The 500 I bought a while ago that I just bought a new trigger for, I have been trying to decide if I should saw off the barrel to 18.5" from its original 28" I don't hunt or trap shoot, So the longer barrel isn't really of much use, I know I can get an 18.5" from many distributors, But at just under $100.00 I don't think my wife would be thrilled about the purchase.
Thoughts? Build or buy?
It would would be for self defense and some CYA
I'd recommend you get the 18.5 barrel. If you shorten the longer barrel it instantly makes it useless for it's original intended uses. Also if you shorten the barrel you'll have to drill & tap the barrel for the new bead location.
Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!