Hello /k/ommandos! Sorry if this question has been asked a bunch before...
I'm in the mood for a home defense shotgun and I'm thinking I want a Mossberg 5** Tactical in 12ga. I like the appearance of it, it seems like a solid comfortable weapon and reliable for dealing with the chimpocalypse.
My question is, what is the difference I'm going to see between the Mossberg 500 Tactical, the 590 Tactical and the 590A1 Tactical?
Best as I can tell, component makeup.
Am I as a regular non /k/ommando consumer going to notice a realistic difference between these three worth the extra cost? Again, home defense and standard range target shooting for fun.
I have the 590 and it is a great scatter gun. Got it for 250 with the Knox stock from an old guy that bought it to hunt but couldn't handle 12ga anymore.(Bought it, he ran 1 tube through on a factory stock, one tube with the Knox) The fit is loose (as it should be on a Mossberg), I like the heat shield for aesthetics. I can highly recommend the stock as well if you plan on feeding it a lot of 3".
Get Federal Premium 2_3/4" #4 Buckshot. This is the load the FBI HRT uses. Hit your target instead of worrying about what will penetrate the walls in your shitty apartment. ANY load worth using to defend yourself will punch through drywall like it isn't there. ANY load that doesn't penetrate several layers of sheetrock will fail to incapacitate Treyvon when it is needed.
Go to a fucking range and shoot cheap import 00 buck until you get gud. Then when you need to use the Federal #4, you will find it's recoil rather pleasant and controllable.
#4 Buck is pretty uncommon. I usually visit walmarts and small gun shops looking for .22 or other ammo deals. I think i've seen #4 twice over the last 10 years.
If you use a tacticool stock for an HD shotgun youre going to have a bad time defending yourself in court when your jury consists of soccermoms.
Now with that said I dont plan on using my scattergat for HD so do you guys really recommend the ATI stock or Knoxx stock? Im debating on going with a tacticool shotgun, leaving it how it is, or maybe find sexy wood furniture.
Also what are some hot loads I can find easily? I have target some 2 3/4 target loads and they are wimpy.
Get some 3" magnum shells, heavier and faster the better.
Pic unrelated, they're soft recoil HD loads.
Pretty much this
I've only had my shotgun for like a week and a half but all the loads ive seen walmart carry are target loads or birdshot. I dont think they even have any buckshot at my walmart
Where can I find this "cheap import 00 buck" you speak of?
They even got rid of their fucking AR-15 and HD shotguns. Its just fudd shit now and I live in a gun friendly state too
So I don't get it. I'll have to shop around the actual gun shops I guess if I wanna find shotgun loads that aren't shit.
>bill of needs
I have the 590A1 and the heavy barrel, metal trigger guard, metal safety and bayonet lug are totally worth it to me. Oh also dat dere ghost ring setup.
Pic related, my 590A1
Just the standard stock that came with it. All I did to it so far was add the bayonet, old sling I had laying around and a laser light combo with pressure switches cause why have naked Tri rails? Fuck if I know what else to put on the other two rails. Was thinking about a sidesaddle for more shells on the gun but I already have a 50rd shoulder slung bandolier and sidesaddle a are more weight on the gun / prone to breakage unless you use the Velcro setup.
Oh and I have a tritium front blade but haven't installed it.
YA okay there buddy keep pretending you live in a gun friendly state while liberals swarm to Florida to play on the beach and the urban youth infest your cities.
May I remind you that zimzam was in court to see if he maybe he murdered treyvon.
Man Bersa Thunders are so fucking sexy
and good luck finding one that isnt $300 or more now. Fuck I'd pick one up but for $300 I could get a much better handgun.
Nothing wrong with .380 anon. Hell +p is on par with standard 9mm for force and +p+ is a tad better. Also, with the ad Ent of more modern JHP ammo, you can get .380 that expands by over 70%.
It's a cool gun but hardly the best HD option. It's essentially a double barrel with a pump action. Reliable enough but really just get her a maverick 88 or Mossberg 500 if she's choosey
Best I can find locally at all shops is:
"Mossberg 590 Pump 12Ga 3" 20" Blue 6 Position Collapsible Stock Cylinder 3" 9Rd Flex Bead 51672"
Sound about right or would I be better off trying to find it online and have an FFL receive it for $40-50
This screenshot claims you can convert a Maverick 88 to an ersatz 590 by swapping barrels and magazine tubes...
...really? 'Cause that sounds brilliant. Has anyone tried that?
How come in the side shell holders people put 3 face up, 3 face down? Is it just tacticool or is there some reason
Most people do it for tacticool because it looks cool.
But the real reason is taking in consideration how you're reloading. If you're loading the tube mag you want to pull the shells down. If you're loading a shell through the ejection port, you want to pull up and insert over the top of the gun.
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I've been using the a-zoom snap caps but they get chewed up pretty easily. You might want to check out the ones on ebay because they're usually cheaper too.