I just took the plunge on a Mossberg M590A1 model number 51663. I ordered it tonight and should have it mid-week. I have been in the market for a solid performing HD shotty and I think this will fit the bill nicely. It has a heavy walled barrel, 8+1 capacity and ghost ring sights. I believe it is the same one the US Navy uses. I got a box or two of Poly Shok shells that I am looking forward to testing. Range report to follow. I paid $399 + tax and my FFL waived the fee because I do a lot of business with him.
Congrats. I've been eyeing the same one.
Here's mine! I love it!
The only thing I added was a Tritium bead at the end of the barrel, the Side Saddle on the receiver as well as the removable butt stock shell carrier. I carry 20 rounds of slugs and buckshot in and on the gun. I also have a 56 round bandoleer lying next to it if I need more ammo.
Probably my only other addition will be a mounted Sure Fire Tac Light later on down the road.
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Does the tritium bead really help with sight acquisition? What kind? How much?
Originally Posted by Bark'n
I like the ghost ring sights they have on them these days. Ghost rings weren't even invented when I bought my 590. Just a brass bead sight.
The tritium bead lets you see the end of the barrel in low light situations. I feel it helps a lot just knowing where the end of the barrel is.
Mine is starting to fade somewhat as I've had it on the gun about 12-15 years now. I can't remember the brand, but it was around $35-$40 IIRC. I do need to start looking for a replacement.
Congrats! I just got my 590A1 a few weeks ago. I put the Knoxx Spec-Ops stock on it. Took it out yesterday for the first time. Wow, a lot of fun to shoot.
What a great gun! I love mine, which is exactly like yours sans the ghost rings. A blast to shoot. I took my son out, and he really liked the 3" High Brass 00 Buck. Nearly tore the young'uns shoulder off. :rofl:
You can't go wrong with a 590! I put a knoxx on mine!
Yes, I love mine as well. It is all the shotgun I need. Perfect HD gun and sufficient in the field for those shotgun-specific outings. I don't plan on making any changes like heat shield or Knoxx because I like to keep my guns as basic as possible. It feels very well built and the action is like butter after getting a few drops of oil.
That shotgun has been on my wish list for about two years now. Excellent choice.