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Old 03-01-2010, 19:52   #1
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Just picked up a 20" 590A1 w/GRS

I was looking at a semi (FN SLP) but could not overlook the reliability of a pump. Cabelas had them for $469 - $300 for a Ruger Vaquero trade in - $75 Cabelas coupon - $15 Cabelas Club coupon = $79 HD shotgun! I am looking at putting a 6P led on it. Might wait and see. Can't wait to shoot it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 00:22   #2
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Congrats man. You need to post some picks up though. That is the same exact shotgun I want but I think I want to get the bead sights on it. I wanted the Ghost Ring sights at first but I think I changed my mine. Does yours have the Speedfeed stock? The one I want doesn't come with it but I might put one on it. I never see any 590a1's in stores and I'm not sure about ordering off the internet yet. I'll have to check out the Cabela's in Wheeling,WV one day and see if they have any.
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Old 03-02-2010, 00:33   #3
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Congratulations on your new 590A1! mine is my favorite shotgun.
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Old 03-02-2010, 00:48   #4
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I think I want to get the bead sights on it. I wanted the Ghost Ring sights at first but I think I changed my mine.
just curious but why would you change your mind on the ghost ring sights? I am guessing because you want to shoot skeet or trap or something?

GRS do make that harder but a 590A1 isnt really setup for that anyway since its built to MIL-SPEC standards and is thick & heavy.

A 590A1 is a fighting shotgun and some fights may require longer distance slug shots which GRS make a dream.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:53   #5
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I have that exact shotgun, plus an 18.5" 590a1 tuned by Hans Vang. Both have ghost rings, as any top of the line combat shotgun should. I've sold off my 870's and my Benelli M2, because I truly believe the 590a1 is the superior combat shotgun.

They are fantastic shotguns, and you got a good deal on yours.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:53   #6
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just curious but why would you change your mind on the ghost ring sights? I am guessing because you want to shoot skeet or trap or something?

GRS do make that harder but a 590A1 isnt really setup for that anyway since its built to MIL-SPEC standards and is thick & heavy.

A 590A1 is a fighting shotgun and some fights may require longer distance slug shots which GRS make a dream.
Agreed, GRS's take a little bit to get used too, but once you acclimate yourself with them you'll love em.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:55   #7
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I'll post pics today. It does have the speed feed stock as well. I really like the set up and the 20" does not feel too long compared to the 18.5". I'm trying to figure out which ring mount to use for a light, as the Sure fire fore end will not work unless you grind off the bayonet lug. I have no use for the lug, but do not want to have to refinish anything either. I am thinking of this http://brigadearmory.com/catalog/pro...2e93fdc6097fef
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:33   #8
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There is a thread over at shotgunworld.com that is titled something like "no need to grind off your lug" to mount a surefire fore end. Snoop around over there for a while and see if you even need to do that?

update. Here is that thread. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/view...1cbac7ec3fe26c

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Old 03-02-2010, 16:47   #9
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Here are a few pics. Sorry for the quality - wife left the camera at her mothers - I had to use my cell phone.
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Old 03-02-2010, 16:52   #10
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Just picked up a Surefire 6P led. I am going to see if I like a light on it before I decide to drop $350 on a Surefire foreend.
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Old 03-02-2010, 18:45   #11
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Interesting note. I goggled the 590a1/grs........... and this thread was the 1st result.

http://www.google.com/search?q=590A1...ient=firefox-a
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:51   #13
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I have this L&M mount on the way along with a click tail switch for my Surefire 6P. I'll post pics when I have it mounted.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:21   #14
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Arent all 590's 20"? Hence the "9" in 590 as in 9 shot? This would mean you cant have an 18" barrel 590 correct?
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Old 03-06-2010, 18:02   #15
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Arent all 590's 20"? Hence the "9" in 590 as in 9 shot? This would mean you cant have an 18" barrel 590 correct?
The 590's have 20" barrels but they do make a 590A1 with 18" barrels though.
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Old 03-06-2010, 18:17   #16
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Mixflip - Here is the link for the 590A1 model list from the Mossberg website. They actually make quite a few models in 18.5". More than I thought.

http://mossberg.com/products/default...&display=specs
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:39   #17
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Congrats on your 590A1 Jay!

I've had one for a couple of years. Mine is a 590A1 Heavy. A very robust shotgun, to be sure... even though I'm an 870 guy at heart.

The only complaint I have with this SG is that it's front heavy, especially when loaded down. My SGs are for duty. The weight makes one handed use, tac reloads, a challenge to keep muzzle up and on target.
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The 590's have 20" barrels but they do make a 590A1 with 18" barrels though.
I just picked up my 18" from the local gun shop. I bought it from Bud's and had it delivered there.
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