Gear: Mossberg 590 Special Purpose


Mossberg 590 Special Purpose

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Shotguns
Price: 250.00
Average Rating:
(36 Votes)

9 shot capacity with 2-3/4" shells 20" barrel lengths matte finish Ghost Ring® sights Rugged synthetic stock and forearm Ambidextrous, thumb-operated safety Proven Mil-Spec & NIJ performance Twin action bars

Member Reviews

  • Big_dog_pd_max30
    SPSGT11, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:10:36 UTC.
    1st review

    Good all around duty shotgun, short on frills but gets the job done. Patterns well, no problem with a variety of less lethal rounds. Cleaning can be a pain but other than that a good deal

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    dtavita, Tue, 21 Aug 2007 02:35:34 UTC.

    For the price I was hoping something better.

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    CooperLV, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 20:40:10 UTC.

    Great shotgun I have an 18in. Vang Comp barrel with a short stock.

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    WhiteFeather, Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:53:13 UTC.

    Heavy duty well made shotgun. My friends use this weapon in Iraq and love it. I have used it in tactical courses and have not had a single problem.

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    DamnKid, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 20:18:00 UTC.

    I love my 590SP. I would put it up against the Remington 870 any day. Don't get me wrong the 870 is a great shotgun and does a great job, I own one.

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  • ChancePlayer69, Fri, 04 Jan 2008 06:20:14 UTC.

    I own a Mossberg 590 Special Purpose Shotgun with a pistol grip Knoxx Industries recoil reducing stock and I put a front night sight on mine. For the feel, reliability, and round capacity, I do not see a better shotgun out there.

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  • Humpback_whale_max30
    wwwwww, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:15:24 UTC.

    good shooting weapon...i do feel very comfortable carrying on of these into a 590's into a bad situation

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    thebadboytom, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:18:04 UTC.

    Our dept carries the 16" version.......its a great weapon

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    MoparRacing2008, Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:04:39 UTC.

    My bed buddy, with side saddle and speed feed stock added, makes such a beautiful sound! Great weapon!!

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    jrharris236, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 02:28:15 UTC.

    Love this gun, my father purchased it me as a graduation gift from the Police Academy. I love where the action release is and the safety, much more practical than the Remington. Shoots straight and true

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    snafu, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:28:18 UTC.

    My unit in the Corps tested the 590s, I love the gun the safty is in a much better place than on the 870 and the weapon is durable I've got a short barreled one also

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    aaa111, Tue, 20 May 2008 11:44:33 UTC.

    ok shotgun, but I'd prefer the Benelli!

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    Buddylaw, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 19:57:17 UTC.

    A well built and yet cost effective weapon. Transition from a Remington and the safety placement presents a problem in the short term but seems better placed on the Mossberg after you are used to it. Had mine ported with 4 rows of 5 1/8" ports 2 rows at the 1030 and 2 rows at the 130 position. With the longer barrel and the ports it shoots great patterns and handles well. I did have to get a youth stock which made it even easier to handle. Not to mention kept me from short stroking it.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 21 Jun 2008 03:52:18 UTC.

    My has the Marine Cote to keep it from rusting and it looks great because it looks stainless

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    ESPD_193, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 23:49:54 UTC.

    Great shotgun. Mine is 8+1 and is stainless (MarineCote). I just need to put some ghostring sights on it and it will be much better.

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    OldSeadog, Sat, 16 Aug 2008 15:15:58 UTC.

    A great heavy duty Shotgun! I have used Mossberg’s both in the military and as a civilian and like them. I have a M590-A1, 9 shot with the ghost ring sights and love it. I like pump shotguns it’s easy to switch between buck shot and slugs. You can real reach out with the slugs.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 01:22:39 UTC.

    Carried one during my deployment to Katarina.... Loved it so much I had to purchase one on my return in 2005. Carry it on duty.... remarkable shotgun.

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    Bubba223, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:47:25 UTC.

    We had the 590's on my old PD. Very durable. For the money, you couldn't beat it.

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  • Goonies_max30
    jsheldon, Wed, 08 Oct 2008 08:13:24 UTC.

    Good patrol shotgun. Very dependable.

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  • Me_max30
    wdoarjr, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:08:07 UTC.

    I have owned and trained hard with, even neglected and abbused my 590 for over 15 years and have not been able to break it yet.

    No pump gun is better!

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    vernshyver, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 18:50:23 UTC.

    Never leave the station without it!

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    srodep2061, Sat, 15 Nov 2008 22:41:39 UTC.

    My all-time favorite peace keeper. Utterly dependable and fearsome to the bad guys. Still being used in Iraq and Afghanistan despite the Army officially going with the Benelli semi-auto. My 590SP should be the standard LE shotgun.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 06 Dec 2008 07:52:04 UTC.

    A really all out good duty weapon......rugged and dependable......also good for home defence........

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    grussell, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:49:18 UTC.

    Durable, dependable all day long. Love it.

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    ArmyMP, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 01:31:13 UTC.

    It is a great all around shotgun, carried one in Iraq and it never let me down. The heatshield on the barrel does tend to catch things and trap dirt under it, and I really never had a use for the bayonet lug, but overall I would take it over any other pump shotgun I have ever used.

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    cpg108, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:14:54 UTC.

    I use the 590 with 14 inch barrel

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    hbg522, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:34:27 UTC.

    Mossberg makes the best shotguns

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    Anonymous, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:59:18 UTC.

    Not a fan of Mossbergs, I have had to may problems with them in the past and present. They have made some improvements on them, but still no confidence in them. I have to carry one on duty now,( Because cheaper, low bid) I would love to carry a Remington, I have several and never had a problem out of the 870. Just my 2 cents!

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    MMBAFAM, Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:57:10 UTC.

    If I can't get my hands on a rifle..this is my next choice

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    460Rowland, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:20:32 UTC.

    Every bit as good as an 870, with more value for the money spent.

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    bigmac0551, Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:37:08 UTC.

    I really enjoy mine, shot very well, and is easy to manipulate. The mag tube spring started to get weak, but five bucks and about five minutes worth of time and I was back in action. I have the tac light fore grip that is very nice during dim light shooting but does add some weight to the gun. I wish it was easier to disassemble but that is a rarity with this weapon it just works

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    pdaly224, Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:11:15 UTC.

    I bought this shotgun to use on duty and I love it so far. I wish Mossberg would put better sites on it from the factory. With the need front site I have found you need to stay focused on the site other wise you shot high.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:22:29 UTC.

    I recently picked one up. I have had a 500 defender for years and was not super impressed. The price was good and it works fine but the action was stiff and takes some muscle. The 500 is light in construction. The 590 is much heavier in build. Milspec. The action, like the 500 is getting better the more I work it. The one thing that is really not needed but drew me to it was the bayonet attachment. It looks pretty sick with a knife hanging off the end of it. Function has been flawless and it hits what I point it at. I have been shooting some clays with guys with long barrel guns and did as good or better. I plan to change the front sight to something I can see at night and the stock to a pistol grip shoulder type I prefer. I say it's a good shotgun for the money. Not as smooth as a 870 but will hit and work just as good for less cash.

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    cplmsta38, Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:19:40 UTC.

    I have owned this shotgun for about ten years now. I use it at work and in the woods, to hunt. I bought the Knoxx stock from Blackhawk and now this shotgun is the best I have ever shot. All thumbs up here

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    Webster82, Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:53:50 UTC.

    The 500 and 590 are some of the best shotguns I have ever used in my entire career. I have never had a failure or a jam from these weapons. Besides packing one for work, I now own a 590 for home defense. Heaven help the poor bastard from coming into my home.

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    Nightowl001, Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:47:39 UTC.

    I have the shorter version, the 6 shot, that I bought myself as a "congratulations to me" gift for graduating the academy, read that as the wife let me! I graduated with my AAS in Criminal Justice the following month.

    Just a week after that, I used the 590 to attend the Firearms Instructor course. It was awesome! It was the first time I had used the ghost rings. That was the fastest target acquisition I have ever had. I had a few others in the class use it as well and all really liked the way it operated. I give it 2 thumbs up...I would give it more but I was only given 2!

    I realize this is a review on a different 590 and if I find that the 590 A1 six shot is being reviewed I will edit this post.

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