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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/31/2001 12:07:17 PM EDT
Anyone got one? how do you like it? is it alot better quality than the 500? How are the ghost ring sights?
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 12:12:56 PM EDT
I bought a 590A1 (the mil spec model with metal trigger guard parts). It is a very nice shotgun for the money. I got the one with the parkerized finish and it looks great! I have shot slugs through it with good accuracy and it feels like a very solid shotgun. I would get the ghost ring sights if I were you. I have heard very good things about them. I have the bead sight on mine, but I'm looking to put ghost ring sights on it. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 12:13:13 PM EDT
The 590 A1 is a great gun. Mine was made by Vang Comp, no complaints.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 12:18:51 PM EDT
Before I had an AR15 i had the M590. I have owned many shot-guns and this one is far better then anythin else including scattergun tech.....the only thing i didnt like was there are so many aftermarket products for the 870 not as much for the mossbergs...and with ghost rings no heat shield i also had the speed feed stock fast and easy reload... i loved it..but i sold it to get my AR.....
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 12:43:23 PM EDT
I have the clamp on heat sheild on mine with the ghost ring sight,also have the side saddle on it.Stuck with the factory stock because of were the safty is located, it doesn`t work very well with a pistol grip stock or folder
Love mine
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 12:48:58 PM EDT
Heard that the 590A1 has a bit thicker barrel than the standard 590. Does the heat shield fit both versions?
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:12:13 PM EDT
I like mine, even with just the bead front sight. Never had any problems with it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:14:12 PM EDT
Not sure about the a1 mines a 590 standard i think,now i`m not sure.
All mine has marked on it is 590 but it has the green park. finish and ghost sight.
Whats differant on the a1.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:14:33 PM EDT
I have a 590A1 pakerized with ghost ring sights and a speedfeed stock.

Very accurate with shot and slugs. Eats 3 inch magnum slugs for breakfast.

Just looks badass.

Av.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:31:43 PM EDT
The 590A1 has a thicker barrel and metal trigger guard, but no heat shield, though I think the standard heat shield will fit on it, as there's a fair amount of clearance between it and the barrel on the standard 590's.

I have inspected them closely and they are very nice, but I am sort of interested in the Benelli M4, which I have been told by the factory, will be imported stateside, but in what form they don't yet know. I'd guess it'll have options for either a standard stock w/ 7-shot feed tube or pistol grip w/5-shot tube, like the M1. Mainly, I like it that semi's are less punishing than locked breech designs. But the Moss 590A1 carries a fair amount of weight, so it might not be all that bad. It's definitely the AK of shotguns: feed it anything, shoot it 'til it glows, use it like a baseball bat, run over it with a truck, then repeat until you get tired - it won't.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:39:28 PM EDT
Now what would be considered a good price for this gun?
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 1:44:36 PM EDT
No more than $425. I think I paid $400 total including tax at a gunshow when I bought mine.

P.S. I live the 590's I have 3
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 3:23:43 PM EDT
I paid 350 for mine,it`s the standard model.
I also like the model 97 win.
They have a new version out now.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 5:14:15 PM EDT
I paid $369 for mine. The only thing I don't like about it is the location of the safety. I also have a 500, and I like the 590 better. the 590 just feels more solid for some reason. Definitely go with the ghost ring sights. I've taken the 590 dove hunting and had good luck with it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:01:23 PM EDT
I have one of the early ones. It was $200 10 years ago, and has the cheaper blue finish as opposed to the parkerized finish the fancy ones sport these days.

I did have a little trouble with it. The heat shield flew off once during heavy recoil. I also has my front sight (a bead sight) disappear into the blue while shooting slugs (never quite figured that one out. One second it was there, the next, it was gone).

In both cases, Mossberg was great about it and sent me replacement parts within about a week of my phone calls.

I have never had any problems with it reliability wise, and the whole setup seems to run a little more smoothly than the Remington 870. Oh, do take care about letting your thumb ride up when you are shooting. The top-mounted safety can painfully chew it up.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 9:01:25 PM EDT
I have a 590A1 with ghost ring sites and I forced a heat sheild on it. Didn't really scratch the finish either. The screws don't fit on the front but it fits so tight they are not needed. It stays loaded for home security.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 8:17:23 AM EDT
Getting my 590A1 Tuesday! 18.5" barrel, ghost ring sights, for $374 including tax! My dept. uses them and it's a solid gun! Qualified with it in Oct. and decided to get one for home defense.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 8:18:13 AM EDT
Getting my 590A1 Tuesday! 18.5" barrel, ghost ring sights, for $374 including tax! My dept. uses them and it's a solid gun! Qualified with it in Oct. and decided to get one for home defense.

Definitely get the ghost ring sight! Very accurate with slugs that way!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 9:42:51 AM EDT
Is it really possible to shoot a pump shotgun fast enough and long enough (before pausing to reload) to make the heat shield useful?

I would expect the heavier barrel on the 590 to take longer to heat up than the 500's barrel.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 11:53:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Renamed:
Is it really possible to shoot a pump shotgun fast enough and long enough (before pausing to reload) to make the heat shield useful?

I would expect the heavier barrel on the 590 to take longer to heat up than the 500's barrel.



If your doing a lot of shooting then it's useful. I did a training day where there were 7 590s for 30 guys to shoot times 27 rounds a piece = 6090 rounds = I liked the heat shield as I was towards the end. And it was still DAMN hot.

A heavier barrel will take longer to heat, and will retain the heat longer as well.


Sherm
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 2:10:36 PM EDT
I have racked 8 rapid fire rounds of 00 buck through my 590. It does get pretty hot but I dont see a need for a heat shield. After you burn your hand a few times, you remember NOT to touch the barrel. Squid Out.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 2:26:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RNYC:
....snip.... The only thing I don't like about it is the location of the safety. ...snip....



I love the safety location!!!! But I'm a lefty.... A Rem. 870 safety works backwards for me.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:13:48 PM EDT
I (personally) have the 590A1 w/ghost ring sight and pakerized finished. Very nice shotgun, but the patrol car racks we have will only fit a shotgun with bead sights, so there is no way (without wedging it in) to secure the 590A1.

I've pretty much stopped carrying a shotgun, and am carrying an AR or M16 instead.

One guy I work with carries an M16, 870 with standard rounds and an 870 w/less than lethal rounds.

Link Posted: 1/2/2002 3:51:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2002 4:00:03 PM EDT by slt223]

Originally Posted By Slater:
Heard that the 590A1 has a bit thicker barrel than the standard 590. Does the heat shield fit both versions?



The 590 A1 has a magnum 3" chamber as opposed to the 590's standard 3" chamber, if I'm not mistaken.

BTW, doesn't the 500/590 series have alloy receivers? The most important part of the gun can't rust. That's a pretty nice feature.
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