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Mossberg 500 Pump Action Customization and Modification

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by DHonovich, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. ultra.stache

    ultra.stache .410

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    Ultra500 build video/photos

    starting my 500 build. I will provide video demonstrating all products I pick up, including their installation and shooting experience. I'm starting with a Hogue Tamer pistol grip. I will post videos that are much more thorough than this one. ;)
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKX6Wt9FoV4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    As of right now I plan on testing the following products:

    Hogue pistol grip
    Ergo railed forend
    Larue tactical hand stop
    Magpul AFG2
    Magpul MS3 - Multi-Mission Sling
  2. Frank Castle

    Frank Castle .270 WIN

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    Didnt think of it from that perspectiv Oli. Good Call. I was thinking if it could be returned to original state, no harm no foul. Either way, cant wait to see it.

    Frank
  3. Tim4k5

    Tim4k5 .270 WIN

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    Welcome to Mossberg Owners from IL!!

    My two cents......I totally agree with Oli here. Going tactical on Grandpas gun may sound like the smart move but I think you'd be kicking yourself later. Take that gun....try and find a pic or two of your Grandpa with it and set the gun and the pics back to pass down later. Make it a bit of a family heirloom, per se. You can usually pick up a ratted out 500 at pawn shops for under $200......I just rescued a "pound puppy" of my own for $125. Once you go chopping off barrels and modifying and tweaking that gun it won't be "your grandpas gun" anymore.....it'll be a tac'd out Mossberg 500 just like the thousands of others. Save it's history.....you can't re-buy memories for under $200.

    But enough of that......

    Your planned build sheet looks pretty solid.....I would definitely recommend an oversized safety and flashlight setup for HD use. Pictures and vids of an in-progress build are always welcome, it's a way of passing along what you learned in the process to people who are just starting their own projects. Good luck with your buildup and look forward to seeing the results!!!
  4. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    If it was one of 50 if your grandpa’s guns then he probably wouldn’t care……I have guns of my Grandpa’s that he would trade/sell no problem……I have a Winchester single shot 16 ga that he worked all summer to buy when he was 16 for 21 bucks new in 1932…..its probably worth $100 now and I would die for its possession.


    Like Tim says, whatever you end up doing a light would be nice , and the proper technique to go with it.
  5. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Hey something there looks familiar :lol:

    How do you like the feel of it?
  6. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Hey David!

    Welcome to Mossberg Owners from Central PA! :D Looks like you got the build coming in the mail :)

    As far as the barrel is concerned you have MANY options available to you! You could back-order a Brownells "Mossberg 500 Conversion" which is a 20" barrel and 8 shot tube. You could go with Vang Comp and have them cut it and do their custom work with it. Could just buy a 18.5" security barrel... lol It is all personal preference and what kind of shotgun you are looking for
  7. DSteagall

    DSteagall Copper BB

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    I had it wrong. I will be using the "newer" old 500. Grandpas is going in the case. I have decided on the Vang Comp route. Hopefully I can just buy one from them rather than send one in. I'm not a gunsmith, but I do want a project that I can be proud of and have a blast with as well as security.

    I have also decided on a 930 SPX later on. A Benelli would be nice, but DAMN. I'm not against dropping coin for quality or what I want but mandatory raping to mod the gun is a little off-putting!

    By the way guys, thanks for all your responses and help. Great community you have here. Cheers!
  8. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    have fun with your build.don't forget the pictures. :)
  9. pappasmurf

    pappasmurf .270 WIN

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    Smurf's 500

    Here are a couple pics of my shotty with the rail on the bottom of the 590 forend. Got it installed tonight. Got a GG&G rail for an AR15/M16. Drilled the front (visible) side just big enough for the screws to pass through. Counter sunk the back bushings into the under (non-visible) side. A drop of red thread locker on the screws and we're all kindagood. Enjoy the pics guys!

    Attached Files:

  10. pappasmurf

    pappasmurf .270 WIN

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    A full shot and then a close up of the AFG....even the cookie man likes it!

    Attached Files:

  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nice work Sir!

    Keep us posted on how that forend holds up under recoil...
  12. pappasmurf

    pappasmurf .270 WIN

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    LES,
    Will do bud. Not really worried about recoil YET as I haven't shot it today. I'm more worried about the structural integrity of it. I got finished and waited a couple hours and then racked 21 rounds (pretty hard and fast) to test and she still held up good. So hoping for the best.
  13. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Good deal,

    Looking forward to your range report...
  14. pappasmurf

    pappasmurf .270 WIN

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    Thanks bud
  15. DSteagall

    DSteagall Copper BB

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    Parts are already beginning to trickle in. First shots soon.
  16. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    take some before and after pics of both. :)
  17. ultra.stache

    ultra.stache .410

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    ready to go.

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  18. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    i like it!!!
  19. DSteagall

    DSteagall Copper BB

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    Two glitches and I haven't even started yet. As I stated I'm starting to receive parts but...

    1). I ordered the wrong color AFG from Magpul. I need the black. Have you tried to contact them lately? Forget it. They are hammered and lines are jammed and email's may as well be junk mail. Good problem to have unless your the customer. I gotta get that changed.

    2). The worse problem is that additional pictures that I've found of the Mesa Sureshell Shotshell Ammunition Carrier with 4-1/2" Picatinny Optic Rail 12-Gauge shows to have four holes in the Picatinny area that neither of my 500's have on top of the receiver. Do newer 500's have these or do I need to have a smith do them?

    I submit these to the collective...
  20. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    older receivers are not drilled and tapped on top. you can see a gunsmitty or look into the "weaver convert mount". problem with weaver mount is you are limited to what you can mount on it.

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