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Old 09-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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I picked up a Very clean and hardly used Mossberg 500 pump in a trade the other day. I have plenty of shotguns to play around with in the field, so I'm thinking about turning this one into a tactical model. Any suggestions on where to start with a good kit? Any folks on here ever tried the same project? Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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this was the first step in my 500 conversion... very nice package easy to install and give you some steel iron sights.

MOSSBERG 500 HIGH CAPACITY SHOTGUN KIT - Brownells

ive restocked it and put on a hogue forearm as well picatinny rail on top... between brownells and amazon for all parts.

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Nice setup sgttess! How easy is it to go from one length barrel to another? Is is something you could do a few times a year, or more like something you would do one time and leave it?

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removing the magazine tube isnt very hard, i did it all by hand without tools, i could reconfigure it to the original tube and use in less than five minutes. a great purchase, very happy with the quality and ease of operation.

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Nice setup sgttess!



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I converted my old Mossberg 500 Turkey gun to HD duty a few years ago with great success. All I really needed to do was get a replacement 18 1/2" barrel for it and in about 5-minutes it was converted. The gun came from the factory with a camo. paint job, so I added some paint to the new short barrel to match and it was good-to-go. It has one-shot less capacity than my factory Remington 870 Tactical that came with a +2 extension on it, but that's not really a big deal to me.

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view here of the almost finished product so others on this thread can see the fruits of my labor. questions about parts? let me know

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I converted my old Mossberg 500 Turkey gun to HD duty a few years ago with great success. All I really needed to do was get a replacement 18 1/2" barrel for it and in about 5-minutes it was converted. The gun came from the factory with a camo. paint job, so I added some paint to the new short barrel to match and it was good-to-go. It has one-shot less capacity than my factory Remington 870 Tactical that came with a +2 extension on it, but that's not really a big deal to me.
Great looking 500! If that is your home defense shotgun do you keep the sling on it all the time?
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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.
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I would consider getting a heat shield. They are only like 30 bucks and you never know when it would come in handy. I highly recommend one, i put 50 rounds of 00buck and some rifled slugs through my mossberg and immediately touched the barrel afterwards, a little warm but holdable. And **** they look class.

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