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I wish. If I tried that, I guarantee you guys would be reading about the loony in "a small suburb of San Antonio who barricaded himself and shot up the place." Knowing how the press gets things right and all.
My friend was telling me ammo has been little harder to get....but it was going up in price and becoming more of issue anyways before this mess as some fear general direction of country/economy, if Obama or others will go after guns/ammo, then you throw this in there and create a bigger mess.
I have a glock I could get out in probably 10 seconds tops if I needed to at night. I'll also throw out my home was broken into years ago and someone did try to break in one night years ago also...so you never know no matter where you live
Sounds like the 18" barrel 870 is the best bet for me. The one thing I liked about the 10/22 was that I could keep the 10 round magazine separate from the rifle for safety, but I'll have to take time to chamber the 870, yes? I'm sure as heck not going to keep a shell/shells in the 870 when it's in my closet. Maybe a trigger lock?
Thanks to everyone for your help on this. I'm not going to buy it until after Christmas, to avoid the Christmas/tragedy shopper rush.
It only takes a few seconds to get shells in an 870. It takes a long time to get a trigger lock off
Locked in a safe
A matter of seconds
My safes are immediately accessible using a code inputed by a quick manipulation of finger tips. They are loaded, why else have a gun if it is inoperable in an instant.
If you don't have kids or guests in your house I fail to see the danger of keeping an empty chambered 870 loaded.
I don't know. Someone could steal it when you're not home.
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That someone could then buy ammo and load the gun. Just report it stolen ASAP and file police report.
My point was really you should secure your firearms. That would solve some of the problem.
An empty gun is about as useful as a small club. You'd be better off with a baseball bat. Have you any idea how difficult it would be for an untrained person, just awakened in the dark by an intruder to find their weapon, and than load it (and that presumes that the gun and ammo are in the same place, which they are usually not)?
A person who would set up there protection this way ought not own a gun!
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for its historic or sentimental value?
That is terribly unsafe and, frankly, irresponsible. You should never leave your weapon loaded.
You're one pump away. I said an empty chambered, loaded 870. I don't like keeping one in the chamber as then it's ready to fire by simply pulling the trigger, but by requiring a pump 1st, then shoot, there is almost no danger of an accidental firing.
Isn't the sound of the pump also an advantage?
yeah, I thought one of the biggest advantages people mention is the sound of the pump. One of my friends definitely scared away a burgler with the pump of a shotgun two years ago. Pretty scary story actually.
someone must be selling the shotgun sound APP right?
nothing quite says "get the fuck out of my house" like the pump...
I think the sound of chambering a shell is a little overstated, a little Hollywood. Has it EVER scared away an intruder? Yeah, sure. But some meth head who thinks bugs are eating his skin doesn't care what cycling the action sounds like. And what if you live in a big house? You hear a door get kicked in, you grab the weapon, cycle one into the chamber and start investigating. He probably didn't hear you pump your gun. What do you do, walk through your house re-cycling the action to make him wet his pants? At that point you have 5 shells on the ground and a $500 club. If someone breaks into my house, my goal isn't to scare them. It's to put them in a body bag.
Absolutely, to the extent that I considered getting the "shotgun pump" sound app on my iphone.
But then I thought about what could happen if I got called on that by a perp...better to scare him off with the (real) sound AND have the actual backup if necessary.
The 870 is a fine weapon, but consider the Mossberg 500 or 590 as well. The main point of preference between the two seems to be the safety placement.
Remingtons have dropped in quality since they got bought out by Cerberus 5 or 6 years ago and manufacturing plant was moved to NY. Mossy's are generally better quality today.
I found a Christmas gift for all of you!!!!
Cerberusdrawn into the national ...
So do they make guns in Sandy Hook? The title is kind of misleading.
"The move comes just a day after the California State Teachers' Retirement System said it would review its investment in Cerberus, given the private equity firm's controversial holding of the gunmaker."
It was also one rumored that Cerberus was anti-gun and was buying these companies to shut them down, re:Marlin. Pretty messed up scenerio.
Always keep one in the chamber people. Try putting one in the chamber some day in the light of day with a clear head. I'll bet there's 10/100 that don't get in correctly and jam your gun. Like tag says, an empty gun is nothing but a liability.
Kids and guests should always be considered, but there are other answers to that like the safe tag mentions.
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