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Mossberg 500 Model#51523

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by pspez, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. pspez


    May 3, 2006
    Coconut Creek, Fl
    I really like this shotgun. Does any one have one and if so your thoughts. Thanks
  2. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Dec 22, 2002
    Somewhere in Oregon
    This one?



    This one instead.


  3. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

    Mar 20, 2006
    Wilmington NC
    If it's a 500, it's a good shotgun. No worries unless you expect frequent sustained firefights with slugs or buckshot which will eventually wear it down over time. Otherwise, it will serve you well.:wavey:
  4. pspez


    May 3, 2006
    Coconut Creek, Fl
    The first picture with collapsable stock.
  5. pspez


    May 3, 2006
    Coconut Creek, Fl
    Thanks Sniperfox.
  6. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    I love 500's. No worries. Get the one you like the most.
  7. banjobob


    Nov 3, 2008
    I just the 590A1 with speed feed stock, The stock broke in 3 days. I Never even fired it. The butplate broke and the springs shot out the back. Mossberg is sending me another butplate, kinda sucks, brand new gun and I have to wait two weeks before the parts arrive. I got impatient and ordered the short hogue stock and forearm, its magnificent.

    You may also be interested in the mag extension. For the 18.5 barrel there are not many choices. I got the +1 from choate actually allowed me to stuff two more shells. The problem is most extensions for mossberg will extend past the barrel, but the choate is even with it.
  8. banjobob


    Nov 3, 2008
    For what its worth, a lot of people do not like the mossberg with the pistol grips because it makes the safety difficult to work. The mossberg controls are better suited for a traditional stock while the 870 is better suited for pistol grip. Also the slide release is more difficult to operate with pistol grip on mossberg. In other words by putting a pistol grip on the mossberg some of the advantages of the mossberg over the 870 are lost and in fact they are probably detrimental.

    I don't have the experience to say either way, Im just repeating what I've read but when I picked one up it all made since. Good luck, I love my mossberg.
  9. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Oct 28, 1999
    Blue Planet
    I bought a Mossberg 500 at a police auction about 28 years ago for $25. Cut the barrel down to 20" and carried it for years as a self defense gun. I also bought a hunting barrel with chokes for it, a slug barrel and a muzzle loading barrel for it, all used. I've hunted birds, rabbits, turkeys, and deer with it. I don't think I have more than $200 in it total including all the barrels.

    About a month ago I saw one at a garage sale. Barrel was rusty, it had been put away wet. Talked the guy down to $100 and called my son. He came and picked it up as his first shotgun.
  10. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    500, with collapsable stock, rail and sights....

    Solid gun anyway you slice it.

    Not disagreeing with the control comments, but they are minor issues IMO, particulalrly considering how a gun for that purpose is used. A little practice and you'll easily get to safety off when mounting and learn the slide release stretch. Note, i am not someone who plays with the safety like it's my yang.

    BG = Safety off until business is over period. Slide release is moot if you leave it cocked.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  11. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    You'll like that gun. I've got pretty much the same thing as my turkey gun. This thing is a blast, black birds won't come near my place because of it.