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I am an LEO and I am looking to buy a shotgun to carry in my unit. If we have a personal shotgun, we can carry it at all times. Otherwise, the department will assign them out only for certain assignments.

So, I am considering the Mossberg 500 "The Persuader". The reason is because it seems to meet my expectations as being a good shotgun and also inexpensive. I figure later on, I can sink more money into it with the "extras".

Has anyone had any experience with this gun??? any feedback about the gun???
 

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I just bought the 50420 for HD/SD (while camping, hiking).

Recoil is pretty harsh compared to other (longer barrel gas loaders) guns I've tried, so I'm mostly going to stay with low recoil shells.

I would have gone with the 9 shot version, but my GF preferred the lighter weight 6 shot. The pistol grip turns out to be pretty nice, and the adjustable stock means both she and I can adjust it to our comfort levels (about a 1' difference in arm span between us).

Since I haven't had it long, I can't tell you anything firsthand about longevity, but all of the anecdotal evidence suggests to me that it won't be an issue. The internals do seem slightly "looser" than the Remington 870 which we also closely checked out.

Tons of excellent accessories available for it.

So far I'm happy with it.
 

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I have had my Mossberg for a number of years and love the thing. Never had any kind of malfunction with it. To me the only downside is with the pistol grip, heavy load 00 buckshot does have a little kick to it. Nothing that can't be handled, but something you do notice.

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Very good shotgun for the $$$$, it aint a Benelli, but it's a whole lot cheaper and the BG don't care what gun a load of 00 comes out of!

Theres lots and lots of bolt-on accessories for them to change it to suit your needs as they become apparent and finances allow.

I say get it, ESPECIALLY if you can carry it on duty in the cruiser. You might not need it often, but you'l feel a WHOLE lot better if you do and it's there.

On a final note, don't discount the intimidation factor of a 12 gauge being "racked"
That noise has ended more than one fight before it ever started.
I know that may be old school, but it's true.
 

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I am an LEO and I am looking to buy a shotgun to carry in my unit. If we have a personal shotgun, we can carry it at all times. Otherwise, the department will assign them out only for certain assignments.
For a personal shotgun.......as an leo.....I'd get a shorty Saiga-12 with the collapsible stock...it was born to persuade bad guys.
 

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I've had the 500P for a very long time. I've since removed the pistol grip and replaced with a collapsable stock. Got a light mounted on front and a side saddle that holds six extra rounds. Now I'm gonna get a Blackhawk sling that holds 15 more. Total of 30 rounds at my disposal.
It has always fed perfectly with 2 3/4" and 3" shells and has always gone bang.
What more can you ask?:cool:
 

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I've got 3 Mossberg 500's (2 12's and a 20), I also have an 870 and used to have a Winchester 1200.

I slightly prefer my 870 over the 500's, I think it's just a bit smoother overall. But then I've had it and been shooting trap, skeet, hunting ect.. since ~1986.

The one big advantage of the 500 (besides the price) is the location of the safety, it is accessible easily to either left or right hand.

I would not get the persuader model with the pistol grip, I'd get the 50411, 50577, 50145, 50420, 50645, 50660, 50663, 50665, 50668, 51663,
 

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I personally prefer the 870 Police magnum but don't have a bad thing to say about the Mossberg 500. I have had Mossbergs and like them and had no problems at all.

I think you can trust your life to it.
 
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