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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by czdude, Jul 11, 2007.
i dont think that none of you guys own this great gun.where are the comments?
I tell you what czdude I had two of these from 18 to 20 yrs. old. But I was young, and dumb. I sold one, and my brother stole the other one. But don't worry I'll be gettin another one here in the next few months! Pistol grip and all again!
I have one and let me tell you it is a work horse iv,e put about1000 rounds through it no prob. I love my shotty iuse pistol grip and sometimes i use full stock it's great ether way
This thing is my baby. I know there is nicer out there but I like this one. Only one thing about it for me. When I shoot 00 buck through it, the bolt sometimes opens without pumping it back.
The Model 500 is a hell of a gun for the price. My first shotty was a 20 gauge field model and it was a trooper. I have a persuader now and it needs to have the internals polished, but it is a solid gun. Sometimes I have to rack the slide back hard to get it to pop in a new round. I am sure if I polished all the internals it would work better. Not bad for what I paid for it though.
my freind has a benili super black eagle and i have the mossberg we took them to the range and now he wants mine
We went and shot this at a local range as a rental. First time shooting any shotgun and loved it. Plowed the same hole in the paper targets at about 25 feet using low-recoil self-defense 00-buck loads. My wife had no problems doing the same, save for the bruised shoulder after about 20 rounds. The theories on an inexpensive self/home-defense shotgun favor the Remington 970 or the Mossberg 500; I like the mossberg better (having not shot the remington) due to the location of the safety and the bolt release. At about $300 you can't do much better, and if you want to dress it up with lights and lasers those are readily available. A surefire flashlight with a tailcap switch mounted on the side of the barrel would probably do the trick. Anyway, great tool for the money.
I have both the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge. Both are the 18 inch barrel, home defense model. Both shoot very well, no jamming, loading or ejection problems. I like the matte black finish on the Remington better than the blued finish on the Mossberg, but that is the only thing about the Remington I like better. The Mossberg is lighter, and as Artie noted, the safety and bolt release is in a much more logical and user friendly place. Because the Mossberg is lighter, one probably would not want to take it to the range for a day (wear your shoulder out sooner), but for home defense, one dose of 00 Buck should be all the shooting you have to do.
Upon further review, racking back the slide on the Remington does seem to be a little more menacing, more throaty, something. But I don't think the intruder on the business end of your Mossberg 500 is going to start laughing when you rack it back though.
We decided on the 20" 12-ga 8+1 capacity Mossberg, and we got the parkerized finish which seemed tougher, a bit heavier but better balanced than the blued model. The only mod I wanted for it was a good weaponlight. The Surefire foregrip was just too cost prohibative and I didn't like the idea of a wired remote-switch underbarrel setup. I think I found a pretty good arrangement for under $70. I installed the aftermarket weaver rail atop the receiver ($10) and some high 1" scope rings ($20). I chose the Streamlight Scorpion ($30) because it just fit between the rings (you could probably get away with one ring if it was tight enough around the light). I just had to put a bit of rubber grip tape between the rings and the flashlight for a tight enough fit. You can't really use the sights properly because of the height of the flashlight but I'm happy with it. It's a very natural movement to flip off the safety and activate the endcap switch. Besides providing effective target identification it gives a really good stun effect in total darkness. I'm a little concerned about recoil messing up the bulb but I fired 10 rounds of 00 buck without any problems, so it will probably hold up. My other Scorpion has certainly proven tough enough. I'm very happy with the gun overall and I feel good about it being the primary home defense firearm.
Sorry folks, I put my two cents in, then forgot to vote.
mossy special purpose - parkerized
18 inch barrel w/red hi-viz bead
5 round mag
40mm obj Aimpoint red-dot
Knoxx recoil reducing adjustable stock
5 rounds Federal reduced recoil 00 in mag
safety off ....
my for "what goes bump in the night" gun that my wife can also handle. I bought this after SWAT raided the house next to me in search of Meth lab. My wife who was home by herself at the time, calls me on my way home from work to tell me she heard explosions next door. Usually a quiet neighborhood, but just goes to show you.
nice gun I only had 1 jam up with it but other than that perfect. Its no benelli but i gets the job done.
It is a simple 12ga. It puts buckshot into deer, paper, and people at 50m and under. I carried this in Afghanistan and Iraq. I own several other brands now for novelties sake, but you can't break this baby. Like a glock or a good knife, it will never let you down. Best weapon in the Army arsonel. But if you have money to throw away, buy a Fabrique National, or a Remington 870. They are prettier, and a little more ergonomic.
Would this work for shooting skeet and trap as well as home defense. Maybe change the barrel out?
I have owned 2 of the 500 series shotguns and loved em'. The one I own now serves several purposes: home defense with my Knoxx Specops stock and 20" barrel and Hornady 2-3/4 00 Buck, and deer hunting with a overmolded stock, 28" barrel w/ full choke in it, and Remington 3" 00 Buck. Great gun, I have never had any malfunctions and have shot the hell out of it. I do tend to clean my guns a lot; which is why I don't see a lot of malfunctions in any of them.
Absolutely. The Mossberg comes in a two barrel set. A shorter hunting or defense barrel and a longer vent rib barrel. If one would had to order something directly from them, they are easy to work with.
Ville615, would you explain why you remove your Knoxx stock when deer hunting? I may not know what actual Knoxx stock you're using. I've considered putting one on my Maverick 88. I use mine for defense only.
This is a great shotgun for the money. Mine is a home defense weapon. I just couldn't see paying alot more money for the Remington 870 or others.
I was just at Bass Pro Shop today and saw this weapon. I'm curious what is the best ammo to use for home defense and range practice. I never fired a shotgun and is their and proper firin technique.
I use 12Ga Federal LE Tactical Flitecontrol 8 Pellet OO Buck available online at: http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/inde ... e-buckshot
15.95 per 25. Awesome tight pattern ... medium recoil. Loaded to 1100 feet per second. This will ruin any goblins day.
If you need slugs, the Brenneke KO in 12Ga is pretty awesome. Loaded to 1600 feet per sec but recoil is very manageable. These are also available at the URL I posted.
These are the two different rounds I have settled on after a year of experimentation with all kinds of ammo.
Just for fun and learning how to operate your shotty, you can get a 100 round box of birdshot at the local WalMart for 20 bucks. Plenty of light recoiling ammo there for practice.
There is also a ton of things you can do to set your gun up for home defense, if thats your thing. Nothing says Home D like a 12. Welcome to the world of the shotgun...I think you will like it.