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I live in Pa.

After hearing some stuff go on in my back yard about a week ago i've been paranoid about the potential of someone coming in the house. My friends have been into guns for awhile and being a guy it natually caught my attention. I'm looking to purchase not one but two shotguns. I want a shotgun for trap shooting and I want another ignorant shotgun for the house.

I'm very inexperience in guns and have only played around with some friends ar15s, siaga 12, mossburg 500, remington 700, remington 1187, fullauto m4, and a mix of handguns. Only played around at the range/clay shooting and I really have no idea what i'm getting into.

I told my friend that I want a gun that can do both home protection and clay shooting. He said along with a few others that no gun can really do both and I agree.

If you were to pick...

1) Home
2) Trap shooting

Sorry for the newb post but I was just at the local gun store and don't want to make an impluse purchase. Looking to spend $1,000-$1,500 for the combo.
 

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Rem 870 express or Mossberg 500. I have a Rem 870 and love it. Its easy to use, work on, modify if wanted if needed.
 

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A gun that you shoot on a regular basis is better than a assault shotgun that sits in the closet. I don't shoot clays but have a Saiga12 and a Mossberg 500 18 inch barrell. I'am considering a sporting gun in the near future. A Mossy 500 for the home is cheap defense. Good luck
 

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500 hands down for home defense.

For trap, go to the range see if you can rent guns...find one you like.
 

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As stated above, a Remington model 870 with two barrels. That way you will be totally familiar with that gun if and when it has to be used in a confrontation.
 

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Mossberg Maverick 88 for home defense, then you'll still have a fortune left over for a top shelf field gun and a ton of ammunition. Take care. Tom Worthington.
 

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Im surprised no ones touched with a 500 or 870 with two barrel lengths. 18" for HD and a 20-24" for trap.....

I have an 870 with factory barrel, found a second barrel for $75 and cut it to 18.5"

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Mossberg Maverick 88 for home defense, then you'll still have a fortune left over for a top shelf field gun and a ton of ammunition. Take care. Tom Worthington.
I think the barrels are interchangable between the Maverick 88 and the Mossberg 500 giving you more options for a 18 1/2" for home defense and 24"-28" for field use.
 

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I think the barrels are interchangable between the Maverick 88 and the Mossberg 500 giving you more options for a 18 1/2" for home defense and 24"-28" for field use.
They are. Take care. Tom Worthington.
 

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Rem 870 express or Mossberg 500. I have a Rem 870 and love it. Its easy to use, work on, modify if wanted if needed.
All this thread really needed was posted in the above post. Personally, I'm partial to the Mossy, but to each their own.
 

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try to find a good benelli.they are a little on the high side but they have one of the best actions out there,a lot of 3 gun shooters use them and you can accesorise the way you want it.
 

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I have a Mossberg 500 with a Warhammer rail system, (cause it looks cool). Light on the bottom and knock off EO Tech on top. Extended mag with 3" 00 buck.
 

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F a Benelli.

If your looking at those, you may as well get a Mossberg 930 SPX. Damn near the same gun at half the price. My buddy wanted a Benelli M4 I think it was, but after shooting my 930 he had to have it. Having a pistol grip and a 18.5" barrel is the shit for H/D. Thats what I bought mine for...b/c it doesnt shoot clays worth a shit LOL.
 

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If you're wanting 2 separate shotguns I would go with the Remington 870 for the home. I got mine for under $300 at a Sportsman Warehouse. For clays and bird hunting I use a Browning Gold Sporting Clays Shotgun. I got my Browning for $800 years ago, don't know their availability now but it's a nice gun for the money.
 

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