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    Default Re: How Practical is a Tactical Shotgun

    Just my 5 cents, I own both a Saiga 12c Suppressed (Box Fed) and Benelli M4 (Tube fed) They are both huge chunks of metal and as has been noted, hard to manoeuvre in tight spaces or when going out to see what went bump.
    As for barricade gun, cannot think of anything better.

    I am not a fan of slings on long guns either since it will give a BG leverage to manipulate you should he get hold of your long gun while clearing corners.

    A pistol with decent tac torch, plus spare handheld torch is my current go to, I have set up cameras to see what is going on in the house too, something you can also well look into, since a bump in the night may be one of your animals or family members. A quick camera check will confirm exactly that.

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    Thanks Speed_Freak!
    A camera system is definitely going in.
    Very valid points regarding having a hand free too like others mentioned.

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    Just fyi, when I spoke about using an SLR, I just assume you carry a pistol already. If that isn't the case, no brainer, pistol first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo16 View Post
    Just fyi, when I spoke about using an SLR, I just assume you carry a pistol already. If that isn't the case, no brainer, pistol first.
    Thanks gizmo, yes all advice taken as such! Sounds like I can rather get myself a sport shooting 12G - yay! After all the home security improvements and getting the wife sorted.

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    Default Re: How Practical is a Tactical Shotgun

    While we're on the subject, which SLR would you guys recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakynutter View Post
    While we're on the subject, which SLR would you guys recommend?
    Licensing one of those under Secrion 14 is and always has been exceedingly difficult.

    I would suggest a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigT View Post
    Licensing one of those under Secrion 14 is and always has been exceedingly difficult. I would suggest a new thread.
    I thought using a section 16 firearm for self defence was OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Gunman View Post
    I thought using a section 16 firearm for self defence was OK.
    The OP wants a gun for self defence not sport.
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    Honestly don't get tactical shotguns in my humble opinion. You limit yourself in terms of use. A good semi auto with a rib can be used for home defense some bird hunting and the occasional day at the clay club. I bought a benelli m2 field mainly for ducks and pigeons which it is awesome for. Shot 2 straights on the sporting clays range with it and it would be a more than suitable tool for anything that goes bump in the night. Prefer a bead and rib to ghost rings. I'm sure a tactical can probably do all of the above but not as well and also sure it won't outshine a field gun in a self defense situation. It's such a mission to license firearms. I believe in buy decent guns that will still be useful should your interest or needs change.

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