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12gaugederringer
08-05-2006, 10:13 AM
So I want to give a good friend of mine a gun as a wedding present. I'll be sure to handle all the legalies before handing it off. He's definately pro gun but does not own anything currently. I'm leaning towards a shotgun that can be used for home defense/trap. My budget is $200 - $400 unless there's some spectacular deal in the area. Big 5 is advertising their Mossberg 18.5/28 in pump combo deal right now for ($239). Anyone else know of any other good deals in the Bay Area? I'd like to take care of it over the weekend.

Neil McCauley
08-05-2006, 10:57 AM
I would try Turners. Big 5 and Turners have the best prices in So Cal. Unless you buy it used but than that would make you appear to be a cheap bastard.

Ironballs
08-05-2006, 10:58 AM
Thats a great SG for the price, especially with the extra bbl, and its really light weight as well.. but limited capacity.

Personally, i really favor the 870, and there is a $30 factory incentive on now...
plus then he can play with it more over time...

For example: http://www.turners.com/engage/ads/08-03-06/rem870.gif

12gaugederringer
08-05-2006, 11:29 AM
Yeah Big 5 has the 870 with a 28 in barrel at $239....I think he'd like the shorter barrel, but to shoot trap at the places I go it has to be longer which I why I was leaning towards the combo.

Mudvayne540ld
08-05-2006, 2:29 PM
id say +1 for the 870.

WokMaster1
08-05-2006, 5:50 PM
+1 on the 870. Isn't it on sale at Turners for $270-$280?

A note on this subject. Shotgun marraige, isn't it when the bride's dad escorts the groom to the altar with a shotgun because his daughter is.........:D

12gaugederringer
08-05-2006, 6:44 PM
No, this shotgun wedding is preemptive :) , want to start things off right. 870 it is.

CalNRA
08-05-2006, 10:17 PM
Just to muddy the water I say a Mossy combo is perfect as a gift(complying with all existing unreasonable laws of course), two barrels, even if the choke is fixed, will be a versatile gift for anyone who isn't a shotgun snob. I'm just sick of all the people at the range trying to tell me how much the 870 is better than my 500 right after I put 3 inch slugs into a 2 inch group at 25 yards with the 18 inch barrel.

ivanimal
08-05-2006, 10:29 PM
Get them a nice tea pot.

bu-bye
08-05-2006, 10:53 PM
Get them a nice tea pot.

+1:D

I'd spend a few bucks more and get the 870. That is a gun that will last for 150 years.

jdberger
08-06-2006, 12:54 AM
Don't forget to paint it white.

jessegpresley
08-06-2006, 2:02 AM
A 500 with the two barrels will be of much more use to him. It's a nice present (you might have to get his wife something too, though).

rkt88edmo
08-06-2006, 6:33 AM
A 500 with the two barrels will be of much more use to him. It's a nice present (you might have to get his wife something too, though).

Yeah, a wedding gift is for the couple, ha ha ha ha ha, as if the man would have registered for 1/5th of the stuff that is one there :D

The on sale at Big 5 Mossberg combo w/ two barrels is the best value/versatility.

CalNRA
08-08-2006, 7:46 AM
+1:D

I'd spend a few bucks more and get the 870. That is a gun that will last for 150 years.
Pfft,
I predict shotguns will be named "assault weapons" and confiascated with no registration period following the public out cry of the shooting death of a pheasant in the hills of Chico in 2083, rendering the 150 year life span useless.

Pokey
08-08-2006, 7:59 AM
+1 on the 870. Isn't it on sale at Turners for $270-$280?

A note on this subject. Shotgun marraige, isn't it when the bride's dad escorts the groom to the altar with a shotgun because his daughter is.........:D

My (now) father in law escorted my bride down the isle with her on one arm and a Marlin '98 shot gun craddled in the other arm (no she wasn't preggers). We never did get an answer who it was for her or me. Great picture in the wedding album though, you can imagine the looks when friends get to that page.:D

CalNRA
08-08-2006, 8:07 AM
oops, double post