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Winchester SXP v. Mossberg v. Maverick

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by TexMex247, May 16, 2020.

  1. GoPappy

    GoPappy Active Member Lifetime Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    I use a Mossberg 500 also as a home defense shotgun. Mine has a 20” barrel. I’m left handed and the tang mounted safety is a big plus for me.

    Mine is well used and the action is as slick as greased owl boogers.

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  2. Spcwolf

    Spcwolf Active Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Conroe tx
    I have the maverick 88 security 7+1 model.

    it works, super light, kicks like a mule.
    I killed a quail with it, just for shits and grins.

    I haven’t tactifucked it up at all, it’s bare bones, impossible to screw up. I like the safety, it’s in a position I trust. It’s cheap as well, I paid 180$ at a gun show.

    It’s not super smooth, but I use Remington oil on it and it’s smooth enough.
  3. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

    Jun 25, 2010
    Cypress, Tejas
    Just go semi.
    Brownells is blowing out the beretta.
    Sure the hand guard looks like ass but $900 is a deal Screenshot_20200518-175446_Gmail.jpg
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  4. rotor

    rotor Active Member

    Nov 1, 2015
    Wichita Falls
    I wanted a small maneuverable pump for home defense, 18". You can't beat the Maverick for that. They sell a Maverick combo also with a full size barrel and chokes so if you want you can have a sporting clays and home defense just by changing the barrels. I have 5 other expensive shotguns too but only one pump and I have to admit, I really like the Maverick.
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  5. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

    May 11, 2009
    Leander(NW Austin)
    I already own an FN SLP and it is a thing of beauty. In this case I'm looking specifically for a truck or ranch gun that won't break my heart if it gets scratched up or stolen.
    The Maverick's price really can't be beat. The defender model has perked my interest the most although I really like the 590 retro by Mossberg too. I also looked into Stevens pump guns from academy but they had a lot of feeding issues. Definitely not something I want to bet my life on.
  6. candcallen

    candcallen Purveyor of Snark Humor and Truth.

    Jul 23, 2011
    Little Elm
    No reason not to go maverick for your purpose or mossberg 500 for a few less plastic parts.

    Unless you want to throw away money.

    My 590a1 is my one primary pump gun so that's why I didnt go maverick or mossberg 500. I've had both and never even heard of a failure much less seen one.

    The Steven's is trash. Action Bar always breaks loos from the pump grip rendering it a club.
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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Professional Troublemaker, and Dog Whisperer!

    Dec 15, 2019
    Deep East Texas
    I have read about several issues with the Stevens pump shotguns as well. Some years ago I would have suggested the Remington 870, but not the current ones. If you could find an older one used, that also might be an option to consider.

    I did have the Maverick Defender some years ago. 20" barrel and an 8 round tube. Not the smoothest new, but after some use, and quite a few shells through it, it smoothed up pretty good. Hard to beat the Maverick at it's price point. Sometimes you can get lucky, and find some decent prices on Mossber 500's.
  8. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Well-Known

    Mar 31, 2018
    Have a Remington 870 police set up for three for me.
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  9. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf TGT Addict

    Apr 13, 2018
    I love my deputy trade in 590a1.
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  10. conorg

    conorg New Member

    Mar 24, 2020
    San Antonio
    I have a mossberg 500, i like it alot for having interchangeable barrels. Whatever you get, you should have the ability to mount a light on it - cant shoot what you do not see.

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