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i need help from people who know shotguns

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sorry if these types of threads are forbidden, idk if they are or not. if so then delete and ill get the point.

but anyway im looking to buy a shotgun, mostly for home protection. ive come across this mossy..

[img]http://www.e-gun.net/guns/20709-1.jpg[/img]


for around 300 plus tax. not from that site though. my main question is if anyone here knows a thing or two about mossbergs , fill me in, beacuse the there are so many types of 500's out there and i cant really find the differences. i tried google searching but never really get an answer. under 500 is my price range for one and ive read that mossbergs are very reliable. any knowledge of them would be appreciated.
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it's great in L4D.

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The 500 is a lot like Remington's 870, a standard patrol shotgun. No frills, does the job. Any pump shotgun you are looking into will be utterly reliable as you are manually forcing the next round into the chamber. They all operate the same.
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The Remi 870 is a nice shotgun.

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Benellis are top of the line and this one is under $500

[img]http://www.benelliusa.com/assets/silos/medium_png/silo_1004_nova_12_syn_standard_defense.png[/img]
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Whatever you get, make sure you place it deep in your shoulders

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I'm looking at a .410 for my wife.

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[quote name='Tom Cat' timestamp='1354811370' post='2034040']
Benellis are top of the line and this one is under $500

[img]http://www.benelliusa.com/assets/silos/medium_png/silo_1004_nova_12_syn_standard_defense.png[/img]
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ive heard that they are, but i meant to type under 400, my fault. idk though ive looked into benelli but ive always liked mossberg for some reason. i should look into them more though

[quote name='h0llywood' timestamp='1354811545' post='2034048']
Whatever you get, make sure you place it deep in your shoulders
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im a brute so i dont think i should have a problem with recoil lol

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another thing.. i prefer a pump action

the sound of a shotgun cocking is usually enough to scare the shot outta someone

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I prefer the Mossberg 500 and 590 over the 870 for several reasons. I prefer the location of the safety on the mossbergs, dual extractors vs.the 870's single extractors, and the mossbergs have a non spring loaded shell elevator. However,the Mossberg's fit and finish are not as good as the Remingtons. You really can't go wrong buying either one.
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[quote name='Rocky' timestamp='1354813445' post='2034133']
another thing.. i prefer a pump action

the sound of a shotgun cocking is usually enough to scare the shot outta someone
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I would not rely on a cocking sound to scare a bad guy.
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[quote name='awdeansr' timestamp='1354813968' post='2034155']
I would not rely on a cocking sound to scare a bad guy.
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never said i would rely on it, but its a good scare tactic..

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1354811662' post='2034057']
I'm looking at a .410 for my wife.
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gonna pay a lot for the shells

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She's shot a 12 guage before and that was way too much for her. I was thinking a side by side .410 or 20 gauge

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I got the Mossberg 500 20ga for my wife a couple years ago... It is a great gun...

The one nitpicky thing I am dealing with right now is the safety slide has a screw in it that you can't loosen without a lot of trouble... Hers got loose at one point, so I tightened it... I realized I tightened it too much, and went to loosen it again and realized I couldn't... Gonna have to take a dremel to it now to fix it up...


and no, that second paragraph is not what she said...

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1354817329' post='2034282']
She's shot a 12 guage before and that was way too much for her. I was thinking a side by side .410 or 20 gauge
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get her a 20 bro

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or at least a gun with a 410/22lr barrel combo...

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Yeah I've seen a few youth sized 20 gauges

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I've got a 'maverick 88' which is basically a moss 500 only made with Mexican parts in Texas. No frills, and got it brand new less than 200 bucks at the walmart. 18.5" barrel ordering the longer one later.
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[img]http://www.freewebs.com/weapontry/usas12b.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Rocky' timestamp='1354814338' post='2034175']

never said i would rely on it, but its a good scare tactic..
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No offense, but with my security weapons I always have a round in the chamber ready to go - no need to do anything more than flick off the safety and pull the trigger.

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[quote name='Tom Cat' timestamp='1354833200' post='2034754']


No offense, but with my security weapons I always have a round in the chamber ready to go - no need to do anything more than flick off the safety and pull the trigger.
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None taken. I'd prefer not to because I have a 2 1/2 yo daughter that gets into everything. I have a few pistols and the only one that stays loaded and chambered is my glock 22 that I carry on a daily basis.

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Actually I have two loaded and chambered.. I put one in a safe place downstairs so that my wife can get to it quickly if I'm not home.

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If I had kids around yes it would definately be a different setup for me

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my 2 year old can shoot the wings off a gnat at 20 yards... y'all get your young'uns in check!
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