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Old 05-09-2012, 19:56   #21
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+1. The Mossbeg Maverick 88 has a better safety location compared to the 500. Cant go wrong with the 870.


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Funny, I prefer the tang position of the Mossberg. Of course I just say it's my preference.
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Old 05-09-2012, 22:22   #22
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I know everybody is all goo-goo eyes about the 870's and 500's and such... but there really isn't any problem with a "lesser" shotgun if you're planning on using it for home defense and some fun at the range once in a while.

Take for instance the Stevens 320 from Savage. Brand new they aren't much over $200. Friend paid $209 OTD a few months back for this particular one.

Now realize how many shotgun shells you can buy with that other $300 you have allowed for your birthday budget... Lots my friend, lots.

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:35   #23
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Old 05-10-2012, 18:27   #24
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Remington 1100 with speed feed stocks, shell holder, +4 extension, and smooth bore barrel with iron sights. Ammo, 00 buck and 1 ounce slugs from Remington. This one isn't mine but mine is exactly like it just with the barrel mentioned above, 18 inch smooth bore w/ irons, my tube magazine sticks out just a little further than my muzzle. I partner it with this AK74 Tantal PDW 5.45x39mm I built with the help of MWI and a Glock 26 with +2 extension.
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Old 05-10-2012, 20:34   #25
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Remington 1100 with speed feed stocks, shell holder, +4 extension, and smooth bore barrel with iron sights. Ammo, 00 buck and 1 ounce slugs from Remington. This one isn't mine but mine is exactly like it just with the barrel mentioned above, 18 inch smooth bore w/ irons, my tube magazine sticks out just a little further than my muzzle. I partner it with this AK74 Tantal PDW 5.45x39mm I built with the help of MWI and a Glock 26 with +2 extension.
And you can get these for 500$??...
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Old 05-11-2012, 19:47   #26
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There are a ton of butt sleeves out there. Can you suggest a good quality one? Thanks.
I got a really nice one from eagleindustries.com for about $25, but it looks like they are not currently available.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:02   #27
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All my home defense plans go with Benelli and Saiga, as far as shotguns are concerned.

If I had to pick something else I'd go with the
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:54   #28
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I plan on getting a Maverick 88 here in a few months for home defense. I will be adding an adjustable butt stock, and a light.
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Old 07-09-2012, 21:18   #29
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For me......

It's my 590 A1.
Behind in the safe is my.....870. I would like to get rid of my 870 to get another 590 A1 so I have the same platform.
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Old 07-09-2012, 23:09   #30
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There is a lot to be said for running similar platforms. My 3 primary shotguns are a 500, 590 and a 930.

Someday I might want an 870 that I can turn into a compact gun, 18 inch barrel and folding stock small. an 870 would work better with a stock like that.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:18   #31
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Simple is better.
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Hell any 12 gauge will do. Even this... it's what I use with 3" Magnum 00 Buckshot. If I miss with one shot I'm dead anyways. New England Firearms (H&R now) Pardner SBI... paid $100 out the door. Now think of how much ammo you could buy with $400. Reloading is quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

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Limbsaver butt sleeve recoil pads are $20 at Walmart.

Still $360 left for ammo...

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:12   #32
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Careful now. I was trying to promote the virtues of a double as a defensive weapon over at shotgun world and folks there think I have lost my mind.
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Old 07-10-2012, 19:29   #33
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I chose the Bennelli M2 Tactical with the ghost sites & pistol grip. Yes it's a bit more $$$ but can one truly put a price on the protection of their family?
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:48   #34
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Guns and Ammo ran an article a couple of months back.........."5 HD Shotguns for under $500", sound like this is exactly what you'd want to read

Couldn't find the link for you, sorry.

I liked the look of the Winchester SXP personally.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41   #35
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This. Pick up a tactical variation of the Mossberg 500 and you will have a great shotgun.

I've got three of them I like em so much.

Yep, I have 2 they never let me down
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:50   #36
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500 Mossberg. And keep one in the chamber. None of this TV racking.

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Old 07-11-2012, 18:43   #37
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Since you are willing to invest $500 for your initial purchase and then buy components for modifications. You could have it all with a Kel Tec KSG. They are difficult to find but, it is one of the coolest tactical shotguns made.
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Old 07-11-2012, 18:59   #38
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:29   #39
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Don't over think it. Stick to the big names, go to the gun shop, and buy the one that feels right for you or, if a couple seem equal, get the cheaper one. If there's any chance your wife will ever shoot it, bring her along.
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Old 07-12-2012, 19:28   #40
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Well, this is a topic I have some experience with. I started my search for a good multi-purpose tactical shot-gun more than 15 years ago. In the family, between the brothers, we have Winchesters, Remingtons, Mossbergs, and Ithicas.

The short answer to your question; Go buy a brand new Remington 870P. The Police models have better internals than the Express line of Remington 870s, so stay with the Police models.

#24407 Rem 870 Police 12 ga. Pump Parkerized 18" with 2 shot ext. tube and Bead Front Sight
#24421 Rem 870 Police 12 ga. Pump Parkerized 18" with 2 shot ext. tube and Rifle Sights
#24449 Rem 870 Police 12 ga. Pump Parkerized 18" Wilson Combat Ghost Ring rear and XS Front Sight

There are dozens of models and options here; http://www.remingtonle.com/shotguns/870.htm

The long answer is complicated. I went with the Mossberg platform because at the time the Marines were issuing the Mossberg 500's and 590A1's. So about mid 90's I called Mossberg and spoke with their customer service about my plans for a tactical shot-gun. They said buy a Mossberg 590A1 and be happy, they were very unfriendly with the idea of a multi-purpose shot-gun. Mossberg didn't want me to modify my shot-gun at all. I guess that is why there is almost no after-market support for them.

In the years that have followed I have been more and more frustrated with Mossberg's customer service. We needed a new extractor claw for one of the Mossberg 500s we own and Mossberg would not send us one. I offered to purchase a whole new bolt and they said no. They said they only sell parts to certified gun smiths. The last straw with Mossberg was an email I sent asking about the model 500 barrels that had the new "stand-off" tactical muzzle. At the time, Mossberg said you couldn't purchase the barrel separately, that the only way to get one of the barrels was to buy the new Mossberg 500 Cruiser with the "Stand-off" barrel already on it from the factory.

My tactical shot-gun is a Mossberg 835 reciever with the 3 & 1/2 inch chamber and a 590 heavy barrel mounted bored out to 3 & 1/2 inches. Back in the 90's I had a friend make me a reciever end-block that made it posible to put an adjustable stock on my shot-gun. Right now it has a Tritium night sight front blade and an LPA ghost ring rear sight, an 18 inch barrel and an adjustable AR15 stock and ERGO pistol grip. It has an 8 round side saddle on the left hand side and a surefire G2 mounted with a barrel/mag tube clamp.

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If I were to do it all over again, I would have purchased a Remington 870 Police Magnum and then out-fitted it the way I wanted from the vast after-market that is out there for the Remingtons. Mossberg is not worth the time and effort. They are great guns, but there is so little support that it is tough to get what you really want. And as an after thought the safety is tough to get to when using a pistol grip stock. Go with a Remington 870 Police model and "Lego-ize" the crap out it and modify it just the way you want.




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