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Lynx0849Lynx0849 Posts: 17 New Member
Hi all.

I won't talk about my guns yet as
1) I have the pics on my phone and can't post em from here
2) I am outta cash :-)

I plan on taking up Trap this spring but will take that to a different forum but have a few pistols and a deer shotgun which with a 30" full choke barrel doesn't make a good defense gun for the home. I live in the restricted state of MA though after the goings on in NY doesn't seem so bad.

I read with interest the posting on self defense training and will have to see if we can try that out at the club.

I am thinking of getting a Remington 1187 for trap and also for the home.

Anyway, after several days of reading very informative posts here while a foot injury healed I figured I would post today. Thanks for all the great information.

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  • horselipshorselips Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard. Get well soon.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,844 Senior Member
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Hmmmm- - - - -an 1187 for trap- - - - -are you interntionally giving yourself a handicap to make the sport more challenging? Most trap guns are dedicated-purpose single-shot guns with really weird-looking tapered ribs.
  • shootershooter Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    I got my Rem. 11-87 in its introductory year of 1987. Mine came with a 26" barrel and multiple chokes (2 3/4"-3" shells). Next, I got a Hastings rifled barrel with integral scope mount for deer hunting here in Illinois. I also acquired a 30" factory barrel for it that is roll-marked 2 3/4" Target and is intended for trap shooting. With those 3 barrels, I shot trap, skeet, 3-gun IPSC matches and hunted everything from deer and coyotes to geese, ducks, and rabbits & quail. It is truly a most versatile combination and I highly recommend it.

    Get well soon & welcome to the group.
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Jerry, I shot trap for two years with an 870 Wingmaster. If it flies, it dies!

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Aloha and welcome to the asylum.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • RiflemannRiflemann Posts: 269 Member
    I shoot trap with both a 870 Wingmaster and a 11-87 Primier. The 11-87 has a softer recoil but I go with the 870 most of the time nowadays. I just shoot 5-10 rounds per year now so I have never had the urge to buy a dedicated trap gun.
  • Lynx0849Lynx0849 Posts: 17 New Member
    Thanks for the welcome guys. Another couple of days and I can get back on my feet. Bored doesn't begin to describe it.

    I have my dads Winchester model 12 w/30" full choke barrel (1944 build) which I need to get checked out before I fire it. My understanding is that the full choke isn't right for a beginner. Also, my GF wants to shoot too so that was why one of the club members suggested the 1187.

    I figured the 1187 could double for home defense.

    If I get proficient and seriously hooked on trap I may consider a dedicated trap gun.

    Cleaning out moms house also netted my childhood (and presumably my dads as well) 1934 Savage model 3b .22. Once the mud dries a bit I would like to shoot it too for old times sake.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,359 Senior Member
    If you're going to be shooting trap, a full choke is exactly what you want....the Model 12 you're describing sounds like a great interim trap gun...

    Good luck on trap shooting, when I "tried" it...I ended up shooting 3 nights a week at three different clubs for about 4 years before I finally realized how much money I had sunk into breaking little clay disks...but then I DID have a lot of fun in the process...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard...............have you ever been to a Turkish Prison?

    Lots of shotgunning there........:tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,426 Senior Member
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • tennmiketennmike Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Whet he said. There is no "trying" trap. That's like saying you want to just "try" heroin.

    Trap is worse than heroin. There's treatment for heroin addiction! :tooth:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,844 Senior Member
    Trap is just the gateway drug, then you move on to the sporting clays addiction.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Posts: 714 Senior Member
    I've got a fever! And the only prescription... is more Trap!

    -Christopher Walken
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