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Turkish Delight? Dickinson Commando XX3B-2

#1 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:51 pm

Never owned (but have operated a few) shotguns in my life. While checking out Sportsman's Guide - a MN based company - website, I stumbled on the Dickinson Commando XX3B-2 Pump action with a 18.5" barrel.

Seems like a good home defense weapon and a step up from the Hi-Point that currently serves in that role.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product ... ?a=2096270

I had a $20 coupon that knocked it back to 123.99 shipped to my FFL.

YouTube reviews were favorable..

Will report when receive and try. Did order some less than lethal ammo for home use, as we live in town...

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#2 Post by K9s » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:22 pm

Don't use rubber balls or whatever.

Better ammo available than that exists. Paul Harrell and others have some good suggestions.
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#3 Post by lurker » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:23 pm

when do you anticipate delivery?
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#4 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 pm

K9s wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Don't use rubber balls or whatever.

Better ammo available than that exists. Paul Harrell and others have some good suggestions.
Big Paul Harrell fan. Will review those videos again. :)

I did buy some Lightfield rubber "less lethal" rounds. Also picked up two boxes of Nobel Sports ammo from SG. One is a #4 shot, the other a multi-shot.

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#5 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 pm

lurker wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:23 pm
when do you anticipate delivery?
Should be early next week. :)

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#6 Post by bajajoaquin » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm

Be aware that Paul Harrell seems to be alone in the opinion that birdshot is acceptable for home defense. I am a fan, but every other source says birdshot doesn’t reliably penetrate adequately

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#7 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:53 pm

bajajoaquin wrote:Be aware that Paul Harrell seems to be alone in the opinion that birdshot is acceptable for home defense. I am a fan, but every other source says birdshot doesn’t reliably penetrate adequately
I am a fan too. Birdshot is pretty adequate. #4 should be plenty.

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#8 Post by K9s » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:22 pm

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Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Be aware that Paul Harrell seems to be alone in the opinion that birdshot is acceptable for home defense. I am a fan, but every other source says birdshot doesn’t reliably penetrate adequately
He recently had a video out about that. Conclusively did NOT say bird shot was for home defense. I am a fan and a shotgun owner, so I did pay attention.
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#9 Post by bajajoaquin » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:34 am

Wasn’t that one about steel shot?

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#10 Post by JaxTeller » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:42 am

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Be aware that Paul Harrell seems to be alone in the opinion that birdshot is acceptable for home defense. I am a fan, but every other source says birdshot doesn’t reliably penetrate adequately
He recently had a video out about that. Conclusively did NOT say bird shot was for home defense. I am a fan and a shotgun owner, so I did pay attention.
Can you link, please?



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#11 Post by bajajoaquin » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:55 am

Steel birdshot:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HF5N5tfMuX4

Birdshot:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zaR1EVybUgc

Buckshot:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ny67ZNy4zwQ

Less than lethal:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNTqEmY_HmI

Enjoy the 100 hours of videos you’re now going to binge watch!

Edited to add: why does lead birdshot show up when I edit but not in the posted response?
Edited again: messed up the formatting
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#12 Post by K9s » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:26 am

More from Paul Harrell...

Shotguns don't suck for Home Defense!!



Introduction to Shotguns



Double Barreled Shotguns for Home Defense

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#13 Post by JaxTeller » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:50 pm

Shipped via FedEx, should be at the FFL tomorrow.

Will pick up this week. Hopefully.

Not sure range time, with snow predicted this weekend.

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#14 Post by K9s » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm

Snow? Send some this way! This is the first week below 90 in months.

And post pics of the new scattergun!
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#15 Post by JaxTeller » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 pm

K9s wrote:Snow? Send some this way! This is the first week below 90 in months.

And post pics of the new scattergun!
Too hot! Enjoy this tree. Fall went by too quickly I think...Image

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#16 Post by Bisbee » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm

OMG. That is a hellavu price for a pump-shotgun. Turkish firearms are generally good quality and very reliable.

This gun seems patterned off the Remington 870.
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#17 Post by JaxTeller » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Ammo was delivered today. Shotgun at the FFL. Takes a day for them to enter into their system and do that. Hoping to pick up before the blizzard on Friday.

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#18 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:44 pm

Woo hoo!!!
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#19 Post by JaxTeller » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:47 pm

Forgot to include the picture of ammo.

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#20 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Ran out to the FFL after work and before the blizzard moved in for tonight.

Shotty comes in a nice plastic case. The firearm itself is covered in the shipping grease and then wrapped in a plastic bag. A very basic user manual in the box.

I have very little previous shotgun experience, and this firearm looks nice for 100 bucks. Action is not the smoothest, but works. I did dry-fire it once, and trigger while smooth seemed heavy. Standard crossbolt safety.

Front sight while prominent while need some fluorescent paint or something.

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#22 Post by Bisbee » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Looks fantastic. Comes with a case!!! Actually a shotgun kinda precludes the need for sights. They’re just decorative.
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#23 Post by K9s » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:47 pm

I guess with a blizzard coming, you'll have time to RTFM and watch some videos?

Great find!
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#24 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:05 pm

K9s wrote:I guess with a blizzard coming, you'll have time to RTFM and watch some videos?

Great find!
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#25 Post by lurker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:40 pm

don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but i'm not real happy with turkey's military-industrial complex right now.
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