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les snyder

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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 06:05:35 am »
I purposely bought a 14" Mossberg Shockwave instead of the Remington just so I wouldn't be tempted  :)

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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 06:05:35 am »

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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2018, 08:11:07 am »
I think I'm done with the 870... <snip>

Really?  Whaddya' want for it??   ;D 8) ;D

Sometimes a couple of inches makes a big difference. Size does matter. <snip>

What a tee up....I just can't go after that one...too easy.   :o

I love my 870's.  They are for hunting...no adaption for home defense.  IF I had a shotgun for home defense (other than my Stoeger coach gun) I would want to go with something that had the safety where it was handy...like on that Mossberg.  Pro's and con's...I know...having a safety there at the trigger means I don't have to train on, say, the Mossberg I'd be used to the safety at the trigger but I like the idea of having my thumb on the safe to move smooth.

Les...any thoughts on that?   Of course...I see you have a Shockwave....
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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2018, 09:30:43 am »
I have found I prefer a pistol grip on defensive shotguns....they just give more control, recoil and otherwise, and a more secure hold on the gun...but with a pistol grip stock installed, the thumb safety, like on the Mossberg 500 becomes cumbersome...you need to change your grip to operate it.
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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2018, 06:25:33 pm »
I have a Vang Comp Dome Head Safety Switch on my Remington. It's the cheapest part they sell at only $15. It fits perfectly as is, but I filed just a bit off the side of the trigger guard behind the head of the safety, so it will still work with a bunch of dirt between the 2 parts. It sticks out far enough that I can depress the safety as I put my finger on the trigger, with a standard or pistol grip stock. It fits the 870, 1100, and 11-87, 12 gauge or 20 gauge, and also Remington pump action rifles. I don't know it would fit their semi-auto rifles.

They also make a Big Speed Safety Switch for Mossberg shotguns for $35. It fits pumps and semi-autos but, not the Maverick 88 which has a cross-bolt safety. Mossberg makes tactical Maverick 88 Security models, including one with a top-folding stock.

https://vangcomp.com/product/vcs-remington-dome-head-safety/

https://vangcomp.com/product/vcs-mossberg-big-speed-safety/

http://www.mossberg.com/product/maverick-88-security-w-top-folding-stock-31027/
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Re: re thinking my home defense 870
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2018, 10:36:36 pm »
Rastus... one of the reasons I got the Mossberg Shockwave was that I really have never handled a 590 and kind of wondered how they compared to the 870s...after the first range session with the Shockwave, I added a hand strap to keep it located in my hand...I kind of like the rear position for the Mossberg''s bolt release... the Shockwave is kind of an ongoing evaluation, and may one day find a home in the Tacoma, but more likely a range toy,... if society gets a little more crazy, an AR pistol might find a job as a ride along


I shot Rem1100/1187s for about 25 years for 3 gun, and changed to a Benelli M1S90 in 2006, all with standard style stocks and safeties in relatively the same place to the rear of the trigger, so operating the safety is pretty much a reflex by now.... but for a new shooter, the thumb position for the Mossberg would be an asset... the 870 in question was built as a game gun for Heavy Metal 3 gun division... I really never shot a big match with it... too cheap to shoot the AR10 (7.62x51) due to the cost of ammo... regards