View Full Version : Maverick Model 88 12 Gauge

April 8, 2007, 04:06 PM
Just got a new one,, I need some opinions on it. :D

April 8, 2007, 04:51 PM
Thousands of opinions on this site, and The High Road, and Shotgun World forums. All of them good. Check them out. Go to Shotgun World's Mossberg forum for all the opinions you can read before your eyes blur. Good gun.

Do a search on this site or the others. Lots and lots of good opinions.

April 8, 2007, 09:29 PM
Absolutely love mine.......hard to believe they have bargains like that anymore.

April 11, 2007, 05:06 PM
Yup just a barer model of the mossberg 500 seems to be exactly the same action and if its good enough for the US military its good enough for me.

April 11, 2007, 05:49 PM
I have both a 500 and an 88. Honestly, side by side, they really are almost identical, except the maverick was 80 bucks less.

There have been a couple recent threads about the maverick if you want more opinions and a more detailed breakdown of it vs. the 500.

April 12, 2007, 01:25 AM
Those 88's are a great shotty! Got mine well used for about 100 bux at the local pawn shop. Never fails to go boom, and its fired a lot! of shells lol. I take it waterfowling, as I don't care much about it due to the price. Not pretty, but puts meat on the table!

April 13, 2007, 12:00 PM
I dont like em. I call them a "click" gun.

cause that's what I've seen em do ALOT when you pull the trigger.

April 13, 2007, 07:43 PM
Cannot be beat for the money, most excellent pump gun around, love mine

April 19, 2007, 12:10 AM
I bought a Maverick 88 used last December in Florida and I love it! I have two 870s, A Mossberg 835 Turkey Gun and a Mossberg 590 and I shoot the maverick the most. I paid nothing for it compared to the 590, which is my 'HD' gun, and it takes all the abuse I can give.

Just put three hundred rounds of 00 nine-pellet, slugs and #6 shot through it and it handled flawlessly. I can't say enough about it. It came with the heat shield, which I like, and a Speedfeed II stock. Nice and clean, good price, free Bulldog soft case. I'm going to buy my brother one for Christmas. They really rock. I'm a mad 870 guy but, hey, the price is right!

Enjoy it, shoot the Hell out of it!

Average Joe
April 19, 2007, 09:16 PM
Since you already bought one, our opinion really doesn't matter. But, you did well, its a great shotgun.