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    You'll pay way more for a tacticool shotgun. If you want an 870 get a normal one for about 100 bucks less than with the tacticool stuff. Then get an 18.5 in aftermarket barrel and it will be all you need.


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    Mike,
    I got pretty much the same shotgun with a normal stock for around 325 or so, stocks are easy to replace, and it could be cheaper to but another stock seperately. But I'd stick with a fixed stock myself.
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    You'll thank us later for the advice but stick with a regular stock, unless you need the folder for storage issues, they are just goofy.

    You can find great deals on the 870 Express HD guns. My local shop has them on the rack for 305.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    You'll thank us later for the advice but stick with a regular stock, unless you need the folder for storage issues, they are just goofy.

    You can find great deals on the 870 Express HD guns. My local shop has them on the rack for 305.

    listen to him; he gave me the same advice, and he was right.

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    500

    I prefer the 500, mostly because I'm a lefty, but is is very versatile and easily changed into hunting or tactical configurations. If you are under 21, you may buy the full stock version at the local gun shop but not the pistol grip only ones, including the JIC. You are better off with a full stock anyway. Spare 500 parts are everywhere and cheap, enjoy your shopping.

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    This what you need for HD. It's a Mossberg 590 12 gauge--holds 8 rounds in the magazine, one in the chamber, I've added a 6rd holder to the side, a 5rd holder to the foldable stock, and a big bandoleer. Note also the forward grip--adds greater stability and you pull the grip toward you to load another shell in the chamber. There is absolutely no kick and it's really easy to handle with both grips. The US Army is greatly familiar with the Mossberg 590 as a reliable tool. Don't stay at home without it! :)
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    I will chime in just to say Listen to most of the advice that you are getting

    Get a regular stock, stick with an 870 or 500, buy 2 barrels or ideally get a HD Sport combo.

    Shotguns with a 18.5-20 inch barrel are already tactical. Most anything else you add will just be gimicks and gimicks don't work real well outside of the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I will chime in just to say Listen to most of the advice that you are getting

    Get a regular stock, stick with an 870 or 500, buy 2 barrels or ideally get a HD Sport combo.

    Shotguns with a 18.5-20 inch barrel are already tactical. Most anything else you add will just be gimicks and gimicks don't work real well outside of the range.
    I hope you're not advising against my additions. They work very well if you want to grab your shotgun and move quickly to a position with plenty of ammo handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP45CDE View Post
    I hope you're not advising against my additions.
    I am... but I'm not really interested in a debate about it. If it floats your boat, that's A-OK with me.
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    Excellent. If I bug-out I will do it quickly. I will grab my M4 and my bug-out pack that has this 590, my M6 Scout, and a well-thoughtout supply of essentials for extended survival.

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    MP45CDE,

    I am not ridiculing your additions to your shotgun it is your shotgun and if that set up works for you then go for it.

    But for someone new to shotguns they need to stick to the basics.

    I personally find a vertical foregrip on shotgun difficult to use, but that is me. I am recommending that some new to anytype of gun platform start with the basics.

    I do have a Butt stock shell pouch and a shell holder sling on my home defense shotgun, but other than ghost ring sights I have not modified it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    for someone new to shotguns they need to stick to the basics.

    I personally find a vertical foregrip on shotgun difficult to use, but that is me. I am recommending that some new to anytype of gun platform start with the basics.
    I have to agree with that..... EITHER standard model 500 or 870 will work for what the OP is wanting....best advice is to buy a combo outfit with field barrel and short HD barrel. Its cheaper to buy that way than a additional barrel later on. If more capacity is wanted later a +2 is less than $40 and simple to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rmart30 View Post
    I have to agree with that..... EITHER standard model 500 or 870 will work for what the OP is wanting....best advice is to buy a combo outfit with field barrel and short HD barrel. Its cheaper to buy that way than a additional barrel later on. If more capacity is wanted later a +2 is less than $40 and simple to install.
    Yep, the Mossberg barrel is like $150 bucks if you buy it alone. If you get the combo it's way cheaper. I picked up a combo on Gubroker for $175. So basically I bought a barrel and payed $25 for the gun and other barrel.
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    from experience I like my Ithica 37 featherlight

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