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WTB OR cheap defense shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns Wanted' started by papster, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. papster

    papster Eugene Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a cheap 12 Guage to use as a trunk gun.
    Interested in 870s, 500/590s, and maverick 88s.

    Don't want to spend a lot. Looking for something not so pretty but 100% functional.

    Located in eugene. Willing to drive a bit for right sale.
     
  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't have one to sell, but if you're not opposed to buying one new, you can get the H&R Pardner Tactical Shotgun new for $199 at Cabela's. I've owned two of these in the past and they are stout shotguns that are perfect for what you're looking for. They're patterned off of the Remington 870, so most accessories will work with them:

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/h-r-...eader%3BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=H&R+pardner
     
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  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Look at pawn shops for the off brand older models.

    I got a pump branded as a jc higgins from 1950ish that was actually made by High Standard (for only 2 years) and is a fabulous piece of machinery after getting it home and doing a little cleaning and polishing. I call her Honey cuz shes a race gun; I can hit 2 clays tossed at once most days with it.

    $100 out the door. Just got to keep looking.
     
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  4. papster

    papster Eugene Member

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    Thanks for replies. I like the mav 88 cuz parts are inerchangrable with M500 and it's US made.
    How is HR compared to Mav 88? Does no one sell new Mav 88's anymore?
     
  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would say, from my experience, the H&R is more robust, heavier built. But that doesn't make the 88 a bad choice. You wouldn't go wrong with any of them.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Pawnshops are your best bet, with B.S.941 you'll pay more for a used one from an individual with transfer fees and a BGC than you would from a pawnshop.
     
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  7. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a 88 on sale at Big 5 for $200
    It has the cross bolt safety like my 870.
    I love me some Houge everythings.
    I swapped the 88 one piece forend for the 500 forend from my daughters 500 HD 12.
    (She said she had no intentions of modding her 500) so I ended up with a Mossberg "870 like" truck gun with the sweet Houge Tamer furniture for cheap.
    If you want 12ga pump with max factory capacity for cheap; not sure you can do better.
    Cheap enough to have a few around here and there and wherever you may need a 12. I'm just sayin.
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not a shotgun - but posted cuz your requirements seems to be cheap and US made.

    SCCY
    CPX-2 (-1 has a safety)
    2x 14 round 9mm
    US Made in Florida
    Lifetime, no questions asked warranty.

    Has different color grips if you need to customize it.

    Under $250 out the door new.

    It's not a 12ga but it is smaller and holds more ammo.

    Don't look for one used - no one sells them once they buy them. I did luck out once though.


    I need to email those folks - I keep plugging their guns for free...
     
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  9. papster

    papster Eugene Member

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    Thanks for suggestion. I already have CHL and carry. Looking for something to go to in event of real emergency when sidearm won't cut it etc.

    I just want a cheapie but reliable shotty or Ar/AK pistol of some sort that I don't need to worry about banging up etc
     
  10. Gun_Smithing

    Gun_Smithing Vancouver, WA Member

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    Ithaca Clone
    Have a YL-12 20" barrel which is the clone of the Ithaca model 37 for $200
    Have NIB Citadel 12ga Defense for $250