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Old 03-03-2012, 8:56 PM
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Default My Custom Mossberg 590 action release

So, I got my 590 a few weeks ago. I added a pistol grip stock. Adding the pistol grip made it very awkward to release the action to load a round in the chamber. I had to change my grip and hold the shotgun in an awkward position. Me search through the web for a replacement extended action release yielded no results. So I jumped on midway and ordered an extra OEM action release lever and modified it myself. Now I can easily release the action without changing my grip on the shotgun. I am very happy with the results. I will probably be looking for a manufacturer to make these for sale. This would fit the 500 as well... is there a market for this??





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Old 03-03-2012, 9:20 PM
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Hmm. I think most people are more annoyed with the safety selector when it comes to mossberg's with a pistol grip rather than the release. However that does look nice.
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Old 03-03-2012, 9:42 PM
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Good ol' American ingenuity! Excellent job but as jdewolf said, its more about the safety. However, it does eliminate one of the cons of having a pistol grip on the Mossberg. None-the-less good job man
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:15 PM
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Pretty badass. Good job
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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i'd buy one. i honestly don't think the safety is that much trouble.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:52 PM
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Why would you need to use the release in any time-critical situation? Are you storing the gun with the chamber empty and the magazine full?
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I could see where having that extended release would make the use of the pistol grip easier. I like that better than shifting your grip to release it. I bet there is a market for it.
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Hmm. I think most people are more annoyed with the safety selector when it comes to mossberg's with a pistol grip rather than the release. However that does look nice.
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Good ol' American ingenuity! Excellent job but as jdewolf said, its more about the safety. However, it does eliminate one of the cons of having a pistol grip on the Mossberg. None-the-less good job man
+1 to those. Nice job, but not exactly something I need. I decided to use the safety with a traditional stock for my HD gun. Maybe on my range toy 500, but since it's a range toy, it's not necessary.
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I could see where having that extended release would make the use of the pistol grip easier. I like that better than shifting your grip to release it. I bet there is a market for it.
But....why? Are you leaving your action locked up that often?
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Old 03-04-2012, 9:05 PM
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I like your idea...kudos. Your potential market would be limited to Tactical/HD Mossy 500/590 owners that want to run a pistol grip setup. I know I would've loved one of those during my last tactical shotgun class! You might be able to make a buck or two!

To answer some Q's from the other posts: A few reasons you might need to hit the slide release would be a chamber check, select slug exchanges, or clearing malfunctions. 500's with pistol grips make that hard to do while maintaining a firing grip.

I would do some research/testing to make sure that your thumb can't inadvertently hit that release when you don't mean to...that would be no bueno.

good luck!
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I've been looking for a solution to this problem on my 590A1 with pistol grip. PM inbound.
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Very cool idea!!!
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i know it's only been 5 weeks since the OP ... but has there been any progress?
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Old 04-12-2012, 7:17 AM
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i know it's only been 5 weeks since the OP ... but has there been any progress?
Nope... I really need to get another one made so I have a spare to get some estimates on manufacturing. Maybe I will find my spare this weekend and make another.
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Nope... I really need to get another one made so I have a spare to get some estimates on manufacturing. Maybe I will find my spare this weekend and make another.
While this might be a necro-thread, there is still a need.

I'm interested in 2-3. (Or, advice on building my own. )
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While this might be a necro-thread, there is still a need.
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