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I know I'm a little late to show.

But I've just heard of the Mossberg 500 JIC Just In Case Shotgun .

It comes in different flavors.

1. the Mariner - which is stainless
2. and the plain black model.

Does anyone have any experience with either of these shotguns?

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It's a Mossberg 500; it's a solid, dependable 12ga shotgun.

As for the "JIC" package...

Personally, I'd rather have a buttstock than a pistol grip only, as it is much easier to aim, rack, and control the shotgun...but one can be added on for minial expense.

Not sure if the floaty tube is a bonus, either...one would think they could get a basic M500 for considerably less than the "JIC" model.
 

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Well it has a cylinder bore 18" barrel and the pistol grip is so that it will fit in the tube.

Your right with the pistol grip, it will be a hand full to shoot.

But it's an emergency gun only, kinda bury it in the yard type thing.

Tube filled with emergency rations type stuff.

I won't be shooting it much - if at all.

 

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For the price that they're asking for the JIC, one could easily buy a M500, a length of 6" PVC pipe, a couple of endcaps, some sealant, a case of MRE's and a few hundred rounds of buckshot.

But, hey, if it floats your boat, go for it.

I won't get into the sheer folly of burying a weapon for emergency use that you havent thoroughly tested.
 

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Just another useless gimmick item from mossberg.
While the 500 is a great gun, the tube is just not worth the price IMO.
Get a 500 and add a pistol grip and call it a day.
 

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I picked up a 590 used some years ago, and put a folding tail with pistol grip on it. Get thee some pvc pipe and fittings and a post hole digger; you can bury a lot that way. Just picked up the hated "blackwater" 500 with the door breeching barrel, gonna find me a folding tailstock for it, too. Not planning to shoot skeet, though.
 
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