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Old 04-29-2013, 02:43 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the advice so far everyone! I am thinking pump would be my thoughts, if you guys have any reasons why not there Id listen.
Since there are "statistics" out there that say any intruder who knows you have a gun may just be convinced to leave without confrontation....and racking a shotgun is a sure way to let everyone know you have a gun....it sounds like a win / win.
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I have owned 3 Mossbergs...currently a 590a1. I really like my shotgun.

However...

If I ever buy a second one, or if I were to sell this Mossy, I would absolutely buy a Remington 870.

1) The aftermarket for different parts is much stronger for the 870, it just is. At least the aftermarket is better for the Mossberg 500 over the 590a1. I would stay away the 590a1 if you have any interest in aftermarket support for parts and add-ons.

2) The location of the safety on the Mossberg receiver (top of the tang) makes it impossible to operate with a pistol grip like you would find on an adjustable stock. Isn't that one of the needs you said you have?

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I have owned 3 Mossbergs...currently a 590a1. I really like my shotgun.

However...

If I ever buy a second one, or if I were to sell this Mossy, I would absolutely buy a Remington 870.

1) The aftermarket for different parts is much stronger for the 870, it just is. At least the aftermarket is better for the Mossberg 500 over the 590a1. I would stay away the 590a1 if you have any interest in aftermarket support for parts and add-ons.

2) The location of the safety on the Mossberg receiver (top of the tang) makes it impossible to operate with a pistol grip like you would find on an adjustable stock. Isn't that one of the needs you said you have?
Yea..but on the Mossy, the shell lifter stays in the up position for loading.. very important if you just had your nails done.......
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I will check out that Remington since there are apparently more aftermarket add one for it not real sure what the deciding factor will be yet but thanks for all the food for thought everyone.

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.......... The location of the safety on the Mossberg receiver (top of the tang) makes it impossible to operate with a pistol grip like you would find on an adjustable stock. Isn't that one of the needs you said you have?
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If you really think you need your shotgun to be tacticool, the grip works much better on the remingtons. For keeping it 'stock' then the mossbergs safety position is my personal favorite for defense.
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IF you want to go with a shotgun, know the recoil can be

punishing, especially with a 12 gauge, with the pistol grip.

Google the You-tube of folks firing those bad boys, it's not

like "Terminator" where Linda just keeps jacking in round after

round of 3 -1/2" buckshot and dead-on accurately blazing

away.

I love my Mossberg 500, but I'm a 275 Lb. -6'2", brawny dude,

and 2-3/4" birdshot is a test. Practice will be needed, or you're

just going to shoot holes in your ceiling, when a house-breaker

shows up.

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IF you want to go with a shotgun, know the recoil can be

punishing, especially with a 12 gauge, with the pistol grip.

Google the You-tube of folks firing those bad boys, it's not

like "Terminator" where Linda just keeps jacking in round after

round of 3 -1/2" buckshot and dead-on accurately blazing

away.

I love my Mossberg 500, but I'm a 275 Lb. -6"2", brawny dude,

and 2-3/4" birdshot is a test. Practice will be needed, or you're

just going to shoot holes in your ceiling, when a house-breaker

shows up.
Or you could get a 20 gauge.
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Don't give recoil a second thought, IMO, now I am a big dude, but I just took two shots(1st shot was a clean miss) with my Mossberg 835, firing 2 - 3 1/2" mag. turkey rounds Saturday, to down the running bird I got.

Even in this middle of the road adrenaline situation, tracking a running object, racking in the 2nd round and coming back on target to get a slight lead and squeeze the trigger, I have no recall of the recoil or muzzle blast.

Yes, you will feel the recoil when target shooting or sighting in, but in the "heat of battle" your body will have such focus that recoil and muzzleblast will be of no concern.

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OP, outside lights. Especially those with the motion

sensors. A dog-most BG simply go elsewhere if

you've got a dog, any dog.
911-the BG will

probably hear you calling the police, and

know they are on their way. A strong flashlight

will blind them, at short range.

That shotgun shouldn't be your first line of defense.

Think about it. You're a responsible gun owner.

You don't really want to kill anybody.

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Don't give recoil a second thought, IMO, now I am a big dude, but I just took two shots(1st shot was a clean miss) with my Mossberg 835, firing 2 - 3 1/2" mag. turkey rounds Saturday, to down the running bird I got.

Even in this middle of the road adrenaline situation, tracking a running object, racking in the 2nd round and coming back on target to get a slight lead and squeeze the trigger, I have no recall of the recoil or muzzle blast.

Yes, you will feel the recoil when target shooting or sighting in, but in the "heat of battle" your body will have such focus that recoil and muzzleblast will be of no concern.
Personal experience shows the shotgun will only work as well as it did

in practice, in real life. Maybe worse, but not better. And if you are

lucky, stronger, or a better shot than the OP, perhaps you shouldn't

egg him on.
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