The Mossberg 500/590 Oversized Safety by Vang Corp Systems is the safety button you’ll want to have on your Mossberg 500 or 590 pump action shotgun. It is an oversized safety button, which means it is easily accessible when you’re in an intense situation. So, let’s say you’re a police officer and you are suddenly being shot at. In this situation, you’ll want to be able to disengage the safety of your weapon as quickly as possible so you can shoot your attacker. The Mossberg oversized safety button will be a life saver for you in this situation.
Many shotgun owners would say that the stock and forend are two of the most important parts of any shotgun because they are what helps the shooter get comfortable with their weapon and aim it properly. If you own a Mossberg 500, 590, or 590A1, you have the option of upgrading your forend and stock to ones that are more comfortable and reliable.
The Mossberg FLEX 500 is one of the three current versions of the popular Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun series. The Mossberg FLEX 500 features a TLS Locking system that does not even require any tools to use. This locking system allows the shooter to quickly switch their recoil pads, forends, and stocks without much hassle. The core component of the shotgun is the receiver. Everything else can be reconfigured or upgraded if you simply know how to do it. A lot of people like to switch around the barrels, recoil pads, forends and buttstocks with higher-quality ones than the OEM versions that come with the weapon. With the right mixing and matching of parts, you can convert your Mossberg FLEX 500 shotgun into a weapon that is suitable for home defense, hunting, bird shooting, or law enforcement use.
The Mossberg 500 shotgun is a great starter weapon if you’ve never used a Mossberg shotgun before. But there are a few differences between the Mossberg 500 and the Mossberg 590 and 590A1 that you should be aware of in case you want to upgrade at a later date. Now although each of the three shotguns (basic models) has a 20-inch barrel (you can get one with different lenght of the barrel), they don’t all have the same ammo capacity. The Mossberg 500 has an 8-round shell capacity while the 590 and 590A1 has a 9-round capacity. This extra round in the 590 and 590A1 can be attributed to a differently designed magazine tube and cap. Since the tube was designed to be about 2 ¾ inches longer, it is able to hold one more round than the magazine tube of a Mossberg 500.
The Mossberg 500 is a pump action shotgun that has been around for over 50 years. The O.F. Mossberg & Sons Company is the one that manufactures this weapon. All the shotguns of the Mossberg 500 series contain the same action and receiver components. However, the big differences have to do with their barrel length, bore size, magazine capacity, forearm material, stock material, and choke options. Aside from the Mossberg 500, other models in the series include the 590, 535, 510, and 500.
The Mossberg 590 shotgun is the perfect alternative to the Mossberg 500. For one thing, the Mossberg 500 requires you to change the barrel before you can add a magazine extension to it. The Mossberg 590 does not require you to change the barrel in order to add a magazine extension, which is why a lot of people are choosing the Mossberg 590 now. If you are someone who shoots competitively or even in dangerous combat situations, you’ll want to have more ammo. The Mossberg 590 is the weapon you should choose in that case.
The Mossberg 500 and 590 are both high-quality pump action shotguns which can shoot quickly and do a lot of damage to any target. However, some shooters like to have a special sighting device attached to their shotgun so they can have better accuracy while aiming at their target. One of the more popular sighting accessories for the Mossberg 500 and 590 is the TRUGLO Glo-Dot II Shotgun sight. This particular sight has a fiber optic rod that produces a very bright dot which can be seen clearly in the daytime, morning or evening. This rod aligns with the front sight bead to give you the perfect opportunity to aim at any target during the day or evening.
Optional accessories for the Mossberg 500/590 can certainly be handy tactical upgrades. One essential upgrade you’ll need to make is in the sighting department. The tritium sight, for example, is perfect for helping you see where you’re aiming in the dark. The tritium sights are basically night sights that have a self-illuminating feature. The illumination is caused by the small trace of glowing tritium gas inside of the sight. This tritium gas can stay illuminated for years before you need to replace the sight. This will save you money from having to purchase batteries for red dot sights or constantly replace your sighting with a newer one. Anyone in the military or law enforcement will certainly find this nighttime sight particularly useful.
The Mossberg 500 and 590 pump action shotguns will always work better with a high-quality follower. As you may know, the follower is the part of the shotgun which pushes the ammunition shells along as they’re being used up. The spring tension behind the follower is what keeps it moving along with the shells that remain in the magazine. The more durable and tough the follower is, the better it will function in performing this task. You won’t get this kind of strength with the factory-made follower that comes with your Mossberg shotgun. That is why you need an enhanced follower for the Mossberg that can go beyond the limitations of the factory follower and give you a better shooting experience in general.
Why you need sidesaddle on Mossberg 500/590
The Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns are great but the one thing that is annoying about most shotguns like these is their low ammo capacity. These Mossberg firearms are pump action shotguns which mean you’ll use up all the ammo in the magazine tube very quickly. Once you run out of ammo, you need to be able to quickly reload the shotgun so you can continue firing. Most shotgun owners may keep a pouch or strap on their vest that can hold extra shells. The problem with keeping the shells on your vest is that you must take your hand off the shotgun and reach onto your chest for the shells. If you do this, then you’re not going to be able to keep aiming your shotgun at the enemy or target in front of you. This will cause more of a delay between the time you reload your shotgun and the time you begin aiming and firing at your target.
The only solution to this problem is to install a sidesaddle onto your Mossberg shotgun. The sidesaddle can be installed on the left or right side of your shotgun’s receiver and it can hold at least four extra shells on it. That way, whenever you want to put a few more shells into the chamber of your shotgun, you can just reach to the side of your weapon and pull out another shell without your other hand having to lose its grip on the handle. This will enable you to maintain your composure and keep aiming your weapon toward your target. Sometimes all it takes is a few extra shotshells in order to get out of a desperate situation where your life is in danger. Anyone in law enforcement or in the military can surely appreciate this extra advantage of having a sidesaddle on your shotgun.