Ok I am an Remington 870 shooter so was not familiar with the moss 500. Well I was out sport clay shooting with a friend and noticed they could not put more than 2 rounds into their mag tube. Yes I know this is due to a stopper for hunting laws, I have one for my 870 when I hunt. But the kicker is, why does Mossberg make it so hard to get to that safety plug? On a Remington all you do is unscrew the cap on top of the tube and pull the barrel then pull the spring along with stopper out. Take stopper out and replace spring. Do the reverse when it is time for hunting season. This takes 2 min. But the Mossberg no way! You cannot unscrew the top of the mag tube!? How weird is that? Sorry rant over, just thought it was so weird and it just makes it more complicated.