Model Identification Help: Which Mossberg 500 Do I Have?

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    I personally have the Mossberg 500 Tactical 6 Shot with some goodies...
  2. OneShot

    OneShot .410

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    I have a mossberg 500 but not sure which model it is. I think it is just the basic mossberg 500 but I could be wrong. I will have to post some pictures of it when I get a chance.
  3. dukech1

    dukech1 Copper BB

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    I have the Mossy 500 Youth in 20ga. Bought it for my wife to shoot dove with but, she don't shoot much and I like it for light field use so, it was a good bargain!
  4. E4x4Eric

    E4x4Eric .223

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    500A pistol grip/ black :mrgreen:
  5. kazual

    kazual Copper BB

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    I have a 20 Ga 500C. I replaced the stock to a pistol grip stock and forearm. What a difference.
  6. OneShot

    OneShot .410

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    Any pictures of your mossberg 500 20g with pistol grip, stock and forearm? Sounds like a nice setup.
  7. OneShot

    OneShot .410

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    Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    I am contemplating picking up another mossberg to use as a home defense shotgun. I am having a hard time deciding between the mossberg 500 and the mossberg 590 right now. Is it really worth it to get the 590?
  8. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    If money isn't an issue I would go with the mossberg 590 hands down but I personally have full faith in my mossberg 500 as my home defense model.
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  9. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Which Mossberg 500 Do You Have?

    Any chance you could load some pictures of it? What pistol grip stock and forearm did you go with?
  10. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Re: Which Mossberg 500 Do You Have?

    I have the 500A 20" Persuader/ Cruiser (pistol grip) combo. Blued and synthetic!
  11. m24shooter

    m24shooter Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Re: Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    Just because I am more familiar with the 590 series and like the mechanics of it better I would go with the 590.
    But in no way does that short the 500. It is still a very capable gun and put to very good use daily in some very harsh settings. Despite what some might think, it is the most common shotgun in .mil usage at this time.
  12. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Re: Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    I have both the 500 Persuader and the M590A1. You certainly arent going to loose anything in the 500 as an HD firearm. In fact, if you have the option to go with shorter and lighter for an HD gun, that would be my choice. Before you buy, ask yourself if the gun will be an HD only gun, or do you wanna use it for other things. If it isnt pulling double duty, you may want your HD gun to be light weight and easy to pull and maneuver when your half asleep. A light weight pistol grip can be far easier to pull from its resting place. just me sayin...

    either one is a stand up firearm.
  13. sjohnny

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    Re: Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    I went with the 500 but I bought it originally as a bird gun and later added a shorter barrel. If you're going to use it for other stuff it might be better to go with the 500. If I were to get one that would be strictly for defensive use I would go with a 590 mainly for the ability to put an extension on it.

    My 500 has fired many thousands of rounds of everything from light target loads, buckshot, slugs, steel, 3" shells and has been in the rain and mud and heat and dropped on the ground. I've hunted and trained with it and for right now it is my bump in the night checking gun. It's still got a lot of life in it and has never failed to fire or cycle in the 12 or 13 years I've had it.
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  14. m24shooter

    m24shooter Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Re: Mossberg 500 or Mossberg 590...

    One thing to keep in mind with the 18.5" 590A1s is that you can add the 835 sporting barrels to them if you want a longer barrel.
  15. sjohnny

    sjohnny .410

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    It may seem obvious to some but adding an 835 barrel to your 590 does not allow you to shoot 3.5" shells through it.
  16. august1410

    august1410 Copper BB

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    I have two:

    A 1971 500AB with 2 barrels. This pic shows the 18.5" barrel. I also have a 28" plain barrel.

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    A 1977 New Haven 600CT 20ga with C-Lect Choke.

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  17. maierar

    maierar .410

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    500A "System"

    I just finished cutting the foam insert for my 500A system in my new Bulldog case. The foam was a positive pita to deal with, and I wish I were better at it, but here it is:
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  18. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Re: 500A "System"

    That sure is a nice setup you have. I am looking to build a 500A myself in the near future. What scope are you using?
  19. maierar

    maierar .410

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    Scope is a Bushnel 3-9x40. It came with the rifled barrel as a package. It's pretty heavy, but nice and clear and seems to work well.
  20. UFCGUY21

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