Mossberg 500 or 590

This is a discussion on Mossberg 500 or 590 within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; When I got my Mossberg they did not have a 590 in stock and did not know when they would. But they did have a ...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 33

Thread: Mossberg 500 or 590

  1. #16
    VIP Member Array LongRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    2,618
    When I got my Mossberg they did not have a 590 in stock and did not know when they would. But they did have a 500A that holds eight rounds that was on sale for under $300 out the door so that is what I got. I am plenty happy with it though it is my HD shogun and hopefully will not be needed a lot of use. I do put lots of rounds through it because with the Knoxx Stock it is so much fun to shoot
    Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution

    Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    VIP Member Array sgtD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    2,292
    Quote Originally Posted by pete156 View Post
    I recently bought a 590. I did alot of research first and thought I was buying a 590A1, but that's another story.

    The only difference between a 590 and 590A1 is that the A1 has a heavy barrel, metal trigger guard and metal safety. The bayo lug and ghost ring sight aren't exclusive to the A1. Aside from the metal parts and heavier barrel, the 590 is the same gun. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't read anything anywhere that showed that the 590 was heavier built than a 500.
    Well, In my book metal parts v. plastic parts and a heavier barrel = better built. Still, the 500 is an excellent shotgun.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

  4. #18
    Distinguished Member Array Colin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,862
    I have had both, you would not believe how much of a differance that 1.5" barrel makes, plus I found with the 590 that it becomes to nose heavy with a full load of slugs. The longer barrel is harder to handle in tight spots. For HD I would take the 500, for outdoor work, the 500 is easy to carry, the 590 is nicer to shoot because of the weight. Whichever you get, buy a Limbsaver pad for it, they make a big differance.

  5. #19
    Member Array Senderofan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Minne-snowta
    Posts
    80
    I put the Knoxx Spec ops stock on my 590 A1. With the adjustable length of pull...it really makes for a great fit and great recoil reduction. They also make a folding unit...if you're worried about CQB.

    I've got zero experience with the 500...so I'm just sharing my impressions of the 590. Also...not pitching for Knoxx...but I'm very happy with my purchase.

  6. #20
    Distinguished Member Array Colin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,862
    Quote Originally Posted by Senderofan View Post
    I put the Knoxx Spec ops stock on my 590 A1. With the adjustable length of pull...it really makes for a great fit and great recoil reduction. They also make a folding unit...if you're worried about CQB.

    I've got zero experience with the 500...so I'm just sharing my impressions of the 590. Also...not pitching for Knoxx...but I'm very happy with my purchase.

    I have one on my 590 as well, I love mossberg controls, but I think the 870 control setup works better with the Specops stock. I put the Medium grind to fit Limbsaver on my specops, I call it the Wussmaster 2000
    I found I had to grind down the stock around the bolt locking tab to keep my fingers from getting cut, also found it changed the angle of my finger on the trigger making it uncomfortable. The plus side is the pistol grip helps control the gun and allows you to suck it into your shoulder holding it on target while you reload.

    I also bought the powerpack, but only use the spare ammo part

  7. #21
    Member Array gunlock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    54
    Hey Guys,

    I can't find a 590 anywhere so I can hold it, but is the 590 much different than the 590A1 (even harder to find). This will be my first shotgun purchase and I want it for home defense. I've shot a 500 before but it feels a bit flimsy to me.

    Should I get the 590 or 590A1? Is it a big difference? Thanks!

  8. #22
    Senior Member Array wht06rado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    786
    Nice hijack there Gunlock! Haha, I'm just bustin your balls. It's cool.

    As far as the difference between the 590 and the 590A1, I think the A1 has the heavy barrel and the 590 has the standard barrel. Someone please, correct me if I'm wrong here. What are you planning on doing with this shotgun?

    Wht
    “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” Benjamin Franklin
    I'm not pro gun, I'm pro rights. What are you?

    NRA
    Member
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  9. #23
    Member Array Senderofan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Minne-snowta
    Posts
    80
    This was taken from "Wikipedia":

    The Model 590A1 is a Model 590 with an aluminum trigger guard and safety, and a heavier barrel, intended for military use under the most extreme conditions. The 590A1 is generally sold through military and law enforcement channels, though in most jurisdictions the 18.5" and 20" models may be legally purchased by private persons. 590A1s with 14" barrels are Title II firearms, and may be purchased by private persons in NFA-legal states.

    The riot gun versions of the Model 500 (Persuader and Mariner) are available with an 18.5" or 20" (47cm or 51cm) barrel depending on magazine capacity. The 590 is only available with a 20" barrel and flush-fit magazine tube. The 590A1 is available with a 14" (35.5cm), 18.5", or 20" barrel. One model sold as Model 590 (catalog item 51663) is technically a 590A1, as it uses the heavy barrel and military trigger group, but unlike models designated 590A1 it is sold on the civilian market.

    Unlike Model 500 and 590 shotguns (with the exception of ghost-ring sight 590 models), Model 590A1 shotguns cannot be easily fitted with the factory heat shield, due to the heavy barrel. A heat shield and bayonet lug are required for military 3443G Type I riot shotguns, and some 590A1s are so equipped, but it is not clear if the 590A1 heat shields have ever been offered for sale outside of the military market.

    Wayne

  10. #24
    Member Array C Paul Lincoln's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    251
    I have two of the 590 mariners, with the MarineCoat finish. They are indestructable. I initially bought and carried them in Alaska for bears, where they spent time bouncing around in the bottom of drift boats. They show no signs of wear and tear from this mistreatment, which is testament to the durability of the coating.

    Both came from the factory with both a pistol grip, and a full stock. With the pistol grip, they are a handful!

    Now I find they are ideal for home defense, with the 18.5 inch barrel and 7-shot capacity. I see that the mariners are considerably more expensive than the 500 now, which might affect my decision if I was looking for a HD shotgun today.

  11. #25
    Senior Member Array wht06rado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    786
    So I decided to get the 590. My 500 is out on loan for right now so I needed something. What a way to justify buying a new gun, huh? Anyways, I swapped out the stock forend for a Surefire 623FA. So far I really like this shotgun, especially the ghost ring sights!

    Enjoy the gun porn:









    Wht
    “They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security” Benjamin Franklin
    I'm not pro gun, I'm pro rights. What are you?

    NRA
    Member
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  12. #26
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,655
    You made a nice choice.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  13. #27
    Senior Moderator
    Array pgrass101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    13,450
    590 is an excellent choice
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

  14. #28
    B52
    B52 is offline
    Senior Member Array B52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    684
    590 is a great choice! I bought the 500a only because funds were short at the time. However, I think th 500a is still a good option for anyone and mine has preformed perfectly. I can't wait to see the pics when I get home, my workplace has some sort of filter that blocks them.

  15. #29
    Member Array mrtwice99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by C Paul Lincoln View Post
    Now I find they are ideal for home defense, with the 18.5 inch barrel and 7-shot capacity. I see that the mariners are considerably more expensive than the 500 now, which might affect my decision if I was looking for a HD shotgun today.
    I didn't think the 590s were available in a 18.5 inch barrel unless you get the 590A1...

  16. #30
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    Did you know that the model 590 comes in a HB or heavy barrel model?
    Davidson's Catalog Item Detail
    GalleryOfGuns.com - Retailer Near You

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New Toy - Mossberg 702
    By Beretta in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2010, 11:15 PM
  2. Hello! A Mossberg 930 fan!
    By bossharp in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: October 5th, 2009, 02:46 PM
  3. New mossberg 930
    By tangoseal in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2009, 04:27 PM
  4. My New Mossberg 500
    By OrlandoDriver in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: November 19th, 2008, 05:23 PM
  5. new M1 and mossberg 42m for me.
    By Smooth23 in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: November 16th, 2007, 01:54 PM

Search tags for this page

difference between mossberg 500 and 590
,
mossberg 500
,
mossberg 500 or 590
,
mossberg 500 or 590 for home defense
,
mossberg 500 rhino rail
,
mossberg 500 versus 590
,

mossberg 500 vs 590

,
mossberg 500 vs 590 home defense
,
mossberg 500 vs 590a1
,
mossberg 500 vs. 590
,

mossberg 590 vs 500

,
rhino rail mossberg 500
Click on a term to search for related topics.