Mossberg 500 light mounting

Mossberg 500 light mounting

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    Mossberg 500 light mounting

    After having my Remington 870 fail to extract numerous times with various target loads, even after a trip back to them for repair, I purchased a Mossberg 500 combo package this past weekend. It came with a 28 inch trap barrel (with a mid bead) and a 18.5 inch defensive barrel.

    I took note of the bracket that Mossberg uses to secure the two barrels in the box. The pic below isn't mine, but you get the idea of the bracket I'm talking about:


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    I'm using this bracket to mount a flashlight to the mag tube - it is a perfect size! It seems secure enough, and even if it did move under recoil, it would move forward as the gun recoiled back and not interfere with the slide.

    I'm just curious if anyone else has done the same thing?


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    Here's a tip when using a light on the shotgun.

    Take it off before you shoot. The shotgun recoils enough that lights don't last long on them at all.

    Don't subject it to any more abuse than it needs.

    When you rig your shotgun for home defense, mount it up and use it to your benefit.
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    Looks like it is probably a bit low to operate the light while maintaining a normal grip on the slide.

    I personally like the Magpul forend, which solves those issues for a minimal amount of cash, but that is just me.
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    I agree Hotguns. I figure the light only needs to work for a few seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Looks like it is probably a bit low to operate the light while maintaining a normal grip on the slide.

    I personally like the Magpul forend, which solves those issues for a minimal amount of cash, but that is just me.
    Actually, I can hit the tail cap switch with my index finger no problem.

    This appeals to my "green" side, since I'm recycling. And to my "frugal" (ok, cheap) side as well...
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    The 2-barrel Mossberg shotgun combo is a great value. Mine lives in a very convenient location in my bedroom with the short barrel and a light/laser attached. Although my wife and I both have handguns accessible as well, the shotgun would be the first one to come into play. Anyone who is looking for a good self-defense shotgun should take a hard look at the Mossberg combo. The 18.5" barrel is perfect for home defense, and the 2d 28" vent-ribbed hunting barrel is an added bonus. BTW, for years my wife showed little motivation to learn to shoot well. She recently got a new pistol and is wanting to shoot constantly. Fortunately I live in the woods, and have a range set up on my back acreage. The gun she really likes is a Walther PK380 with a laser. She doesn't have very strong hands, and had difficulty operating the slide on most pistols (and we've tried a bunch). The Walther slide is very easy for her to operate. She has become a pretty good marksman and puts most of them in the 10 ring..

    She doesn't like the recoil of the shotgun, but is game to shoot it anyway. I don't like it much either. With 3" OO Buckshot rounds it kills on one end and maims on the other. I'm proud of her. It only took 43 years of marriage to get her on the same self-defense page as me. At this point I don't think it would go well for someone who tried to break in our house or threaten her safety.

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    If you have the correct loads, it makes light on on it's own................... just sayin. (I meant this as a joke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantspastor View Post
    The 2-barrel Mossberg shotgun combo is a great value. Mine lives in a very convenient location in my bedroom with the short barrel and a light/laser attached. Although my wife and I both have handguns accessible as well, the shotgun would be the first one to come into play. Anyone who is looking for a good self-defense shotgun should take a hard look at the Mossberg combo. The 18.5" barrel is perfect for home defense, and the 2d 28" vent-ribbed hunting barrel is an added bonus. BTW, for years my wife showed little motivation to learn to shoot well. She recently got a new pistol and is wanting to shoot constantly. Fortunately I live in the woods, and have a range set up on my back acreage. The gun she really likes is a Walther PK380 with a laser. She doesn't have very strong hands, and had difficulty operating the slide on most pistols (and we've tried a bunch). The Walther slide is very easy for her to operate. She has become a pretty good marksman and puts most of them in the 10 ring..

    She doesn't like the recoil of the shotgun, but is game to shoot it anyway. I don't like it much either. With 3" OO Buckshot rounds it kills on one end and maims on the other. I'm proud of her. It only took 43 years of marriage to get her on the same self-defense page as me. At this point I don't think it would go well for someone who tried to break in our house or threaten her safety.
    If you can find them, Remington makes a 2 3/4" 8 pellet 00buck reduced recoil load that might work well for her.
    I am very recoil sensitive since my shoulder surgery 2 years ago and they don't bother me as much as the Federal 2 3/4" LE that our Sheriff's Dept. uses.

    By the way, nice shotgun 10th! I have two 500's. My HD has a light mounted on a short rail fastened to the slide. The pattern centers on the light spot @ 15yds and is about 2" low at 30yds. Haven't tried it any farther out than that.
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