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Old 12-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #21
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Actually I have three of them, I guess. Lol, I kept getting a prompt saying site has crashed when trying to post the pic. Glad I gave up after the 3rd time.

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That marinecoat 590 A1 will probably outlive cockroaches and Twinkies, both!

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The 590 is a beefed up 500. I think someone pointed out the main differences already. keeping the reliable design of the 500, the 590 A1's have a metal safety button, metal trigger guard/housing, heavy-walled barrel, and the receiver is a little thicker. I find the 20" 8+1 just too long/heavy for my likes, but for a high cap truly military pump-action shotgun I don't see how it could be improved. I'm fond of the shorter arm (sans bayonet lug though I love it on the 590 SP) with the SpeedFeed +4 stock (you see I'm a fan of) and prefer the Vang Comp +1 Mag Extension.

Sights? Mossberg's Ghost Ring Sights are fine except for one thing: they are Ghost Ring Sights on their shotgun. Also indestructible, they are SO cool looking but they belong on Enfield battle rifles, not shotguns. Unless you are shooting slow, aimed, longer distance shots only forget them. They are slower to aquire shotgun-range targets and block too much of your field of view as you might judge from the picture below. After initial testing I ordered the preferrable (if you are really a "shotgunner") bead front sighted barrel the next day, and currently sport their three-dot sight version.

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Ok I think I've settled on the 590a1 with bead sights. Gonna add a mag extension and light on the end too. Thanks for the input guys.

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Ok I think I've settled on the 590a1 with bead sights. Gonna add a mag extension and light on the end too. Thanks for the input guys.
a light? good idea give the bad guys a target!!!
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a light? good idea give the bad guys a target!!!
I tried to put a light on mine..didn't hold up to the punishment. Also, for an 1&1/2 more of you get 8+1 with the 20 inch barrel.
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a light? good idea give the bad guys a target!!!
If you wield it like an idiot, yes.
If you have a high lumen weapon light mounted to a loaded 12 gauge, in the face of an armed bad guy and he pulls up and actually can find his sights and get the drop and still ends up shooting you then I call that culling the heard, good riddance

There is a proper use and its not running around willy nilly with a light turned on all the time on the end of your gun.....like so many people think
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Love my 590A1. The accuracy at 50 yards at a posted sillouette is spot on. Imagine for home defense usage up close. Wow!

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Love my 590A1. The accuracy at 50 yards at a posted sillouette is spot on. Imagine for home defense usage up close. Wow!
Buckshot @50 yrds ? Surely you meant a slug.
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I have one of each, but in the maverick version. They both shoot great!! Buy one of each & you won't have to decide.:d

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Ok I think I've settled on the 590a1 with bead sights. Gonna add a mag extension and light on the end too. Thanks for the input guys.
Hen;
There an opportunity for you to handle all three (20" and 18-1/2 590 A1 plus a 590 SP)? Cabelas!?
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