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Old 11-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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What would you guys recommend for home defense? Mossburg is $340 including pistol grip and shoulder stock. The Maverick is $180 and I would have to buy pistol grip for 30 or so. I want pistol grip. Is the quality difference worth the price difference? They seemed pretty much identical to me.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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What would you guys recommend for home defense? Mossburg is $340 including pistol grip and shoulder stock. The Maverick is $180 and I would have to buy pistol grip for 30 or so. I want pistol grip. Is the quality difference worth the price difference? They seemed pretty much identical to me.
The Mossberg 500 and Maverick 88 are identical shotguns with the only real diffrence being the trigger assembly. The Maverick has the Remington style controls. If you dont mind this then by all means go for the Maverick. The Maverick is also owned by Mossberg and is really the same design. You should be able to find a better deal on the Mossberg then $340 is you look around. Arms list if another great place to look for pistol grips and you can get one for about $15 off there. 99% of the Maverick and Mossberg parts are interchangable between the 2 so you can't really go wrong.
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You may not want a pistol grip with the Mossberg. It makes manipulating the tang mounted safety harder. The Maverick may be a bit better in that respect.

I'm not much of a fan of PGs on Shotguns, but if you are that is something to consider.

The cost difference of the Maverick is largely due to a lot of the Mexican manufacturing of parts for the factory in Texas. It saves on labor cost, but the design is just as deathkricket said, mostly Mossberg 500. Fender uses a similar strategy in cost savings by opening a guitar manufacturing plant in Mexico to make their standard Stratocasters and various other guitars that they offer, so that they can capture a segment of the market who would be priced out of a USA Standard version of the same guitars.

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Here is the Wiki link I found for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossberg_Maverick

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Get the maverick, mine has worked well for me and others on here will attest to that...plus you really can't beat that price...

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Mossberg 500 to support U.S labor. Maverick 88 to save money.

I don't care much for pistol grips but if that's what strikes your fancy go for it.

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Mossberg 500 to support U.S labor. Maverick 88 to save money. I don't care much for pistol grips but if that's what strikes your fancy go for it.
i agree with you
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I have an 8 shot Maverick 88. You will not find a high capacity maverick 88 for $180. Buds gun shop has the 8 shot maverick 88 for $230 plus FFL fee. My Maverick 88 has served me well.

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I bought the 500, good gun but with a pistol grip the pump release is darn near impossible to push down without flipping the gun over and looking for it.

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http://www.armslist.com/posts/2276255/jackson-mississippi-shotguns-for-sale--remington-870-police

870 police - $325 and is all you will ever need. It doesnt look scary if God forbid you ever need to use it and wind up in court.
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