View Full Version : Maverick 88 Security?

April 14, 2009, 02:19 AM
I am in the market for a home defense shotgun and my local shop has a couple of Maverick 88 security. They were marked between $299~$379.

They have blue finish with synthetic stocks, pump action & 18~22" barrels.
I believe that they were produce by Mossberg and they are the cheaper version of a 500 field.

For owners, what do you think of them? Are they as reliable as the Remmy 870? My uncle is trying to talk me into a Remington 870 express instead, but I don't want to pay that much for a shotgun.

April 14, 2009, 02:40 AM
The Maverick series are very good shotguns and the only difference between them and the Mossberg 500 are the position of the safety.

I have a field model with the 28" barrel and I love it.

My 88 was far more reliable then my bro's 870 super mag, in fact my bro is selling his 870 to a friend and is going to buy a 8-shot 88.(and have about $200 left for ammo.)

Don't let me talk you out of the 870 if it is what you want get it but I would recommend that you get the 88 instead.

However if your shop is asking $299-379 they are very over priced, my local dealer after his fee can get the 8-shot model for $205 plus tax.


April 14, 2009, 02:59 AM
both are great choices for what your looking for. just handle both and see which you prefer shooting. i myself dont mind either

April 15, 2009, 08:14 PM
Great gun but yeah those prices are high. I paid $229 for the 6 shot Security. Those sound more like 500 prices.

April 15, 2009, 08:35 PM
Way HIGH for a Maverick...

April 15, 2009, 10:00 PM
Going price for the Mossberg is about $300 NIB out the door and Maverick is about $250 out the door in these parts of the country

April 15, 2009, 10:09 PM
-$200 in walmart for the Mav 88 with 28 inch barrel and accu-choke with a mod.
18 inch barrel is +/- $100. That gives a variety of uses for 300 or sell the 28 inch new with choke for 85 bucks.

April 15, 2009, 10:24 PM
I found one in Walmart for $199 with the 28" barrel.

If I do pick it up, where an I get a shorter barrel for cheap?? :confused:I will probably ended up using it for both HD and trap.

April 15, 2009, 10:38 PM
For that price I want an Remington 870 or a Mossy 500 or 590.

April 16, 2009, 05:15 PM
Bought my Mav 88 HD at Academy Sports last fall for $179 NIB.