This will be a better area for a gun review, as there are no specific requirements for words.
Technical: The Mossberg 590 is a pump (or slide) action 12 gauge shotgun. This variant has ghost ring sights with an orange insert in the front sight and a fully adjustable (windage and elevation) rear aperture. Total ammunition capacity on this variant is 13 rounds (eight in the tube, one in the chamber, and four in the chutes of the Speedfeed stock). I added a Tac-star sidesaddle shell holder for an additional six rounds, bringing total number of rounds on the gun itself to eighteen. Yes, I had to take my shoes off to figure it out. It has a 20" cylinder bore barrel and a 3" chamber. For the cool guy, it has a bayonet lug and yes, I have mounted my bayonet on it and no, I have not blown a head of lettuce off the muzzle yet.
Range Time: This gun kicks. I suppose all 12 Gauge pump guns do when all you shoot is 00 Buck and 1 oz slugs. The part about the kick I found surprising was that even firing as quickly as I could, I never got that slap in the jaw you occasionally get with scatterguns. The safety is located on the top rear of the receiver and manipulating it will take some getting used to. Accuracy with slugs was very impressive considering the large size of the rear sight aperture and the length of the barrel/ Three slugs making a tight cloverleaf at 45 long paces is still a big ass cloverleaf. The pattern when using Winchester 9 pellet oo Buck was not nearly as tight as I would like. At 15 or so yards, the spread is best described as being "Minute of Man". All the pellets remained in an IPSC humanoid target, but they were all over it. There are better buck loads out there and I may end up sending the barrel in to Vang Comp, as I hear their accurizing and porting make a huge difference. The rubber recoil pad is, in my opinion, a bit tacky and does not allow you to mount and dismount the gun smoothly, as it grabs at your shirt and doesn't want to let go. This is a personal concern, as many would say put the gun at the low ready and leave it on your shoulder.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my newest additions to the home arsenal and it gets loaded with a 3", 15 pellet Remin gton 00 Buck round in the chamber, and alternating slug/buckshot load in the magazine. I plan to get a surefire forend for it, but reloading is taking the majority of my shooting dollars right now. If you want to add a pistol grip to your shotgun, this is not the right model for you. The safety's position on the top rear of the receiver would require a drastic change in grip when using a pistol grip attachment, so keep that in mind. Overall, it is a welcome addition and I look forward to doing battle with home invading illegals, zombies, or the Ninth Mongolian Horde, or any combination of those. And I didn't put the price in here because I got it as part of a deal that would make most green with envy. Hope this helps someone.
good luck cleaning it with all that bullshit on it, you have to take it all off and some of those after market parts don't fit properly when you first try and put it all on. Keep it simple use factory oem parts and as for a light try the streamlight TLR-1 new model C4 buy one of their light mounts that goes on the mag tube awsome light. some of the saddle shell holders will either bind up the action due to the screw inside the receiver or they will shoot lose. use a standard stock with unclemikes shot shell holder it is a elastic band that goes over the stock. they work the best.
and i am green with envy..nice purchase
The elastic shell sleeves slide around and slip forward during rapid firing. i had one on my Winchester 1200, it sucked. Screws don't shoot loose with loctite, the sidesaddle mounting instructions address the action binding issue and how to prevent it, I cleaned it today with no problems whatsoever, I've used the surefire light on a Mossy 500 in Iraq whit no problems. If you have those issues, try reading the instructions and/or actually using the products before bashing them.
Dear runawaygun72 i have used these aftermarket parts before using them exactlly as instructed. sometimes they function sometimes they don't. we all have different experience with different products. passing down my experience on this web site for everyones else's preveiw. the surefires light are a very good product and i've also used streamlight and insight technologies lights and lasers both on my handguns and my shotguns.both work very well.I personally learned to keep things simple when it comes to aftermarket parts. they sometimes function as advertised and sometimes they don't. I've seen and used alot of parts over the years and you kinda learn from your experiences weather it being in the field or for personal usage. thanks for adding on to the issue at hand, this is what this site is supposed to be all about.
ive got the same weapon.love it wouldnt trade it for the world,safty is in a great location when using a standard stock but not with a pistol grip.i can strike a 15 by 15 inch target repeatedly at 100 yds with winchester 2 3/4 slugs,so its fairly acurate.buy one if you desire a great shotty at a fair price
Now we're talkin! Great shotty!
where's the cabbage?