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Old 06-17-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Talking My First Shotty

Hey Guys,

I finally bought my first shotgun this past Sunday. It's nothing special, but it's mine and now I don't have to always use other peoples shotguns. Except maybe my buddies Super Eagle... Love that thing.

Anyways, I got a Mossberg 500 and want to pick up a few accessories for it.
I'm hoping you guys can help a brotha out here with some websites, or places here local that I could pick up some stuff at.

Specifically looking for:
  • Forend with better grip, maybe with a light
  • Sights, all I've seen are the ghost ring sites, are these good?
  • A sling

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Jason
 
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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How long is the barrel, and how long is the mag tube?

You can get shorter barrels, and longer mag tubes.. to hold more shells, and make the gun more maneuverable in close quarters..

You could definately grab a forgrip with a light.. and do a bunch of silly stuff with the stock..
but for home defense, keep it simple. Lots of shells and practice with it!





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Old 06-17-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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so, what are you using it for?
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
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Home defense and screwin around in the woods tossin clay pigeons. I have 2 barrels, one of them is 18 1/2" and I can't remember if the other one is 26" or 28"
Mag tube, I'll have to check the length... Stay tuned.

I may also take it out duck hunting this year for the hell of it.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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Also looking for one of the extra shell holders that fit on the shotgun... Any suggestions there would be appreciated.

Thanks,

J
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:05 PM   #6
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Anyone? Someone? I know somebody on here's had a Mossberg 500 at some point... Help a guy out!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by sunofnun View Post
How long is the barrel, and how long is the mag tube?

You can get shorter barrels, and longer mag tubes.. to hold more shells, and make the gun more maneuverable in close quarters..

You could definately grab a forgrip with a light.. and do a bunch of silly stuff with the stock..
but for home defense, keep it simple. Lots of shells and practice with it!





Rifle Stocks and other Gunstocks for AK, AR, SKS and more - Advanced Technology International USA

TacticalShotguns.com: Tactical Shotgun Accessories

Shotgun Stocks - Folding and Telescoping
Thanks for the info...
Any suggestion on something to hold extra shells?
 
Old 07-10-2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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i know cabelas has those.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #9
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I may have missed it but does it take a 3" or 2 3/4" shell?
 
Old 01-10-2010, 02:48 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sunofnun View Post
How long is the barrel, and how long is the mag tube?

You can get shorter barrels, and longer mag tubes.. to hold more shells, and make the gun more maneuverable in close quarters..

You could definately grab a forgrip with a light.. and do a bunch of silly stuff with the stock..
but for home defense, keep it simple. Lots of shells and practice with it!





Rifle Stocks and other Gunstocks for AK, AR, SKS and more - Advanced Technology International USA

TacticalShotguns.com: Tactical Shotgun Accessories

Shotgun Stocks - Folding and Telescoping

I think 500's are limited on the mag tube.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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im sure they make extensions for them...well maybe but...my friend bought an extension for his 870 and then saw that to be able to use it he had to file out some notches in the tube..he didnt want to deface the gun so he never used it.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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shotty ftw :)
 
Old 01-14-2010, 02:38 PM   #13
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im sure they make extensions for them...well maybe but...my friend bought an extension for his 870 and then saw that to be able to use it he had to file out some notches in the tube..he didnt want to deface the gun so he never used it.
Negative, the 500s tube is built so it can not be extended, unlike a remington. I made a home gun out of a bird gun a buddy gave me and that was the biggest draw back.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 11:53 PM   #14
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500 Moss. is a fine 12 ga. for the money. 2 3/4 " chamber. Lots of fun. And 2 barrels.
Mine has the pistol grip,barrel heat shield, 3 point sling, flashlight and laser with pressure mounts on foregrip. Seems to work..Now if I can just figure out how to post pics..
 
Old 01-22-2010, 12:00 AM   #15
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in the quick reply bar the 7th button on the top of the bar looks like a mountain and sunset click that and put a url in there
 
Old 01-22-2010, 04:16 AM   #16
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Depending on the model it's either 6/1 or 8/1 you really dont need anymore than that haha.. As for ghost rings, when I bought my 590 a couple years ago I thought about getting them, but for a good set it'll set you back over $100 which really didn't seem worth it, you have a small bead at the end of the barrel already.. I mean it's a shotgun it's point and shoot, although I will say they do look kinda cool. I too am looking for a good sling, Cheaper than dirt had a good sling that came with detachable swivels it was only like $15 but they have been out of stock for months..
 
Old 01-24-2010, 11:45 PM   #17
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