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LSglock89
09-29-2011, 10:09
I'm looking for a home defense shotgun and my first shotgun in general. I want something that I can shoot around for fun and decimate stuff with :supergrin: and be reliable to take care of issues on the home front should they arise. I really do not plan on "modding them out" or making them "tacticool" but a different front sight and maybe a different fore end would be nice on the cheaper models. (I know, it never ends there does it?)

Which one of these models would be the best overall value for my money and fit my criteria above?

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/39622

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/411537262

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/46276

Thanks,

David

MrMurphy
09-29-2011, 10:33
The first and the third are fine. You have no need of a barrel shroud.

Add a Surefire fore-end and maybe a tritium sight and you're in business.

My very first shotgun was a 18" 500. Set up that way, it now guards my brother's house as I use an AR for that purpose.

LSglock89
09-29-2011, 11:15
One review on the first one said that you'd have to upgrade some parts to get a new fore-end on there, because it has the Maverick style and you'd need the Moss 500 fore-end tube?

MrMurphy
09-30-2011, 03:00
Appears to be a standard 500 with a sporting fore-end.

blueshot3
09-30-2011, 05:18
i like the 1st one

LSglock89
10-01-2011, 10:27
i like the 1st one

I definitely prefer that price point, just want to make sure I'm not sacrificing to save $56.

Tango 1Zero
10-01-2011, 11:00
I own Mossberg 500 have owned Remington 870, S&W3000.
Shot H&K auto-loaders.
I like Mossbergs better than all the other pump styles.

I would pick #1

smokin762
10-01-2011, 11:21
I have a Mossberg 500A. I bought it new back in the early 90ís. I put the heat shield on it shortly after I bought it, just because I thought it looked cool. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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GlockMasterG9
10-02-2011, 08:50
number 1 or number 2.

Travelin' Jack
10-02-2011, 08:54
Another vote for #1. Great gun, great value.

pmwglock19
10-02-2011, 09:28
I own a Mossberg Persuader 7 + 1 in 12 ga. I use it in 3 gun matches. It never fails, so that is what I recommend to buy. Carrying extra rounds wouldn't hurt in a HD situation.

Aceman
10-02-2011, 20:39
Say what you want about the heat shield; It is AWESOME at the range. Stays just cool enough to make reloading almost pleasant! Perfect for those long practice sessions!!!!

Any of those is fine IMO. Go for the cheapest, or get the Heat Shield if you are gonna practice a lot.

Honestly, they will all work the same.

Ferdinandd
10-02-2011, 21:14
I prefer the forend on #3, and would like to find a wood one like it to replace the one in my M500. I can't see why #3 costs more than #1 though. Seems like they should cost the same.

LSglock89
10-03-2011, 07:05
I prefer the forend on #3, and would like to find a wood one like it to replace the one in my M500. I can't see why #3 costs more than #1 though. Seems like they should cost the same.

As do I, #3 is really what I want, just wandering if its worth the extra coin.

mstennes
10-03-2011, 07:49
Neirther, heres my choices for you, sure their a few dollars more but the 590A1, has a heavier barrel, metal trigger guard, and metal safety.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/55292

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/50663

ScrappyDoo
10-03-2011, 08:26
call me crazy but, are they not about all the same, just one has a heat shield and the other comes with a PG to add on? Not like you're saying, Should I get an FN SLP, Benelli M4, or Remington 11-87 ?? just buy which one you like the looks best... cause that's the major difference in those three 500's.

mstennes
10-03-2011, 09:30
call me crazy but, are they not about all the same, just one has a heat shield and the other comes with a PG to add on? Not like you're saying, Should I get an FN SLP, Benelli M4, or Remington 11-87 ?? just buy which one you like the looks best... cause that's the major difference in those three 500's.

Your crazy, but your right. My preference is a butt stock, pistol only grips make it slower and harder to handle.

LSglock89
10-03-2011, 16:27
Neirther, heres my choices for you, sure their a few dollars more but the 590A1, has a heavier barrel, metal trigger guard, and metal safety.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/55292

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/336/products_id/50663

Definitely like that first one...decisions...decisions.

ScrappyDoo
10-03-2011, 16:50
If you are adding the 590A1 into the equation then you definitely want the 590A1 ... like the Hummer H1-A of the shotgun world, it's just that awesome.

IGotIt
10-03-2011, 16:54
I have #1 but in the wood version. I like it.

mstennes
10-03-2011, 17:56
If you are adding the 590A1 into the equation then you definitely want the 590A1 ... like the Hummer H1-A of the shotgun world, it's just that awesome.
What he said --^, I have a Benelli M4, and still love my 590A1 and still shoot it allot, worlds better than the old 500

LSglock89
10-03-2011, 18:22
Thanks everyone for their input...I've been saying "my next firearm will be a home defense shotgun" then I end up with another handgun. So we will see how this pans out, at least I have some feedback to work from.