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killafornia53
05-13-2010, 9:47 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/killafornia53/P5130260.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/killafornia53/P5130240.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/killafornia53/P5130230.jpg

This is my first shotgun build. I may have went a little overboard, but im having a blast to say the least. Questions, comments, and constructive criticism is welcome. This is a Big 5 combo w/knoxx recoil reducer stock and power pack, weaver rail mount, NC star laser/red dot combo, CAA hand guard and light holder, slide tube assembly, and ATI forend pistol grip.

bigthaiboy
05-14-2010, 12:47 AM
Have you shot it yet? Just curious to know whether the red dot and laser stay zeroed. I once out a Pentax red dot on my Mossberg 500. I lost zero after two rounds. The recoil on a 12GA can be more than some less expensive red dots can withstand.

LB21
05-14-2010, 7:25 AM
I think a lot of people go overboard when they get their first shotgun. As you learn what works and what doesn't you eventually end up taking all of the junk off and just have the essentials.

killafornia53
05-14-2010, 8:54 AM
Im off to the range this morning to site the optic, ill report back with the results.

ChrisO
05-14-2010, 9:29 AM
I'm betting that optic wont stand up to the recoil. To much stuff going on for me but whatever floats your boat. It's not my gun! Most importantly be safe and have fun! Let us know how it goes.

stphnman20
05-14-2010, 9:30 AM
Looks heavy.

killafornia53
05-14-2010, 5:51 PM
The lesson I learned today was...... You get what you paid for!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/killafornia53/P5140281.jpg

Although the red dot went to sh!# I was satisfied with the laser. I managed a consistent tight group at 25 yards.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/killafornia53/get-attachmentaspx.jpg

Oh well, you live you learn.

TKM
05-14-2010, 7:33 PM
I think a lot of people go overboard when they get their first shotgun. As you learn what works and what doesn't you eventually end up taking all of the junk off and just have the essentials.
I never expected to see that phrase connected with a Mossberg 500.

Maybe underboard and overboard simultaneously.

kemper
05-14-2010, 11:18 PM
sorry about your sight....nice group though!

JJ1911
05-14-2010, 11:29 PM
I started with a red dot scope mounted on a reciever rail, knoxx ops pistol grip, side saddle, buttstock shell holder, fancy forend, pretty much everything you could think of.

I now just have the buttstock shell holder, and a surefire LED forend.

I learned that more is not necessarily better, and that illumination and practice/training is more important than anything else.

I love my Mossberg 590, it would be the last gun I'd sell/trade away, and even then I'd probably sell a kidney first.

bigthaiboy
05-14-2010, 11:45 PM
Sorry to see your red dot didn't hold up. I hope you can get it replaced under warranty. 12GA recoil is pretty brutal on optics. I can understand the desire to put a red dot on a shotgun if you're looking for a some kind of illuminated sight for using in low light conditions (eg, bumps in the night).

Check out either the tritium ghost sights or just the tritium front sight. They stay illuminated 24/7 and doesn't require you to fumble around looking in the dark for the sight switch and there are no batteries to run out. Just pick up the shotgun, aim and fire: http://xssights.com/store/shotgun.html
http://www.truglo.com/IW_Products.m4p.pvx?;MULTI_ITEM_SUBMIT

khw9mm
05-15-2010, 12:04 AM
That's a pretty ninja looking shotty! Forget about the sights, you're better off without it. Go with what bigthaiboy is recommending on the sights....

Hope you had a good time at the range, it's always fun the first time around with a new gun! :D

shellyzsweet
05-15-2010, 12:09 AM
I got a mossberg 500 mariner and IIRC (I don't have it right in front of me or easily to acesss), it doesn't have the option to screw in a rail mount cause its a mariner....Not sure...I also have the knoxx stock recoil reducer and the power pack add on....with the knoxx stock it seems my sights are harder to acquire to accurately point the weapon. I've wondered about an optic, but I'm leaning more towards a rear ghost ring with tritium inserts. Anyone else have this problem with the front sight being harder to aquire? Thoughts or suggestions?? Nice shotgun! BTW

killafornia53
05-16-2010, 9:13 AM
Thanks for the comments and the great advice! I am defiantly going to research a suitable sight as supposed to an optic. I personally get self satisfaction when grouping with iron sights. Using optics and lasers just feel like cheating in a (good) way. Practicing and becoming a good shot with irons can be rewarding. Should have just gone that rout in the first place but I was keeping my girlfriend in mind also during my build. I still want to keep a laser to better suit her incase she ever needs to shoot the 12 gage.

RealBarber
07-17-2010, 2:58 PM
I think a lot of people go overboard when they get their first shotgun. As you learn what works and what doesn't you eventually end up taking all of the junk off and just have the essentials.

i keep my mossberg 500 all stock, i haven't even changed the stock

i'm not really into all the extras

Secret
08-04-2010, 2:08 AM
what kind of rounds you got there on your side saddle?

den888
08-08-2010, 9:36 AM
Nice Mossberg !

bodger
08-08-2010, 9:40 AM
Nice shotgun! Can't go wrong with a 500.

Wherryj
08-23-2010, 5:07 PM
Sorry to see your red dot didn't hold up. I hope you can get it replaced under warranty. 12GA recoil is pretty brutal on optics. I can understand the desire to put a red dot on a shotgun if you're looking for a some kind of illuminated sight for using in low light conditions (eg, bumps in the night).

Check out either the tritium ghost sights or just the tritium front sight. They stay illuminated 24/7 and doesn't require you to fumble around looking in the dark for the sight switch and there are no batteries to run out. Just pick up the shotgun, aim and fire: http://xssights.com/store/shotgun.html
http://www.truglo.com/IW_Products.m4p.pvx?;MULTI_ITEM_SUBMIT


Perhaps the best illuminated sight?

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/wherryj/IMG00023-20100409-19251.jpg

200 lumen LED for target identification, bead site for target acquisition.

fusionstar
08-23-2010, 5:41 PM
Wow, not short on accessories are ya? Good shooter though.

eviray
08-23-2010, 8:27 PM
nice M500!

you may want to look into it, cuz you may be coming down with a case of BRD, and not know it yet...

Cheers:cheers2:

Lead Waster
11-05-2010, 1:17 PM
Is there anyway to attach a pit bull to a shotgun? Because that's the ultimate!

evidens83
11-05-2010, 7:59 PM
Looks heavy..