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TacStar Side Saddle for Moss 590A1?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Ramses II, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Ramses II

    Ramses II The Great

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    It's about $30 for one of these. Worth it? Go on easy? Thanks.
     
  2. curriek

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    Easy installation. I've had a couple of them and like them. I prefer the Mesa Tactical side saddle, but that is more expensive.
     

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    I had a tacstar side saddle on my Winchester. It was on there when I bought it. Decided it was a little poseresque for me to start tacticooling up a cool old shotgun like that, so I got rid of it.

    The construction was good, though. I can't speak to the Mossberg version, but I didn't really care for the fact that there was only the one contact point with the receiver frame (through the trigger group pin).
     
  5. Ramses II

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    Get the Mesa.

    The Tacstar will work (had one) but quality just isn't there.

    Also, remember to blue loctite the screws, otherwise one day it'll fall off.
     
  7. Jon_R

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    Yes. Occasionally take them out just to let the rubber gasket recover. The shells are held in via the gasket not pressure from the frame of the shell holder.

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    ...But it will work and Scattergun used them for years. I have had one for my backup for 3 years and never unloaded it and never had a lack of retention or failure. My Mesa Tactical doesn't hold the shells as tight as the Tacstar. BUT, the Mesa looks BADASS and the Tactstar looks sufficient.

    My $0.02.
     
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    Be sure to write down the serial number of the shotgun BEFORE loctiting the side saddle on. Don't ask me how I know that...
     
  10. Ramses II

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    Gotcha.
     
  11. MrMurphy

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    They used them for years because nobody made anything better. They do work. But by preference, i'd buy "better" if it's going to be a one time purchase.