I'm in the waiting period for a Mossberg Silver Reserve 12 gauge. I've been reading some bad things about it. I know that dissatisfied people are more likely to post comments than satisfied ones. What have your experiences been with it, good or bad? Should I ask the dealer if I can apply my money to something else?
I myself havn't read anything on that model itself, but i can look up some information on it.
Reply to mossberg silver reserve, went to their web site to find info on that series of o/u and side by side shotguns. They remind me of the ruger red lable line which indeed is a fine line. The mossberg series are a new breed but havn't herd any reports on them and don't know anyone who owns one. Mossberg are usually known for reliable and rugged pumps, but if you are sceptical of the models try looking at the red lable line of rugers. I have handled plenty of them and sold a bunch of them also. They are great for the money.
I purchased 3 days ago a Mossberg Silver Reserve 12 ga Competition with ported barrels, and a 20/28 combo to use in shooting sporting clays. I had read lots of horror stories about problems with firing pins, barrel selection, doubling etc. but all were old reports and I presumed a company like Mossberg would have rectified the issues. Well, the 20/28 ga shot ok, although the trigger pull is atrocous; but the 12 had a selector problem. The gun fired ok if the selector was set to shoot the under barrel first; but when set to fire the upper first...nada, zip, nothing. I just sent it UPS to the statseside warranty repair outfit. The gun looks good; feels good, and price is right...but thats worthless if it wont go bang when the trigger is pulled. It didnt break...it was defective when it left the factory! Reliability is still a real issue with this model. I will let you know if/when my new gun will shoot! Flyfisher1941