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Found a 590 in-stock, in-store, and I brought it home.

Been debating between a Rem 870 and a Mossberg 590, but they are very difficult to find.

I have personal preferences that I like on the 590, over the 870. Lift gate, safety placement, and who wouldn't love a standard bayonet lug. I think both are available in 9+1 with 2.75" shells.

Only had one range outing, and I was surprised at how light the recoil felt. Probably take it out on Monday, try some slugs.

I've only added a 6rd side saddle, and a light, but I love this thing. I have a few bayonets, so of course I had to attach it for photo ops, and a video shoot.

Any one else feel the love for a 590?

Just got it, ran some


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Posts: 10499 | Registered: December 30, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The only thing keeping me from adding a 590 to the house is a decent selection of 870s already.

That said, if I could have my parkerized early 90's 590military complete with heat shield, bayonet lug, ghost rings and speedfeed stock back, I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat. One of those I wish I never let go.
 
Posts: 714 | Location: Alaska | Registered: April 29, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Congrats on finding one. I wanted one but none were to be found locally so I ended up settling for a Talo Watchdog II Mossberg 500 that was in stock. This back in 2010.



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Posts: 14683 | Location: Black Hills of South Dakota | Registered: June 20, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love mine and it's my home defense weapon.
I went looking for a Beretta 1301 and couldn't find one. Stumbled on this and it's excellent.


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Posts: 3371 | Location: The armpit of Ohio | Registered: August 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I too prefer the 590 to the 870, though I think the 870 looks a little better.

I had a 590a1 and it was a beast but too heavy for my liking, though that weight sure didn’t help tame the recoil. Currently I have a 590 shockwave that I got stamped and put a MagPul stock on. It’s about the perfect HD shotgun for me. Congrats on your purchase! I think everyone should own a good shotgun and you chose arguably the best one there is.




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Posts: 14742 | Location: Florida | Registered: May 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, the 500 is also a great shotty. Especially in a pistol grip fashion Wink
Congrats AKS.



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Posts: 17596 | Registered: September 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Congrats on that 590! An instructor loaned one to me to use at a 3-gun clinic a few years back and I really liked it. I later owned one of my own but traded it away - and probably shouldn’t have haha…

I like 870s as well and, as noted by another member, find them a little more aesthetically-pleasing. The 590s I’ve been around just seemed to handle better for me. I have pondered the likes of an 870 worked-over by the likes of Wilson Combat, et. al.



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Posts: 6499 | Registered: September 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love my 20” 590A1. Installed a Magpul stock that was a huge improvement, too.


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Posts: 16463 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: October 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When Remington went bankrupt, the supply of factory-new parts trickled, then dried up. That bothered me a bit, more for "work" guns than my own (example: no new trigger plates to be found, so we ended up cannibalizing more-beat-up guns to make the less-beat-up ones work.)

Mossberg hasn't had this problem.

I have a fairly "stock" 590A1 that'll give my favorite 870P a run for the money. Different controls to learn, but built like a brick house.

I like them both, but these days am leaning towards the 590 for long-term parts availability.
 
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I have owned many 870s and a couple of 500 series Mossbergs. Both are great shotguns. But I prefer the Benelli SuperNova Tactical. The magazine cutoff system makes it a better gun, IMHO.


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Posts: 14032 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just got a 590a1 last weekend after looking for one for quite some time. It is a beast, but I have some affection for them from time spent in the Marine Corps. The ghost ring sights work well for me, and I bought the latest USMC issue bayonet for it, although at 62 years old I doubt I will ever have to fix bayonets! Just happy I found one.






 
Posts: 584 | Location: NW Pa. USA | Registered: January 25, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by tankeryanker:
I bought the latest USMC issue bayonet for it, although at 62 years old I doubt I will ever have to fix bayonets! Just happy I found one.


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Originally posted by tankeryanker:
I just got a 590a1 last weekend after looking for one for quite some time. It is a beast, but I have some affection for them from time spent in the Marine Corps. The ghost ring sights work well for me, and I bought the latest USMC issue bayonet for it, although at 62 years old I doubt I will ever have to fix bayonets! Just happy I found one.


Man that’s a badass blade too. I bought a Colt M16A4 a year or so ago and wanted a Bayonet to go with it and got that same one. It is definitely a beast!




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Posts: 14742 | Location: Florida | Registered: May 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I did an exaustive search on this subject on here about 2 years ago.. Pulled the trigger (pun intended lol) on a SBS 590A1, rock solid and added , hi viz follower, Surefire mounted foreend light, side saddle, vikers sling, shortened stock and ghost rings, it is a BEAST, for me, having owned and used both at work over the years (LEO) , i like the 590 for its ease of controls and safety , it comes down to training and preference , but for an old Jarhead likeme the 590 was an easy choice.


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Posts: 3143 | Location: TEXAS! | Registered: February 15, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Already had an 870 Police Magnum sbs, but couldn’t resist the M590a1 sbs with ghost rings and speed feed stock, display model. A bit of a hefty shotty but handles and shoots great.
 
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Love mine. 9 in the tube, 6 in the sidesaddle, 4 more in the Speedfeed stock

 
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