You'd think that...but from everything I've seen they're about the same.What is the difference between the 500 and the 590? the reason im looking at the 590 is mainly because it is used in the military, therefore one would think its better at combat situations.
That's a good thought, but I keep my Mossberg for nightime HD. If the situation ever arises, I'm grabbing my 590A1 that sits in the corner of my bedroom and hunkering down. No need to shoot around corners- just cover the doorway. Anywhere else in the house, the pistol is always within arms reach.Unless you have reason to believe that your home is going to be overrun by droves of doves, then a shotty is probably not as close-quarters friendly as is a good handgun. I pitty the home invader that gets a face full of what one of my Glocks will introduce him to.
IF I were going to use one of my shotguns for h.d., it'd be a semi-auto, not a pump. Ever tried to fire a pump from around a barrier or from a prone position?
Can't speak for the 590 but I have two Mossberg 500's and also owned a Remington 870.IMO if you want a pump, there's only one: Remington 870. The Mossberg 590 is a decent setup, but the build quality just doesn't quite match the 870.
I agree. I sold my 870 to purchase a 500. I just like it better. I don't know why people knock Mossbergs. I look at them as the AK-47 of the shotgun world. They aren't as pretty as some of the others and yes they do rattle a little, but they are reliable and will tear up whatever they hit.Can't speak for the 590 but I have two Mossberg 500's and also owned a Remington 870.
The 870 is a fine shotgun but I preferred the 500's, so I kept them.
I have a Mossberg 500 for home defense. Why shotgun? Cause if I am nervous and shaky, I want to cover the wall with buckshot and not worry about pin point accuracy. Why pump? Because I've never owned a semi auto shotgun that never jammed and I want to be darn sure I've got more than one shot if someone's shooting back. As much as I love my XD, even when I had more handguns, they were backup to the scattergun for my home defense arsenal.
I beg to differ. I have a 20-year-old-plus Mossberg 500 with several (10?) thousands of rounds (everything from trap loads to 3" steel loads) and the only part to break on me has been the plastic safety button. $5 and 10 minutes took care of that.A 500 won't make it for thousands of rounds.