View Full Version : Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser tactical

January 16, 2011, 07:02 AM
my mossberg 500 12 ga. has heat chield, pistol grip handle and forend. top picatinny rail and bottom rail with green laser. i dont like shooting anything other than bird shot or 2 3/4 buckshot because of killer recoil on wrist. looking for a good but inexpensive stock with shoulder and pistol grip. any ideas for a web site?

January 16, 2011, 07:42 AM
I had the same set-up as you and the same problem except my mossy was a 20ga. I bought 2 stocks and like them both very much, a knoxx spec-ops recoil reducing stock and it works very well. 2nd I bought a hogue 12" LOP stock (no pistol grip) and it is also fantastic. I tried ATI products and I didn't like them at all, YMMV.

January 16, 2011, 07:43 AM
what did you pay for the knoxx though? there like over $150 right?

January 16, 2011, 08:54 AM
You can get the recoil reducing stocks for under $130 (very well worth it in my opinion).



Or you can get the one just like it but without the recoil reducing feature for just under $100.

January 16, 2011, 09:20 AM
thank you much!

January 16, 2011, 01:18 PM
Actuating the safety on a 500 will be more difficult if you go with a pistol grip.

January 16, 2011, 03:01 PM
It was $107 at cheaper than dirt, and it shipped very fast. I was very impressed with their service.

February 14, 2011, 10:17 PM
I just got a Persuader Tactical and installed a Weaver top rail and red dot laser, but I also want to attach a flashlight under the front. Unfortunately the heat shield is attached upfront and has two bolts there. Anyone know what rail/ring etc... to buy to put in that location to install a flashlight under the front? I was going to fabricate one myself out of metal, but thought surely someone has already figured it out and has it for sale.:rolleyes:

February 14, 2011, 11:23 PM
+1 on a buttstock. A great way to ruin a pump shotgun is by getting a pistol grip.

February 15, 2011, 01:24 PM
Anyone know what rail/ring etc...

Try cdmgear.com

+1 on a buttstock. A great way to ruin a pump shotgun is by getting a pistol grip

Absolutely....with any pistol grip, your wrist is still going to get the recoil

Mossberg makes aftermarket stocks for their guns - get the regular stock and you'll be fine, unless you just want the "tactical" look

Dave McC
February 17, 2011, 09:18 AM
"ruin a pump shotgun".....

Not really, but having a PGO can ruin a potential fine shotgunner.

I have tried sundry aftermarket stocks for my 870s. A wood version is still the best, IMO, because it has 200 years of R&D behind it.Wood's also quite easy to alter if there's a fit problem.

I'd start there, after doing a hook shot into the waste receptacle with that PG.

February 17, 2011, 10:18 AM
I've had my Mossberg for probably 17-18 yrs.. I got the Cruiser combo, and I don't remember if I've ever even put the PG on it.
Mine is the 20" barrel with the full length mag. I forget how many "regular" 12ga shells it holds... maybe 8? It holds either 5 or 6 of the 3" OO Buck loads (S&B, I think) that I bought when they were having a sale several years back. These are the long, clear roll crimped loads, and they sort of KICK :eek: I can't imagine firing one with a PG.
Personally, the ONLY reason I could see for having a PG on it would be if I was carrying it in a vehicle, and planned on having to fire it out a window. Can't imagine why I'd be doing that, so the PG stays on the shelf.
The handling, and "pointability" of it is just so much better with the shoulder stock on it. It gives you a reference point for hip shooting, and helps tame the recoil somewhat, by gripping with your strong side elbow while firing.
By the way, my Mossberg has NEVER failed to feed or fire. It's been utterly dependable, even though only I clean it once every year or so (whether it needs it, or not :rolleyes:)

edit: I forgot to add, I even took it pheasant hunting up in Iowa one year.. it was the only shotgun I had at the time. Talk about raising some eyebrows... "you're gonna use a RIOT GUN for pheasant??" funny stuff.
It worked well, as long as the shots weren't beyond about 25-30yds or so.

February 17, 2011, 10:55 AM
I think you will find more pistol grips in folks "parts bins" than installed and in use... Me? Yep I got one in my gun cleanin' box...


March 6, 2011, 01:57 AM
I simply installed a Knoxx breachersgrip. Works great. I mainly use bird shot and reduced recoil 00.

March 6, 2011, 05:30 PM
I think I paid about $135 for Knoxx w- shipping, tax, etc from Cabela's.

Shoulda checked CheaperThanDirt! :mad:

PG is parts bin...

March 8, 2011, 04:56 PM
I bought the Knoxx spec-op grip for my Mossberg Maverick and am very happy with it. Mine is the “breacher” grip I believe; the one with the wire stock that folds over the top of the gun. It has a cam and spring in the pistol grip which lessens the recoil by about 50-60%. On their site they show firing a 12 gage single handed.