I have several Mossberg firearms from 30+ years ago. I like them all - they were not expensive, but they are still shooting fine! I have a 50+ yr old Ithaca Mod. 37 Featherlight? that has satisfied all of my extremely limited shotgunning needs. Full choke, 30" barrel - good turkey gun. I was looking at something shorter for strictly defensive purposes - I like the Mossberg Mod.500, but maybe the Maverick would be better suited for something that will hopefully never get used.i think the maverick is supposed to be an economy version of the m-500s and 590s. i carried a 590 in Haiti and a 500 in iraq. can't go wrong with a mossberg.
I sell the home defense one for 169 same as the maverick, there other pumps I sell for around 199 and up.
They can hold there own with the mosssberg. They only come with one choke like the remingtons as mossberg gives all three. They are also a little heavlier then the other two.
You should get a New England Pardner Pump, check out my photos. Got one last year for $180 new. Good for home defense cause it's barrel is only 3 in longer than the 5-round mag tube, with no choke. Got mine in 12 gauge.