I'm looking for a new defensive shotgun and have decided on a Mossberg 590A1. Model numbers 51663 and 51668 have the heavy wall barrels and 50663 and 50668 have the standard barrel. The model numbers ending in 8 have the speed feed stock that hold 4 additional shells, 2 on each side.
Is the speed feed stock better or worse than adding a side saddle shell holder to a standard stock?
Is the heavy wall barrel model worth a few extra bucks?
Let me hear your pros and cons...thanks in advance!