GUN Mossberg 500 vs. Maverick 88

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  1. Justin

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    i've never owned a firearm and would like to buy a shotgun for home security. i've heard only good things about the 500, but i can't help but notice the cheaper 88. being less expensive, is it less reliable? less accurate?
     
  2. Justin

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    i take it from your silence that the 500 is better? :dunno:
     
  3. 22nut

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    Ditch the mossberg, get a Rem 870. All the cops in the US can't be wrong.....
     
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  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    The mossberg 500 comes in an 8-shot model, too.
     
  6. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I have a 590 I'm happy with, the 500 is good I believe the 88 is decent also but if you plan on modifying it for home defense(stock, pgrip, light etc) theres more accessories for the 500 then 88.
     
  7. Ford4Life

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    Mossberg 590A1, US Military can't be wrong.

    Most of the newer 870 Express models I've seen are pieces of shit. The Police model is much better, they have also gotten to be nearly impossible to find and will run you 2x the price of a Mossy 500.

    The Mossberg 500 or 590 are both good quality shotguns.
     
  8. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Police also use the Mossy 500 and 590 as well as the 1100, 870 and Novas.

    It's just like issued pistols. Each department has their own preferences and the models used are numerous.
     
  9. Justin

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    thanks. i'll consider the 870. it's a bit more pricey, though
     
  10. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    7 rounds in the tube, 1 in the chamber, 18" barrel is another option.
    You can get them in a variety of setups.
     
  11. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    military preferences and law enforcement preferences are reflections of price, quantity, and political environments surrounding the agreements

    NOT quality of the weapon, benelli for the win, although i have a mossy 500 and mossy 590 as well
     
  12. Soybomb

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    If you're wanting a budget shotgun go to the local pawnshop and find something from the big 3 for under a hundred. Used and even a little beat up is fine. Clean it up, bang it around, practice with it, and feel confident that if you empty it you can use it as a big bat too.
     
  13. Justin

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    :rofl:

    is the buttstock strong enough to be used for strikes?
     
  14. Soybomb

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    I've beat the butt of my 870 (warning: don't try this with a round chambered lol) against a few things just to see and I sure wouldn't want to be on the other end of it :big grin:
     
  15. michael

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    said it before and will say it again

    mossy 500 door breacher model..

    239 at any gunshow:

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    throw a collapsable stock on there and ur golden
     
  17. SnakeEater

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    Thats what I`m doin later today when I get my 500 out of hock.Got a couple other"accesories"aswell.
     
  18. phoenixTX

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    I have the 88 and am very happy with it. Almost all accessories (including barrels) for the 500 will fit the 88 since it's still made by Mossberg. The only thing that doesn't fit that I know of is the forearm grip.

    I've been pretty impressed with it so far. Everything from 2 3/4" target loads to 3" magnums through it ... great gun for the price.
     
  19. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    it just won't retain any resale whatsoever, but yeah not a "bad gun" persay
     
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    ahhh, gotcha. Since it was around $130 at Academy Sports, I wasn't thinking about investment, just wanted a shorty shotgun for home defense ;)
     
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    the 88 is almost identical to the 500, the only operational difference is the location of the safety, the 88 has it in the traditional location where the 500 has it at the "thumb" location.
    the 88 has some cheaper manufacturing, but i have beat the hell out of mine and it wont choke. i shot trap with it for quite a while with good results.
     
  22. Justin

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    i guess you can use the muzzle as a weapon :noes:
     
  23. michael

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    fuckin A..and if that'll push through a broken door, imagine what it'll do to a sternum :noes:
     
  24. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I have a Mossberg 500 that I love. Get a used one from a pawn shop. The things are bulletproof and built like tanks. They're also cheap to fix and easy to find parts for.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    you shot trap with a pump?
     

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