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Old 11-21-2012, 02:03 AM   #31
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Maverick 88.... but get the short barrel

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #32
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Why the short barrel. 18.5" - ?

I've been looking at the 20" - 8+1

What do you know that I don't?

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #33
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Correction, that was a mistype. Get the long barrel. That is what I have.

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Here are photos of my "Home protection" I have a Colt 45 1911 in my night stand, but under the bed on my side I this little jewel as a back up. Moss pistol grip 20 gauge with slugs.
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Why the short barrel. 18.5" - ?

I've been looking at the 20" - 8+1

What do you know that I don't?
Unlike an 870, you can unscrew the magazine tube on Mossberg /maverick pumps. If the gun shops are high priced on the 8 shot maverick, I would just go to walmart to buy a regular 5 shot. Then order a kit from brownells that has the 8 shot magazine tube, spring and barrel. Around here the LGS wants as much for an 8 shot maverick 88 as a mossberg cruiser and they have a bad attitude because consumers are more informed.
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Well, I got to go to a gun store after work on Wednesday and they had pretty much all the major tactical, home defense, and hunting shotguns one could ask for. I got to try out several Mossbergs, Remingtons, Benellis, and the like. The only Mossberg I liked was a Mossberg M590A1 with a 18.5'' barrel, five round magazine tube plus one in the chamber, and a Speedfeed buttstock. You see I have a problem and that is that I'm only 5'6'', but I am also barrel chested. Therefore, shotguns with a medium sized stock and a shorter action, or shogtuns with a short stock and medium length actions work well with me. I'm also cross dominant (right handed, left eye dominant) so it's difficult for me to find a shotgun that has ergos that I like since I shoot left handed.

The only other shotgun that fit me well was the Remington 870 Express Tactical which had similar features as the Mossberg. As it stands, the Mossberg has the better ergos, as well as a better build quality, but lacks many options outside of being just a simple defense shotgun. The Remington on the other hand has crappy ergos that I can get used to with training, but it also has more options for me to choose from should I get into shotgunning outside of home defense. It's a tough call.

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Bought two of these today. Steel receiver and adjustable ghost ring sights.




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I picked up my 590a1 with 18.5 inch, 8+1 capacity, speed feed stock and ghost ring sights for $500 NIB. Love the tang safety versus the 870's cross bolt. Also, the slide release is right behind the trigger guard versus in front of it. Much easier to reach when holding the gun in a fighting manner. If it passed the Army's tests to become general issue it's good enough for me. Only thing I want to add is an ammo sling and an M9 Buck or Ontario bayonet. I would like the Sure Fire fore end grip, but I think it's like $250 or $300. Too much money in my opinion. You will need a punch to field strip it, but the extra trouble cleaning it is well worth it.

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Bought two of these today. Steel receiver and adjustable ghost ring sights.
Any idea what sling mounting hardware I can use on these shotguns? Synthetic stock is fitted with a pre drilled hole. Need a fine threaded stud of some sort.

Anyone familiar with this?
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Any idea what sling mounting hardware I can use on these shotguns? Synthetic stock is fitted with a pre drilled hole. Need a fine threaded stud of some sort.

Anyone familiar with this?
look at Brownell's, MidwayUSA or MidSouth Shooter's Supply for swivel studs for shotguns.

many pump shotguns have a threaded hole in the magazine tube that will accept a threaded stud and nut. some shotguns can have the magazine tube cap replaced with one already fitted with a swivel stud. another option is to use the barrel clamp type to secure a swivel stud.

if talking about the buttstock, then a wood screw type threaded stud should work fine. needs to be at least 1" long to secure it. they do come in different lengths.
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