Home defence

Tactical, combat, military, law enforcement and home defense use of a Remington 870 shotgun.
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ddec1123
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Home defence

Post by ddec1123 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 pm

I have a Remington 870 express 20" rifled barrel I inherited it from my brother he used it for deer used Sabot slugs

what would I have to do in order to use this for home defense ? I don't hunt . it would seem a slug is not preferred for home defense

they say that 2/34 or 3 inch shells can be used..... but I don't know squat about shot guns


any info to get me started on learning is appreciated

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Re: Home defence

Post by jakebrake » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 pm

Well, barrell swaps are easy enough.

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Re: Home defence

Post by Scorpion8 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:27 pm

ddec1123 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 pm
any info to get me started on learning is appreciated
You are correct, that slugs are not optimal for home defense for many reasons, although they do leave a large wound channel. But go to Remington's shopping site and look for a barrel for a HD shotgun, such as this (https://www.remington.com/shop/%21NEW%2 ... ts/p/24517) or here (https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1878700). The "2-3/4" means the length of the shell that you're limited to in the chamber, e.g. a 2-3/4" chamber will not load a 3" shell. Most modern barrels comes as 2-3/4" or 3" so you're more versatile. For HD, most folks use larger sizes of shot, anywhere from 0000 Buck to #4 shot. Much higher shots sizes (shot pellet size decreases as the # goes up, so #3 shot is much larger than #8 shot) do less damage. And look for an open-choke, such as cylinder bore or at most improved cylinder. Nothing tighter.
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Re: Home defence

Post by Germansheperd » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:50 pm

Easy go to Tacticalgunslings.com and buy the 18.5” police barrel part number F242243 for $138.00 now you have your home defense shotgun.

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Re: Home defence

Post by ddec1123 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm

So I cant use other shells in this gun as it is now ? all I can use is slugs...not 2/34 and not 3'

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Re: Home defence

Post by Banshee » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:57 am

ddec1123 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm
So I cant use other shells in this gun as it is now ? all I can use is slugs...not 2/34 and not 3'
Yes can shoot shot through a rifled barrel, but the twist will cause the shot to spread out fairly fast in a donut pattern.
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Re: Home defence

Post by Scorpion8 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm

ddec1123 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm
So I cant use other shells in this gun as it is now ? all I can use is slugs...not 2/34 and not 3'
You can use "up to" 3" shells. Like Banshee stated, the rifled barrel isn't optimal for shot, it's rifled to impart a spin the slugs to stabilize them. But yes, you can shoot shot thru it but it won't be the best pattern. However, if you're just bedroom hallway-distances away from a low-life perp, then pattern density isn't going to be a major concern.
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Re: Home defence

Post by TMB » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:32 pm

CDNN has 18.5" 870 barrel that uses H&R/Mossberg removable chokes for $79.99, it says it comes with modified and cylinder chokes.

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