I purchased a Mossberg from Buds. Got a great deal on a Parkerized 18", 6+1 with heat shield and PG kit. Similar experience with fast shipping and service, ordered on Tuesday picked it up on Saturday at a local gun shop. The free shipping takes some of the sting away, only thing is the $60-100 FFL tranfer fees here in NJ. I would prefer to put that into the firearm rather than someones pocket.
Have you tried Bass Pro, Dicks or Cabella's? I believe they all carry 18"- 20" Mossberg 500 and Maverick 88 lines. Price may be higher than Bud's $193 but you save on the state-to-state FFL transfer.
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