Re: Mossberg MVP reviews/experience?
The hinged lip is so that it can feed from AR mags. There are several threads on here about the MVP. I spent a little time with one and overall I liked it. Depending on what you can get it for price wise and what you intend to do with it they can be nice. The trigger was okay, accuracy was decent o good with bulk ammo, and pretty good with match ammo.
If you are wanting a gun to build up, you don't want the MVP. If you want a bolt gun that will take your AR mags that you won't be changing up much, then it is a good contender.