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Old 02-13-2019, 06:22 AM
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I'm thinking about getting a pump shotgun to keep in my console. I know several companies have thier version of a mariner gun. Any recommends?
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:33 AM
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Why? If I carry a gun in a boat I'm duck hunting. So it's my 12 gauge shotgun. And I wouldn't trust anyone's "mariner" gun to be anything but exterior plated...
Alternatively, a few times when I went Cobia fishing I carried a .22 pistol since I was advised to shoot it before boating one. But I wasn't a good cobia fisherman so never found out.
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Why? If I carry a gun in a boat I'm duck hunting. So it's my 12 gauge shotgun. And I wouldn't trust anyone's "mariner" gun to be anything but exterior plated...
Alternatively, a few times when I went Cobia fishing I carried a .22 pistol since I was advised to shoot it before boating one. But I wasn't a good cobia fisherman so never found out.
Why would you shoot a Cobia???
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Why would you shoot a Cobia???
easier to measure.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:39 AM
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Mossberg Mariner 590 (marine coat) would be my choice if I were to keep one on the boat.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:39 AM
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.45 acp
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:41 AM
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Most of the time a low cost RELIABLE polymer pistol. Specifically full size smith and Wesson m&p 40. Multiday or unfamiliar trips I'll pack the Saiga 12 guage. Whatever you take just treat it well with heavy lubrication and fire it a couple times a year and itll get you home.
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get a cheap one, that way you wont be mad when it rusts out.
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Originally Posted by FishEye View Post
Mossberg Mariner 590 (marine coat) would be my choice if I were to keep one on the boat.
This. ^
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get a cheap one, that way you wont be mad when it rusts out.
that is why I carried a stainless steel Colt 45.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:50 AM
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I dont have any guns yet, do I need one for boating?
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:56 AM
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.410 Snake Charmer in stainless,with a polymer grip.
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I keep a small handgun on my boat when I go out. Usually its just a Ruger LCP2 (.380 acp). It's inexpensive and fits easily in a ziplock bag. I have a tiny NAA 22mag micro-revolver, it's stainless but is a short-range "get off me" gun for summer when anything bigger imprints on the meager summer clothing. Too small for any effective use. I also have a Ruger 10/22 rifle in stainless/polymer that wouldn't be terrible except for the tiny caliber.

If I wanted to keep a decent caliber like 9mm on my boat, I'd just get a cheap Keltec, spray it down with oil and/or wrap it in an oil-soaked cloth, stick it in a good ziplock freezer bag and put it somewhere handy and dry. I'm too cheap for this and my 22' CC lacks sufficient storage, but a small pelican case would work too. FYI, Harbor Freight has some halfway decent Pelican knock-offs. I've considered vacuum sealing a small handgun for the boat, but then I'm prone to over-engineer most everything (that German DNA).
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Originally Posted by clv View Post
.410 Snake Charmer in stainless,with a polymer grip.
Excellent suggestion, do they still make them?
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Originally Posted by FishEye View Post
Mossberg Mariner 590 (marine coat) would be my choice if I were to keep one on the boat.
Thanks. My son n law has one and it was my first choice. Last time I went to the Bahamas we shot skeet from my cockpit on the trip over. Seemed like a nice weapon but I thought I would ask if anyone recommended something else.
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Its what the guide that I talks to that guides on the Pamlico sound does. He seemed to know what he was doing.
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Originally Posted by Deebuah View Post
I dont have any guns yet, do I need one for boating?
Absolutely - I keep a blunderbuss in case Jack Sparrow shows up.

I don't have a regular, but at times I will toss my LCP into the dry box.
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Three AK 47, well greased loaded and ready to go. If you're going to carry and want to show force then why pussy foot around? More and bigger is the way to go. I don't think anyone can argue that point.
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JIC = Just in Case
Stays nice and dry in it's tube
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