posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 04:00 PM
If you are going for the maverick 88, get a used one since you are going for cheap. I got one with a pistol grip (no shoulder stock) and it doesn't
kick that much even when using slugs.
Like others have said, you may want to get a 500 or Remington 870 instead. The aftermarket items are cheap and easy to find. You'll run into a few
modification issues with the 88 when using 500 items...mainly with the magazine extension. The 88 will require dremel work to get beyond its 5 round
The 88 at Walmart is the same as the gun store...don't think you can make the 88 any cheaper. Matching up the item manufacturer numbers should prove
this. Only thing I could think that will make a difference is the slide arm, maverick used to use a single arm, but now use a double (one on each
side). The single kept prematurely breaking.
Ask the gun store guy to match the price and pay in cash. If he insists that his are better, have him show you what makes it better.
Edit-some guns made for Walmart are made cheaper (less features).
edit on 21-4-2013 by ChuckNasty because: edit as above
Edit 2-when using the shotgun in a home defense situation, always keep both eyes open. It'll help you lead a moving target. I'd also suggest to load
the gun so the first shot is bird shot, just in case the perp isn't a perp...also, you are more likely to shoot a perp if it is one, you'll trick
yourself into thinking the shot won't kill them. It'll make a follow-up shot a guaranteed (if needed) as you'll get over the initial fear of shooting
a human. Most people have a fear of killing (discovered in WWI, fixed by WWII, perfected today with pop-up targets).
edit on 21-4-2013 by
ChuckNasty because: edit 2 - just in case.