BTW, it takes about a minute to install my 28" modified choke barrel and head to the trap range. After four 25 shot rounds my average is right at 80%.
Shooting from five stations, five rounds each.BTW, it takes about a minute to install my 28" modified choke barrel and head to the trap range. After four 25 shot rounds my average is right at 80%.
My buddies as a kid turned their noses up at Mossberg shotguns. Back then most 870s were "Wingmasters" with beautiful bluing and woodwork. Mossbergs not so much.The Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 series shotguns are probably two of the more common shotguns used in the "defensive" role.
The 870 has the slide release forward of the trigger guard, and a cross bolt safety that is at the rear of the trigger guard. This means one with smaller hands usually has to move their strong hand forward to release the slide and depending on dominant hand side, may be required to push the safety to the fire position with a different finger than the index finger.
The Mossberg 500/590 shotguns have the slide/bolt release behind the trigger guard where it can be depressed by the middle finger being lifted up, and the safety is at the tang of the receiver, on top, where right or left handed shooters would operate it the same direction. (Forward to fire)
Both shotguns have good reputations for being durable, and reliable. Navy/Marine Corps had been running the 500/590 most of my career, so I feel comfortable running it, though I've trained on the 870 as well.
A Wingmaster is a beautiful thing. One of my friends had one, growing up. I was pretty jealous of it. My Express is still built solid, but not as smooth as that Wingmaster.My buddies as a kid turned their noses up at Mossberg shotguns. Back then most 870s were "Wingmasters" with beautiful bluing and woodwork. Mossbergs not so much.
I'm sure that the Mossbergs are fine guns, I've just got a thing for 870s.
I gave this some pondering, if you drop the hammer on an empty chamber on an 870, the slide mechanism is free to be moved on purpose, or unintentionally.Action closed, keeps debris out of the action, but also allows the hammer to be dropped on an empty chamber, which keeps you from having to depress a slide release In order to cycle the action.
On a modern shotgun, technically there is no slide per se, but indeed there is a bolt. As such, the proper term is a bolt release. Same with an AR-15 or any semiauto rifle, there is a bolt release but no slide release as you would find on a semi-auto pistol. Hell, I could be wrong but I dont think so.With a pump style feeding system. Only the pump action.
I think. Lol . Is that right DENNER??