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Posted on 03/14/2011 5:09:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron
Am asking some advise on the MOSSBERG SECURITY 12-GA. 8-SHOT SHORT BARREL PUMP SHOTGUN. I bought a Stoeger P350 a while back and now know that there is a problem with double feeds. Consequently I have no confidence in the gun if I should need it in an emergency.
Big 5 has these on sale for $289.99.....comments please??
Ping for your advise....
I’ve had one for years, and it has NEVER failed me. Mine fires 3 inch shells.
I got 3 of them before obama took office I love them one for each entrance to the house made a nice shotgun cozy for each of them
It is about as good as any. They don’t have the solid feel of the Remington 870 but they work fine.
Sorry to hear the Stoeger tries to two fist shells.
Check the loading ramp and associated springs for tension or wear.
The Mossy seems ot be max of three inch.
The 3.5” Mossberg has always been the Ultimag not the 500.
Hey Al....funny, that’s when I bought mine too...hmmm.
Three Mossbergs or three Stoegers?
They aren't fancy but they're all gun!
Buy one. No, check that, buy two. Mossbergs are outstanding buys for the money. If you can find the model with the ghost ring sight system that’s the one you want.
I love mine. Simple design, incredibly rugged, does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It shoots up to 3” shells.
Never cared for Stoegers. Mossbergs aren’t Remingtons, but they don’t need to be. They’re solid and go bang, everytime. Just for less money. I belive that 3” is the limit on these. 3.5 would jump too much in a home defense situation....IMO.
Seems to be a common problem, as far as I can tell...no fix that I have found so far though.
Too bad, nice gun otherwise.
Post ten, mad_as_he$$ knows of a fix.
I've searched but can't find any answers.
I used to have a 500A1 with parkerized, ghost ring sights. Carried 1 + 8 in the gun and 4 on the stock. Goes up to 3” but no 3 1/2.
Had it just about 11 years like other people around here. No misfeeds or other problems except I lost it in a terrible fishing accident.
Is the Remington really that much better?
This is strictly for home defense.
LOL, I'll prolly lose mine too on Lake Mead, next week.
I really hate when that happens!!
No, it just costs more because of the name.
Notice that Mossberg is much more heavily into SP guns. For you, me, the Cops and the military.....
Proud owner for over 15 years. Never had a misfeed, misfire, or double feed. It has been about the most reliable 12 ga I’ve ever owned. Nothin’ fancy. Just good, workable hardware.
I outfitted mine with a Pachmyr Vindicator kit, and I’ve had it close by ever since...
I used to teach skeet at a Southern University. The school provided 3 model 870 Remingtons for those who didn’t have their own gun.
I once did some rough calculations and those guns probably had around 200,000 rounds each through them. One of the guns had developed a slight problem in that maybe once a week, it would allow a shell to come past the shell stop which jammed the gun.
Those guns were incredibly tough.
I lost both of my Ruger 10/22’s in a terrible turkey attack incident.
Had the exact problem you are describing on my P-350, took it back where I bought it and they sent it back with a description of what the problem was. Got it back 10 weeks later, the detent ball was not allowing the barrel to be fully seated when the mag cap was screwed down, they replaced the ball and the gun has worked fine since then. be as detailed as you can, I even sent pictures of the jams along with the detailed description.
Passing along a gun that has a problem to an unsuspecting person is not the answer. I hope this helps.
Look for p350 guy, he has all the tricks. You will have to get an account to email him but he is a good guy and knows the gun inside and out.
Thank you, that is exactly what I'm looking for.
Now I'm getting excited!!
The 500 will shot 2 3/4” and 3” shells. It’s a good choice, and is a good value for the money. If you can swing it, get a 590A1. It’s the 4WD version of the 500.
The 930 spx is a nice model too, if you want a semi-auto 8 shot.
Check out the Mossberg 930 SPX.
Wow FRiend, thank you so much for the info!
I have to tell you though, I think I’ll go ahead and get the Mossberg and keep the Soeger as a second.
Once the confidence is lost, it’s hard to get back....
BTW, I have the Cougar 8000F too, sweet pistol.
I have one as well.. mine will fire the 3” no problem. I also have a Rem 870 which I love.. but it was more expesnive that that. That’s a decent deal.. I say go with it.
Okay, stop teasing me.....drooling ;)
Thanks eXe....I think you and I discussed this problem some time back?
I also have a Rem 870 that was passed down from my dad. Its probably 40 years old but hasnt seen shell in 20. Someday I’ll take it to a gun smith to have it checked out.
Mossburg 500 is a good value and reliable as Hell.
In addition to the Mossberg 500, if you find yourself in a situation with LOTS of ‘zombies’, I also recommend a Saiga12 with a 20 round drum. Those are also very reliable, as long as you are using higher powered shells.(from my experience anyway)
I’m sold....heeheee, I feel like a kid....is it tomorrow yet?
read your comment and was left wondering what a “shotgun cozy” is...?
Can you help me with that...
We've had one outing with it, and plan on another tomorrow or Wednesday. Simple, easy to work with. Ours came with the long 'bird hunting' barrel and the short 'home defense' barrel. The 20 G handles both 2 1/2" and 3" shells. We bought four boxes of skeet shot for practice and have some #4 load for home defense, being as I'm not big on painting and drywall repair ---- believe me, even such a lightish load in 20G will do the trick and save a whole lotta home repair and blood spatter removal.
Following this post, I'm going to pop up some 'tutorial' Youtubes I archived showing ease of loading, cleaning, etc.
Enjoy -- I did my research and the Mossberg 500, for the price, was the way to go.
You are welcome. Hope he solves it for you. I agree about the confidence thing. I have sold many cars once they let me down!!!
As for the gun, if that's what you want, that's what I want for you.
The Mossberg is a fine weapon.
At $289 it is reasonably priced.
As others have said, it will do 3” shells.
3.5” shells are of very limited utility. The only “real” reason for 3.5’s was when we were forced to use steel shot on ducks and geese, and steel shot basically sucks at delivering consistent kills at longer ranges compared to lead.
The 500/590 specs:
If you really, really, really have to have 3.5” shells, you’d best go with a Mossberg 835:
BTW - if you’ve never fired a 3.5” 12ga loaded with lead shot... you might want to work your way up to it. I regularly shoot a .338 with 210 and 250gr pills... plenty of recoil that, and by comparison to the .338, a 3.5” shell out of a Mossberg 835 really makes me flinch. The 835 is a heavier gun than the 500 by a fair bit, too.
Other pump guns to consider are the Remington 870 and Ithica 37. IMO, the older Ithica 37’s were superior pump guns, slicker in action, lighter, faster-pointing.
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