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Old 12-04-2008, 4:46 PM
916Bobby 916Bobby is offline
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Hi guys!
ex-Army (nothing frontline/etc) guy that never owned a firearm before, but I'm looking for a general home defense/sheet shotgun. I already have too many hobbies/too lazy/etc etc so I really don't want to spend too much right now to start.

I was first looking into getting a hand gun, but for some reason, a shotgun seems...funner. Doing some small research, I'm considering a Charles Daly semi auto shotgun. Yeah it's cheap, there are some pros: limited lifetime warranty, good customer service, Remington chokes fit, and its cheap.

Another one I was looking at was Stoeger Model 2000 since its Inertia Driven system, Benelli owned company, only 1 year warranty.

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So what would be a better buy?
What size barrel should I look for? 26/28/24?
What costs am I looking at? Cost of gun + Tax + ?
I was thinking of buying it online, how is this different from buying it locally?

Thanks guys
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Old 12-04-2008, 5:37 PM
NoSmoke NoSmoke is offline
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I am no expert, but I think a Remington 1100 (semi-auto) Special Field sounds
like what you are looking for. It has a short barrel (21") which is great for home defense and skeet shooting. It has screw-in chokes and is fun to shoot. I've had one for around 20 years and paid about $550 new back then.

There's one on gunbroker right now that looks really clean with little use.

Check it out:
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:51 PM
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Get the Mossberg 500 big5 special. Comes with 18 and 28 inch barrels, that way you can bust skeet later on if you feel like it. On sale every other week or so for around 320, but pump action not semi auto.

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