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I see this section is for AR/AK/etc./ and Self Defense Guns, but don't see any Pump action self defense Shotguns mentioned here. I have a Mossberg 590M and would like to see and exchange some discussions on this gun. Is this the right sight or can I find it elswhare ?

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There is nothing wrong with a Mossberg pump for home defense or self defense. Double action bars and a tang mounted safety. I prefer the Mossy over others.

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id say a short barreled 12 guage loaded with buck is about the quintessential home defense gun.

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I see this section is for AR/AK/etc./ and Self Defense Guns, but don't see any Pump action self defense Shotguns mentioned here. I have a Mossberg 590M and would like to see and exchange some discussions on this gun. Is this the right sight or can I find it elswhare ?
Good reliable shotgun. #6, or even 7 1/2 birdshot for home defense is devastating at room size distances, safer for family members in adjoining rooms, or next door neighbors.

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I see this section is for AR/AK/etc./ and Self Defense Guns, but don't see any Pump action self defense Shotguns mentioned here. I have a Mossberg 590M and would like to see and exchange some discussions on this gun. Is this the right sight or can I find it elswhare ?
How is you 590M outfitted? I have a 86 500A camper special that came with a 26" bird barrel and a 18-1/2" smooth cylinder bore barrel with the pistol grip and sling.

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I saw a test once on Arms List where they compaired the 500 to the Remington 870 and the test showed that what it really came down too was personal choice There may be a little more stuff for the 500 but both are great I got the 870 love it

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I love the Remington 870 - always have, and always will. Years ago, it would have been my top pick for a pump shotgun. However, since Remington sold out and started cheapening things up, I think the Mossberg would definitely be my top choice today.
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My 870 was a shotgun I rebuilt especially for myself and police business.
It saw many a search warrant, felony stops, and man hunts. It now resides somewhere in North Carolina with my youngest son, as do my other personal weaponry with he and his older brother.
My home defense shotgun is a Model 1100 12 gauge I rebuilt with a fiber optic front rifle sight, and Remington rear rifle sight, and a screw in modified choke. The barrell length is 21".
I keep it loaded at home with BBs in an Express load, and #4 buck magnum for travelling. Always in 2 3/4" for reliable feeding.

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my bedroom gun is an 18 1/2 in 500 Mossberg open choked with 3 inch OO for the first two and the rest slugs. It wears a flashlight and an aim point micro. Only penetration im conserned about is those pellets penetrating the home invader. Just me and the wife and I could care less if they punch through a wall. No fine shot for me. At least up here in the winter. that invader might be wearing 4 or 5 layers of clothes if hes had to make it out in the cold.

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Only penetration im conserned about is those pellets penetrating the home invader. Just me and the wife and I could care less if they punch through a wall. No fine shot for me. At least up here in the winter. that invader might be wearing 4 or 5 layers of clothes if hes had to make it out in the cold.
That, and the shot column from bird shot at room distances isn't likely to have opened up enough to make much difference in penetrating interior walls anyhow. Plenty of penetration tests out there on the internet to confirm that. Counter-intuitively, a good hollow point or polymer point / self-defense .223/5.56 bullet in an AR is less likely to retain enough energy after passing through two interior walls to cause significant damage to an innocent on the other side, making an AR carbine a solid home defense option.

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