Mossberg 500 Pump
- Contest To win A FREE mossberg 500 12gauge pump!
click on the link below if your interested to get signed up in a contest to win a free mossberg 500 12 gauge pumpshotgun and ffl it to you! http://www.armslist.com/contests?utm_source=c000018&utm_
- New Here
HI folks Joined up the other day and wanted to introduce myself . I am 45 and started shooting at about 6 with my brother and his old Glenfield model 60 semiauto 22 rimfire . The first ti
REVIEWS(7 Total Reviews) Add A Review
Pros: Reliable, accurate, dependable, easy to accessorize!
Cons: Non-swapable forearm
Recommended? YesI was in the market for a home-defense weapon for my son to have ready in his apartment in the basement of our home. He has vision issues (total macular degeneration in his right eye, retinal deterioration in his left) so something requiring precise aiming was out of the question and that meant looking for a shotgun. It didn't take long to determine that either a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 would be the field of choice because ofavailability, flexibility, and price. Both gunsperformed equally well, were customizable to my needs and were close in price (with the advantage to the Mossberg). I was pondering my choice when one of the big online outfits had a special on Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser combos and my mind was made up!
The Mossberg 500 is the Swiss Army knife of shotguns; it can be successfully configured as a traditional bird hunting piece, a slug-spitting deer bagger, a turkey-killer, a weekend trap-shooting buddy or a cop's best friend, sitting silently by the dashboard of his patrol car. My gun was closer to the police version; an 18.5-inch barrel, a polymer shoulder stock of moderate pull (swapable with a stubby pistol grip), and everything sheathed in menacing flat-black. As it was it seemed capable of stopping anything short of a mechanized-infantry division from invading my basement, slamming 00-buck as fast as I could pump the forearm with decent accuracy; but my son and I felt we "deserved" something a little more special! A couple of trips to Cabela's and some searching of my favorite online merchants later, the Mossy was sporting an ATI Tactical stock/pistol grip and barrel heat-shield with ghost-ring sights, magazine tube sling mount allowing a 15-shellbandoleer sling to pack extra ammo and a Weaver rail atop the receiver. That rail now carries a 1.5-inch diameter Vism red-dot/laser/flashlight sight that my son can use comfortably. That the Mossberg is capable of carrying such gimmickry and still being totally able to be converted back to an effective field gun says a lot for the design; that it has been able to function this way for more than a few years says a lot more!
You can spend more for a shotgun (and many do) and you can build an expensive collection of specialized shotguns to fill all your needs or wants; but for thousands of shooters one Mossberg does all that they can ask of a weapon and be ready for more. For that, it is worth your consideration when you decide to buy a shotgun.
March 2, 2010 at 09:04 AM
Pros: Solid, good weight, dependable
Cons: Not crazy about the safety switch - hard to push up. Would prefer the pump slide release button were at the front of the trigger guard like the 870 instead of at the back.
Recommended? YesI have a tactical 500 with all the goodies. Bought it used, and it had a lot of rounds fired through it. This is a great gun that holds up.
January 30, 2009 at 08:24 PM
Pros: Almost impossible to beat value for price paid.
Cons: Foolish people will look down upon you.
Recommended? YesI own Mossberg shotguns of all ages, sizes, configurations, etc. Not a one has ever failed to do what it was intended to do.
August 20, 2008 at 01:49 AM
Pros: Always dependable. My best shotgun
Cons: kind of heavy
Recommended? YesLove this gun would recommend to anyone needing a good quality gun at an affortable price.
June 18, 2008 at 09:45 PM
Pros: always fires, put 3 in slugs where u want them
Cons: heavyer tham my smith-wesson 12 gauge
Recommended? Yesas far as i know there iss nothing close to it in the price range