My local Cabelas has a Mossberg 500 Classic 12 ga pump on sale for $299.99. It has a vented 28" barrel, walnut stock with recoil paid. Would this be a good buy for my first shotgun?
Congrats on the new shotgun! I have had a model 500 for over 30 years without a problem. I have the combo pack with the 28" & 18.5" barrels & pistol grip for home defense.I when out to and patterned shot it yesterday, decided to keep the Modified Cylinder on it for know. Took out the plug, but will keep it. I used some Winchester AA target loads and the gun handled well. The only problem I have are the gold bead sights. I do have a little problem seeing them in the bright light. I may want to add a rail and add something for sighting, a ghost ring or red dot. But the gun functions perfectly.