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Mossberg 500 - pro or con (Vanity)
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Posted on 01/20/2011 4:54:50 PM PST by onona

My son is graduating from The Citadel this coming May.

I was thinking about giving him a Mossberg 500 as a graduation present.

Thoughts ? Other recommendations ? Comments ?

Thank you.


TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; mossberg; pro; shotguns
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1 posted on 01/20/2011 4:54:54 PM PST by onona
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To: onona

saiga 12


2 posted on 01/20/2011 4:55:29 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

If you have not already, consider getting him a Lifetime Membership in the Alumni Association (formerly Association of Citadel Men), trust me he will appreciate it. He will get a nice plaque on Graduation day, and lifetime quarterly color Alumni News update.


3 posted on 01/20/2011 4:57:32 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: onona

Is the Mossie choice due to budget considerations?


4 posted on 01/20/2011 4:57:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is on Kindle now)
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To: onona

I own a Moss 500 Tac.

I love it.


5 posted on 01/20/2011 4:58:28 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: onona
PRO, and I own a Remington...

If you have the bucks get him a Benelli. If not, go American, Mossberg or Remington.

You can't go wrong with any of them.

6 posted on 01/20/2011 4:58:42 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: onona

Mossie’s a good weapon. Don’t put a grip stock on it.


7 posted on 01/20/2011 5:00:02 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: onona

You are a great parent!


8 posted on 01/20/2011 5:00:02 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: onona

The interchangeable barrels are a nice feature. There’s even a black powder configuration.


9 posted on 01/20/2011 5:00:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: t-dude

actually, the mossberg 590, is a bit more robust.


10 posted on 01/20/2011 5:01:11 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Travis McGee

yeah


11 posted on 01/20/2011 5:01:13 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

Good gun, I have a Mossberg 835 myself. But I think the 930, which is more expensive, has more features on it. I don’t think the 500 will lead you wrong though


12 posted on 01/20/2011 5:01:46 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: grobdriver

Is that the pistol grip ? I thought that was kind of cool....


13 posted on 01/20/2011 5:01:53 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

I have a Winchester Defender 12ga. Eight round mag., half inch over reg. Don’t know if they’re being sold anymore though.


14 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:26 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: onona

It’s tres cool!


15 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:32 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: onona

For a budget shotgun it’s pretty darn nice.

I’ve had one for 5 years and love it.


16 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:32 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Thats what I was thinking of, the 590. Glad somebody said it.


17 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:39 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: onona

Pro, if an 870 isn’t available.


18 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:56 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: onona
Safety placement is wrong for a pistol grip.
For that, get a Remington 870 or a model with the safety on the trigger guard.
19 posted on 01/20/2011 5:04:19 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: nerdwithagun; Armedanddangerous

I’ll have to look more closely at the mossberg line, thanks.


20 posted on 01/20/2011 5:04:19 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

The Moss 500 is a great, inexpensive home defense weapon. God forbid he ever needs it, it will be ready.

If the shotgun is for heavy shooting (hunting/range/etc). something a little more solid, like a Remington may be better.

Agree with the comment about you being a great parent.


21 posted on 01/20/2011 5:04:50 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: grobdriver

Thanks for the tip. Will check it out.


22 posted on 01/20/2011 5:06:09 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

First you should know what you want to do with it. i.e. trap etc.


23 posted on 01/20/2011 5:07:14 PM PST by bicyclerepair
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To: onona

Mixed reviews. Back when I got a Mossberg 500 Camper Combo, pistol grip and 18 1/2 inch barrel, the trigger guard and assembly was housed in plastic. That eventually chipped and made cycling the pump and feeding shells unreliable.

I might buy one if they corrected that heinous design flaw, but not otherwise.


24 posted on 01/20/2011 5:07:54 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: onona

Consider a 930 SPX. Semi auto is preferred.


25 posted on 01/20/2011 5:09:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yeah, I’m sure it’s gonna be general use / hunting. Will check out the Rem line too.


26 posted on 01/20/2011 5:09:26 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona
CON: You'll shoot your eye out.


27 posted on 01/20/2011 5:10:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: onona

I certainly would not turn down a 500. They are quite dependable for the money. The Navy uses them.

If I didn’t already have shotguns, I would buy one.


28 posted on 01/20/2011 5:11:34 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: onona
What's not to like? Interchangeable barrels and all that stuff...

Get him a MEC loader next Christmas. :)

Congratulations on his graduation from The Citadel, btw. He's already a better man than most of us.

29 posted on 01/20/2011 5:15:06 PM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: onona

I have a Mossberg 500 Persuader. My only reason for purchasing it was because I’m a lefty (safety). If that isn’t a consideration, the Remington 870 Tactical would be my choice.


30 posted on 01/20/2011 5:16:29 PM PST by Jagdgewehr
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To: onona
I've owned both a Mossberg 590 and a Remington 870 (and others), and there's no question in my mind that the Remington is the better quality piece. But, the Mossberg will certainly go bang every time you pull the trigger. It's not junk. If it where me I would buy a Remington every time versus a Mossberg.

As a matter of fact, there's an 870 on sale at Davidson's, item # 5077, for only $310.00.

31 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:28 PM PST by Batrachian (I learned everything I needed to know about Islam on 9/11)
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To: onona

I could be persuaded to by one.

32 posted on 01/20/2011 5:19:01 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“saiga 12”

Depends on what you’re hunting ;o) I had a Saiga and enjoyed it for the price.


33 posted on 01/20/2011 5:19:08 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: onona

The Mossberg `Maverick’ safety is on the trigger guard, like Remington, so you can put an ATI top-folding stock on it.


34 posted on 01/20/2011 5:19:29 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: mamelukesabre

Saiga 12 converted with a pistol grip and 20 round drum should do the trick.


35 posted on 01/20/2011 5:19:39 PM PST by toofast2
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To: Batrachian

Awesome link tip !! Thanks


36 posted on 01/20/2011 5:20:46 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

37 posted on 01/20/2011 5:21:35 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: mamelukesabre

I’ll take a Saiga anything...


38 posted on 01/20/2011 5:21:46 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: onona
Get the kid a real shotgun.


39 posted on 01/20/2011 5:22:03 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: onona

The 835 I have is more of a bug out/sporty gun. They only sell long barrels for it. They are overbored, they are a 12 gauge but the entire length of the barrel is a 10 gauge. I am corrected constantly by people who don’t own one (Ticking me off to no end) that they are backbored and only the back part is a 10 gauge. They are wrong and never actually went to Mossberg’s website. They can’t shoot slugs through with smooth overbored barrels can shoot more powerful 3 1/2” shells.

The 590 is like the 500, but sleeker, sexyer, and you can add a magazine extention. You’re stuck with 5+1 with a 500, but how many would you need in a home invasion scenario?


40 posted on 01/20/2011 5:23:42 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: onona

If you go Saiga and want to get him something special, check out Marc Krebs of Krebs Customs. He pimps them out really nice.


41 posted on 01/20/2011 5:26:29 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: onona

I think a .45 handgun is more appropriate..........


42 posted on 01/20/2011 5:27:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: onona

Up side fully loaded, down side empty.


43 posted on 01/20/2011 5:28:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: onona

If you want a pistol grip: Knoxx Stocks Breacher grip. His girl/wife will love it.


44 posted on 01/20/2011 5:29:48 PM PST by xone
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To: Hot Tabasco

Considering I’m going to surprise him AND his mother, I better stick to a ‘sporting’ gun.

I’ll still need a place to sleep :) Too funny though.


45 posted on 01/20/2011 5:31:35 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: xone

That is wild !!

This stuff’s come a long way from my Ithaca model 66 single shot !


46 posted on 01/20/2011 5:34:18 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona

Here are my preferences (JMHO dont’cha know):

Centerfire Bolt Rifles: Winchester

Semi-Auto Centerfire Rifles: Remington

Rimfire Rifles: Marlin

Revolvers: Smith & Wesson

Semi-Auto Centerfire Pistols: Colt

Rimfire handguns: Ruger

Pump Shotguns: Remington

Semi-Auto Shotguns: Browning

Twice-Barreled Shotguns: Browning


47 posted on 01/20/2011 5:35:38 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (Ask the American Indian what happens when you don’t control immigration)
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To: wendy1946

Whoa....what IS that ? Very Cool


48 posted on 01/20/2011 5:36:55 PM PST by onona (ibada)
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To: onona
I better stick to a ‘sporting’ gun.

From my limited knowledge of the Citadel, it is basically a military based school with many of its graduates going on to military careers.

Historically, the proper firearm presented to a military officer is a .45...........

I'm prejudiced I guess, a good friend of mine gave his son a .45 upon his graduation from West Point................

He's your son so it's your call.........

49 posted on 01/20/2011 5:41:41 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: onona

That’s Beretta’s current hunting gun, 3.5” chamber, totally weatherproof, stainless and man-made materials throughout, advertised as self-cleaning which is close to truth, and a heavy spring and bleedoff valve so it can shoot the heaviest goose loads one day and the lightest target loads the next, which no other semiauto can really do. The $1000 - 1500 prices you see on Gunbroker.com are little more than cost of production, the thing is a loss-leader product. Beretta makes its money on fancy over/under skeet and sporting-clay guns costing substantially more than that.


50 posted on 01/20/2011 5:44:55 PM PST by wendy1946
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