and extend it when you've got more room, like training in the mountains
02-06-2008, 07:37 AM
through it the other day at the range with no issues. 2 3/4 and 3"
02-06-2008, 08:47 AM
I'm most likely going to look in to low-recoil rounds. My fiance may have to shoot this someday and I don't want her to be scared to death of it. I'm atually pretty interested to see how much kick they really have.
02-06-2008, 09:03 AM
I'm always available. There is a range down the road from my house on 38th and Sheridan, or if it's nice we can go to the mtns.
If your old lady is small she's gonna have problems with that 12g, I've taught quite a few females how to shoot and the little ones hate the 12g, after 8 rounds my friend Renee's shoulder was completely purple LOL.
If she doesn't like the 12 buy her a little 20g to shoot.
02-06-2008, 09:37 AM
<center><img src="http://www.remington.com/images/products/firearms/shotgun/870_exp_ss_cl_780.jpg"></center><p>She is pretty small (105lbs)...so I'm sure she'd hate it. I really just want her to be able to protect herself when I'm not home. Looking into a 20gauge is probably the way to go. We could pick up one of those real cheap somewhere, I'm sure.
Like I said, some tips and a partner would be great...but I'm kind out of range. I definitely appreciate the offer, though.
BTW, I'm thinking of going with this stock as well. Looks pretty comfortable and stable. Not too sure about it's availablity yet, though.
02-06-2008, 11:55 AM
Searching for accessories yields about fitty-quintillion results. I don't really have a problem with availablity of shops in the area, but it'd be nice to have some price comparison when I go look at stuff.
02-06-2008, 02:40 PM