I just recently purchased a Mossy and I was wondering if anyone could link me some quality examples of these items:
Stock with pistol grip
"Tacticool" sighting system (something better than standard bead)
Light and mounting system
Anything else that you could recommend.
I'm aware that I could Google these products but I just wanted to know if any of you had personal experience with any if these items that you wanted to share.
Rather than the pistol grip it might be worth looking into a traditional stock that reduces recoil, like the compstock
. Also one of the first mods I will want to make to my mossberg when I have the cash is an enhanced safety button
. Last two additional mods you might want to look into are a high visibility follower
and improved magazine springs
I agree with Pyratemine on all points.
Here's my 500 that I've added some stuff to. It started as a plain jane 18" with 5 round capacity.
I started off by adding the Tacstar sidesaddle many years ago. Then I got hold of a package with a 1st gen Surefire forend and a Speedfeed stock on Ebay(cost me 200$). Added a Dealextreme LED-dropin to the light, and now it's plenty bright.
Then I bought the safety that Pyratemine linked to(great stuff, but do know that you have to disassemble the whole action to mount it), and a MI singlepoint slingmount
(The sling is a cheap nylonsling I had lying around). Lastly I got hold of the Brownells Mossberg 500 high capacity kit
I like the setup, but I think the Speedfeed stock is a bit overrated. So, I'd drop that and rather mount a normal stock of some kind. As I mentioned the Brownells safety is the bees knees. The Tacstar sidesaddle is ok, but there are several company who makes these now, so I dunno what brand to suggest.(Don't go for the type who use elastic hoops though, these are really hard to load).
For a flashlight I'd go with something that's railmountable, and buy one of the cheaper plastic rail handguards. The Streamlight TLR1 is a really nice weaponslight that can take the abuse.
The sling is harder to recommend, as your personal preferences has to come into play(singlepoint, 2-point etc), but there are several reputable companies that make good slings.
On the sights: I recommend buying the HiCap kit instead, cause just adding sights to your existing barrel will cost you 50-60$ at least.
You get a new barrel with good sights from Williams, a 7 shot tube(They say it's 8 but that ain't so
) and a new spring. For that price I think it's the best upgrade you can do on a 500(If you don't already have a long magazine), as it has great value for the $ spent.