Mossberg 590A1 Shotgun

If you are looking for the toughest pump action shotgun out there, chances are you have already strongly considered the Mossberg 590A1. In this episode of TFBTV, Patrick takes one of his favorite shotguns out to the range to show you guys the military grade Mossberg 590A1. The 500 series of shotguns has some wonderful features that make the Mossberg a very attractive option when shopping for a scattergun for military, police, and even home defense roles. The tang mounted safety and the rearward placement of the action release button really makes the 500 series stand out from the competition.

The 590A1 has even more attractive features thanks to its military heritage. This shotgun sports an aluminum trigger guard and safety as well as a seemingly endless 8 shot magazine tube. Top top it off, you have a bayonnet lug so that you can mount any M16/M4 compatable bayonetton the end of your gun … for reasons.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Co-Director for TFBTV. He is a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially overly modified plastic handguns, precision rifles, and AR based things. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Stan

    I removed the plastic safety from my Moss berg and installed the aluminum safety but now the safety slides almost freely. Why does it do this?

    • Gary Kirk

      Did you get the little ball detent, and spring back in correctly?

      • Stan

        I was sure I did, will verify. It’s not moving freely, just has a lot less resistance(75% less?) than with the original safety that it concerns me. At first I thought I somehow got some grease under

        • Gary Kirk

          You could try tightening the screw a little bit more?? What brand safety did you use?

          I put Promags on all mine.. No problems at all..
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d4000203adb8c4dc09fbf9fb4086e8d04927473d95606fee31dcc65c7c89441.jpg

          • Swarf

            Is there an issue with the stock ones, or are you doing it to do it?

            No sarcasm intended. I’ll buy one for each of my 500s tomorrow, if there is a compelling reason to.

          • Gary Kirk

            To be honest, no.. But after about 25 years one of mine cracked in half.. Right at the screw hole.. So had to replace it, and just really liked it after. So, just did the rest as well.. Aluminum = better than plastic

          • Swarf

            Fair enough, thanks for the answer.

          • Stan

            The brownells

          • Gary Kirk

            Not familiar with theirs, could it be backwards possibly? It’s been awhile since I didn’t mine and can’t remember if that’s a possibility..

      • adverse4

        Ball detent? What’s a ball detent?

  • VeriAeq

    Holy smokes Batman it’s an assault shotgun (see bayonet), with a thingy that goes up. Question: How many layers of sheet-rock does that bayonet penetrate? Is it safe for use in a home? Maybe we need to go to the Hague and have them banned says Shannon Watts…

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    The bayonet lug is not a feature that inspires confidence.

    Its like theyre telling me, “Hey, if for some crazy reason the 8 shotgun shells dont solve your little problem we included a deal where you can maybe stab ’em.”

    • Kelly Jackson

      How else would you check to see if Asians are hiding in rice paddys?

    • Tassiebush

      Nah the shotgun is just the backup for the bayonet. It’s for the guy who forgets his hearing protection or suffers from sensory issues.

    • Jared Vynn

      The bayonet is so you can stick it in the ground.

      • VeriAeq

        Ah, of course; darn I have nothing to lean meh shotty on….(-;

    • It does tend to discourage attempts to grab the muzzle at knifey-pokey range.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        In my, granted limited, experience with gunfighting ive noticed that people rarely do what you expect.

        • iksnilol

          Reason why we invented napalm, sonny.

    • Kivaari

      Riot control, stomp and drag. Prisoner control. The military has civil disorder teams (riot control) at all the significant bases.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Or as it’s better known, sh-t detail.

        • Kivaari

          I did it for about 6 months, with an M1 rifle and bayonet. Stomp-drag, stomp-drag. Sh-t detail, indeed.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Nothing destroys morale like garrison duty.

    • Mazryonh

      Nothing says “I’m ready for CQB” like a long gun with a fixed bayonet, because the “close” in “Close Quarters Battle” can be “arm’s length or less.” Besides, every target you down with a bayonet is one less shell you have to use. Even the professionals can’t carry as many shotgun shells as they could rifle ammunition, and loading shells into a tube magazine takes quite a while when under fire. I think you’re also underestimating the intimidation value of fixed bayonets for keeping rowdy civilians at a respectable distance.

      Kind of odd how bayonet lugs, one of the oldest “features” ever for firearms, don’t appear anymore for most modern long guns, which often love to talk about how feature-rich they are in the ads (the Mossberg 590 is one of the few commercial models that still has bayonet lugs as standard). How much weight and space do bayonet lugs take up on long guns? The answer is “almost none.”

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Of course because America doesn’t have enough bullets.

        • valorius

          The order, “Fix bayonets” tells the soldiers under your command in 2 words just how serious the upcoming fight is going to be. It is an extremely psychologically powerful phrase.

          • mazkact

            That reminds me of Joshua Chamberlain’s command to the men of Maine at Little Round Top, was simply “BAYONETS !”. My favorite Yankee, got to admire that charge no matter who you are.

          • valorius

            It always reminds of the opening battle scene in Zulu, which depicts the a Company of the British 24th foot infantry vs 3500 zulu warriors at Rourkes Drift.

          • Mazryonh

            Here you go, from the 1993 film Gettysburg:

        • Mazryonh

          The UK had plenty of ammunition too. Didn’t stop the UK soldiers from running critically low back in the Battle of Danny Boy which they won with a successful bayonet charge.

          And I was talking more about how in general you can’t carry as many shotgun shells as you can common rifle ammunition, since the shells are much bulkier than rifle rounds.

    • Edeco

      I dunno, it’s intuitive; put blade between self and adversary. Like in Night of the Hunter when Lilian Gish has her shotgun out. I’m not saying it’s perfectly realistic, but it’s a balanced portrayal of a DGU. Anyway it’s scary, looks like Robert Mitchum might be able to get close and bull-rush her which I think is a thing that can happen. A shorter gun with a bayonet would have put her in a better position in the battle of wills with RM.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I’m giving you points for a Night of the Hunter reference but it’s still a movie scenario. There is no pointy stick invented that can beat ammo. In a fight ammo is the only thing that matters. I think it’s ridiculous that we even debate side arms. They’re useless.
        If I’m down to my pistol it’s bad, if I’m down to a bayonet I’m going to kill whoever put me in that position.

        • valorius

          Bayonet charges, even as recently as OIF, have an extremely high likelihood of totally routing the enemy. They are very, very psychologically powerful weapons- for attacker and attackee alike.

          • mazkact

            Especially a right wheel down hill.

        • Mazryonh

          Pointy sticks beating infantry small arms is all dependent on context. Getting into unexpected very close contact with the enemy can happen during CQB in areas with dense foliage or building interiors. Charging across the average-sized room with a fixed bayonet when your long gun’s jammed or misfired can be quite frightening to the opposition and takes less time than trying to clear a malfunction, or possibly even switching to a sidearm.

    • Tom Currie

      Actually the bayonet lug was REQUIRED by the military (after all the 590 was built specifically for the US military). From a military standpoint, the bayonet lug makes a lot more sense on a shotgun than it does on our carbines that replaced our plastic rifles. A shotgun has fewer rounds, takes much longer to reload, and starts out much closer to the enemy. And, of course, shotguns are used in a number of situations other than direct combat where the psychological effectiveness of the bayonet becomes a consideration. The chances of a soldier armed with a shotgun facing a “hand-to-hand” combat situation are far greater than for a soldier armed with the carbine.

      And, of course, the greatest reason for having a bayonet lug on ANY civilian weapon is simply that it annoys liberals!

      • Some Rabbit

        Shotguns with bayonets are ideal for guarding POWs and crowd control (policing civilians) in a military occupation/martial law environment.

      • ClownBaBy2013

        The issued 590 is the 6 shot 18 inch barrel friend, not the 20 inch with bayo lug. Don’t know where you pulled the REQUIRED part from unless you speak of the wwi and wwii Winchester???

      • Mazryonh

        If you load shotgun shells into a tube magazine by hand, then yes, it’s rather time-consuming. However, competitive shotgun shooters use speedloaders to more quickly load shotgun shells into tube magazines, but I don’t see military personnel adopting those any time soon. And the Russians would probably prefer to use their Saiga shotguns with detachable box magazines instead.

        But you’re right on the utility of a bayonet lug with a fixed bayonet in CQB. Too bad that most modern AR-15-derived rifles don’t have those lugs anymore, despite the fact that they are extremely low-tech and take up next to no weight or space on a rifle or other long gun. Even with the progress of firearms technology, jams and misfires still happen, and in a CQB situation, rushing forward immediately after a malfunction with an already-fixed bayonet is certainly faster than trying to clear a malfunction or transition to sidearms (which generally aren’t issued).

        • Tom Currie

          Shotgun “speed loaders” are quicker than loading individual rounds by hand (on the shotguns that they fit) but “quicker” is not the same as being fast – especially not under stress and under fire.

          I have always wondered why the US Army has NO individual weapon qualification course that includes a requirement to reload during any timed phase of the qualification.

          • Mazryonh

            You’d think that a requirement based around reload time and proficiency would exist for shotgun qualification, since shotguns with tube magazines need to be reloaded so often. If someone made a shotgun speedloader that could stand up to hard use by military personnel, the inventor might make quite a lot of money.

            A solution might be for western forces to develop their own box-magazine-fed shotguns to replicate the success of the Saiga-12. However, the Firearm Blog has occasionally reported on American-made box-magazine-fed shotguns that unfortunately never seem to get past the prototype stage, so there probably isn’t much military/commercial interest.

          • Blackhawk

            The Pistol qualification does – but it’s a VERY low standard because, for most units, pistol marksmanship is not a high priority,

    • valorius

      If you’re facing a human wave attack of 100,000 chinese (or zombies, or whomever), odds are 8 shots won’t be enough.

      • Mazryonh

        And so the Korean War joke goes “How many hordes are there in a Chinese platoon?”.

        Or this short exchange from the 1984 film Red Dawn:

        “Well, who is on our side?”

        “600 million screaming Chinamen.”

        “I thought there were a billion screaming Chinamen.”

        “There were.”

        (RIP Powers Boothe.)

        • valorius

          LOL, yep.

    • derpmaster

      It would be nice to see TFB get someone to do reviews who actually knows a thing or two about sporting shotguns. Clays/bird hunting is one of the most fun things you can do with a firearm, yet the focus on TFB is always on this tacticool crap. Shooting a pump shotgun at 11 yards is about as interesting as watching paint dry.

      I’d like to see content like a shootoff between Benelli and Browning’s mid range semi autos. Maybe even a teardown/review of some of the cheapo Turkish guns and comparison to the western makes.

      • Giolli Joker

        You Fudd! 🙂

        • derpmaster

          Perhaps. I grew up shooting shotguns and I generally despise the tacticool variety of shotguns that the internet gun press spends 99% of their time obsessing over. I’m hard pressed to think of a subject less interesting than a generic mossberg pump shotgun, these things have been around for 50+ years with little to no changes. Not to mention Patrick can barely operate the thing as evidenced by his video.

          The internet gun press is bizarre to me, they blog about the dumbest high-end custom 1911s and custom $3000 AR15s yet with shotguns it’s all about the bottom of the barrel pump gun garbage. And yes, this gun is garbage from the perspective of hitting flying objects, it’s a home defense/range toy only. I just don’t understand the lack of appreciation or respect for real deal shotgun shooting with the gun press.

          • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

            A lot of it has to do with the lack of accessible sporting shotgun facilities in America as well as the number of hunters decreasing every year. I don’t shoot a shotgun often for these reasons and suck with one as a result.

            We don’t do much with firearms designed for hunting because that isn’t our focus here. All Outdoor or any of the other publications that focus on hunting might be a better source for those reviews.

          • Mazryonh

            derpmaster: Nothing’s keeping you from using the Mossberg 590A1 as a waterfowl or clay target shooting gun. It doesn’t have the long barrel and sighting rib that most shotgun hunters use to lead flying targets, but you could always put on a holographic sight or red dot sight to fill in for the sighting rib and long barrel without losing much accuracy.

            Patrick R.: There’s at least one thing American hunters can do to help everyone, which would be to round up enough of those hunters to stomp out the agricultural menace that feral hogs in America are.

          • iksnilol

            Because shotguns are crap. Low range, low capacity, much bulk and horrible ammo (weight and bulk). Doesn’t make much sense spending hella money for hitting stuff at maximum 75 meters or so.

            Regarding moving stuff, no problem hitting it with a rifle. Tho, it is preferable to shoot birds with a rifle before they fly (just nab ’em in the head, no meat spoiled that way).

    • USMC03Vet

      Go read the marine corps mission of a rifleman and you’ll see why it was included.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I’m familiar with the mission of a rifle platoon I just think we should evolve and think more about equipping men with weapons that will allow Marines to close with and destroy the enemy without resorting to suicide tactics.

        • Mazryonh

          No one said we had to go back to “giving ’em the cold steel” on a regular basis like it’s the American Civil War all over again. But modern bayonet charges can and have worked under the right circumstances–just go look up the Battle of Danny Boy. Fixed bayonets are also another asset in CQB, or whenever you hear that dreaded “click” of an empty magazine or misfire, especially since the enemy is already close-in in a CQB scenario.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I don’t disagree, currently it’s still sadly a fact of life for an infantryman.
            We spend 50 million dollars on a fighter plane but can’t make an infallible small arm.
            That’s unacceptable.

          • Mazryonh

            How about grenades the size of shotgun shells? FRAG-12 rounds for shotguns already exist. Putting them into general issue for combat shotguns would greatly increase their utility.

            As for why fighter planes get the money but not better small arms, defense contractors just follow the money. Small arms are a very crowded market. Warplanes rather less so.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You’re not making any sense.
            Shotguns are pretty useless in combat.
            Your previous argument presupposes incompetence and corruption and I don’t disagree but no man should die because of a malfunctioning weapon. Period.
            It happens and it’s an embarrassment and unbelievable.
            We can do better.

  • Schwerpunkt

    Thank you, Patrick. I don’t know that I’ve ever actually seen anyone flinch like that while firing a shotgun before. That, coupled with the repeated checks of the shell carrier afterwards…I’m dying here, man. I really needed that. Thanks again.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Quite welcome. I suck with a shotgun and know it. I probably won’t get better either since I don’t like shooting them.

  • Rnasser Rnasser

    When I see someone experienced and knowledgeable faiing to cycle properly a pump shotgun, I take it as a clue…

    • Flinch much

      You left out allegedly. Allegedly experienced and knowledgeable. Muh tacticool rowland special! By far my least favorite writer here.

      • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

        Bro, stop emailing me di— pics. No means no.

    • DW

      It still cycled, just took him more effort.
      I think he was just fatigued, evident by his slow cycling by the end of each shotstring in the video.

      • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

        Very, very fatigued but also suck with a shotgun. I don’t practice with them hardly ever.

    • Duro Sig

      it happens.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      That isn’t the shotgun’s fault, that would be my fault. I don’t shoot shotguns much at all. I just don’t enjoy them.

      • Rnasser Rnasser

        Don’t worry Patrick, for pump shotguns and fast cycling it is more common than we all would like to admit…

  • Flinch much

    What exactly makes the A1 special? ” yeah da milatury uses this so Im gonna pay more and gain nothin but a bayonet lug, metal trigger guard, and metal safety!” 8 shot tubes (the most useful feature here) are not exclusive to the 590a1. Plenty of cheaper ways to obtain that feature. I smell tacticool.

    • int19h

      You also get parkerized finish (arguably more durable), and thicker barrel.

      Is it needed / worth it? That’s something people have to decide for themselves (and their wallet).

    • I think that’s probably your upper lip.

    • Kivaari

      They also have a thicker barrel. It’s a good shotgun.

    • Duro Sig

      beefier receiver, thicker barrel walls..just a more rugged 500.

      • Flinch much

        Sounds like you folks are describing the hawk/ H&R pardner as applied to the 870. I had one. It was quite a bit heavier built than the Remington ones. I didn’t particularly see that as an advantage. Its a shotgun, it isn’t like a normal moss 500 or remmy 870 is too weakly built.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      It was $300 when I bought it. It isn’t like I paid MSRP.

      • Flinch much

        Well that makes sense. I was just puzzled at $200+ more than a normal 500. I enjoy giving you a hard time about everything anyway.

        • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

          Whatever makes you happy.

  • BravoSeven

    I’m actually in the market for a new shotgun having sold my 870 to a friend.
    What is everyone’s first choice for a general purpose shotgun? No explanation needed. Just list your choice if possible.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Remington Model 31. 😉

      …Or a Winchester Model 12 is a solid alternative.

    • Jared Vynn

      Mossy 500 combo.

    • Gary Kirk

      Benelli M1014

      • BravoSeven

        I was looking into a Benelli M4 but I’m not sure I can justify the price for a shotgun that will spend most of it’s time hidden away. I was hoping someone would list a gem unknown to me, something I’d never heard of before.

        • Gary Kirk

          Hey, You said you were open to suggestions..

          On a budget, may I suggest an H&R Pardner.. Definitely not the greatest thing in the world, but workable.. And given the remingtons I’ve seen over the past few years, I’d put it above them.. Then, again, for a few dollars more.. You could just get a W-Wart special Mossy, and be happy..

          • BravoSeven

            I have a New England 12 gauge. Trying to up tactical operating operator status.

        • Kelly Jackson

          CZ 612 HP

        • roguetechie

          If you can’t justify the benneli price there’s the TriStar tech 12… I have two, both sporting 8 shot tubes now, and they work very well for my shotgunning needs.

          Some people have a problem with them because they’re Turkish and basically 100% clones of the benneli gun they’re based on, but if you need a SHOTGUN not a self congratulatory object… They work great.

          • BravoSeven

            I’ve smoked Turkish cigarettes in the past. Don’t see why I couldn’t try a Turkish shotty.

          • roguetechie

            I have two and they work very well, including the switch between pump and semi. The fact that I paid $500 per gun for mine makes me feel like I’ve made a very solid investment.

            My wife likes the one I set up for her too, which is kinda important for a shotgun you notionally intend for home defense… If your wife / SO isn’t comfortable banging out salvoes of full power 12 gauge buckshot with the shotgun you have it’s not really a viable HD gun.

          • Rimfire

            I like the Winchester pump gun, the SXP . Well built uses a strong rotary bolt and is had in many tactical type styles and colors. Check one out, good price and great value
            http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/shotguns/sxp/sxp-current-production.html

    • Don Ward

      The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?
      https://media.giphy.com/media/6P4MxhAHKJO2A/giphy.gif

    • felix

      The Mossberg 500: you can’t shoot alot out of the 2 3/4_ 3in chambered ones

    • Mark Kraemer

      On the lower end the Maverick 88 is just fine. It’s still a Mossberg, but the 500’s less pretty, more rough around the edges cousin.

      • Spencerhut

        It’s the “Mexican” Mossberg

        • Gary Kirk

          My M88 was made in Texas, then again, it’s probably older than me

    • Sledgecrowbar

      The IAC Hawk is a well-made 870 clone, and it’s about the cheapest pump you can buy. Some say it’s made better than late-model 870’s (it’s designed for military use, just like the 590A1). The only 870 part you can’t interchange is the barrel, and considering it’s cheaper than an 870 barrel, you can just buy a whole other Hawk should you ever need to.

    • Anonymoose

      I like Supernovas, tbh.

      • Spencerhut

        Benelli sucks donkey balls. (on a cost for value basis.)

        • DW

          Nova and supernova are not expensive, unlike their autoloading brothers.

          • Mazryonh

            It’s unlikely, but I’d like to see Benelli follow Mossberg’s lead and put out a military-style shotgun that can mount a bayonet, a heat shield, and has an optics mount.

        • BravoSeven

          That’s what I’m thinking. What does a $1500-$2000 Benelli do that the 590 doesn’t?

          • Giolli Joker

            A Supernova shoots reliably everything up to 3.5″ shells included, for $499 MSRP.

    • Swarf

      I’m going to second the Mossberg 500 combo. 18.5″ security barrel and 28″ upland or trap barrel, modified choke.

      If there is a Big 5 in your area, they run “sales” every other week, and this combo can be had for $300 plus or minus.

      If it’s straight up home defense you’re after, the IAC Hawk is an 870 clone that probably out-870’s new 870’s. So is the Pardner Pump, I believe.

    • FN if you can find one. I like the 870 best.

      • BravoSeven

        I checked out FN on their site and was kind of interested but was unable to put my hands on one anywhere locally.

    • Sermon 7.62
      • BravoSeven

        How reliable are magazine fed shotguns?

        • Sermon 7.62

          I heard these are reliable 100%

    • Redfoot

      Mossberg or Benelli Nova. Or a pre-Freedom Group 870, or current police model. Just say no to recently manufactured civilian 870’s, unless you want extraction issues or having to use pricey high brassed rounds exclusively.

  • Gary Kirk

    Wow.. Just got the chance to watch the video.. Patrick, you’re now only allowed to compete in 2 gun.. Also, was of the belief that 870 ejectors were of the riveted/ staked variety.. If yours is welded, ya probably got a second hand bubba special..

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      I misspoke, it is riveted.

      I obviously don’t shoot a shotgun hardly ever since I don’t like shooting them at all.

  • codfilet

    I will have one of these. Oh, yes, I will have one.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    Unlike a lot of things, the 590A1 may actually be the best tool for the job concerning military use. Not that most shotguns aren’t overbuilt for just about all the abuse they’ll ever see, but the A1 is pretty beefy even by those standards. I don’t own one, but I’d like to see how the different controls pan out for ease of use. The 870’s action release is in front of the trigger guard on the same line if I remember correctly, which seems like an equally ambidextrous setup, but I’ve been thinking of getting the AR-style safety for it because the traditional cross-bolt safety isn’t quick.

  • Mazryonh

    About the only thing this shotgun can’t do is feed and fire 3.5-inch 12 gauge shells. And since it doesn’t load and eject from the bottom port, it isn’t as lefty-friendly as it could be. But who’s counting?

    • DW

      You just described a BPS/ Ithaca m37 with 3.5″ chamber.

      • Mazryonh

        The problem with BPS and Ithaca is that, to my knowledge, they don’t offer shotgun models with the same features that Mossberg does with its 590A1. Even if you did get a modern reproduction of the Ithaca M37 Trench Gun (which does have a heat shield and a bayonet lug), the nature of its layout means you can’t extend the magazine tube to get an 8-shot capacity like the Mossberg 590A1.

        BPS does have shotgun models with 3.5-inch chambers, but nothing I can see in their shotgun catalogue right now lets you mount a bayonet either. Mossberg also offers shotguns with 3.5-inch chambers, but not for the 590A1 model line.

  • Edeco

    I used to want the heck out of one of these 10 years ago. I’ve lost interest with the return of Ithaca, the SA20 and the relative proliferation of detatchable box mag guns.

    Mossberg was more conservative with their product line at the time, so it would have taken some effort to get every possible assault feature… modded heat shield, pistol grip, shoulder thing etc. Duckbill spreader.

  • MIKE

    870 EJECTOR IS RIVETED NOT WELDED.

  • Kevin Craig

    Needing an extended safety implies small hands.

    That would explain the multiple short-strokes.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Short arms would explain the short strokes as well as not shooting a shotgun often.

      • Kevin Craig

        Missed opportunity that a shotgun is not a magic talisman that can be waved about and make all bad guys run and hide.

        Shotguns require practice and training just as much as any other firearm — and they also have to be aimed.

  • valorius

    While i am partial to the Winchester 1300 defender series when it comes to pumps, there is no denying that the 590A1 is a damn fine weapon.

  • Tym O’Byrne

    I really like my plain 590, dont really see the need for the A1 version, and the bayonet that i got for it makes a great knife all on its own. Who doesnt like knives!?! All the haters of the pointy part must be Remmy owners… I;ll include a pic so the haters hate some more LOL.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e468b7ba5bdb302dfad1f0f5e8b51932ae22da65af0f938ed6845b2bbc3d3e24.jpg

    • Mazryonh

      Naw, to really attract the haters, you’d need to put on one of the older sword bayonets to chop off limbs and heads for the zombie apocalypse with your improvised glaive.

  • SP mclaughlin

    But the question is….what’s in the canister?

  • The_Champ

    I’m not saying it applies to this particular gun, but I always cringe when I hear something being sold as ‘milspec’ or ‘military grade’. Anyone impressed by this has clearly not spent time in the military and had the chance to use a whole swath of out-dated, constantly breaking down equipment.