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Mossberg vs. Reminton

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Landmonster, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

    Dec 9, 2009
    I am an avid bird hunter and have many shotguns. My mossberg is the only pump shotgun I have ever had that continuously malfunctions. Along with that my personal preference is that I don't like the safety on the mossberg. I have lefty friends that prefer the mossberg due to the location of the safety. I would pass on mossberg.

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  2. RWBlue


    Jan 24, 2004
    That is easy. I could live without vanilla. I could not live without chocolate.

    It is like ford vs. chevy.

    I would suggest that you go with Mossberg, because I decided I wanted Remington and you can sell me your Remingtons cheap. :supergrin:

    The reason I went remington was because other friends already had remingtons.

    I plan to go Saiga also.

  3. kemet1953


    Oct 5, 2007
    Simple: Safety on top of the Mossberg receiver is never a problem to engage but however if you have a Remington or other competors shot guns you will have to quest or hope that you have engage it inb the fire position unless you want to take a look down to see and get your head blown off.
  4. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

    Dec 16, 1999
    Folks have realize that ONE bad gun does not a "junk brand" make. I had one moss that double fed. Took it to one smith, no joy, another and 30 seconds later, no charge it works great. (ok it was more like 10 minutes talking, 3 minutes taking apart/bending...)
    Now it feeds anything just fine. That said a 870 is my go to shotgun. I have twice TRIED to buy a semi auto shotgun. Both times I have taken demonstrater shotguns and in 20 rds they jam. :( They take it back/clean/I try again and its still a "single shot" So the shop guy tries it. Same issue. So I have a trust issue with semi auto shotguns. Side issue is. If/when I get one it has to have 6+1 tube. The idea (to me) of self defense semi auto with only 4+1.........
  5. jrd22


    Nov 16, 2012
    NW Washington
    Remington's Versa Max has had a lot of problems and it ain't just one bad gun. Lot's of discussion on other forums about it. It should never have been released until they had it dialed in. My second one is going to have to go back, might just try for a refund and get something else for bird hunting.
  6. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011

    If this comment was in response to my verbose posting then here goes:

    I don't see any application for a rifle in SD or HD in my very populated environment. It would have to be a major firefight before I would consider using something like an AR and that just isn't going to happen.

    Could someone present a SHTF scenario where that much firepower was necessary? Sure, the Rodney King riots come to mind. An AR would be handy under those conditions. Not going to happen in my neighborhood.

    But I don't see a use for a shotgun in HD either. I just can't see myself clearing the house with a long gun. As I said earlier, if the tactic is to lie in wait, a shotgun is the way to go. Going through doorways, not so much...

    Personally, I am satisfied with a handgun. Inside the house the distances are nearly point blank. Missing isn't likely. Outside the house, in California, claiming SD is very problematic.

    Nevertheless, I have 3 tactical shotguns and an AR-15 within immediate reach inside the house. But I have a handgun even closer.

    I realize other opinions vary as do circumstances. If I lived in a rural area, the AR might be my favorite SD weapon. It's all situational...

  7. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    I prefer the ergonomics of the Remington 870 for my HD/SD shotgun. (Speedfeed IV-S stock w/ pistol grip, Surefire fore-end) I like the safety and release being at the trigger guard. Semi-Auto Field/competition with standard stock, I tried many of the Remington and went with the Mossberg 930.
  8. glockfan2327


    Apr 26, 2010
    who cares about the safety , finger out the trigger and you good to go.
    my vore is for the mossberg 930spx , do everything the pumps does but faster
  9. RWBlue


    Jan 24, 2004
    I never had a problem finding the safety on the Rem.
    Putting the safety back on.....well there you might have a point.
  10. For me, it's a no brainer. I'll take a carbine over a shotgun for home defense. But I have extensive experience running a carbine CQB indoors.

    With that said, nothing WRONG with a shotgun for HD. And I wouldn't feel the LEAST bit behind the curve with a shotgun.

  11. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

    Dec 9, 2009
    When hunting you must use the safety. I have seen guns go off without fingers in the trigger. Safeties and more so unloading your gun are what you need to rely on when in the field. I would never hunt with someone who continuously keeps their safety off when not intending to shoot.

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  12. IQof1


    Sep 4, 2009
    i carry an 870 at work and i havent seen anyone mention the mule that is placed in the stock of each one......
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  13. pspez


    May 3, 2006
    Coconut Creek, Fl
    Any of you own the Mossberg 500 SPX 18.5" and your thoughts.I have been thinking of buying one.
  14. Kilrain

    Kilrain Señor Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    On the road to Shambala
    Mossberg 500 is a proven gun. It should do everything you ask of it and last a lifetime barring extreme abuse.

    As for the SPX part, I like ghost ring sights so, for me, that's a plus. I don't like pistol grip stocks so, for me, that's a minus.

    Good luck with your decision.........
  15. PCO31


    Dec 30, 2012
    Bloodymore, MD
    Love my 1995 Mossberg 835. Great for just about anything, except slugs. I have mine trimmed down to 19" after it took a spill and wrecked the muzzle. Pic rail and a Tasco red dot......shoots amazing....cant take to many of the 3.5" shells-wow.
  16. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    I prefer the 870 Remington.
  17. My 835 is my go to weapon home defense.
    The first round I keep loaded with 3.5' 00 buck and the 3'' 00 buck in the tube.
  18. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    I haven't either with a pistol grip stock... standard field stock the safety on the top is just easier for me to manipulate both ways.