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Discussion in 'Mossberg 590 Shockwave' started by Loosehead, May 26, 2020.

  1. Loosehead

    Loosehead .22LR

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    Hi,

    Just ordered a Shockwave and have been perusing various sites to determine what the optimum configuration for a home defense weapon might be. I've decided to go with the Federal minishells, both #4 buck (when I can locate some) and rifled slugs (on order.) The OPsol miniclip is on order. I am strongly leaning to adding a laser and probably a flashlight. I'd like to add a sidesaddle shell carrier but would that eliminate the Crimson trace laser? I could go with a Bull dot and do both of those. Or, should I go with a combination laser/flashlight mounted on the magazine tube? I'm thinking that the shell carrier, while a nice to have, is not as important as the laser and flashlight.

    Lots of options and I am somewhat a neophyte as you can no doubt tell from my clumsy use of jargon. I'm open to recommendations, thanks!!
  2. BoBo522

    BoBo522 .22LR

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    Welcome to the fold!

    I have a 12 gauge Shockwave with the Crimson Trace laser saddle and a TacStar 6-shell side saddle - they work just fine together. I originally had a CDMG adapter with a flashlight mounted on it, but removed that and instead went with a Streamlight TL-Racker fore-end. I run minishells exclusively and have the Opsol adapter installed. I keep the Federal Shorty 4-buck in the tube with Federal Shorty slugs on the side saddle.

    I did add an SBL brace so I could shoot it at my range. While I prefer the look and feel of the birds-head grip, I'll confess that it is way more accurate using the brace and shooting from the shoulder than using the birds-head and shooting from the hip.

    Enjoy!
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  3. Loosehead

    Loosehead .22LR

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    Thanks, good info and much appreciated!
  4. paffemt

    paffemt .22LR

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    I have the crimson trace and TL-Racker as well. Waiting on the shell side saddle Ordered in April (real slow boat). I went with a soft shell holder.
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  5. Loosehead

    Loosehead .22LR

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    Very nice! How difficult is it to retrofit the TL-Racker?
  6. paffemt

    paffemt .22LR

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    Real easy. Just note that they do not include the tool to unthread the fore end nut. I just happened to have one.
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  7. Loosehead

    Loosehead .22LR

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    Just re-read. One of the reasons for my going with the Shockwave grip and the mini-shells is that my right shoulder is bone on bone and can no longer handle the recoil...at all! (Knew I should not have played rugby until 40...!) Hoping I can practice enough to make the shooting from the hip somewhat effective.

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