I recently went to go price a Mossberg Persuader at a couple of retail stores just for kicks. I figure I should get one at some point because I'm familiar with the Mossberg platform. The Persuader is built on a Mossberg 500, okay?
And lo and behold, they've replaced it with the version built on their Maverick line. I understand that value wise, these are still good shotguns, but that somewhat disconcerts me. Are they phasing out the special purpose/police/camp guns built on the 500 action in favor of the cheaper Mavericks? The sporting versions of the Mossberg 500 were tottally gone from one store. I don't know if they were out or if they just don't carry it any more but that ain't right.
I mean really, it kind of rattles my cage a little when the classic Mossberg 500 becomes a special order.
Sigh, am I going to have to switch to the 1300 or the 870...?