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Old October 15, 2012, 09:04 PM   #26
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LIke Lee said, get what feels best.....
The one that is more fun to shoot will get practiced with more
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Old October 16, 2012, 10:47 PM   #27
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convert 500a mossberg to a good house gun

need help changing 500a mossberg to house gun
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:43 AM   #28
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need help changing 500a mossberg to house gun
You should start a new thread, but all you need is a short barrel. Some would say that a 28" barrel is good enough.

If you want all that other stuff (light, pistol grip stock, fancy sights, sidesaddle, sling) that is up to you but many find that cool looking stuff is not needed.
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Old October 17, 2012, 06:54 AM   #29
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I would (and have) choose the mossberg. The set up of the controls is a deal breaker for me with the 870. Factor in the price and slightly better tactical aftermarket support, the mossberg wins. The 590 is a beefed up 500. Whats not to love. I have 1000's of round through my 500s. They work flawlessly
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Old October 17, 2012, 08:12 AM   #30
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mossberg 500a conversion

how do you start a new thread? this is my first time using this type format
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:41 AM   #31
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I think the 870 police models cost too much for what you get. Yes they are nice, but not a good value for the $.

I'd say go with the 870 express or "tactical" model knowing they're not as nice as the police model, but still plenty good enough. 590 is really good too. If you go with the 590, don't get a pistol grip on it, very awkward with the otherwise good top mounted safety.

Also, with the 590, I think you know this from your post, but the 590A1 is unique compared to the other 590s. As far as the blackwater editions go, I don't "get" those.

I like both 870s and 590s. Please don't judge the mossbergs by their HORRIBLE website. Wow, that was rough.
No brass. No ammo.

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Old October 17, 2012, 09:45 AM   #32
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I like the plain-Jane Mossberg 590 A1,2269,2274
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Old October 17, 2012, 11:05 AM   #33
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590! . J/k theyre both good.
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Old October 17, 2012, 03:17 PM   #34
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La Nelson, you HAVE a House gun.

Some House Guns I know of that were used successfully include....

An LC Smith 16 gauge SxS with 26" barrels.

A Remington Model 11 with a 28" barrel.

Sundry Model 97s and 12s with long barrels.

A Ithaca SBT with 34" barrel.

And, from personal experience, an 870 with 30" goose barrel.

All you need installed now on your 870 are a fresh set of wear marks.
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