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Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Post by Martin Blank » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Primarily home defense, but maybe also some casual sport shooting. I shot a Benelli M3 years ago and the option for pump or semi-auto was nice, but that's definitely not in the moderately-priced range.

I'll have a look at the 590 and 870. Gun prices are a bit high and stock is a problem at most of the DFW area stores. I'm intrigued by the magazine options for both, but I'm not sure if that would get awkward.
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Post by Deacon » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:40 pm

Extended tubes work great for the 590 and 870.

But I agree about modern semiautomatic shotguns, especially inertia-driven. My Benelli Super Black Eagle II is really more of a goose gun, but it’s cycled without a single complaint hundreds of rounds of everything from massive goose magnums to little nothing dove loads. Never a single failure to feed or eject (or fire for that matter). I would trust it with my life.
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Post by Deacon » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:37 am

Here’s my 590A1 with extended tube. 18.5” barrel let’s another two rounds get in there. Click to embiggen.

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Post by Deacon » Thu May 28, 2020 4:40 am

I did, and I like it a lot, except I’m not a huge fan of the M-Lok attachment. I could never get one end of the shoulder strap to lock in properly on the hand guard. I like everything else about it, though.
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Post by Deacon » Thu May 28, 2020 8:40 pm

Man, I've begun noticing that heavier long guns (e.g. bull barrel rifles) aren't great if you have to hike your way out to the stand or otherwise walk around with them much. Adding a half pound isn't too bad, but it's difficult to remember any time hunting when that level of adjustability was important. But then again I didn't need any extra cheek risers and such because I have my scope mounted low and tight to the rifle and don't have some massive objective lens to require elevated mounts.
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Post by Deacon » Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 pm

raptor9k wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 9:31 pmSadly the hog lived another day because I'd forgotten to chamber a round in my little 300 blackout.
I hate when that happens! But it’s great for real-world revelation of poor shooting habits, especially anticipating the recoil and jerking the trigger or closing your eyes (or both) as a result.
My son got to shoot a deer in the butt with a bb gun though.
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Post by Deacon » Fri May 29, 2020 3:04 pm

raptor9k wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 12:51 amIn this case I knew a round wasn't chambered because I always ride in on an empty chamber anytime my son is with me. When the bolt slammed home the hog and a couple deer decided to make an exit post haste.
Haha yeah I’ve been in that situation before as well, but I’ve also forgotten the chamber was empty and felt like a complete doofus and then tried to quietly chamber it while still being securely done, hard to do.
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Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Post by Deacon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:34 pm

O RLY?

Well I got myself a CMMG Banshee 200 9mm on order, hoping to get it before the end of November...
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Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Post by FirebirdNC » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:10 am

Question for the gun collectors here. My husband wants to buy a shotgun for his son for Christmas. He is looking for something to be used for home defense. I know he was talking about a Mossberg but they are pricey. He is looking to find something in the $300 range and compact design/easily handled. Suggestions?
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