Mossberg 590M

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Mossberg 590M

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:23 am

So I handled one of these today at a local shop, and it was a lot less awkward than I expected it to be given the extreme girth of the magazine. What makes it actually work, is the ambi push button mag release. If it had a paddle mag release like the Saiga, I think it would be a bit too much of a stretch (literally) to actuate the release with the same hand as you are grasping the mag with. But pushing the button with your firing hand as you remove the mag with your support hand, that works pretty well. It was also quite a bit easier to lock a mag into the mag well than it is with my S-12. The little nubs on the mag that match with the bottom of the receiver seem to help a lot in that regard, so that it's more difficult to get it wrong.

Keep in mind though that I have fairly large hands, and I was obviously doing that with an unloaded magazine, so your mileage may vary. I don't expect to be trading in my Saiga for one any time soon, but if I were in the market for another social shotgun, the 590M is probably what I would buy.
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Re: Mossberg 590M

Post by Cobar » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:04 am

If the 20 round mags are reliable I would seriously consider one. I kinda miss my old 590...

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Re: Mossberg 590M

Post by SoupOrMan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 am

It seems like a nice firearm to use to repel boarders, and much cheaper than my .300 Blackout pistol built on a Fightlite pistol lower.
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Mossberg 590M

Post by Michaelser » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:35 am

I installed one on a Mossberg NFA-registered AOW.

In my opinion, much less perceived recoil than a pistol grip.

I love it.
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Re: Mossberg 590M

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:31 am

Installed one what?
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Re: Mossberg 590M

Post by D5CAV » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:23 am

I tried out a friend's today. He had two 10 round mags. Very well made. Better fit, finish and ruggedness than a SAIGA IMO, but those magazines were huge! It looked like you could drive over them and still have them function afterwards.

I can't imagine using a 20 round mag.
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