View Full Version : Mossberg home security 8 shot pump shotgun

July 24, 2002, 12:05 PM
I was in my local Big 5 sporting good store and saw a Mossberg "Home Security" model short barrel pump shotgun with 8 shot capacity for only $209 brand new. I am very interested in getting it. Does anybody know about it and how good it is? I would like to get one with a changeable barrel length but man, this gun looks nice and comfy. I almost bought it, but decided that my first firearm should be a handgun so I got the handgun instead. I figure the wifey wouldn't be able to take the recoil. Anybody heard of this model? It simply said Mossberg Home security. Is it a good, reliable gun? Should I go back and get it? I've also seen a nice Maverick Pump Shottie that's almost identical to the Mossy, but I heard that they are a step down in quality. Thanks for input

Al Thompson
July 24, 2002, 12:27 PM
Welcome to TFL, Lo-khem. The Mossberg 500 series are fine guns.

FYI, there is a button with search on it. You can select the forem, term to be located and title or body of thread.

I just did this and loacted 249 threads. :D

Lots of good info out there.

Andrew Wyatt
July 24, 2002, 12:47 PM
I bought my mossberg from big 5, and it works just fine.

the actual model name is the 500 persuader, and the magazine only holds seven rounds.

It's a fine shotgun, and i prefer it to the 870 or the defender, but i'm left handed, which makes the 870 and defender safeties awkward.

July 24, 2002, 02:06 PM
I added a folding stock, so its REALLY compact...but even as it comes its real handy...The only shotguns I've ever owned were Mossberg 500s...Never had a problem with any of 'em, period

July 24, 2002, 02:23 PM
I am very pleased with my Persuader with the extended magazine.

You can get a 28" barrel as well for it. It's about $113 for the barrel.

I have been enjoying it. I use the longer barrel for trap shooting.


Dave McC
July 24, 2002, 02:48 PM
Mossies are good guns, $209's a good price. Your were right about the wife, a shotgun's not the best choice for non shotgunners, and the kick can scare people.

Suggestion, get good instruction and some practice before depending on any weapon...


July 24, 2002, 04:15 PM
sounds like i need to get it. What about Mavericks?

Andrew Wyatt
July 25, 2002, 11:37 AM
mavericks have a different safety location, but that's about it.

they'd be a better choice for a folding stock.

Dave R
July 25, 2002, 07:58 PM
Don't assume your wife cannot handle the recoil of a 12ga. Lots of petite women do very well with them. Start off with a very light load until she gets form right, and gets used to it. Then move up.

IIRC, the Mossy is a heavier shotgun, which reduces felt recoil.

Do you know how to tell a light load from a heavy load? (Hint, it has to do with the weight of the shot and the "drams equiv" of powder.) If not, ask away.

July 27, 2002, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Andrew Wyatt
mavericks have a different safety location, but that's about it.

Has this always been the case? I seem to recall working on Maverick for someone a few years ago, and I cant' recall. But I believe it was located on top just like the Mossys.