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  • Looking to get a shotgun in NJ

     Trent updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 10 Posts
  • Trent

    Member
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I’m awaiting my NJ firearm license and I’m looking for a suggestion or anything to look our for in choosing a shotgun. I want to get one that can take a choke as well as slugs, obviously not at the same time. I’m also looking to get some sort of optic as accuracy along with the stopping power is why I’d go with a slug capable shotgun in the first place.

    Thanks.

  • PolishCanadianSalami

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Look at the classics, either Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. Lots of options to customize, switch out barrels, etc.
    The quality control of newer Remington 870 are supposedly lacking but I am not sure of the status in 2021. Look for older 870’s in the used market.
    I personally prefer the Mossberg 500, it just fits better in my hands.
    Make sure to always handle a shotgun to see if it fits you.

  • M0ximal

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Big fan of the Remington 870, especially if you’re new and looking for a lower price of entry. Plenty of options out there for customizing it to your application including barrels and chokes, and it’s been around for decades, proving the design has staying power. I’ve heard good things about the Mossberg 500 as well, however I’ve used an 870 for 10+ years and have zero desire to change anytime soon.

    *edit – spelling

  • 01010110_

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Check out the VRPA40. Box-fed pump action that’s excellent quality around $300.

    Has an o-ring sight, picatinny rail for optics, comes with three different chokes(including cylinder choke for slugs), two 5-round mags, and a mag limiter if your state restricts mag sizes for hunting.

  • cascadianpatriot

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I’m going to give another vote for the Remington 870. The mossberg is fine too. I have both, but the Remington just seems higher quality, I’ve had fewer problems. I always say for a first shotgun, or if you can have only have one, the 870 is it. And has perhaps put more food on more plates than any other gun.

  • MontaniWhiskey

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    NJ?

  • YoureGatorBait

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Another vote on the 870 as well. My cousin got one recently because he hunts a piece of property that is shotgun only and got both a rifled and standard barrel. It’s pretty easy to swap out and will give you a gun that is very capable of a lot of different hunting styles for a fairly small investment

  • thunder_boots

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    If I had to go through the process of getting a license to buy a shotgun, I don’t think I would look at anything but a used Remington 1100 or 1187 12 gauge. I’d find the best one in the best shape for the best price I could find, then I would buy extra barrels. I would want a 28″ vent rib with Rem Chokes, a 21″ rifled slug barrel, and an 18-21″ smooth bore cylinder barrel with rifle sights.

  • Matjohnson54

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Wait wait wait a firearm license? In the United States???? For a shotgun!!! WTAF

  • cyanidepancakes

    Guest
    June 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I’d suggest a Mossberg 500 or Maverick88, but my real suggestion would be to move out of New Jersey.

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