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Bought a Mossberg 500!

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by cliffsta, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. cliffsta

    cliffsta Who, me?

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    Less than two months after buying my first firearm (my Gen4 G22) I had the itch for another gun. So I went with a Mossberg 500 since I wanted something better to defend my home (apartment... w/e) than just the handgun. Took possession a week ago, but just got to shoot it today. Shot 25 rounds of #8 birdshot and 15 rounds of 00buck. I ordered 50 rounds of low-recoil Winchester 00buck from sgammo.com but didn't have it in time to shoot today.

    All I can say is... WOW! SO much fun. If my buddy hadn't been short on time, I would've put twice as many shells through the gun. It has kick, that's for sure. The 00buck kicked more than the birdshot, but the felt recoil wasn't so awful. So I feel confident that the low-recoil will satisfy me once I get to put a couple dozen rounds of it downrange. My shoulder is sore, and a little red, but I'm not "beat up" by any means.

    My plans for the gun include a light, a shorter LOP stock (probably the Hogue) and a side-saddle shell holder. Yeah, kinda tac-tool but that's why I bought the bare-bones basic model of 500. It is specifically the 50411. It came with a pistol grip but I have no desire to install it.

    Anyways. Pic time. Firearms were safety-checked beforehand; there's an empty magazine in the G22

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  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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  3. countrygun

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    Congratulations. I have had sevral Mossbergs and by the time I "set them up' my wau somebody comes along and offers me "crazy money" for it. I have my last one this time. a plain 500A with ghost ring sights.
     
  4. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    May I sugest this one. If you ever get another.

    https://vangcomp.com/Mossberg_590.html

    https://vangcomp.com/Home.html

    I just got one and they are sweet. The barrel is ported for lower rise and recoil, and it's back bored and choked. Vang modifies shotguns for the DEA.
     
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  5. countrygun

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    I looked at Hans Vang's work some time ago. an instructor I knew was a littler less than impressed after the low recoil/tactical/flight control etc rounds came out. He convinced me to try the various loads and sure enough, other than the porting effect, the "designated loads" accomplished about the same thing.

    Nothing wrong with the Vang ob if you want to be able to increase performance with "standard loads" it does that very well, but with the new loads the standard barrel works fine.
     
  6. mixflip

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    I love Mossberg 500's also.

    Great price, non spring loaded load gate, tang safety, and easy to reach slide release.

    Now you need a rifle to complete your total home defense setup.

    Here's my home defense / SHTF collection...
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  7. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    You and I have recently buried the hatchet so I will be cordial.

    There is a huge difference between opinion and experience. An opinion based on second hand knowledge and having shot both basic the 500 and the modified one are two different experiences.

    You are wrong. But we can still be civil, yes?
     
  8. countrygun

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    Oh certainly. I am just saying that I get paper plate sized patterns at 20-25 yards with the new dedicated ammo and that is all I expect, past that it's a slug gun. Just makes the best out of the training I have, relatively inexpensively
     
  9. cliffsta

    cliffsta Who, me?

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    I prefer Vienna Sausage to SPAM but that's just me...

    Yeah, I want an AR eventually, they're just so damn expensive. May buy a .22 just for fun as my next gun. I feel pretty safe here in the apartments between the shotgun and the Glock. But an AR is on my "to get" list...
     
  10. Whitebrad25

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    Nice. I just picked up a 500 to go with my 870 this weekend. I have an Elzetta light mount, a surefire 6Px, and a Hogue 12" LOP (this shotgun is for my gf) on the way. All of which are great additions to a home defense shotgun.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  12. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    very nice OP. Not sure if you're a bigger framed guy, if so, try to original LOP the gun came with and see if it ends up suiting you in the longrun. I'm 6'3 so it's amazing for me.