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If you had to choose between these 3....

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by LSglock89, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. LSglock89

    LSglock89

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    I'm looking for a home defense shotgun and my first shotgun in general. I want something that I can shoot around for fun and decimate stuff with :supergrin: and be reliable to take care of issues on the home front should they arise. I really do not plan on "modding them out" or making them "tacticool" but a different front sight and maybe a different fore end would be nice on the cheaper models. (I know, it never ends there does it?)

    Which one of these models would be the best overall value for my money and fit my criteria above?

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/39622

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/411537262

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/46276

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    The first and the third are fine. You have no need of a barrel shroud.

    Add a Surefire fore-end and maybe a tritium sight and you're in business.

    My very first shotgun was a 18" 500. Set up that way, it now guards my brother's house as I use an AR for that purpose.
     

  3. LSglock89

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    One review on the first one said that you'd have to upgrade some parts to get a new fore-end on there, because it has the Maverick style and you'd need the Moss 500 fore-end tube?
     
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Appears to be a standard 500 with a sporting fore-end.
     
  5. blueshot3

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    i like the 1st one
     
  6. LSglock89

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    I definitely prefer that price point, just want to make sure I'm not sacrificing to save $56.
     
  7. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    I own Mossberg 500 have owned Remington 870, S&W3000.
    Shot H&K auto-loaders.
    I like Mossbergs better than all the other pump styles.

    I would pick #1
     
  8. smokin762

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    I have a Mossberg 500A. I bought it new back in the early 90’s. I put the heat shield on it shortly after I bought it, just because I thought it looked cool. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I have shot the snot out of this shotgun and I have even abused it. It’s been very dependable. The heat shield is not needed, as it was already said. <o:p></o:p>
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    The one thing I wish I did have although if I could do it all over again, I wish I would have spent the extra coin and bought the 590 with the ghost ring sights. Now that would be very useful. Just putting that out there.<o:p></o:p>
     
  9. GlockMasterG9

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    number 1 or number 2.
     
  10. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

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    Another vote for #1. Great gun, great value.
     
  11. pmwglock19

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    I own a Mossberg Persuader 7 + 1 in 12 ga. I use it in 3 gun matches. It never fails, so that is what I recommend to buy. Carrying extra rounds wouldn't hurt in a HD situation.
     
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    Say what you want about the heat shield; It is AWESOME at the range. Stays just cool enough to make reloading almost pleasant! Perfect for those long practice sessions!!!!

    Any of those is fine IMO. Go for the cheapest, or get the Heat Shield if you are gonna practice a lot.

    Honestly, they will all work the same.
     
  13. Ferdinandd

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    I prefer the forend on #3, and would like to find a wood one like it to replace the one in my M500. I can't see why #3 costs more than #1 though. Seems like they should cost the same.
     
  14. LSglock89

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    As do I, #3 is really what I want, just wandering if its worth the extra coin.
     
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    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    call me crazy but, are they not about all the same, just one has a heat shield and the other comes with a PG to add on? Not like you're saying, Should I get an FN SLP, Benelli M4, or Remington 11-87 ?? just buy which one you like the looks best... cause that's the major difference in those three 500's.
     
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    Your crazy, but your right. My preference is a butt stock, pistol only grips make it slower and harder to handle.
     
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    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    If you are adding the 590A1 into the equation then you definitely want the 590A1 ... like the Hummer H1-A of the shotgun world, it's just that awesome.
     
  20. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    I have #1 but in the wood version. I like it.