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My New Tactical Shotgun!

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by 280Z, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. 280Z

    280Z

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    So I have been looking for a short barreled shotgun to have around. I already have a 870 express turkey gun so I just figured I would pickup another 870 with the 18.5 barrel and then throw on a magazine extender and a flashlight and call it good.

    I finally found a store that had a few different offerings, the expensive one with the ghost ring sights, and a basic. Both of them were priced kinda high and did not pullup on target as I hoped they would. Looking over I saw a Mossberg 500. I have never been impressed with the fit and finish or the smoothness of the action but hey I'm here so I picked it up. Wow, it pulled up on target better then the 870's had! Then I spotted a used one on a rack in the corner. It looked to be in very good shape and the action was smoother then the new one. It followed me home!

    I was pretty surprised to walk into a store not liking Mossbergs at all and then walking out with one under my arm!

    500 20" 8 shot:

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    Now I am looking into light mounts for it as it doesn't need the mag extension....
     
  2. dooga

    dooga 5 year in with Glocks

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    I love my stock Remongton 870P with wooden stock and pump. I have a 28" trap barrel with a modified choke aftermarket on it now but the shorter barrel is fierce.
     

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    piccopower still a noob :(

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    I guess.....you went looking for a 18.5 and brought home a 20......pretty good for not caring for the mossy......nice job.
     
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    Lol, I think the look of the one piece magazine tube along with the price and smoothness of the action all played a part in choosing it over the new 18.5.

    It never seems to go empty compared to my stock 870. It is fun to shoot!
     
  7. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Since when is 20s tactical? You get that for your sister or your Mom?.....

    Just hacking on ya! Mossbergs can be real nice and nothing wrong with at 20 gauge :D
     
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    The OP is talking about a Mossberg 500 with a 20" barrel in 12ga not a 20 gauge. :rofl:
     
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    fodder1 Just a Member

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    Very nice buy. I have an 870, but have always liked the safety placement on the Mossy. I think you'll be happy with it. Make sure to give us a range report.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    :rofl:



    Don't think a 20 ga can be "Tactical"??
    To paraphrase the instructor (and change it to 20 ga) in the concealed carry 'class', regarding his .380 acp, that the young guy questioned -

    "Why don't you stand over there, and let me shoot you with this 20 ga., and see how well you like it?"


    To the OP: If the Mossberg meets your expectations and needs. . . congrats!!
     
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    DHSGMAN Combat Veteran

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    Why call it Tactical? The word is so over used that it makes anyone sound like an airsofter anymore. Come' on fellas.
     
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    Metro566 Gunfighter

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    I carried a Mossberg 500 in my squad for like 6yrs, loved it.

    I also love the Remington 870. Different strokes for different folks. You have a nice looking Mossberg; enjoy it. It has many different uses beyond just standard home defense.
     
  13. 280Z

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    Tell ya what, tell me what you want me to call my new shotgun and I will go with that.:supergrin:

    I bought for a toy to shoot buckshot out of for fun. I also plan on putting a flashlight on it for raccoons.


    I don't know if I have ever heard of one not functioning, they just aren't as smooth as the 870.

    I am a little limited on putting different barrels on it unless I change out the magazine tube. but I have other shotguns for different tasks so I feel I have my bases covered.
     
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    DHSGMAN Combat Veteran

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    How about Shotgun.:shocked::poke:
     
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    Tactical is not what it is. It's what you do with it.
     
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    I know this is my first post, but DHSGMAN, in your signiture, it says "Tactical Shotgun"...kinda ironic.
     
  17. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    you did absolutely great-I Know Rem 870's are a classic item of history, and I could LIVE with one, I don't care for it. One of the only 870's I've liked enough to buy, was very expensive. I handled an Express Synthetic 7-round. On Rem.com they're listed at $399, Dick's was going to hook me for like $345- but it's a bead sight- I just can't be satisfied with a bead sight [ I don't wish to argue with those that say combat shotguns should ONLY have a bead, and not a Ghost Ring Sight nor optic, but I need at the LEAST a rail to mount an Aimpoint, really want the Ghost Rings]= so anyway I liked this one, could not like it enough to own it; the Express Tactical was nice, I liked it... Would have bought it as a backup to my M930SPX... but, it was over $500... I asked the guy, any better price, it's an 870 with Ghost Rings, he says, its got the XS sights and a 2 shot extension..and a little muzzle device ohh! The Express Tactical Grey is REALLY nice looking, I love gunmetal grey color on firearms especially shotguns... but again, goes back to bead sights (If I'm going to go for a "Grey shotgun" I'll go get the M590A1 I should have bought a year ago and been done with it)...

    but I would be perfectly happy with a plain Jane Mossberg 500 if it was my only weapon. But there are so many options with Mossberg's , you can get just so many Tacticool accessories!!!! :banana: and for the price, you can get plain Jane M500's that will blast away whatever you need blasted and they'll blast till your grandkids are blastin.!
     
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    Looks great, I used to have one but had to sell it off at one point.

    It's not a 26" hunting shotgun. Both an 18 or 20" barrel and an extended magazine can provide tactical advantages when engaged in a firefight indoors, hence his use of the term tactical shotgun. It is what this sub-forum is called after all. There is a separate hunting shotgun forum in the gun clubs section.
     
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    Congratulations!

    I have a 20" persuader, with collapsable stock. Wife has similar one in 20 Ga.

    Very simple and reliable.

    Dasglockenspiel
     
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    Scattergun1187 Vote Republican

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