Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Can't find shotgun thread. Looking for a semi-auto

Posted on 09/29/2008 7:24:35 AM PDT by refermech

A few weeks ago there was a thread outlining firearm choice and the author recommended a semi-auto shotgun. It was not one of the major brand names but a good quality copy. I can't remember the name. Can anybody help? Thanks!!


TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; semiautoshotgun; shotguns

1 posted on 09/29/2008 7:24:36 AM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: refermech

Mossberg 500?


2 posted on 09/29/2008 7:32:43 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (No longer holding my nose to vote - McCain/Palin 2008!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Spend a few extra bucks and get yourself a quality name brand shotgun. I own a couple Remington 1100’s and am very happy with them. Stay away from cheap Chinese type copies. You should be able to find a a used 1100 from $350-$500. Very good reliable shotgun!


3 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:00 AM PDT by Blood of a Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

I’m looking to buy something for home defense. I don’t need all the bells and whistles and I’d like to keep it under $250.00 Anyone have any ideas on a solid shotgun that fits my needs?


4 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:42 AM PDT by pgkdan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #5 Removed by Moderator

To: pgkdan

A basic, bare-bones Mossberg Pump Action 12 gauge (Model 500) should be less than $250.00 brand new.


6 posted on 09/29/2008 7:35:24 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

Anybody know what you can use in California? I only have a hand-gun right now, but given the circumstances, might be time for an upgrade.


7 posted on 09/29/2008 7:36:11 AM PDT by raptor29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Benelli. Fastest in the world. Google Tom Knapp (sp?) and watch his demonstrations.


8 posted on 09/29/2008 7:38:21 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Never mess with an old man, he will just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raptor29

Any semi-auto shotgun is legal in California, except those with a pistol grip.


9 posted on 09/29/2008 7:40:07 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (No longer holding my nose to vote - McCain/Palin 2008!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono

Thanks Inyo-Mono, appreciate the information.


10 posted on 09/29/2008 7:44:38 AM PDT by raptor29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: mad_as_he$$; refermech

if you’re looking for the copy, you’re probably looking for the stoeger. uses the same inertia drive that makes benelli awesome, is a licensed copy, and sells for about 1/3 as much new.


11 posted on 09/29/2008 7:52:05 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: absolootezer0

That’s the one! Thanks, any idea where to pick one up?


12 posted on 09/29/2008 7:58:04 AM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: refermech


A few weeks ago there was a thread outlining firearm choice
and the author recommended a semi-auto shotgun.

Click “shotguns” under “KEYWORDS” above.
That looks like it will take to a list with a couple of threads
with that general theme.


13 posted on 09/29/2008 8:02:53 AM PDT by VOA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raptor29
Anybody know what you can use in California?

Who gives a shi@. I'm loaded. It's time to rip Government apart and rebuild based on the Constitution.

14 posted on 09/29/2008 8:05:51 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Logical me

You know what? You’re right. None of those bastards have followed any laws or rules.


15 posted on 09/29/2008 8:08:03 AM PDT by raptor29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: refermech

check http://www.stoegerindustries.com/customer_service/dealer_locator.php for a dealer locator for new guns.
for used ones, its hit or miss. start checking local gun shops, pawnshops, gunshows if there’s one close, or online auction sites.


16 posted on 09/29/2008 8:09:05 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: refermech
You probably won't find a decent semi-auto for under $250.00 I just picked up a Remington 1100 on gunbroker.com for $325.00 added a 2 shot magazine extension for $40.00 and refinished it for $10.00. I cut the 28" barrel down to a LEGAL 18.5" Nice compact home/truck self defense weapon! If you need to keep it under $250.00 a Mossberg 500 pump would be a great choice. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

17 posted on 09/29/2008 8:22:29 AM PDT by Blood of a Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Mossberg, you can’t go wrong.


18 posted on 09/29/2008 8:25:01 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono

They’re looking for a semi-auto, not a pump.


19 posted on 09/29/2008 8:36:00 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono; raptor29

The state’s regulations are published on-line, here:

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/regs/

For the past few years, the law has been tinkered with on an annual basis. Always good to check the current regs before purchasing. Comply or not, it’s best to know for sure before you accidentally commit a felony...


20 posted on 09/29/2008 8:52:53 AM PDT by absalom01 (Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the Worm....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
I’m looking to buy something for home defense. I don’t need all the bells and whistles and I’d like to keep it under $250.00 Anyone have any ideas on a solid shotgun that fits my needs?
Here you go. Search Davidson's Gallery of Guns. Use the 'Gun Genie' on the right.But natch, then there's local sales tax and background check fees, but you get an out the door price.. You can then click Accept Offer and set up the sale - all on-line. And if you purchase through Davidson's you get a Lifetime Guarantee on top of the Mfg's guarantee.

Try it, it should help you. Plus it's fun.

21 posted on 09/29/2008 9:46:46 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Blood of a Patriot

“You probably won’t find a decent semi-auto for under $250.00 I just picked up a Remington 1100 on gunbroker.com for $325.00 added a 2 shot magazine extension for $40.00 and refinished it for $10.00. I cut the 28” barrel down to a LEGAL 18.5” Nice compact home/truck self defense weapon! If you need to keep it under $250.00 a Mossberg 500 pump would be a great choice”

Just make sure after cutting the barrel back, that you test test test the gun to make sure it functions properly. Gas-operated shotguns can have their function altered by shortening the barrel.

That said, I have an 1100 very similar, though mine is longer with a longer mag extension.If you pick up a used 1100, be sure it’s the 2 3/4” length chamber, as it is easier to find good defensive ammo in that length.


22 posted on 09/29/2008 9:48:31 AM PDT by Mr Inviso
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
Here's another one from Davidson's. It is a little over your budget. Since you're from VA your price will vary from mine here in IL
23 posted on 09/29/2008 10:25:33 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: P8riot
Yeah, let's clarify that:

He's looking for a SEMI-AUTO, not a pump.

The 500 and 870 are pumps, guys. Read the title first.

24 posted on 09/29/2008 10:31:35 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Bookmarked


25 posted on 09/29/2008 10:39:02 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Bookmarked


26 posted on 09/29/2008 10:39:02 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Condor51

Thanks!


27 posted on 09/29/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT by pgkdan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: absalom01

Thank you so much absalom01. Appreciate the help.


28 posted on 09/29/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT by raptor29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan
*** Thanks!***

Hey, your welcome.

I can and do spend hours at Davidson's Gallery of Guns just 'window shopping'.

Their old Gun Search had a feature I wish this new 'Genie' did. You could enter a price range so you didn't spend time looking at something costing $1,500.00 when your budget was $300.00 - $400.00 --- but its still a great website to shop for new guns.

29 posted on 09/29/2008 12:59:26 PM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Spend a few bucks more and get a Benelli - you’ll thank yourself later.


30 posted on 09/29/2008 3:47:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech
Remington 11-87, preferably the LE version (it's a marketing gimmick, it's available to the general public).
31 posted on 09/29/2008 3:59:46 PM PDT by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono; raptor29
Incorrect. From the law, itself, here are the banned shotgun features:

(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:

(A) A folding or telescoping stock.
(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.
(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine.
(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

32 posted on 09/29/2008 4:04:40 PM PDT by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson