Mossberg 500 at walmart


February 13, 2009, 09:17 AM
I found one at Wally world for 207. 12ga 500 model. Should I buy this? I'm weary due to the MSRP being about 100 more on the Mossberg site.

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February 13, 2009, 09:26 AM it. Nothing wrong in my opinion with "Walmart" guns. They buy in bulk to get a cheaper price so you get it cheaper.

February 13, 2009, 09:32 AM
Wow..I didn't know they were still that cheap. I gave $213 for my Winchester 11 years ago.

February 13, 2009, 09:35 AM
Thanks for your opinions. anyone else have thoughts?

February 13, 2009, 10:19 AM
I've been duck hunting with a 500 for 20 years and had an old one sold as a "Revelation M310" before that which was still puttin' 'em down range, but I wanted a new camo model and sold it. My shotguns see NO love in the salt marsh. It's a rugged gun and shoots where I look. I did have to shim the stock for fit, though. It didn't fit me real well out of the box. I hunted with it for years before figuring out I could shim it. It beat the hell out of my face with 3" stuff. After shimming, it was like daylight and dark. All of a sudden, it was not a problem. Add to that I've started shooting 2 3/4" Xpert 3 steel high speed on ducks, and I can go all day with it now. And, after shimming, my hit ratio has gone up because I don't have to crawl the stock to get on the bird. Just raise it to my shoulder and it's aligned with the eye.

That's a good price on a really good field gun. I shoot lefty due to an eye dominance problem and really like the Mossberg's ergos, the tang safety, the lack of a shell elevator in the way while reloading. It's a po boy's Browning. :D

February 13, 2009, 10:20 AM
500 is a good pump. Walmart can afford to buy tons of guns at a time so hence the lower price.

February 13, 2009, 10:40 AM
msrp means stated walmart buys bulk...go for it, i have had one for 25 years almost

February 13, 2009, 10:46 AM
i got minue used for $225 two years ago. i have lots of other guns but it is my favorite, multi-tool type gun. its cheap, hard to kill, and kills hard. i use it for hunting, trap, and i like the sound it makes. kchunhg

February 13, 2009, 11:02 AM
Walmart guns are fine. Walmart has bargaining and purchasing power, so they can afford to bring lower prices to the consumer.

I think there's also a bit of confusion since some people get more "home defense" type 500s, i.e., with synthetic stocks and shorter barrels. These types tend to cost more than the 28"+ wood stocked, "hunting" 500. Of course, you would think less of a barrel and no wood would technically mean a cheaper shotgun, but that's supply and demand at work, I suppose!

I believe Wal-Mart only sells the 28" one with wood furniture. That seems to be the one at my local Wally World anyway.

February 13, 2009, 11:07 AM
I no longer buy guns from Wal-Mart because of problems I've had with (with the guns)them. If I were looking for a pumpgun I would buy that one. At that price you can correct any problem with it and still have a good price.

February 13, 2009, 11:10 AM
Im either going to get the same 500 you are talking about or the synthetic 870 for 257 for my brother for his B-day. I have 2 friends that have that $207 500 and they have had no problems with it.

February 13, 2009, 11:16 AM
Great price on a great gun.

February 13, 2009, 11:28 AM
I believe Wal-Mart only sells the 28" one with wood furniture. That seems to be the one at my local Wally World anyway.

Hasn't been recently, but I've seen the camo version like mine there.

February 13, 2009, 09:21 PM
they do have the wood furniture one there with the 28" in barrel. Would keep that barrel and get the shorter for HD, and keep the other for slug deer hunting in IN. they also have a 835 for 300.

February 14, 2009, 12:50 AM
I'd say get it.

February 14, 2009, 03:29 AM
Paul34 and MCGunner:

Ask to see their special order catalog. You might be able to get the synthetic there, and we definitely have a few different camo models available. Truth be told, most we don't "buy in bulk;" a lot are ordered from Sports South, Inc. If you were so inclined, you could even pick up the Mossberg 535 for around 240 (Mdl. 500 with 3.5" chamber) or the 930/935 (their basic autoloader and its magnum counterpart) for under 400.

Dave McCracken
February 14, 2009, 10:36 AM
Buy it....

February 14, 2009, 12:12 PM
Wow, great price!!

February 14, 2009, 07:31 PM
I got her. She looks clean. I need a name and now to get a barrel and pistol grip for HD. Any recommendations?

February 14, 2009, 07:52 PM
I strongly urge you to NOT get a pistol grip for the shotgun. BAD idea.
A barrel can be had from Mossberg with 18.5" and either bead or rifle sights. They have pretty good prices. I bought the rifle sight version for $110 from them a couple of years ago. Cylinder bore.
The wood on yours in actually more desireable for a lot of people, so when you get the stock/forend you want, you should be able to actually make your cost back in a resale.
Go for a short LOP for home defense, unleess you are 7'9" tall, and your arms drag on the ground.

February 14, 2009, 07:56 PM
i wounder my wal-marts in omaha N.E. dont have guns any more for sale? lots of ammo but no real guns in the stores any more.

February 14, 2009, 08:22 PM
LOP? Explain what you mean by no Pistol grip?

February 14, 2009, 08:39 PM
Wal-Mart quit selling guns in quite a few of their stores for economic reasons only. The manager(s) has to have an FFL, and then if they move the process gets messy, and a lot of stores sold a very low volume of guns. They still sell guns in some stores in pretty much all areas.
The guns they sell are no different than the same brand guns sold elsewhere, except for an occassional special run. In most cases, regardless of where you bought the gun, if you have a problem I would say your best chance of success getting the problem resolved is dealing with the manufacturer directly. Unless of course, you are willing to pay more money and deal with a gun store that will give you a complete refund or exchange.

February 14, 2009, 09:26 PM
buy it, the 500 is bullitproof

February 14, 2009, 09:49 PM
now to get a barrel and pistol grip for HD.You really shouldn't make any changes yet. What you *need* to do is get a selection of reduced-recoil buckshot and various slugs and take them all to the range and see what works well for you.

I am a strong believer in getting the basic platform dialed in before trying to make any mods, especially if you have no baseline from which to decide if the modification actually was a good idea or not.

Most folk that I know that put a pistol-grip buttstock on 'to make the shotgun look more tactical, like an AR' wind up not liking it so much.

February 14, 2009, 11:36 PM
rbernie, your assuming I have never fired this weapon. my father owned a 500, I hunted whitetail in Indiana with this, also extensive time on the R870 in the Military, (I know, not the same, but very similar design). But I will take this into consideration.

February 15, 2009, 10:41 PM
some of the local walmarts in my area don't sell firearms and driving 40 miles to save $30 seemed rediculous; I recently bought a Mossberg 500 field/deer combo from Dick's for $269 w/ $20 rebate; stand alone cantilever mount slug barrels are selling for $175 to $199 in my area, so getting the combo for less than $100 more was a no brainer; I have owned Mossbergs, Remingtons, Benellis, and a Browning in the past; what did I settle on? a Mossberg...simple, rugged, and affordable (the only 'upgrade' was a Bushnell Banner 2-7 x 36 scope since the 2.5 x 20 'package' scope took a dump early in its career)

February 17, 2009, 08:27 AM
If you are talking about a normal full stock with a pistol grip also...OK

Pistol Grip Only? ? ? No.

Pistol grips are for well....pistols. I tried a PGO on my Maverick 88...ONCE. It is how I became to be known as Rocky Raccoon for a couple of weeks....Some Shooting Budds & I were trying out PGO's just for grins...not TOO bad with the #7-1/2 & #8 target loads we were using. I loaded up a 3"Mag #4 of the guys threw one of those dangerous "Clays", I swung it up like a normal-stocked gun BOOM!

OW! ! QUIT IT! I had a severely mooshed (but not broken) nose, 'fat lips' and a matched pair of "Shiners".

No more PGO shotguns for me..thankyew very much.

now, back to the original question..for $207, why isn't it already residing in your Artillery Locker?

Guns and more
February 17, 2009, 08:41 AM
Hmmm, $200 bucks. I may have to get a sister for my mossy 500 cruiser.
If you really want a pistol grip, (I have one) check out the Blackhawk Industries "Breachers Grip". Made for the Mossberg, and has a spring in the pistol grip to reduce the recoil on your wrist.

February 17, 2009, 09:27 AM
Buy it - but do not be shocked to find a LOT of plastic furniture on it.
I got a 500 with a 21" barrel on sale at Dick's in the fall for $179.
The trigger group, safety, and a few other ancillary parts are plastic.
Compared to my 1985-built 500, it's a dog - the quality seems to lag a bit.

A man with a gun!
February 17, 2009, 09:29 AM
I'd just like to say that I've never paid MSRP. for a firearm ever. If you can't beat MSRP. you haven't even opened your eyes and looked.

February 17, 2009, 07:42 PM
Walmart also sales a Maverick 88, which is a mossberg 500 with some slight changes, for $177.

February 18, 2009, 08:48 PM
I'd say it's a good price. Go for it!

February 18, 2009, 09:38 PM
I purchased it, like the next day. I have arranged for a HD setup, but am keeping the 28" for hunting season. It's all wood furniture, no Plastic. Took her out the other day with some lead bird shot and reminded myself how much better a shot I am with a long gun. She kicks less than I remember, but I was smaller then, lol!!!!

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