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Old October 23, 2009, 04:05 PM   #2
hogdogs
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I want to know what is the advantage of going with the 590SP over the 500?
The ability to add a mag extension...
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What is the real differnce in the 500 vs the 590SP?
The mag tube is open like an 870 so you can add mag tube extension. The 590 has a cast aluminum trigger guard and a metal safety button.
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What is the real differnce in the 500 vs the 590SP?
No unless you mean cash outlay.
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Would the 500 be a good combat shotgun or should I go to the 590SP for that?
6 well placed rounds from the 500 is plenty for my first volley...
I have never had mine fail under hard use.
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What is the internal differnces of the 500 vs 590SP?
Only the cast body on the trigger group... far as I know.
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What are the differnces in receivers of the 500 and 590SP?
None...
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What are the differnces in barrels of both models?
Thicker on the 590 (heavier) and the lug is a ring that fits over the mag tube...
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If I go with the 500 can I update it with parts from the 590?
Yep... The metal safety button and cast trigger group can be swapped... The only one I would consider is the metal safety button but I don't seem to need it bad enuff to swap it and my 500 is my only HD gun and it is over 20 years old...
Brent
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