Originally Posted by AOK
Great looking 500! If that is your home defense shotgun do you keep the sling on it all the time?
Thx, I also installed a fiber optic bead on the front of the new 18 1/2" barrel. It's a very naturally pointing and easy to shoot shotgun. It has been flawless without any failures of any kind.
The sling is a holdover from when the gun gets used as a turkey gun with the long barrel. However, when the gun is on HD duty it just sits naked in the corner near the bed. (no kids). BTW, I keep one in chamber, cocked and safety on. I'm not going to count on racking the action to chamber a round being enough to scare off the threat. The only sound they will hear is a very large boom as the 00 buck goes flying.