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 Will you drop down to a 20ga when you get older?
 I use a 20ga now 2 11%
 No, I will continue to use a 12ga 9 52%
 Yes, I will drop down to a 20ga 3 17%
 I will use another weapon 3 17%
Multiple choice poll. Total votes: 17   Please or sign up to vote.


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Unobtanium

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Reply with quote  #16 
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Getting older has all the stuff you think it does.  Things get heavier and you can't hold them as long as back in the day.   Recoil that was once assuring becomes punishing.

If you use a shotgun for home defense will you drop down to a 20 ga when you get older?


My grandpa is in his 80's, just had heard surgery (few months back). He still uses a Beretta 390 12ga. The 12ga doesn't kick any harder than the 20, with LR ammo. I see no need to compromise on versatility, although "old" is a ways off, for me.
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I still have my rem 870 20 ga from when I turned 13, It is as nice as ever, Also have a lightweight  20, My Granddads Sears 20, and a 1100 20, Even have a couple of .410,s !!!
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I'm not really sure, to be completely honest. My AIP Marine Elite has JD's best recoil reducing stock on it, so it is very comfortable to shoot ... as much as a big 12 gauge boom stick can be comfortable. It is a heavy gun, and a bag or bandolier of rounds isn't exactly light, but its formidability as a fighting weapon is so great that I don't have any reason as yet to scale down to 20 gauge. I'm not humping it over hill and dale, so perhaps in another few years I may revisit the 12-to-20 consideration.
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I could not vote because I simply don't know. I moved to a Compstock and am still able to use 12. But  knows, I had both hips replaced because of arthritis, now have it in my thumbs, and moderate in my lumbar spine, if it moves more to my shoulders I may hve to change, if I have to go all the way to 410, I will do what keeps me in the game. 

Am currently moving from 44, 45 , 9mm to .357 /38 and .380 because of my thumbs, I will do what I need to...
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Sorry to here that Lee.  I think a perfect HD shotgun for me when I get older will be the Stoeger Double barrel .410.  The barrels are 20" but since the is no receiver like a pump the gun is shorter then a pump.  They have come out with some really great HD loads in .410 the past few years.   I will drop down to 20ga then .410 and may even end up using my .22 caliber M1 Carbine one day.
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Thank you,. Yeah the future looks so bright I gotta wear shades lol. Tripped and fell a few weeks ago and was having a bit of in in what I thought was the hip so went in to the joint doc for a check last week. He said, your hips look perfect, no trauma I can see, no arthritis, just perfect in the 4 years since the replacements. HOWEVER, the pain is probably due to the moderate arthritis in your lumbar spine. Wonderful..., so I just added that to the arthritis in the thumbs and started planning on what changes I might have to make in my kits/carry bags etc in the future. 

All we can do is keep plugging away, until we are no longer this side of the grass. Cannot let pain or fear of change stop us. If we do, we might as well pull the plug ourselves. Just my view. 

Going in this week to look at the SW EZE as a possible new carry pistol. the thumbs aint too bad yet, but have to plan ahead and get proficient with new technology and tools while it is comfortable to do so. And I have been pondering the Stoeger Double too, ever since a friend got the Maverick double shotgun and saw how sweet and useful they could be. 
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Well I'm 59 with allot of problems . D.I.S.H. basically the thoracic spine is fused into one piece . I do not bend very much . Both knees replaced and both Achilles tendons have ruptured and I'm looking at surgery on those . 
 

I could always use a 20 gauge but why when my 12s work and i can still be somewhat proficient with them . 

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David Armstrong

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I think that is always the key.  If something is working well for you there isn't much need to change.  It is when things quit working well that one needs to examine alternatives.
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