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Old September 23, 2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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My New 500A Tactical (Say Hello to My Little Friend)

I just finished my latest project... This is my completed Mossberg 500A Tactical 12 gauge. I even did the smithing to add the Mossberg Ghost Ring sights... Yea me!



Here are the specs:
  • Base Mossberg 500A Cruiser Persuader 12 Gauge
  • 20 Inch Barrel Blue Finish
  • 8-Shot Capacity 12 Gauge (7+1) Up to 3” Magnum
  • Mossberg Ghost Ring Sights
  • ATI Shotforce Tactical 6-Position Pistol Grip Buttstock
  • ATI Adjustable Cheek Rest
  • TacStar Side Saddle 6-Shot Carrier
  • Of course 12 Gauge Winchester Military Issue 2 ¾” Shells
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Old September 23, 2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Cool gun, but are you sure about the 8 round capacity?? i think they're 5+1 with the 18.5" barrel.
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Old September 23, 2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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That looks longer than 18.5 - is it?

And, have you shot it to make sure your sights are correct?

nice job
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Old September 23, 2009, 04:26 PM   #4
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Can you take a close-up picture of the sights? Or at least POV picture from the rear sight?

Just wanna see what the sights look like. Thanks.

Nice shotty by the way.
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Old September 23, 2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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that's a 20 inch persuader. no way is it 18.5. looks good though. although that winchester buck is good for photography purposes only. definitely not my ammo of choice.
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Old September 23, 2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up guys... It is in fact a 20" barrel. I got a little cut and paste happy.
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Old September 23, 2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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What is the sling attached to on the front?
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Old September 23, 2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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Can you take a close-up picture of the sights? Or at least POV picture from the rear sight?

Just wanna see what the sights look like. Thanks.

Nice shotty by the way.
Here ya go...


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Old September 23, 2009, 05:43 PM   #9
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That looks longer than 18.5 - is it?

And, have you shot it to make sure your sights are correct?

nice job
I took it to the indoor range yesterday. I was super pleased that it shot POA at 35 yards... The furthest distance at this range.
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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Awesome, sights look great. Thanks for taking those pics.

Id like to put something along those lines on my Mav 88. That tiny gold ball that attempts to be some sort of sight aggravates the heck out of me everytime I take it to the range.
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:34 PM   #11
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the tiny gold ball is a bead...and I prefer it over every sight. I've shot and owned s-guns with all of them - ghost rings, optics, 3-dot, rifle. And nothing compares to a bead for me. Shotguns are meant to be pointed and shot instinctively, not aimed. The sights definitely aid in the precise use of slugs though.



Shotgun looks great though.
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:39 PM   #12
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Yes, I agree with most of your post...I just wish it was, lets say some sort of high-viz sight in green or red, rather than some lame gold bead thats all.
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Old September 23, 2009, 07:42 PM   #13
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check out a Meprolight Tritum bead or a hi-viz fiber optic sight that snaps onto your barrel. my next bead sight equipped gun will have one of those on it. the gold bead can be pretty lame in low light. i believe in just enough of the bead visible to assist with instinctive pointing. both those options are pretty cheap too (under 35 dollars). i do like the Ghost Rings though if you plan on shooting slugs alot.
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Old September 23, 2009, 08:11 PM   #14
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Yes, I agree with most of your post...I just wish it was, lets say some sort of high-viz sight in green or red, rather than some lame gold bead thats all.
Except, if you're pointing your gun and not aiming it, AND your focus is on your target and not the sight - as it should be - then a hi-viz is a non issue
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Old September 23, 2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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Cute.....

How does it shoot?.

A note, you forgot to add wear marks.....
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Old September 23, 2009, 08:26 PM   #16
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Just to add to the discussion above, I like my green hi-viz alot more than the stock gold-bead. But that's just me.

Nice gun OP.
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Old September 23, 2009, 09:17 PM   #17
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Cute.....

How does it shoot?.

A note, you forgot to add wear marks.....
It shoots dead on POA at 35 yards. That is the longest distance at the local indoor range.

What wear marks are you talking about? If they make it look more tactical, I'll add 'em.
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Old September 23, 2009, 09:21 PM   #18
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My mossber 500 with the 20'' barrel and tube holds 8+1 if I load 2 3/4 shells in it. The last round fits, but just barely.
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Old September 24, 2009, 10:04 AM   #19
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"Except, if you're pointing your gun and not aiming it, AND your focus is on your target and not the sight - as it should be - then a hi-viz is a non issue"

We lal have our preferences, chill out. The hi-viz works well for slugs and distance shooting, when you MUST AIM, while the gold bead struggles with that.
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Old September 24, 2009, 05:03 PM   #20
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Nothing barks "tactical" like a well worn in bunch of wear and well earned tear...


The above is many thousands of rounds into her life... But I hit where I aim be it day or night...
Just like a long distance extension of my fist...
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:55 PM   #21
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Wear marks show the gun is being used for more than Kewl Pics on the Net.

Brent, those stack up against Frankenstein's, and that's saying something....
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Old September 27, 2009, 09:35 AM   #22
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i like your bag, what kind is it? also where do you purchase the military issue shells? are they cheaper than the civilian version?
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Old September 27, 2009, 09:45 AM   #23
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Dave, I am considering a new barrel and action bars to go "stealthy" so the BG has no idea I really have a clue how to use it...
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Old September 27, 2009, 11:47 AM   #24
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Now that's really tacti-cool! I am not trying to say anything to dismiss your work, you did a good job.

I don't like those sliding stocks. I had one pull out some of my facial hair while shooting. It answered the question "What does this do that my fixed stock on the 590 can't?" It sucks.
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Old September 27, 2009, 08:17 PM   #25
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Brent, why change a winner?
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