Graf & SonsRotoMetals2Inline FabricationLee Precision
Titan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters SupplyStainLess Steel MediaBallisti-Cast
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Defense/tactical shotgun build

  1. #1
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    128

    Defense/tactical shotgun build

    Just picked up a mossberg 590 20" 9 shot for some welding work..

    Where should I start? I was considering the ati side folding 6 position stock set. The reciever is drilled and tapped and it has the factory heat shield.

    I want to make this thing a bad looking shotgun but I want it functional.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master


    williamwaco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    3,918
    Save your money.

    That thing is already awesome.
    First reload: .22 Hornet. 1956.

    Where is John Galt?

    (If you don't know, you owe it to yourself to find out. )
    .

  3. #3
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    128
    I know... But I'm one of those guys that can't leave well enough alone....

    I thought about doing my own version of the new mossberg chainsaw. I could prolly build it for $35 with my fabrication skills... And still have the factory stock set in case I don't like it

  4. #4
    Boolit Master



    RED333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    3rd rock from the Sun, CDB land, TN
    Posts
    880
    Leave the mossy alone and get ya one of these.
    Rednecks run the Brits out of this country years ago,
    I will defend this country from anyone or thing that tries to take it from me or mine
    I AM A REDNECK!!!
    "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government,our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams, 1776

  5. #5
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ojai CA
    Posts
    3,529
    The one thing you can do to that gun that would improve it, is to get a high replacement safety button. It makes it much easier to engage and disengage the safety. You will also have to completely disassemble the gun so you will get familiar with it. Available from Brownells for <$10.

    The problem with a pistol grip stock is you can't operate the safety very well, as your hand is not in a good position with your thumb under the stock.

    Like William Waco said above,,, Save your money it is already set up right. It doesn't really even need the safety button, it would just satisfy your craving to modify something.

    Randy
    "It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,,It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do!"

  6. #6
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Aurora, Wisconsin
    Posts
    205
    I can agree with the others on this the Mossberg 590 is already as dependable as you need! I carried one in Iraq. The pistol grip or side folding stock just interfers with the ease of operation. Spend the money and get a solid tactical light and mount, and of course the replacement safety button. Is it a ghost ring sight or bead sight? If it is the ghost ring sight you might consider a co-witness red dot sight and mount for longer shots. Is this to be used for home defense, hunting, or outdoors carry for those things that go bump in the night? A single point sling attachment is also a nice addition for a tacti-cool shotgun.

  7. #7
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    128
    Dagunnut,
    This is basically for home defense. The pistol grip that I considered was called a raptor I think. Birds head style so the safety would still be easily accessible. I am considering the single point sling as well
    Here's a pic

    http://frankbaumer.com/Heartland%20P...ave_Raptor.jpg

    Red... Wish I could get one of those. It is on my wish list

  8. #8
    Boolit Master cheese1566's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Black Hills, South Dakota
    Posts
    1,370
    Use the money to first buy a tritium front sight. Stay away from the fiberoptic stuff.

  9. #9
    Boolit Master DUKE NUKEM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    NV, OR, WA
    Posts
    4,538
    Quote Originally Posted by xd4584 View Post
    Just picked up a mossberg 590 20" 9 shot for some welding work..

    Where should I start? I was considering the ati side folding 6 position stock set. The reciever is drilled and tapped and it has the factory heat shield.

    I want to make this thing a bad looking shotgun but I want it functional.
    This is what we used on our 870's






    Here's the one for the Mossberg.
    http://blackacestactical.com/mossber...lon500590.html


  10. #10
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,430
    Quote Originally Posted by RED333 View Post
    Leave the mossy alone and get ya one of these.
    I prefer the traditional AK look. Not easy to do the hand guard, and retainer.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	002.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	86.7 KB 
ID:	56721Click image for larger version. 

Name:	002.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	36.4 KB 
ID:	56722

  11. #11
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    128
    I think I have most of this figured out...

    I looked at the tritium sights... They are nice but they burn out don't they?

    I am going to be making a custom light holder out of aluminum because most of the ones I've seen look downright cheap. I don't want picitanny rails all over it. Looks awesome but I don't want it on a shotgun.

    I am either cutting the stock down or trying to find a cheap youth stock.

    I found a sling that holds like 21 rounds on it... Not sure about that because of maneuvering... Nice to have the ammo right there though.

    Found out I can get a bayonet... Prolly gonna have to do that just because I can lol

  12. #12
    Boolit Master

    LUCKYDAWG13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    1,324
    dang wish i still had my S.P.A.S
    kids that hunt and fish dont mug old ladies

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check