Mossberg is a gun manufacturer well known for building pump action, break action, and auto loading shotguns and gun accessories. They offer thirteen families of shotguns including the popular Mossberg 500 pump action series of guns and Mossberg 500 accessories. The Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun is a slightly less expensive version of the 500 and except for its trigger group/forearm assembly, most of its Maverick 88 accessories are interchangeable with the Mossberg 500.
Gun Accessories Are A Very Important Part Of Your Firearm
The Mossberg 500 shotgun series is made up of varying models of guns that are hammerless repeaters. They all share the same basic action and receiver. They differ in barrel length, bore size, magazine capacity, choke options, and forearm/stock materials. Their basic design is of dual action bars with one big locking lug securing the breech. Below the barrel is the magazine tube, which is screwed to the receiver. On the left rear of the trigger guard is the slide release. On the upper rear of the receiver is the safety (this is also called a “tang safety”). Mossberg features interchangeable barrels and they can be removed and switched without the use of tools. These shotguns are made to be easy to maintain and clean. The Maverick 88 has a black synthetic stock. Its primary difference from the 500 is a cross-bolt safety. There are many gun accessories available for these shotguns.
There Are Thousands Of Gun Accessories To Choose From
Mossberg 500 accessories include a magazine extension kit with from six to eight shots available. The standard models hold five 2.75 inch 70 mm shells or four 3 inch 76 mm shells in the gun's magazine with one in the chamber. A side saddle shell holder of molded nylon is available for Mossberg law enforcement shotguns. It has an aluminum mounting plate and attaches to the left side of the receiver. There are existing pin/screw holes there for this purpose. Other gun accessories include a button pin that can be mounted on the gun on either side and is required for use with a polymer loop sling, making it ambidextrous for left or right-handed carry; a Picatinny rail for mounting on the receiver; lightweight but tough aluminum scope mount rings; and a tactical shotgun sight that installs in seconds by snapping in place.
The Best Accessories Make Your Gun More Efficient
Even more accessories are available. There is a Double Loop Sling Plate for those who want to attach their sling on the rear of the gun's receiver. The Mako Mossberg 500 Folding Stock gives you a “fighting stance” type of grip on the firearm, providing extra control that counters the recoil. This stock piece has a storage compartment big enough for batteries and other small items. It includes an adjustable cheek plate that lets the trigger clear when folded. It also includes a rubber butt plate. Nicest of all, it can be mounted to fold to either the left or the right.
Firearm Accessories Can Be Very Versatile Tools
Mossberg 500 accessories such as choke tubes can be purchased. These form extra-tight and dense shot patterns. The parted ends move gases out of the way to prevent any pattern break up. Choke patterns are delivered with number 4 and bigger tungsten and steel loads for waterfowl. These work well with varmints and larger game birds also. One of the most intriguing gun accessories Mossberg offers is its Line Launcher Kit. Using a blank cartridge specially provided, it propels a shaft with a floating head (optional) and an attached lightweight rope. A canister hung below the barrel holds the spool. According to the Boat US Foundation, the average range the shots achieve is over 330 feet with the optional floating head attached and much greater without it.
Need Extra Cartridges And Shells? There's An Accessory For That Too!
Maverick 88 accessories include its Receiver Side Triton Mount, which comes in aluminum black, for mounting a sling on either side; the adjustable Neoprene Cheek Rests and Scorpion Recoil Pads to insure no pain for shooters from recoils; and Sidemount Six Shell Carriers. Another of the useful Maverick 88 accessories is the Heatshield Barrel Shroud. There is also a Tactical Side Folding Stock like there is for the 500. It includes a Scorpion recoil pad.
Accessories Let You Make Your Gun Into A Custom Work Of Art
Other gun accessories available for shotguns include various styles of shooting mats with interior weapon securing straps. Some include elastic loops for securing ammo. Padded weapon cases are also available with internal dividers for carrying two firearms together. Additionally, a variety of stocks designs are available. Slings and swivels are available in several choices and don't forget that high-tech cleaning accessories like ultrasonic gun cleaners are available to get your gun and its parts really, really clean. Shooters can use gun accessories to customize their firearms in the style that best suits their needs and preferences. Once you install the gun accessories you like, you’ll have a well-personalized firearm that will look and function just as you want it to.