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ramp_tech
April 20, 2009, 12:21 AM
Just got me a Mossy Maverick88 and I am looking for a collapsible stock, pistol grip, and some kind of red-dot scope sight or night sight. I am also interested in a shorter barrel, my buddy offered to cut it for me; be honest with you, I don't trust him.

Any suggestion on where to get them? and what brand?
What do you put on yours? I am not very grease-orientated, so I guess they have to be easy to install.

http://www.armasmagnum.com/images/5-MAVERICK88.jpg

Regolith
April 20, 2009, 03:13 AM
I would say leave it alone, actually. Run it how it is for several hundred rounds, then see what you think you might need to change.

A pistol grip on a shotgun doesn't really increase the ergonomics of it at all, particularly for that model. It makes reaching the slide release harder, and if you don't have a shoulder stock on it as well, it can be very slow to use and hard to aim properly. It also makes getting low to the ground tougher.

A night sight might not be a bad idea, though. A "True Glow" replacement bead can be had for fairly cheap at most gun stores and will help with low-light amplification; something that works in no-light will cost a bit more. Red-dot sights and/or tritium sights can be pretty costly for good ones, and I don't really know enough about them to make a suggestion. You'd also probably need a gunsmith to install them, as the receiver would need to be drilled and tapped to mount the sights.

ramp_tech
April 20, 2009, 10:00 AM
and if you don't have a shoulder stock on it as well, it can be very slow to use and hard to aim properly.

I wasn't planning on removing the shoulder stock.

A night sight might not be a bad idea, though. A "True Glow" replacement bead can be had for fairly cheap at most gun stores and will help with low-light amplification; something that works in no-light will cost a bit more. Red-dot sights and/or tritium sights can be pretty costly for good ones, and I don't really know enough about them to make a suggestion. You'd also probably need a gunsmith to install them, as the receiver would need to be drilled and tapped to mount the sights.

I figure it going to be expensive, that's why I wanted to buy online and have the smith install it later.

Thanks man.

Still in the hunt for suggestions.

wnycollector
April 20, 2009, 08:03 PM
I have the exact same shotgun that you have in your post. It is a great shotgun for the $$$! Keep the stock on it and buy a shorter barrel.
There are 2 good choices here http://www.maverickarms.com/pages/barrels.htm
the 20" rifle sighted barrel if you have the 8 shot model or the 18" plain barrel if you have the 6 shot model.

+1 on the hi-viz sight suggestion!

Greg_TX
April 20, 2009, 10:53 PM
Just curious - how long is the length of pull on your factory stock? In other words, does it feel like you have to reach a bit for the trigger? My 500 Persuader had one with a 14+" LoP and it felt like it was designed for a gorilla. Choate has a couple of adjustable stocks, with and without pistol grips. I ended up getting a Blackhawk Spec-Ops adjustable with a pistol grip - I picked that for the recoil damping feature. The problem now is the comb is too high and it's hard to sight down the barrel now, so I'm looking for a taller sight kit to fix that. One thing leads to another ... :rolleyes:

sectshun8
April 24, 2009, 03:55 PM
ramp_tech,

Here's an image of my Mav88 with a collapsible shoulder stock, pistol grip, AND red dot. Any questions, PM me.

http://a856.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/101/l_b01912a92d75c2388305c8229c0f56cf.jpg

http://a168.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/92/l_c35c22f849dfe8a83a13b89af923ffb7.jpg