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Mossberg 500 Side Saddle/Shotshell Holder Options

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Kodiak

    Kodiak .270 WIN

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    Good info, thx for posting it. This is one reason I chose the shot shell card with Velcro. I also like that I can rip it off and put on a full one. I made these using ESSTAC 7 rd shot shell cards & industrial Velcro from Walmart.

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  2. COFirefighter

    COFirefighter .410

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    So I finally got my Choate forend today, and they sent me the 02-02-02 forend, which is not what I ordered. Should I try to fit this (will it even fit?) or do I need to send it back?
  3. COFirefighter

    COFirefighter .410

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    is Mesa still making the saddle with the built-in rail? I looked at their website tonight and nothing on it....
  4. COFirefighter

    COFirefighter .410

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    Never mind, I tried fitting it finally, and it doesnt fit. I'll be selling my TacStar saddle and trying to return the Choate forend.
  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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  6. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Internet Troll BANNED

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    It needs to go back probably. Never hurts to try. They are not that hard to put on.

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  7. tnxdshooter

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    Why sell the tacstar just get the right for end? It tells you the number on their sight. There are other places that sell them as well.


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  8. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    Another forend option so as not to overlap the receiver (or the shell holder) is the Ergo railed forend.

    But LES' recommendation of just drilling a new hole in the shell holder is probably the best advice I have seen to be able to keep whichever forend you want to use.
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: Mossberg 500 forend hitting side saddle

    ^ Thanks for the honorable mention John!

    I've always been one for the quick and easy fix whenever possible. Here's a pic of my TacStar mod for reference...

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    All I had to do was drill a second hole 1/2" (center to center) inside the existing hole at the rear of the base plate. Drilling it slightly smaller than the others will eliminate the need for a nut to secure the screw. There is now plenty of room for clearance in the action using my aftermarket forend. I've fired several hundred rounds through this 590 and have had no movement in the TacStar at all. The whole process took less than five minutes...
  10. GunGurl

    GunGurl .22LR

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    I have 500 .410 pistol grip Cruiser. Do they happen to make a shell holder for that model, whether it's on the receiver or butt stock (I was thinking of putting a buttstock on it anyway) but do they make either one? I know accessories are hard to come by for this model)



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  11. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I just got done with a short session with The Mesa Tactical 4 round Sureshot on and I liked it fine. It is made of billet aluminum and has a piece of rubber tubing running the length of the holder to add friction and some tension to hold the shells in. It held them great and releases them smooth. It came with two choices of tubing, soft and firm. I preferred the firm as it holds my reloaded slugs better . Mounting was easy and the fit is excellent…..little on the pricy side but this part it above average for sure, they make them in 6 and 8 shot as well.
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  12. jimmydeuce

    jimmydeuce .270 WIN

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    I put a Hogue short LOP stock on mine today and was going to order a side saddle from 3gungear. I've got one of the slings with shotshell loops that I never use and thought I'd try to make one. I cut a section with loops off the sling, used some industrial strength velcro and a piece of paracord to make it. It's not as nice as one from 3gun but it works pretty well. I made three 5 slot 'cards' out of the sling.

    My camera died but here's a couple crappy cell pics.
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  13. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    I have the same sling! That is an awesome idea! I wonder how hard it would be to make a MOLLE card to attach to a vest!
  14. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    It's not too hard at all. I attached three of the Esstac cards to my shotgun rig...

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    All I had to do was fix velcro loop strips to the outer surface of the M4 mag pouch covers...

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  15. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    LES... you are just an all around awesome dude! You get s**t done and than put a Kimber on it! haha At least I think that is a Kimber :)

    I will have to put something together to make this happen with my vest! It is all shotgun so no pistol pouches/holster or M4 pouches.. My little chestrig :D
  16. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Ha, thank you Sir.

    Looking forward to seeing what you put together.

    ...Oh, and the 1911 is an STI Spartan 9mm...
  17. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    that is a cool set up man !
  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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  19. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Damn thats still a nice lookin gun from what i can see! Looks like the Kimber Desert Recon in .45
  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you Sir,

    I do love my Kimber, but the STI is one heluva workhorse and has become a favorite for the range. Here's a link to some better pics in the 1911 thread...

    1911: Pics and Discussion

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