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Old 04-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Bought a Mossberg 500 yesterday. It has a 18.5" ported barrel, ghost ring sights, 6 position collapsible stock w/a 5 shell holder, pistol grip, and a fancy little strap to keep your hand attached to the pump, haha.

12 Ga of course. I haven't had a chance to fire it. I will tomorrow.

The only thing that annoys me is the action locking lever is kind of awkward to operate when the gun is shouldered. I have to bring the gun off my shoulder and move my shooting hand a little. It shouldn't be a problem when I am actually shooting right?

Does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement one that is extended or easier to operate? I googled but my google ninja skills are a little rusty.

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You only need to push the bolt release lever when time load/unload or clear the chamber. Upon squeezing the trigger, the bolt is also released.

Dry fire a few times to get a better understanding of the gun's operation.

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I cant imagine a practical need to release the slide for a home defense situation. You're not going to need to do any slug change overs or anything like that. If this is a competition gun, just practice loading the thing normally before you worry about something minute like this. Loading a shotgun fast is HARD.

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You only need to push the bolt release lever when time load/unload or clear the chamber. Upon squeezing the trigger, the bolt is also released.

Dry fire a few times to get a better understanding of the gun's operation.
I have dry fired and I understand the operation, I was simply asking because I just really don't like the way the lever works.

The only thing I can think of for needing to manually cycle the slide like that is if the primer in the shell is bad and it fails to fire. I know, like a one in a million chance.

Still, if anyone knows of where to find something that is perhaps more ergonomic. If not then I guess I can just deal
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I have dry fired and I understand the operation, I was simply asking because I just really don't like the way the lever works.

The only thing I can think of for needing to manually cycle the slide like that is if the primer in the shell is bad and it fails to fire. I know, like a one in a million chance.

Still, if anyone knows of where to find something that is perhaps more ergonomic. If not then I guess I can just deal
The breach unlocks when the hammer drops, not when the shell goes off. Even if you have a bad shell, just shuck it as if it did go off.
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The breach unlocks when the hammer drops, not when the shell goes off. Even if you have a bad shell, just shuck it as if it did go off.
Oh dang! *Palm-to-face*

Now I feel like a complete moron. Totally did not think about that.

Well I am going to blame that brain fart on the fact that it has been years since I shot a shotgun.

Maybe Biden is right, anything other than a double barreled shotgun is too difficult to operate.....YEAH RIGHT!
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http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=205874

You can make an extension, but I ain't that bothered by mine. The PG part of my stock does make it more awkward.

edit* This guy sells them; email in thread. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=345030
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Thanks orangello, I emailed the guy to inquire about one. It should make operation a little easier, especially for my soon to be wife with her tiny hands.

Oh did I mention, I haven't exactly told her about this purchase (or the AR upper for that matter). Looks like it's time to buy her something NICE to soften the beating I am going to take.

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Oh dang! *Palm-to-face*

Now I feel like a complete moron. Totally did not think about that.
When words fail to describe how stupid what you just said was, there is face palm.
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