View Full Version : Did I get a decent Deal ? + Some Moss Questions

October 27, 1999, 10:04 PM
I just traded a old Taruas PT-908 9mm auto that I had paid $250.00 for originaly from a friend for a Mossberg 500 with the 20in barrel, 8 shot, Parkerized flat finish, metal heat shield, It also has a rear pistol grip. Plus four boxes of assorted shells. Did I come out OK?
I think I might want to get a standard rear grip later (Stock Synthetic style) about how much and where? Also which ammo for home defence? Thanks for any help. Stan.

October 29, 1999, 02:33 AM
StanA you did alright on the deal money wise.

As for the stock go to a few gun shows in your area and look around. There are usualy a few booths that have some synthetic stocks for the Mossberg 500 shotguns. Expect to pay around $50.00 for the rear stock alone.

Ammo if you live in an apartment get some
7 1/2 bird loads. They hit like a slug at close range under 10 feet but usually will not go through the wall and kill the neighbor. For more rural settings get some #4 buckshot good out to around 30 yards or so. Farther than that slugs are O.K. to aroun 60-70 yards with practice.

November 3, 1999, 02:10 AM
Sounds like a great deal on a good gun to me.You're wise to replace that stock with a non-pistol grip, full length synthetic version. The gun show search could be a economical route. But if it doesn't pan out, you can order a factory replacement from Mossberg. For contact information, go to:
www.mossberg.com (http://www.mossberg.com)

Also, you can check out good aftermarket stocks and other shotgun parts and accessories from Choate, which is where I got the magazine extension for my own Mossberg:
www.riflestock.com (http://www.riflestock.com)

And if your defense/tactical shotgun only has a bead sight on it, you might eventually consider upgrading to a ghost ring sight system. That's what I did, with an adjustable ghost ring rear and a tritium nightsight front mounted on the correct height ramp. Got mine, very well made unit, from:
www.mmcsight.com (http://www.mmcsight.com)



November 3, 1999, 02:37 AM
Thanks for every ones help! But I think I just screwed up like real bad! I was at a gun show in my state this weekend and they had a the plastic moss500 stock laying there and it was marked 35.oo bucks I was trying to be swave said I would give you 30.00 for it he said no. Well he had a attitude too like he could care less so I walked. I guess now after reading about the 50.00 bucks I am a bumb A**! Maybe I can find another good deal later a and try to live with the pistol grip for a while.

November 3, 1999, 01:59 PM
Your deal is fine. I found a black syn Mossberg buttstock for $40.63 from Brownells catalog #52. You can reach Brownells by going to www.brownells.com (http://www.brownells.com) or by calling 515-623-4000. The part number for that buttstock is #631-000-248 Buttstock, Syn, Field, Black $40.63.

Hope this helps.

November 3, 1999, 07:48 PM
Thanks Wallew! I will check them out. By the way last night I was cleaning my 500 and thought I would see how is the pistol grip was to take off. The allen head bolt is on there so tight! I am not sure how to break it loose? Are they normally that tight?

November 4, 1999, 03:26 AM
StanA the allen head screw shoudn't be screwed
on super tight it is a standard screw (righty
tighty lefty loosey). If you are worried about stripping the threads to get it off use some penetrating oil I like Kroil you can get it from Brownells. Put some on and let it soak for 20 minutes or so and it should back out fine.

November 5, 1999, 03:04 AM
The pistol grip on my M500 was screwed on "factory tight" when I bought it. I just applied extra force to the screw until it came loose. But then, I've been known to take an X-acto knife to my Glock, so... :)

BTW- Ya done good on the deal. Go with the shoulder stock.

[This message has been edited by boing (edited November 05, 1999).]

November 5, 1999, 03:13 PM
I replaced my standard synthetic black rear stock with a SpeedFeed II and have it just sitting out in the garage. I was thinking about cutting it down for the wife to shoot dove with, but it's too much trouble - she seems to do fine with the SpeedFeed and she gets some good tactical practice in, too.

I'd be willing to send it to you for $60 with the matching black synthetic forearm - I pay shipping to ConUS. Let me know if you're interested,

[This message has been edited by LongDuck (edited November 05, 1999).]

November 5, 1999, 07:45 PM
Thanks LongDuck for the offer butI really ony need a rear stock. You said something the made me think thought. I wonder if you can use a short Bantam stock like Mossberg has listed in there catalog on the 410 on the 500. I mean I now you can but is it any advantage over standard length? Standard stock just a tad shorter I don't know if it would be of any benefit though? Just thinking tactical? Seems like I read on here about a big guy wondering why they made it so long anyhow? I am 6 feet tall by the way. Or should I just buy a standard length stock. Just thinking of ideas to go to from my pistol grip thats on there now?