View Full Version : Which Mossberg preferred for home defense?

July 29, 2000, 03:28 AM
The subject line basically says it all. Whaddya think folks?

Patrick Graham
July 29, 2000, 08:51 AM
Mossy 500 with 18 inch barrel.

The next logical question is "What pistol grips should I put on?" :) but I won't ask that question.. I wouldn't want to start anything.

Dave McC
July 29, 2000, 09:02 AM
Why change now, Pat(G)?....

A short bbled version would work just fine, w/o all the bells/whistles/Fuzzy dice/fender skirts. Next purchases should be ammo and range fees. After you burn up some ammo, then you might see a need for some sort of mod or accessory.

One more time,ANY reliable shotgun of at least two shot capacity is a HD weapon of humongous potential in TRAINED, competent hands...

Badger Arms
July 29, 2000, 09:04 PM
Sorry about double post.

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Badger Arms
July 29, 2000, 09:05 PM
A short barrelled version is fine. No pistol grips, PLEASE! I prefer the parkerized version myself. Any one will do you fine though. I second the recommendation to buy lots of ammo to practice with. Concentrate on the elimination of short-stroke and pattern the gun with your chosen load at realistic engagement distances to know what it's capable of.

July 30, 2000, 01:59 AM
I have a Mossberg 500 Persuader which works well for me. They are a bargain as far as I am concerned. I got mine at Wal-Mart for $197. 20", holds 8 shells. I have never had any problems with mine, and have shot about 400 rounds thru it. Hope this helps. Opie

July 31, 2000, 07:42 AM
Either the 500 or 590 will do quite well. I've never used their semi-auto defense gun so I won't opine on them.


Justin T. Huang, Esq.
late of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

August 1, 2000, 03:02 PM
For use within the home, a shotgun is pretty bulky/clumsy. That said, I have the 590 nearby.

G. Kennedy
August 1, 2000, 03:51 PM
If I had to pick a Mossberg it would be the 590A1. Steel safety and triggergroup, thicker barrel and it has beefier extractors as opposed to the other Mossbergs

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Ned Roundtree
August 1, 2000, 09:27 PM
I second that 590A1. Excellent HD gun.