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Hey guys I am VERY interested in picking up one of the mossberg "super shorty" shotguns and was curious about your thoughts/opinions on them.

I was also cirous about the reliability "although I am sure it is just a much quality as any other mossy

The onther thing I like is that the tax stamp is a measly 5 bucks since it is considered an AOW

These are the ones that peaked my interest

Super Shorty


Serbu Super Shorty 9 12GA
 

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it may only be a 5 dollar AOW transfer, but believe me...you're paying the manufacture's 200.00 manufacture stamp costs as well at 750.00. If money is not a factor.....they're wicked fun and on my NFA list for future purchase. I'm debating on registering an existing 870 or 500 I own, paying the 200 manufacture stamp, cutting down the barrel and have a more functional SBS for around 450.00 or so total out of pocket cost.
 

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they look cool but i don't think I'd spend all that money on a 3-4rnd? shotty. plus I like recoil, I like shooting 12ga but shooting 12ga outta that thing would not be fun at all me thinks. JMO but I'd say find a different fun toy
 

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tinctorus,
Interesting weapon, but IMO not worth the BATF paperwork or the price tag for a shotgun. If it were a full-auto AR or AK...maybe, but that would depend on the intended purpose.

3 years ago I was looking for a tactical shotgun for a HD weapon. I found out that every shotgun that had the word "tactical" stamped on it was another $200+. All I was looking for was a short barreled shotgun with a 5 or more round magazine.

Then I happened upon a Mossberg 500 Turkey Special at a MC Sports, for $294 out the door. This shotgun has a 20" barrel, holds 5 rounds and is in full camo. The camo finish allows for no rusting and the 20" barrel makes it easy to handle in close quarters.

Not only has this shotgun become an excellent/reliable HD shotgun, but it has awesome patterning abilities for turkey, waterfowl and coyote, due to having a screw-in choke tube system. :cool:

It may not look like a "tactical" shotgun, but it certainly works like one. :D

Good luck with your choices!
Good hunting, Bowhunter57
 

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Serbu makes the SBS, Mossberg only provides the base. I thought that was important to note that this isn't really from Mossberg.

Anyway, it's more of a curiousity than anything else. It is going to hurt to shoot. If you can afford to drop $800ish on a range toy that can't hold more than a few rounds, then more power to you.
 

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Serbu makes the SBS, Mossberg only provides the base. I thought that was important to note that this isn't really from Mossberg.

Anyway, it's more of a curiousity than anything else. It is going to hurt to shoot. If you can afford to drop $800ish on a range toy that can't hold more than a few rounds, then more power to you.
Well my main thought was itll fit nicely in a backpack for a BOB or shtf bag LOL

Plus I have ALWAYS had in interest in "super shorty" shotguns
 

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hmm i am a commissioned S.O. with a shot gun cert. i'de actually consider carrying this on duty for a high risk post. only thing is i'de like a little fold-able stock to attach in conjunction with that pistol grip. but i think i could take a remmington 870 and make a real similar gun the way i want it for cheaper.
 

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If you attach a shoulder stock to it, it becomes a SBS, rather than the AOW it is now (I misspoke in my earlier post, sorry). That is a whole other ballgame.
 

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You can, but you have to fill out some paperwork and buy a tax stamp in order to register it with the BATFE. There are also various restrictions about leaving it accessible to others depending on what it is.
 

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In one of the recent magazine I was reading there is a company that makes a 23 or 24 round magazine extension that works on mossberg and remington shotgun's, I wonder if I would get that to work on a super shorty that way I would have a super shorty shotgun with 24-25 round capacity
 

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A guy at the outdoor range near me had one and let me shoot a few rounds through it. It's FUN! It recoils like a shotgun but it isn't horrible but the fireball is very very impressive. Aiming is useless btw. I would have one but I already have 2 shotguns and these are pretty expensive. If you have the cash I say go for it. They are a blast (pun intended)
 

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Out of curiosity, if you add a stock to an AOW shotgun, do you have to re-register it as a short-barreled shotgun?
All bullsh** aside (previous post content), if you add a stock to an AOW shotgun, you would need to repaper it as an SBR.

changing/adding a stock wouldnt change anything as the stock has nothing to do with the barrel.
What, exactly, are you talking about?
 
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