Mossberg® 500 Dual Comb® Shotgun Combo
If I only had 1 gun
I have had this gun for several years. It is competint & durable. Nothing fancy but it is the bigest bang for the buck I own. I have used it for trap, skeet, squirrel, rabbit, fox, deer. Sure, it is not the finest gun in the safe, but that is exactly why it goes with me on so many hunts, I dont cry when it gets scratched up.
August 17, 2010
Good gun but no LPA trigger
While the product description states it has an LPA trigger, the combo I received does not. The Mossberg website also lists the combo with a standard trigger. I don't need the LPA trigger but I thought it would be a nice feature to have. Also both barrels are ported (a surprise when I took it out of the box; the store model I looked at before buying had the rifled slug barrel installed and I did see it was ported), they don't mention this in the description but if you look closely at the picture you can see them. I don't know how it well affects felt recoil but I will find out next week when I take it out.
The gun is loaded with grease (for corrosion protection) so make sure you don't put it on your wife's white couch before you give it a good cleaning.
The action is rough but I expect it to become more smooth over time but I don't think it'll ever be as smooth as a Remington 870.
We've had a Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge in the family over 25 years and it still goes "BOOM" every time you pull the trigger so I decided a 12 gauge would be a good addition since I am starting to hunt waterfowl.
The main reason I picked the Mossberg 500 over the Remington 870 is that this combo comes with a cantilevered rifled barrel, a standard barrel, three chokes, two combs and...one of the best features of all time, a safety that you can operate with your thumb. Oh and the price was pretty good for all the things you're getting.
Overall I am happy with the purchase and I expect the gun to serve me well for many years to come.
February 23, 2014