There is one distinctive sound no gun enthusiast would ever mistake—the sound of a pump-action shotgun be racked.
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In the 2008 presidential election, after President Obama defeated Senator John McCain, AR-15 rifles were fetching upwards of $3,000. Do you know
My first shotgun was a Mossberg pump-action Model 500. I am pretty certain it came from Kmart, but I remember the shotgun well. I took dove, quail and rabbit with that 12-gauge pump. I have not been without a Mossberg shotgun of some type since.
For one gun that can do almost anything, the pump-action shotgun comes extremely close. If you are looking for a gun that is incredibly reliable, easy to use and will go from hunting to home defense than turn to the most popular shotgun in America—the Mossberg 500.
Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing recently conducted an eye-opening ballistic gelatin test of buckshot at 50 yards distance. The rounds were shot from a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun with a 20-inch barrel length and full choke. This video shows the results.
Maybe you are new to the gun world, pining for a new gun, preparing for the apocalypse, or need something for home protection. Perhaps you checked all the above. Would you be surprised to hear that one gun will do all of that?
I will never forget the first shotgun I ever fired. It was a Beretta Companion, a single shot 20 gauge that folded entirely in half and weighed next to nothing. It was a full-size gun; no recoil pad.
A Closer Look at Mossberg Firearms
Firearms expert, turned author Victor Havlin’s book for Mossberg gun enthusiasts, titled “More Gun for the Money” takes us through the creation and evolution of the popular Mossberg firearm dynasty. All the while helping us shake the dust off a few memories with the phrase “My first gun was a Mossberg.”
I was serving in the Persian Gulf during the L.A. Riots in the early ‘90s. I called home on a MARS station (Military Auxiliary Radio System) to see if everyone was safe and out of danger. My mother answered the phone and said she could see fires burning from three different directions. From 8,000 miles away, I instructed her to get a pump shotgun from the spare room and made sure she knew how to load it.
I know gun owners who have unique pieces. I regularly see rare and beautiful firearms lining gun cabinet walls that would feel more at home at a museum than in a buddy’s gun safe. However, with as much time as I’ve spent collecting firearms, I’ve noticed some common denominators the majority of gun collectors have on hand. While they may not be rare gems, they certainly fill their role as useful tools quite well. A new shooter would do well to purchase one of each.
Optics Planet recently put together a zombie preparation kit. The Z.E.R.O (Zombie Extermination, Research, and Operations) kit can be yours for only $23,999.00! Packed with different items that Optics Planet believes you need to survive, you can purchase it all in one package, or each item individually. There is even a tongue-in-cheek sales video that entices you to buy. Their kit contains around 50 items, including reloading and laboratory equipment, because “if you want a safe world for your children and grandchildren you must find a cure. For this you need the best laboratory equipment.”
The turkey shotgun is one of the integral parts of turkey hunting. What makes a shotgun a turkey shotgun? Some gun manufacturers would have you believe that you can’t kill a turkey unless you spend top dollar on specialized shotguns with high-end components. While these little details certainly will not hurt, just about any shotgun can kill a turkey, and slight modifications to the firearm will increase your chances drastically.
Shotguns are one of the most devastating weapons available for civilian and law enforcement use. Endless options on ammunition and
Mossberg is introducing a new system of attaching furniture to their 500 series shotguns, called the FLEX System. The system makes use of standardized mounting connectors they call the Tool-Less Locking System or TLS.
SHOT Show has all sorts of very interesting things. When using a shotgun in a tactical situation, some operators of struggle with less than secure flashlight mounting systems on their shotguns.
If you are lucky enough to have a deserted island as a bug-out retreat, then we should be friends… no seriously, then the Mossberg Model 500 Just in Case (JIC) Mariner is your perfect bug-out, survival gun.
First, let me start with a disclaimer. I love the AR platform. I carried one in the military and it