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....Im moving into town, I know that sucks. I cant shoot in my back yard anymore. This cheap ass house Im looking at(less than $400 with all utilities paid) is smack-dab in the middle of the ghetto. So a security gun is in order.

My FFL has both in stock, both are $1100, choices are....

1. SPAS 12 with hooked top folder
2. "Tromix" converted Saiga 12

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3. Spend $300 on a Maverick 88 and put the other $900 towards the Vortec 5.7 swap for my ZR2?

Buckshot is still readily avaliable everywhere right?
 

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spend 300.00 on a Mossberg 500 with a 18.5 inch barrel... if you look around they are out there and used even cheaper..

yes buckshot seems to be selling slow 8)
 

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Another vote for the Mossy 500. Load up with BB shot or #1 Buck it will do just fine.

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if you can afford it, get the saiga 12. "traditional" shotguns should be readily available and "should" be down on the list of bannable firearms. the saiga 12 has been a target and especially more of one now that 20 round drums are readily available. it may go the way of the streetsweeper.
 

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I think I would cough up a couple more bucks for an 870 express over a mossturd. IOMA. If available that is. Seen more than one 500 that had to be slammed open to free an empty in a duck pit, with factory loads.
 

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Get the Saiga--Tromix work is awesome! I do like the Spas 12 though-- especially after the Terminator-- parts may be spotty though.

Get the Saiga now and get a Mossy later.
 

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I think I would cough up a couple more bucks for an 870 express over a mossturd. IOMA. If available that is. Seen more than one 500 that had to be slammed open to free an empty in a duck pit, with factory loads.
As musch as I liked my Maverick 88, I love my 870 Express Magnum more--

Just feels better...
 

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$300 for a Mav 88? Damn! I paid $180 for mine at Wal Mart.
 

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look at it this way, if you use it in a home invasion/robbery/riot, which would you rather have the PD taking away and engraving a evidence # on- a 300$ everyday shotgun or a 1100$ custom piece that may or may not be given back to youat the end of the case?

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Home defense? Go with the Mossberg.

Range and/or "bad ass gun to impress my buddies"? Go with either the Spas or the Tromix. I would go with the Tromix myself.
 

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get a 500 or similar, then spend a little on those goodies everyone seems to want, like extra ammo holders, folding stock, etc etc... then do the swap on the zr2, go for a ride and be happy.
 

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I just scored an Ithica "stakeout" in the paper for $100, that will do just fine for me.

This thing is a bitch to tear down by the way....I hate it already. Shoots well though.
 

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Nice part about a pump shotgun is the maintenance. Run a 12ga boresnake through the barrel, wipe out the breach area, grease the pump rails and your done. Only reason to really tear into it is to replace parts or fix a problem. JMHO. YMMV.
 

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I have bought a 12 and a 20 gauge Maverick Presuader in the last 2 weeks on Auction Arms. The 20 gauge I got for $125 +25 shipping, add another 15 for transfer and I still did pretty good I think on it. The 12 ended up shipping, transfer and gun for $300. Sometimes you get lucky if you just look at that site a lot.
 

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I think I would cough up a couple more bucks for an 870 express over a mossturd. IOMA. If available that is. Seen more than one 500 that had to be slammed open to free an empty in a duck pit, with factory loads.
As musch as I liked my Maverick 88, I love my 870 Express Magnum more--

Just feels better...
+1 here, the 870, especially an older model, will last. The Mossberg won't. There have been more 870s produced than any other commercial firearm in history so I understand. Finding a cheap used one shouldn't be hard.
 

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You'll be plenty happy with the Ithaca. Good gun. I've only shot the featherweight and they kick like a mule, but they're very very dependable.
 

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Rem 700. 18.5 barrel. You cant go wrong. Or go with the mossy or the maverick. They are in order of how I would buy them. I grew up on remmys so that is why...... Can go wrong with a pump!!!
 

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And now its gone, lol.

Got $200 for it, used half of the proceeds to buy Resident Evil 5, and I'll be gonddamned if that same gun isnt in the game.

It holds 5 time more rounds in the game too....
 
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