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Ag Zwin
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Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Never had guns in the house. I own an antique Winchester .22, but it stays at my mom's house in Texas. Not opposed to them, but never felt the need and am not a hunter.

Part of my wiring may also be that my grandfather was shot and killed before my dad was even born. Not sure if that has ever been a conscious factor, but it's there.

Anyway, have been considering that it may be worthwhile to go ahead and get a starter kit to just have around the house. I expect this board to go all in on a handgun instead, and I am not dead set. Just pondering.

This is PB-related only in that my motivation has been ratcheted up by the current craziness. This will pass, but the bar has been set lower for the next time.

Anyway, if I did go with a shotgun, the Savage models seem like value for the money. This would not be an investment piece. Just a thing to upgrade from the baseball bat I keep under the bed.

Thoughts?


auggie
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Opelika, Alabama
Member since Aug 2013
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Savage makes great rifles.


Tiger Prawn
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
I own a pair of Savage hunting rifles...a .308 and a .22mag and have been pleased with them. Good value for the money. Never used one of their shotguns though. But I can tell you that Mossberg makes some great shotguns for the money, although its a little step up in price from Savage


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HempHead
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Get a Judge for the lulz


OchoDedos
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Mossberg makes a really nice stainless trench sweeper. It's virtually indestructible.


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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Get a Judge for the lulz

My brother has one. Crazy thing when you first use one. Not even sure if it’s legal here in the People’s Republic.


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Animal
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Member since Dec 2017
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Racking a pump shot gun is one hell of a deterrent. That sound alone makes a thug rethink their intentions.


Green Chili Tiger
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Shotguns for home defense?


KelTec KSG.

If you think you'll need more shots without reloading: KelTec KSG-25.


CoachDon
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Louisville
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
I hunt with Savage tactical in .308

Great great rifle


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deeprig9
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Racking a pump shot gun is one hell of a deterrent. That sound alone makes a thug rethink their intentions.


It also gives away your location in the dark to someone who might already have theirs racked.


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auggie
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Racking a pump shot gun is one hell of a deterrent. That sound alone makes a thug rethink their intentions.


This serious? Why wouldn't you already have a round in the chamber?


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deeprig9
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Update your OP with your budget if you want actionable info.


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AustinTigr
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Dec 2004
2531 posts

re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
If you are using a shotgun for home defense, then just about anything that goes *BANG* when you pull the trigger will do.

If you are expecting a full-on societal dystopia... then that justifies the higher $$.

Brunelli and Mossberg are quality guns... and you can hunt while you are saving the world from Liberalism.
This post was edited on 6/4 at 2:34 pm


pizzathehut
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west monroe
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
I was shot in a home invasion.....was not prepared.....NOW I Am.....


southern686
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Member since Nov 2015
563 posts

re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Savage Shotguns


Savage I've always seen as a good rifle company.
I wouldn't venture to say much about their shotguns as I dont have any experience with them; nor are they well known for their shot guns.

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value for the money

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starter kit to just have around the house

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home defense


Based off of that criteria
I'd go with a mossburg
or something along the lines of a Remington 870


LB84
Member since May 2016
1440 posts

re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Remington 870 pump action 12 gauge. Easy to use, very reliable, and friendly priced.

The pump sound in itself is a deterrent to anyone with half a brain. Because they know they are eating some type of lead if they come through that door. Practically impossible to miss close quarters with a shotgun.

If you want to spend a good chunk of money and don't care about having a pump sound warning the Benelli M4 used by the Marine Corps is a very nice semi-automatic shotgun.


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The Maj
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Savage Shotguns


Go with a Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870.


FATBOY TIGER
Valhalla
Member since Jan 2016
2781 posts

re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Savage Shotguns


Make a beautiful mess of things inside of a structure. Buckshot or a slug make short work of an intruder.

Mossberg 500A riotgun is what I own. Shorten barrel, pistol grip.

Happy hunt'n


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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
26146 posts

re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
Heard my old Daddy say many times, "Son, Savage don't make no trash".


OchoDedos
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re: Savage Shotguns for home defense?
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Savage Shotguns

I have a Savage Fox dbl that I use for birds. It's about 45 yrs old, incredibly balanced, and just a hoot to hunt with. I get compliments all of the time about how good the gun looks and shoots.


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