Need help considering trade

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by 12fretter, May 8, 2013.

  1. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    I am considering trade of my Bersa Mini 45 Firestorm Pro with extra Bersa mag for a Mossberg 500 18.5 tactical 6 pos with pistol grip, 7+1. I paid $430 for the Bersa just a month ago.

    Here is the pic he sent me. Not great pic though:

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  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    It was me I wouldn't do it. but its more to do with the stock. I just don't like a collapsable stock on a 12 ga. The price new on a 500 moss set up that way is pretty close to even though so I guess it's a matter of preference. It was me I"d but a 500 outright then set it up like I wanted it.
     

  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    A quick glance of GunBroker.com shows that the Mossberg 500 tactical are going from $350 to $500. So the price is in the same range.

    I guess it depends on what you want.
     
  4. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Well if I were to get a shotgun for HD, it would be a tactical setup very similar to this, so the stock not only doesn't bother me, I'd prefer it so I can make it comfortable to shoot even for the wife. I was shooting for a 20" barrel, but I don't think there is anything wrong with an 18.5 with 7+1. I suppose I can always change that if I wanted to, right?
     
  5. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Also, I'm new to shotguns. Are barrels and tubes replaceable? So if I wanted to go longer on both I could?

    What would any suggestions be for adding to this to get a perfect tactical HD weapon?

    Thanks.
     
  6. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    The Mossberg has many available aftermarket parts and barrels. It's one of the most popular pump shotguns out there.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Yeah it's all replaceable.
     
  8. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    Yes as stated there are more aftermarket and interchangeable parts available for the Mossberg than you can imagine.
    The things I always put on a HD shotgun are
    a quality mounted light, side saddle for extra shells, and quality sling. Possibly night sights but not an absolute must.
     
  9. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    OK, cool, thanks. I just wanted to make sure this was more or less an even trade. Sounds like it basically is. Maybe I can get him to throw in some ammo.
     
  10. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Not a 20" barrel!?
    I'd ask for the original rear stock if it's an aftermarket and u go with it... Seems a pretty even trade, yes. But I'd keep the .45 and buy the basic model of that 7+1 Mossberg down the road...
     
  11. 12fretter

    12fretter New Member

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    Well, I already have a 1911 45 that I love, and I acquired a new 9mm with a polymer lower so it's a better carry weapon than this 45. I just don't need it, but the HD shotgun has been on the list of things I've felt need to be in every household for a while now.

    That particular deal fell through, but I have three others interested in just buying the 45 outright so I may be able to get a new shotgun in exactly the configuration I want instead of settling for someone elses perfect idea.