I purchased my first shotgun the other day. A Mossberg 500. 12gauge, 18.5 inch barrel with installed heatshield. It came with just a front bead sight. I have a couple issues I wanted to get input on. The front sight will work fine for me, but I kind of wanted to get a "nicer" sight. Mayber a good set of iron sights or even a good, reliable red dot. I am still looking for a good one that is reliable but won't cost too much. Of course, on the other end of the spectrum, I don't want some cheap piece of junk that one would put on an airsoft rifle.
I also wanted a good flashlight and flashlight mount. The 500 came with a heatshield on it and I like it because I would prefer to not burn my hand on a hot barrel. But if I don't remove it then there is no room to put a flashlight holder on the magazine tube. Anyone else have a problem like this? Any input or clever ideas? Thanks in advance for looking and helping.