Just got a 12 gauge Maverick 88, it has a 28" barrel but I want it to be used mainly for HD. Every place I found was pretty much sold out of 18.5" Mossberg 500 barrels, and those who weren't were charging about $140+. A gunsmith in my area told my wife he could cut my barrel down to 18.5" for $40 and put the sights back on it. I should have it back in a few days/next week because he's been getting a lot of calls about the same thing, does this seem like it was a good deal?
I'll admit I know nothing about shotguns, so hopefully it was the right move, we don't hunt, and if we do I figure there's always enough people trying to get rid of their 28" barrels that I could buy from.
Any recommendations for SD and practice ammo that my wife would be able to handle the recoil of?
I'll post some pictures once I get it back.