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Old 01-19-2015, 18:34   #1
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Mossberg 590A1 quality?

Howdy folks,
Quick question: what's the quality of the model 590A1 from Mossberg these days?
Never had one, but from what I'm reading it very well may be described as "hit or miss". Is buying Mossberg really like a lottery? My buddy used to own one, ran thru hundreds of shells and slugs, was really happy with it, but the receiver decided to give up eventually. Big chunk of aluminum chipped off. I'm about to buy one, but all these not so great reviews on the net brought me here. What's your experience? Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2015, 18:50   #2
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I have one and love it. Never had any issues with it.

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Old 01-19-2015, 18:55   #3
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Old 01-20-2015, 00:41   #4
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A piece of the receiver breaking off would be not good at all.....

What kind of negative reviews?

I had a 590, not a1....and, I thought it was very high quality. (Now have an 870)

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Old 01-20-2015, 06:25   #5
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I bought the bare bones 18.5" 590A1, same model the GIs carried in IRAQ, a few months back and am having alot of fun with it. After a couple hundred rounds of OO buckshot andrifled slugs it is 100%. At 50 yards I was surprised it would keep all 5slugs in the 10 rings of a standard silhouette. All I have done to it is add a sling, replacethe magazine spring with an extra power spring from Wolffe, and replace thestamped metal magazine follower with a red anodized aluminum follower, not thatany of these were really needed.



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Old 01-20-2015, 11:23   #6
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I bought a new 590A1 Mariner of very recent manufacture last October. All seems just right in finish parts quality, and operation. Ran it hard on some combat courses with no issues. Bill
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Old 01-20-2015, 14:15   #7
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I had a 590a1 for a while and it seemed solid enough. I was under the impression that the 590/590a1's had steel receivers and not the same aluminum that the 500's have. I know my 590a1 was steel, have they changed them over the years or what?
I did see a vid on YouTube by Nutnfancy where he started getting light primer strikes out of a 590 but the 500 he was testing ran like a champ. I was planning on getting a Remington 870 but I think I may look for a Mossberg 500 so I can save a few bucks and IMHO they're still pretty decent.
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All 590A1s are and always were made with aluminum receiver. There were quite a few reviews pointing out some shady QC by Mossberg even though the owners were generally able to see the issues being addressed by the manufacturer. Thank you all for your input. I placed the order for the plain version with the bead sight, cylinder bore and 14" barrel.
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There were quite a few reviews pointing out some shady QC by Mossberg...
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"Mossberg shotguns currently designated "law enforcement models" are 590A1s. 590A1s differ from other 500/590 shotguns, in that they have heavy barrels, metal trigger guards, and metal safeties."

Maybe the metal trigger guard and safety was what I was thinking about then.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:27   #12
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Mine's unstoppable. About 10 years in service, 1000's of qualification and 'fun' rounds through it. It gets one-minute cleanings consisting of a bore snake through the barrel and a q-tip into both extractors.
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