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Old 05-19-2017, 9:22 AM
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Default Rock Island Armory M5

These just went clearance price at big 5 which means I can pick it up for $176 with my employee discount plus tax and fees. (I knew keeping big 5 as a part time job was worth it) I'm thinking of getting one for my grandma's house since I live there 5 or 6 days a week for my full time job. I have a 870 police magnum at my parents house but this is a good price especially if it gets stolen I won't take that big a hit. Do you Cal gunners like yours? The only thing that bugs me a little is that the barrel is fixed to the receiver.

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Old 05-19-2017, 9:26 AM
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looks good!
http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/sto...urity-shotgun/

i'd buy one, but i'm at my limit. no room in the safe
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Old 05-19-2017, 9:36 AM
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I bought one recently. I've had it out shooting a couple times. Solid gun, esp. for the money. I put a 8rd. mossburg 500 tube (same thread) on mine just to increase the capacity by a couple rounds.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:02 AM
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looks good!
http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/sto...urity-shotgun/

i'd buy one, but i'm at my limit. no room in the safe
Easy !!! Buy another safe...
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Old 05-19-2017, 1:32 PM
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I bought one recently. I've had it out shooting a couple times. Solid gun, esp. for the money. I put a 8rd. mossburg 500 tube (same thread) on mine just to increase the capacity by a couple rounds.

That looks really nice. I bought one of those last year. Sold it and bought a Maverick 88. After seeing yours with that 8 shot tube I think I may buy another and keep it this time.
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I bought one recently. I've had it out shooting a couple times. Solid gun, esp. for the money. I put a 8rd. mossburg 500 tube (same thread) on mine just to increase the capacity by a couple rounds.

Just drosed one right now, can you please pm me on how you extended capacity?

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Just drosed one right now, can you please pm me on how you extended capacity?

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Buy a Mossberg 500 8 shot magazine tube.
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I have installed the KAK tube on my friends M5, works and looks great.

https://www.kakindustry.com/rock-isl...tended-mag-kit
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I have installed the KAK tube on my friends M5, works and looks great.

https://www.kakindustry.com/rock-isl...tended-mag-kit
I originally looked at the KAK tube kit, but at $75 plus shipping for a $200 shotgun didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Plus it's black(blued). My RI M5 shotgun had a brushed nickel finish. A Nickeled Mossberg 500 tube is $37 plus shipping.
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I originally looked at the KAK tube kit, but at $75 plus shipping for a $200 shotgun didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Plus it's black(blued). My RI M5 shotgun had a brushed nickel finish. A Nickeled Mossberg 500 tube is $37 plus shipping.
Bellts,

Can you confirm the following mag tube https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1053600A is the same one you used to install on your m5?

Also, did you change out the m5 mag tube spring for a mossberg 500 extended tube spring, or did you keep the factory m5 tube spring and not had any shell feeding issues? Here is a link to the mossberg 500 extended tube spring https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1053600A

Thanks for your help! I was going to go with KAK industry extended mag tube but when i found this post of your mod, i like the mossberg extended mag tube a whole lot more (not to mention the major price difference), because my m5 is also nickel plated like yours and would much more prefer to have the shotgun all nickel plate finish.

Also sending you a PM in case you may not see this post.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:15 AM
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Bellts,

Can you confirm the following mag tube https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1053600A is the same one you used to install on your m5?

Also, did you change out the m5 mag tube spring for a mossberg 500 extended tube spring, or did you keep the factory m5 tube spring and not had any shell feeding issues? Here is a link to the mossberg 500 extended tube spring https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1053600A

Thanks for your help! I was going to go with KAK industry extended mag tube but when i found this post of your mod, i like the mossberg extended mag tube a whole lot more (not to mention the major price difference), because my m5 is also nickel plated like yours and would much more prefer to have the shotgun all nickel plate finish.

Also sending you a PM in case you may not see this post.
I get PMs for this mod from time to time - about 1 a month...

Here's the parts list:

Mossberg 500 Mag Tube - Nickel:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1053600A.htm
Extra Nickel Mag Band & Screw:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1446060B.htm
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/912220B.htm

You do not need to purchase a separate-longer spring. The spring that comes with the gun will work just fine. No feeding issues.
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I get PMs for this mod from time to time - about 1 a month...

Here's the parts list:

Mossberg 500 Mag Tube - Nickel:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1053600A.htm
Extra Nickel Mag Band & Screw:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/1446060B.htm
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/912220B.htm

You do not need to purchase a separate-longer spring. The spring that comes with the gun will work just fine. No feeding issues.
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I like my m5. it is my garage gun. it is heavy tough.
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Bought one last year. Rough but solid. Bought to have a 12 gauge I could leave out of the safe.

Also the slimiest gun I every bought. Was dripping with oil.
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Just placed an order with Numrich. This is the costliest website I've ever belonged to.
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I bought one recently. I've had it out shooting a couple times. Solid gun, esp. for the money. I put a 8rd. mossburg 500 tube (same thread) on mine just to increase the capacity by a couple rounds.

Isn't it made in PI? Isn't that a no no unless there's more US parts? Or is that just semi's?
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922r doesn't affect shotguns or handguns, I believe.
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922r doesn't affect shotguns or handguns, I believe.
It does affect shotguns, but apparently only semi's.
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i bought one years ago and literally it was junk. the bead sight was drilled at a really bad crooked angle on the front of barrel. it wouldn't load the shells into the chamber more then 60% of the time...
I contacted RIA said to send it back, but I ended up just giving it to my buddy for free, I didn't want to deal with that Junk!
on the other hand I've owned RIA handguns and loved them!
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