Lurker turned soon to be Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader owner as of today... After several months of checking it out finally put one on order with my local gun shop. Was going back and forth between the Tactical and most basic model. Had planned to add heat shield and pistol grip to base model anyway so went with Tactical which includes both although Im sure Ill add many other accessories down the line. This will he the first shotgun I've owned so Im looking forward to its arrival. My other firearms are two handguns and a couple muzzleloaders so this is a nice add to the case. Great info on here...thanks to all for their informative posts!