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Old 04-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Looking to spend around $300 for a mossberg 500 shotgun in 12 ga. It's for home defense and possibly SHTF. I have narrowed down my choices to the Persuader and Road Blocker models.

With the Persuader, a synthetic stock is attached along with a breach barrel. I myself wouldn't have use for a breach barrel. The Road Blocker seems to rarely come with a stock but rather a pistol grip and muzzle brake. I know MB's are loud, but what shotgun isn't? Does the muzzle brake make up for lack of control without a stock?

So basically my main concern is this: is recoil with pistol grip pump going to throw my shoulder for a spin, even with muzzle brake? Otherwise I'd go with the persuader.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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I dislike pistol grip shotguns because of the kick. I can take 2 accurate shots with a shoulder stock shotgun much faster than a pistol grip but that's just me. Also though that muzzle break, I have not heard it but if it works as good as it looks it would be deafening inside a home. I can't even imagine how loud it would be in a narrow hallway or something.
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Muzzle Brakes vent the propellant gases sideways to help with felt recoil and muzzle flip during rapid fire. I really don't like shotguns with pistol handgrips, but that's just me.
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Yeah, I agree about the pistol grips. I'd take the road blocker if I can find it with a stock or can attach one for cheap. But the Persuader is still in the lead for my purchase.
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But the Persuader is still in the lead for my purchase.
So, you must be wanting to get this one...

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I've never had any problems with a Mossberg 500.
I currently own a 590 and it is a joy to behold.
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I bought the Mossberg 500A package with a 26" and 18.5" barrel at Big 5 for around $240. some years back. I sold the 26" barrel and keep the 18.5" on it. I installed factory Mossberg Ghostring sights for about $40. if I remember correctly.

It has a full stock, handles well, doesn't break and I can hit clays with it. Maybe I'm cheap, but it's all I need. If you want "tactical" go ahead, but I think it's a waste of money. You can buy a bunch of shells for what you'd save.

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I bought the Mossberg 500A package with a 26" and 18.5" barrel at Big 5 for around $240. some years back. I sold the 26" barrel and keep the 18.5" on it.
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Can I ask why you sold the 26" barrel?
I think that's a pretty cool package: 18.5" for HD and 26" for sport shooting.
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I sold the long barrel because for me, it's a dedicated SD/HD shotgun. I don't normally shoot clays or hunt, so there was no need for it. The few times I did shoot clays with the short barrel were a hoot though. It took me a while to get dialed.
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I don't mind a pistol grip on a shotgun but I don't like them without a shoulder stock. Pistol grip in front bothers me to no end.
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