looking to add toys to shotgun
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > looking to add toys to shotgun

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
yesicarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts

Default looking to add toys to shotgun

Hello All,

I recently came into some money and dont want to squander it.. So I decided to get some advice before buying shotgun accessories..

I have a Mossberg 500a. 18 1/2 inch barrel. Heat shield, pistol grip with 3 point tactical sling. But am looking into getting some add ons for it.. Is used for home defense only..

Looking for a flashlight/laser to mount on it. But yet local GS has one for 300 bucks. NOT !! I paid only $199 for the whole rifle 14 years ago.

Any suggestions for a reliable light/laser that wont break the bank ?

Also, I have read that the newer 500a's cannot accept an aftermarket pistol fore grip. Any clues to say if mine will accept one ? What to look for etc. ?

Thanks for any help..

__________________

Gunpowder Addict For 40 Years Now

yesicarry is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 09-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
bkt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,973
Liked 1305 Times on 664 Posts
Likes Given: 151

Default

Not sure what to suggest specifically, but the most I would do to such a gun is get a light for it. Lots of places have replacement fore-ends with light mounts and pressure switches or mounts for the mag tube. Get a decent light to go in it and you're done. A sling and a light are all you need or want on a tac gun like that.

__________________
bkt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 01:15 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yesicarry View Post
Hello All,

I recently came into some money and dont want to squander it.. So I decided to get some advice before buying shotgun accessories..

I have a Mossberg 500a. 18 1/2 inch barrel. Heat shield, pistol grip with 3 point tactical sling. But am looking into getting some add ons for it.. Is used for home defense only..

Looking for a flashlight/laser to mount on it. But yet local GS has one for 300 bucks. NOT !! I paid only $199 for the whole rifle 14 years ago.

Any suggestions for a reliable light/laser that wont break the bank ?

Also, I have read that the newer 500a's cannot accept an aftermarket pistol fore grip. Any clues to say if mine will accept one ? What to look for etc. ?

Thanks for any help..
First thing I would do...replace your pistol grip with one of these...

Knoxx Spec-Ops stock

Then change your forearm to...

Ergo 3-rail forearm

Then you can pick up a variety of add-ons, from vertical fore grips to flashlight mounts, etc.

Streamlight TLR-2

flashlight forearm

Slo
__________________

Last edited by slowryde45; 09-04-2009 at 01:38 AM. Reason: added link
slowryde45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FCross7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,017
Default

The reason the fore ends can't be changed on some of the mossbergs is because the action bars are permanently attached to the fore end. So an easy way to tell if it can be changed is to take the slide off and see if you can take the action bars off of it.

-Fred

__________________

"Breathe when you can, shoot when you should."
-Rob Leatham

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!

"Qui desiderat pacem, bellum praeparat; nemo provocare ne offendere audet quem intelliget superiorem esse pugnaturem"

FCross7 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
yesicarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 306
Liked 4 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Wow. Some good advice..
bkt- I like your approach. Keep it simple.. A light only. In fact, the actual field of view with a light only is about the pattern for shot out of a short barrel.. Something to think about..
slowryde- The stock looks pretty cool. I do want to keep this a very short accurate weapon so the buttstock is not something I'm looking for. I have shot this with MAG 00 Buck and can handle it without one. The rail fore grip says "meatgrinder".. Left hand would be tore up. Although the fore grip with the light in it was pretty cool..Hmm.
FCross7- Will have to finally do that.. Never been done. I always took the lazy way for cleaning.. Aerosol cleaners.. And lube.. Green ? Thats the color of the streetlights. Right ?
Damn... Now to take advice and shop..

Ok.. If my wife gets piss*d..I'll talk to ya guys a lot more in the next month.

__________________

Gunpowder Addict For 40 Years Now

yesicarry is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yesicarry View Post
Wow. Some good advice..

slowryde- The stock looks pretty cool. I do want to keep this a very short accurate weapon so the buttstock is not something I'm looking for. I have shot this with MAG 00 Buck and can handle it without one. The rail fore grip says "meatgrinder".. Left hand would be tore up. Although the fore grip with the light in it was pretty cool..Hmm.

Ok.. If my wife gets piss*d..I'll talk to ya guys a lot more in the next month.
No problem...but the so-called "meatgrinder" uses the same principal as railed forearms on AR's. It allows you to attach whatever accessories - such as lights, lasers, vertical grips, etc. If you look through the Ergo site, you'll see covers that snap on over the rails to prevent the grinder from getting you

Like these....

PK Firearms - handguard covers

flashlight mounts

lights and lasers

vertical fore grips

For "less-expensive" alternatives....

Cheaper than Dirt lights & lasers

stocks and grips

the ladder-style handguard covers, as well as the solid ones are easy to trim to fit around whatever accessory you might have mounted to your rails. I showed you the "meatgrinder" forearm, because it allows you the most flexibility to mount anything to. the covers were designed to cover up the rails you aren't using, to protect your hands.

if you go to the Blackhawk site, they have a full review of that stock from Knoxx Industries. I have the Spec-Ops stock on my 500 and 590, and swear by them. My wife, my son, even younger nephews and nieces used to run away from the chance to shoot the shotguns. Not anymore. With that stock on the gun, you have more accurate aiming than a pistol grip alone would offer, it's collapsible to keep it short enough for close quarters like in the house, and the stock absorbs more recoil than most semi-auto shotguns out there, allowing you faster follow-up shots.

But it all comes down to what you are trying to be able to do with the gun, and what you want it to look like.

Slo
__________________
slowryde45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
new toys in the line up Glockmaniac Semi-Auto Handguns 8 05-31-2009 09:23 AM
Toys Angeleyes DIY Projects 9 04-22-2009 04:16 PM
The Toys 741512th Semi-Auto Handguns 2 12-07-2008 02:11 AM