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07-13-2012, 08:46 PM #81
nice looking gun!
all i can say otherwise is practice practice practice.
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07-14-2012, 12:01 PM #83
generally speaking, slugs come in 2 3/4 and 3" lengths. ive never seen a 3 1/2. thats usually resrved for magnum shot loads, I.E. OO buck.
my 870 is a super magnum express, so i can shoot all 3 shell sizes. make sure you can do this as well, the barrel should be stamped. 3 1/2 inch shells dont work in 3 inch chambers.
the thing to remember is hold it in your shoulder pocket tight, if its lose you will know.
07-14-2012, 09:55 PM #84
07-15-2012, 12:04 AM #85
http://www.shotlock.com/ That'd be a good candidate for bolting to your wall (via a stud) in your closet.
I won a Shotlock in the spring contest but, unfortunately, I have yet to receive it ... so, sadly, I can't provide you with a review for it. (Steve was looking into it.)
07-15-2012, 12:52 AM #86
Good choice on the HD gun! I was going to chime in and tell you (like others did) that a handgun would be a bad choice for a first time owner. Especially for HD use. Lot's of good reasoning behind that, but not necassary to go into since you already made the right choice.
What I would suggest is practicing with birdshot to get the hang of it and become more familiar with it.
The shell size you mentioned is a new one on me???? 3.5" should be the largest size you can buy with 3" and 2.75" being the other two. That aside, check your barrel to see what it says it's rated for to be sure you aren't taking a risk when shooting any types of ammo. It'll be stamped on the left side of the barrel. If it only says 2.75 and 3" then DO NOT shoot the larger rounds!
By the way, if you ever want your wife to allow you to add new toys to your collection....DON'T start her out shooting the 12g! She'll never want to shoot a gun again. Get her a rental gun in .22 or find someone who owns a .22 that can let you borrow it.
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07-15-2012, 10:11 AM #87
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07-15-2012, 10:33 AM #89
I just noticed that you live in Long Island NY.... I'm guessing just owning a gun is a nightmare, much less transporting it and finding a place to use it. :-/
But I would assume there's a club out there somewhere for trap/skeet shooting. Matter of fact, here's some I found doing a Google search.
Google search for shooting ranges: https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-...w=1280&bih=543
Shooting skeet or trap may not be optimal for self defense training with your new shotty, but it'll do a lot to help you get used to your gun without the abuse of a heavy round on your body.
07-15-2012, 01:23 PM #90
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