My newest shotgun.
I received a generous Christmas Bonus from my employer and went straight to the the store.
I decided on a Mossy500 Field & Deer combo, with dual comb.
Thought it would be a great start to my new Jack of All Trades shotgun.
I've been wanting a shotgun that I could do almost anything with.
Skeet/Trap & other range fun, hunting feathers-n-fur and Home Defense.
To do this I was going to choose between the Mossberg 500 & Remington 870, both excellent shotguns.
The Mossberg 500 won out.
Cost was one factor as I could buy a combo and add another barrel, cheaper than I could with the Remington.
Ergonomics also came into play, I like the 500's safety better, much more natural to me, and the slide release on the 500 is much easier too.
The Mossberg being lighter was also a Pro.
28" ported smoothbore, VR, dual bead sight and it came with 3 accu-chokes, skeet/mod/full.
24" rifled with porting and cantilever scope mount.
I also want my new Jack of All Trades, as my bedside boomstick.
So I ordered a Security barrel, 18.5" cylinder bore with brass bead sight.
Not being happy with just the 18.5" barrel, I felt I needed to take the bedside boomstick to the next level, and bought a few upgrades.
1) I decided to upgrade the bead sight to a night sight.
2) The shoddy plastic safety was sticky and felt like crud, I wanted a
Meprolight Tritium Tru-Dot to go on the 18.5" Security barrel.
Had to make a shim in order to get it to index, bit of a PITA.
But once done it is very satisfactory, nice white dot in full light and bright green in low/dark light.
Vang Comp oversized safety button.
I like it a lot... Easy to install, looks and feels good.
Really smoothed out the safety and provides a very positive tactile feel.
Orange anodized aluminum mag follower.
Meh... I was hoping it would be brighter/glossier than pictured, but it was almost exactly as pictured.
A bit of buyers remorse, wish it was cheaper, but I'm satisfied overall.
Could live without it.
Next up is a heat shield for the 18.5" barrel.
Heat Shield Mossberg 500 590 12 Ga Synthetic Black
Pics when I get it... If I get it.