Baby just bought his first mossberg 500. What now?

Baby just bought his first mossberg 500. What now /k/?

What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stick it up your ass

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You stuck your first shotgun up your ass?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a Remington, anon.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly got it for skinwalkers.

    >Be me
    >up late lurking
    >hear a noise outside my window
    >grab my tiny folding knife and move to investigate

    There's a boat in my neighbors yard and I don't know who it belongs to but it's been there for a fricking year

    >two large men in all black with bolt cutters freeze in place
    >they are stealing the battery out of the boat
    >a fricking boat battery
    >they look at me
    >I look at them
    >they look at me
    >I realize i am outnumbered and have no recourse
    >slowly back inside and start to call the cops

    Truly fired of feeling like I can't defend myself or my own neighborhood from meth addicts. So here we are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh yeah, learn the law doesn't let you use it for most things, and you lose your freedom easier with a firearm than anything else, and can quickly end up housed with violent organized gangs worse than most you see on the streets, while disarmed and subject to more charges and a longer stay if you try to arm yourself.

      Scaring off those meth heads with a shotgun is a crime. If one is stupid and tries to take it from you or forces you to use it you go to prison.
      This is new enlightened america.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        in the state i am in, you can only use deadly force to protect yourself. Not property. In that instance that someone breaks into my house, its entirely legal where i live to defend yourself. Which is my primary concern.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My parent's neighbor waxed a guy in their back yard that was trying to break into their house last year in Washington State, within the city limits of Seattle (a liberal shithole) and the cops just said "well done" and left.
        Just don't shoot people for no fricking reason and you'll be fine, if you have to just threaten to kill them and hold them at gunpoint until the cops arrive.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well yeah if someone is posing a threat to an occupied residence.
          That is why most criminals just take everything outside, or in a vehicle and mainly burglarize people when they are at work. And you cant use a gun for them.
          The most enlightened places have high housing costs requiring most adults to work if one is not making several times an average wage, and then things are stolen while you work to buy their replacements.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No that is not what happened.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If one is stupid and tries to take it from you or forces you to use it you go to prison.
        only if he's black
        which according to FBI crime statistics, gathered nationwide until 2020 or so, is more likely than any other race.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take it shooting, learn to clean it, act like a consumer and get too many accessories that actually hamper it rather than improve it.
    Realize ammo costs add up so fast you can never shoot as much as you would like.
    That shooting ranges most people must use are horrible restrictive stuffy and loud environments yet is the main way to legaly enjoy your toy.
    Realize no gun is perfect and you need another one that does some things better.

    Repeat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's fair. Any thoughts on this particular firearm? Other than "wow how original" I know it's like the most purchased shotgun ever but I am wondering how it stacks up to say, a remmington 870

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's popular for a reason anon, I have one and it's been absolutely flawless. Only issue I've had with it is that it doesn't like cheap Turkish slugs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i bought it for 200 after tax because some dumbass carved his initials into the stock. feel like thats a pretty easy fix though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hard to beat for that price as long as he didn't do anything else stupid with it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              nah i trust the place i bought it from. they bought a couple nuggets off me at 200 a piece. The sticker price for this was actually 350 and they knocked it down to 200 just to get it out the door. And probably because ive done some business with them in the past. I love a nice locally owned pawn shop.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've had mine since 2013. Really good! I opened up the magwell a little with a hand file, made loading more comfy. Otherwise I just kill clays and shoot trash with it, it's a great time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >my gun is a toy for shooting at a range

      Don't listen to this man OP

      He lacks maturity and imagination

      You can hunt bears with that thing, big ass bears for meat and hides

      You can even use it to launch grenades at the government when the time is right

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        see my thought was also "i can hunt absolutely anything now". Whatever it is, all i need is the correct kind of ammunition.

        What should i load it with? Is bird shot fine for home defense or do i need buck shot? Or those home defense rounds that are just slug, bbs, slug, bbs, slug

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Is bird shot fine for home defense
          No.

          And as someone who has shot washing machines, tires, wheels, soda, boots, wood, clays, a bird, gallon jugs, dirt, leaves, pumpkins, spray paint cans, and more with birdshot... no. Out of a cylinder bore I'd trust it at maybe a yard. A box of 5 slugs or buckshot is $10 or less(if more, you're getting ripped off) so just use those.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can get Winchester 00 Buck for like $6.99 at Walmart and $4.99 at Cabelas. 5 rounds per box. It's cheap, it spreads quick, but indoors you're not going to be shooting that far anyways. I'd say 25yds max. If you're shooting 25-40yds I'd say Federal Flite Control 00 Buck Personal Defense but that shit's like double the price. Buy it online if you're going to get more than a couple boxes; it's so much cheaper. Look at ammoseek and learn their filtering/search system to make sure you're not paying moronic prices. Whether you hunt or not I'd highly recommend patterning your shotgun. I think the cheapest way to pattern a shotgun is with "Kraft" paper which is just brown paper on a roll. Hang it at a range that'll let you shoot shot (this can be hard to find) and shoot it at various distances. This is especially important for hunting.

          Oh, also unscrew the mag tube cap if the shotgun only holds two rounds. There should be a plastic or wooden dowel inside it that limits your capacity. They're usually included with most shotguns because of hunting regulations.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I was buying 15 round boxes of Winchester 00 from wally world for $6.97, this was 18 years ago though

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ammo prices in person in store have just been nuts since covid, and even right before IIRC. I remember ~$0.35-0.40/rd (Federal) green tips at Cabelas in TWENTY round boxes with similar prices for 30rd boxes on strippers (since then the contract has changed; cheapest Winchester green tips on ammoseek ATM is $0.50/rd before ship). Having never bought much bulk back then, I can only imagine how good the prices were in bulk. I miss not feeling like I was getting too fricked buying ammo in a gun store. Pretty much everything has been online for me since then unless it was "oh frick I need a box of this now", brand testing (did this with .22 when I got my silencer), or the rare situation where Cabelas is the best price or only a dollar or two more than online pre shipping. Other than that, or hell, even in those situations, god damn is it pricey. Even online it's pricey and/or often only available in bulk if you want the lower prices you see on ammoseek. Can't tell you how many times I went to buy ammo online only to realize the prices were only for 500-1000rd boxes, including 00 buck, and that is NOT cheap!

              PS: Cheapest 00 buck made by a recognizable non-Turk brand on Ammoseek ATM is S&B 00 buck. $12.99/25rds or $0.52/rd compared to your $0.46/rd. Cheapest Winchester is $3.50/5rds or $0.70/rd!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was just like two years ago when I saw a case of Remington low-recoil 00 for $199, I grabbed it. I still have some Spartan and Estate buckshot left when cases were $80-$90. More recently I sent a case of Turkish 00 and some Fetter 00 to my brother, shit ain't cheap. I'm holding onto my Federal flite control though

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm holding onto my Federal flite control though
                That stuff is truly a miracle. I compared it to Winchester 00 buck out of a 20" 870 w/ fixed Improved Cylinder choke and the difference is staggering. IIRC fist sized at I want to say 25yds. Nuts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          From research I've seen #4 buck seems to be the patricians choice of home defense mastery. Has enough power to get into vitals without issue and pens the least amount of walls, or at the very least is on par with birdshot.

          You should pick up a gg&g sling/flashlight mount for the front end anon. Target identification is pretty legit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why is no 4 buck so damn hard to find? Apparently you can't hunt coyotes or fox with anything bigger in my state, though I've yet to see a single damn box.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you calculate out the wound area based on frontal area of shot #1 buck is even better.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I brought it from the pawnshop directly to a gunsmith to chop the barrel.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For what reason? Just ease of use? The spread doesnt change that much from what i understand so whats the point behind it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        General Badassery?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i feel like somewhere an ATF agent is just jerking off to the thought of finding you with that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wanted a truck gun and the only Ithaca in town was a long as frick barrel.
        It settled one road rage dispute and took many pheasant.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "The only Ithaca in town" what kind of backwater do you live in where there is only one kind of a shotgun in an entire town.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I like tritium sights and you can get a hi viz bead

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'll want a shorter barrel if you're planning to use it for home defense. Check how that thing handles going around corners or through doorways.

    Get a sling and maybe a buttstock shell holder.

    Take it skeet shooting, way more fun than shooting static targets at the range.
    That's my plan for this weekend actually, one of my mate's is hosting an informal skeet comp/bbq out on his property tomorrow. My wife's finally got a shottie of her own so I'm looking forward to see how she does with a gun sized for her.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what did your wife get? i almost bought a 20ga Hatfield instead of the mossberg but i was afraid people would think i was going to go home and put it in my vegana.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Beretta A400 Xplor

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Based anon spending $1800 on a gun his wife is going to shoot once before deciding "it's too painful"

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ignore all the demoralized shitbirds in here OP. You did good. A good 12 gauge shotgun is loved by literally everyone, including Joe Biden. Mossberg 500 will outlast you, take care of it and pass it down your family. People will tell you to put all sorts of tacticool shit on it and Instagram LARPerators will ask you why you didn't buy an AR 15 but the fact of the matter is, every single animal in the land, air, and (due to drunken rednecks on boats) sea has been killed by a 12 gauge shotgun. It is truly a do it all gun. If you could only have one gun for the rest of your life/the apocalypse/whatever gay scenario you imagine and all you had was a Mossberg 500, you'd be good.

    Buy ammo. Train with it. It will eat almost anything you throw at it. It can be abused to frick, but that doesn't mean you should, take care of it and it will take care of you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this was absolutely poetic. thank you anon. im very excited.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also it may not scare away bad guys, but racking a pump action shotgun absolutely makes you feel like a badass and will also give you an erection.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh it already has. and i dunno, i put myself in the shoes of a home invader and if i hear a shotgun being racked i would disappear like a loony tunes character.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow you’re literally me.

    Shot trash in the woods with my brother.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Solid plan. i wish i had a sibling. or that i could still go out to my exs ranch and shoot this thing. Something tells me she would be upset if i showed up to her house after 3 years of not speaking to her with a shotgun. "hey! can i use your back yard to-"
      >instantly shredded into a bloody mist by her entire redneck family

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mesa tac aluminum side saddle, in your choice of 4, 6 or 8 round configuration

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?

    Ammo and personal protective equipment

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?
    I was disappointed in seeing my dick wouldn't fit in the chamber

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why'd you buy a .410 for your first shotgun?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mossberg
    >berg
    money well spent, goyim.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unfunny Black person

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blew $200 blasting clays at my local range.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought a 500 retrograde with an 18.5in barrel as my first shotgun. I'm looking for a 28in barrel for clays now.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go bust clays or go bust bushy bois, get some meat on the table.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. I went and bought a case for it from Walmart. 12 bucks. Pretty good deal. I looked for the 00 buck that someone said I should use for home defense but my assmart only carries bird shot and special skeet shooting rounds for some reason.

    I also got a lockbox for ammo. I have yet to take it shooting because I don't know a spot where the cops won't get called. I live in the city so it's kind of a gamble.

    Will update after I shoot it for the first time. Also how does one shoot skeet? Do you just have some poor bastard throw the clay pigeons like Frisbees or is there a machine that does it?

    Please be nice, I'm mentally moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Do you just have some poor bastard throw the clay pigeons like Frisbees
      if you are doing this in a field or something yeah
      >or is there a machine that does it?
      if you pay then theres a machine and whole setup
      sorta operates like going bowling. where you pay 5-15 bucks per game get assigned a lane and supply your own ammo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay cool. I'll enlist some dumbass to throw them for me. I already spent way too much on the gun and ammo. I also bought paper targets so I can "pattern" it. Which is not a term I am familiar with but I'm assuming means "figure out what the spread looks like so your dumbass doesn't miss".

        >What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?
        I had a rusty mossberg 500 for less than a month. Tested some experimental Sabot rounds I designed, but some FBI guy called me up to inform me I'd been sold a gun stolen from the cops. I had to turn it over to the local police, but the vendor reluctantly gave me a refund.

        What frickin true crime documentary of a life do you lead. I must know more.

        Twelve bucks?! The cheapest gun case I ever found at Walmart was $17 and it's the tan Allen one. Which one is that? Maybe I never paid attention to it if it's shotgun specific.

        Oh it was specifically in shotgun cases. It's very cheaply made. The damn thing feels temu quality.

        I just worked the lever over and over again. I need to get that 94 working again.

        I've been racking it one handed for the pure election it gives me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Twelve bucks?! The cheapest gun case I ever found at Walmart was $17 and it's the tan Allen one. Which one is that? Maybe I never paid attention to it if it's shotgun specific.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a Redfield soft shotgun case. 12.94 I think is how much I payed

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, on an unrelated note I think I can literally feel my testosterone increasing from responsibly owning a firearm. I'm not sure what it is but I'm slamming coffee like it's water and I just busted two back to back nuts.

    Is this the secret power of gun autism

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?
    I had a rusty mossberg 500 for less than a month. Tested some experimental Sabot rounds I designed, but some FBI guy called me up to inform me I'd been sold a gun stolen from the cops. I had to turn it over to the local police, but the vendor reluctantly gave me a refund.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just worked the lever over and over again. I need to get that 94 working again.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can anyone give me a reason why I should get the barrel shortened to the legal minimum? Is it just for the tacticool meme or does it actually help anything? Can anyone give me an example of a case where 4 inches of steel on the front of a gun was the difference between life and death or is just having the fricking thing in the first place good enough?

    I feel like it's a gun. And it's gonna do what I need it to do when I need it to do it and all that shortening the barrel does is make it less effective at range. Why is something that feels so inconsequential so illegal? Are gun laws just moronic or is there some kind of big advantage to a shorter barrel that nobody tells you?

    Captcha: gund h

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can anyone give me a reason why I should get the barrel shortened [...] or is just having the fricking thing in the first place good enough?
      4 inches might not really matter much but 28" vs 18" is big. Even 28" vs 20" is big. In a relevant example, I used to hunt with a 18" 10/22. I now hunt with an 18" 10/22 with a silencer on the end (add 6-8"). It's a fricking pike. Most of the time it doesn't matter but in brush it can be frustrating, especially if you have your gun to your side or you have more than one gun with (if you're hunting multiple types of animal). Indoors, a 20" shotgun might be nicer than a gun made for ducks or clays as well; doorways are small.
      >I feel like it's a gun. [...] shortening the barrel [...] make(s) it less effective at range. Why is something that feels so inconsequential so illegal? Are gun laws just moronic or is there some kind of big advantage to a shorter barrel that nobody tells you?
      You hit closer to the truth than you may know. Gun laws are, indeed, just moronic. In the 1934 National Firearms Act, HANDGUNS were originally going to be banned. Well, not banned, rather heavily taxed, much like machineguns under the NFA, which were to require a $200 tax stamp every time it got transferred (or made) and each would be registered. Those making the 1934 NFA realized there was a "loophole" for handguns - you could simply buy a rifle or shotgun and cut it down to pistol length, how scary! So they got classified under SBR and SBS, also requiring a $200 tax stamp. Much later on, in fact almost last minute, someone realized how fricking stupid banning handguns was and they were removed. However, the part to close that "loophole" to get around the handgun ban/tax was never removed, so our moronic SBR and SBS laws are still in place. Also apparently the $200 tax stamp was only priced at $200 because that's what a Thompson cost at the time; they wanted to effectively double the price of an already expensive gun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ahhh. You know that makes sense. Politicians are just dumb and the laws are a convenient excuse to arrest poor people and rednecks for having the "wrong gun"

        It's a poorly implemented attempt at combination gun control/ponzie scheme turned into yet another rule the government uses to break into your house and frick your wife.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can anyone give me a reason why I should get the barrel shortened to the legal minimum?
      You shouldn't. You should go out and buy a second barrel, they're easy enough to swap over. One for home defense and one for hunting/clays.

      >Is it just for the tacticool meme or does it actually help anything?
      Grab your 28" shotgun and pretend you're clearing your house after you a bump in the night.
      Does your gun bump against shit? What about if you hear a noise behind you and need to swing it around quickly?
      Is the barrel going to warn people as you come throw doorways or around corners?
      Can you keep your gun pointing in the right direction if you need to turn around in a corridor or do you have to point it toward the ceiling or the floor?
      Is there anywhere in your house someone could use furniture or other cover to surprise you up close and knock your gun off center?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Baby just bought his first mossberg 500. What now /k/?
    Go shoot it, get used to the recoil. It's a pump so shoot a variety of loads through it, check how it patterns with those loads (especially with buckshot) so you know how it shoots, then just shoot it consistently till you're somewhat competent with it
    >What did you do after you purchased your first boom stick?
    What I just reccomended you do. I also put a shell of 00 into a metal drink container and the wad got stuck in it

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read a story about a guy who filled his shotshells with Styrofoam soaked in gas or kerosene and accidentally burned down an entire forest. I'm guessing that's for the advanced class?

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