The Mossberg 500 Tactical is one of the best home defense shotguns you can get in the market today. Read on and learn more about this high-quality firearm.
Mossberg 500 Tactical and Home Defense Special
Mossberg Brand Shotgun
The Mossberg 500 12 gauge tactical is a great shotgun when you are on a tight budget with a family to protect. If you opt for this gun, you get a reliable, name-brand shotgun that will perform for years to come.
Pistol Grip and Butt Stock Feature
There are a few different things that make this tactical shotgun so appealing as a home defender. Unfortunately, some gun owners get the wrong idea when they look at a pistol grip on a shotgun, not realizing the potential it has in a defensive situation.
Some think it “looks cool” or “tactical,” while others see it as a pointless addition to a great gun. In reality, the purpose of the pistol grip is to give the shooter freedom.
When your shotgun has a pistol grip and buttstock, it allows you to retain control of your gun in the “ready” position with only one hand should you need to tend to family, open doors, or grab a slice of pizza.
This “ready” position is easier to hold with a pistol grip and even allows Mossberg's 18.5-inch barrel to be maneuvered around the hallways that much easier.
I would feel careless at this point if I didn't tell you that you should always try to defend yourself with two hands on your gun, no matter what type of gun it actually is. But, if you can't, the pistol grip helps.
Reduced Felt Recoil
Another good thing about having a pistol-grip shotgun is that it reduces the amount of felt recoil in your shoulder because the hand helps redirect it better.
Because the Mossberg 500 stock is adjustable, it won't matter if you're a giant or just a little dude (or dudette), because there is likely a position for you to be comfortable in. Just don't be like the multitude of homeowners who buy a home-defense shotgun and never run any buckshot through it to see how it performs first.
Trust me when I say you'll want to feel the recoil so you're not surprised by it.
Being that the 500 tactical is a pump-action shotgun, it holds more than one round—six, to be exact.
This is great for times when more than one bad guy is looking to harm you. Or, if you have so much sleep in your eyes that you just can't see straight, Either way, more shells = more protection.
Mossberg 500 Tactical Price
Most importantly, this Mossberg is affordable. Brand new, the MSRP for right around $600. However, you can often find a used one for a lot less than that.
Just make sure you're getting a gun that is in good working order. I actually bought my Mossberg for $200 a couple of years ago.
It works great.
See the Mossberg 500 in action in this video by LouieTactical:
The Mossberg 500 shotgun is one of the best shotguns for home defense. This gun is affordable, reliable and devastating right out of the box.
Plus, it offers options like the adjustable stock and pistol grip which may not be featured on other shotguns.
Do you own one of these Mossberg home defenders? If so, let us know what you think about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 26, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.