Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Garandimal, Feb 29, 2020.
Is it just me...?
...or is this thing pretty cool.
Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde
I like them but there not in my budget.
Tombstone had'em for $485...!
Wish I'da seen'em then.
I want one too.
Yes, it's pretty darn cool!
I like! Making a Western Field/Stevens 520a "trench gun" at present. These Retros are one of Mossberg's better ideas.
My ole 870 Wingmaster is limpin' along with a Mossberg 870 18.5" CYL Bbl around the house.
But it's not a ghost ring sighted beast like the Mossberg Retro.
You can get wood stock sets on eBay to convert any 590.
Probably less pesos to buy the Retro though.
I like 'em!
The ol wingmaster will hold its own.
I admit the ghost ring and front blade IS cool.
...and the barrel shroud....
Yeah, okay. I like it too.
Standard Mossberg buttstocks are a little too long for me.
I've been liking the magpul SGA stock with no spacer installed. Not retro, but it works for me.
I bought one several months ago, and it may be the last firearm I would ever give up. I have a well used and loved Ithaca 37 DSPS that I wanted to semi retire. I was in the market for a buy once, cry once pump gun. I opted to get the heaviest and most robust one I could find as I seriously doubt I will ever buy another for the rest of my days, and I'm just 39. Or, if I do buy one, it will just be for fun
I liked that the 590a1 was about as tough as Mossberg makes them and has the same old school look as my Ithaca. The 37 handles like a finely balanced sabre. The 590a1 Retrograde wields like a battleaxe.
If I were a hunter, I would pick the 37 any day. Its just such a fine fitted gun that you dont see made like this much these days. However, I bought the Retrograde to be a home defense Post Up gun. I bought it to take to the cabin or toss in the trunk for long trips where unknown situations might happen. It's a heavy cuss, but it soaks up stout loads like they are nothing. 00 kicks about like 20g bird shot compared to the more robust felt recoil of the 37.
Spendy, but it's probably a pretty good deal if you factor in all the time and extra expense it would take to outfit a stock gun. Sometimes it's ok to spend a little extra for over built fluff. Truthfully, a Maverick 88 will most likely outlive me, but I get a lot more joy out of shooting, and even just dry firing, the Retrograde 590a1.
Wood stocks are pretty easy to shorten and regrind the pads.
Add me to the want group, and I don't ever WANT shotguns.
That is a heavy shotgun. Nice looking, but I'll stay with my 500 Mariner.
A stainless retrograde would be cool, have b&c or hs make glass furniture with aluminum bedding blocks.
I'd like it truly retro-fied without the buttpad and the sights.
Well, just saw the capacity, 8 + 1, so it's already illegal in NY where they're hindered by the (un)SAFE Act to 7 in the magazine.
So sad in a state that once had a plethora of gun manufacturers.
EDIT: does not apply to pump shotguns, I believe just semi-auto.
Tube mags are exempt and it's 10 rounds in a mag,
My bad, I believe the 7 round magazine capacity applies only to semi auto shotguns.
I thought only .22 rifles with tube magazines were exempt.
No, it's not just you. It is way cool. Something about that nice wood furniture and retro fore-end.
I actually like its looks better than my 590A1 (which I do really like):
I am really liking this. Can I mount a bayonet on it ?
Maybe I need to get some wood furniture.
The 7-round limit is gone for everything. It has not been enforced, by court order, since December 31st, 2013.
It has not been ENFORCEABLE since the 2nd Circuit decision in NYSRPA v. Cuomo.
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