GUN Shot my first gun today.

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    It was a Mossberg 590.

    We were shooting 2 3/4" #9 birdshot.

    I'm thinking about getting one :noes:

    Would shooting a #4 feel any different?
     
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    Congrats on shooting your first gun, I remember my first time I went shooting with my father, what a rush.

    Nothing noticeable IMO.
     
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    :wavey: congrats. Do some research, find what ya like, and join the crew. :)
     
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    by "find what ya like" he means buy an 870. :o
     
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    #4 shot which will probably be high base will have more recoil. You won't notice it much just shooting a few shells but shooting a bunch of it in a short time frame (such as shooting a 3 gun or sporting clays match) you will definately feel it. I also recommend the 870
     
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    Yeah, I've been thinking about the 870 and the 500. Seems like the 870 is the more popular preference.

    What are the going prices for either one? 18" or 20" barrel is fine. Full stock of course (I'm a small guy)
     
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    870 is the standard shotgun. It's like the 10/22 is for .22LR
     
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    I see your in CA, near me. Just go to Big 5. Keep an eye out for sales. They often have sales on the 18" 870 express magnum for $300
     
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    Can't go wrong with either in my opinion. I've got an 870 as my first gun (as recommended by many here) and couldn't be happier. A few of my friends has the 500 and have no complaints. I think I picked it up for $275 or something like that.
     
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    Good to see another member. :wavey:
     
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    Remington 870, Mossberg 500, and Winchester 1300 are all top-notch guns. If you want a 12-ga shotgun, you can't go wrong with any of those.
     
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    i think i shot my first rifle when i was 5.

    congrats! now you are going to be hooked, and the disease will eat away at you and your wallet like crack cocaine. just so you have been warned....
     
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    At first, I was fixed on getting a 1022 since I figured my frame couldn't support a shotgun, but after shooting one, I think I should be okay if I stick to 2 3/4" shells, but of course I'll try 3" shells eventually.

    I think Big 5 has a Mossberg 500 for $250, good deal? If so I'm gonna jump on it. They also have a 1022 for $220. Which is the better deal? :noes:
     
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    Eek, I've always wanted to shoot a gun since I was probably close to that age, but never had the chance to. Sure I've handled several in my time, but never shot one til last friday. It was fun, and I think I'll be hitting the range a lot now.

    Also, Yar, which indoor ranges allow shotguns around here? Or would you recommend an outdoor range, or some kind of government land I could shoot freely on?:
     
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    no indoor ranges I know of allows shotguns anymore. There were a few that did but it's just too loud, too much smoke, etc.

    Go to a outdoor range. There is burro canyon near glendora, and angles, and piru near magic mountain.

    If you come out to Piru on the 3rd sundays of the month you can watch us shooting 3 gun matches with our shotguns. Shooting on the move, fast shotgun reloading, slugs, etc.

    You can try out my tricked out benelli, and if you let me know your coming my tricked out 870.

    If your going to do mostly indoor stuff then I'd get the 10/22. Those are lots of fun.
     
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    Oh nice, the Burro Canyon range isn't too far from my house, just some mountains in between. haha.

    I guess I'll see what they have in-store at Big 5
     
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    Sweet, I found an indoor range in Artesia that allows shotguns. Insight Shooting Range Inc. Anyone been there?
     
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    yeah I go there from time to time. They don't allow shotguns any more. They just have not updated their website. Same for brea indoor aka orange county indoor.
     
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    Aw, that sucks :(

    I guess I'll try to find a deal on a 10/22 then.
     
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    Ended up getting the Mossy 500. 8/16/08 is my pickup date. :noes:

    Comes with a 28" Vent Rib barrel, and an additional 18.5" barrel. Also comes with a lock cable.

    $25 for a background check, wtf is that shit :ugh:
     
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    No - and don't buy that gun.
     
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    get a Saiga12 :bowdown:

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    Hmm. If I wanted to, I could probably sell the 28" barrel for about $100 or so, so I'd only be dishing out like $200 for a new Mossberg.

    On that note, is $100 a feasible price for a new 28" Vent rib barrel? Also, what are the advantages of a longer barrel?
     

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