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Old 11-29-2016, 07:04 AM
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We are planning to move aboard and become full-time cruisers for the next 5 years or so. I'd like to think about a good shotgun to keep aboard, and it looks like there are a lot more choices now that the old Remington 870/Mossberg pump guns I remember.

I think I'd like something semiauto, with a ghost ring rear sight, and of course corrosion resistance is a big plus. Not sure about folding vs fixed stock.

Any suggestions? Budget is not too much of a factor.
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stainless steel?
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Benelli m4 H2O.
There is an adjustable stock version or they can be converted.
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This should help-

http://www.guns.com/2013/01/02/marin...for-your-boat/
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
Except they are not semi-auto.
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That Benelli looks like just what I want - I'll check it out - Thanks!

<edit> Yow! $2250 MSRP. But it is very cool.

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I remember an article someone posted from Miami pd and their shotgun of choice on the water.
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Most any 12 gage has aftermarket kits to convert them to a home-boat defense arm. Biggest concern is rust, go stainless. Lots of defense load shells out there.
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https://www.keltecweapons.com/shotguns/ksg
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Originally Posted by Camocam813 View Post
https://www.keltecweapons.com/shotguns/ksg
Interested in the Kel Tec, but I am not looking for another pump gun, either
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5 years cruising on the water I'd go stainless pump. Something with a folding stock. Break it down and soak all the parts in Corrosion-X over night. Wipe it down good and reassemble. Seal the primers on the ammo.
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I have dreamed about one of these, but I dare not deface an a5.
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Before going folding/adjustable stocks, look at the laws in any communist states you may pass through and buy something compliant. Not following the purpose of a rear site on any guns that aren't used with slugs, or for turkey hunting. If the need ever arises, you will be in a point and shoot situation. Use it like a shotgun.
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I don't understand the aversion to a pump shotgun. Pumps are more reliable than semi-autos. This from a man who owns and uses both- a lot. I prefer a pump. My semi-autos come on my Canada hunting trips in the role of spares, only.
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
Benelli m4 H2O.
There is an adjustable stock version or they can be converted.
That is exactly what I have. Love it.
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I own a Remington 870 Marine Magnum and if I go offshore I usually take a 300 blackout pistol or AR15. If you're sold on a shotgun it's hard to beat the 870 Marine Magnum.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I don't understand the aversion to a pump shotgun. Pumps are more reliable than semi-autos. This from a man who owns and uses both- a lot. I prefer a pump. My semi-autos come on my Canada hunting trips in the role of spares, only.
Not sure it is an aversion and I do understand the stigma with pump vs auto when it comes to a jam. But, the new autos are much more reliable than those of years ago. I bought a Beretta 1301 Comp last year and can't get it to jam, no matter how fast I try to fire it.

Back to the OP, except for the Benelli that aubv posted, I don't know of any stainless autos. May want to find a duck gun with a tough finish and chop it. Just a thought.
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Sawed off 870 with a pistol grip. Just hope the PO PO don't see it!

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