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Started my new 590A1 tacticool build today. What else should I add?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ObsceneJesster, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Member

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    Here is my first tacticool shotgun build. I decided on building it on the 590A1.

    So far I have added a Mesa Tactical side saddle and Elzetta light mount with a Surefire 6PX.
    I am waiting on my Mesa Tactical Magpul MOE with buffer tube.

    Is there anything else you can think of that would come in handy without making it look to tacky?

    Also, I believe there was someone who wanted to buy my Speedfeed stock but I can't remember who they were.

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  2. PabloJ

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    Two obvious possibilities are M7 bayonet and a barrel heat shield. I would just add the M7.
     
  3. ObsceneJesster

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    I was thinking bayonet just for <deleted> and giggles. That's something I would rarely keep installed. Regarding the heat shield. In my opinion it looks tacky so that's a no go. It will also interfere with my light mount.
     
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  4. Sheepdog1968

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    A sling andyounare done. The more stuff you add, the more than can go wrong. Take the money you will be saving and go take a class or two with it.
     
  5. Drail

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    A drink cup holder and a dock for your Ipod would be nice.
     
  6. w9trb

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    The light will give away your position, take it off. Or get one that has a switch so that you can turn it on just before you fire. That's my opinion and I realize that it is worth what you paid for it. The Police training I had was old school stuff, we had revolvers and held our flashlights away, to one side of our body, to draw fire away from our center of mass. Never had to test the theory out against an armed opponent and glad of it.
     
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    I was thinking it needs a "zombie free zone" decal and a red dot...
     
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    Wear marks. Maybe some more tactical slippers...

    Sweet gun btw!
     
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    Ammo... Mongo want Ammo...

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  10. ObsceneJesster

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    This light will go off when I fire. It can be activated without clicking the button. The only way it stays on is with constant thumb pressure or if I click it all of the way in.
     
  11. ObsceneJesster

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    LOL...Now that's some funny stuff. Ugs slippers make the perfect tactical footwear.
     
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    A sling, proper sling attachments, and you're good to go.
     
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    Don't forget the breacher choke so you can break into your kid's room to turn down the music.

    No sling - all it does is get snagged on something at the worst possible moment. That light and extended mag will add a lot of weight near the muzzle, making swinging the gun harder to do - make sure you practice with it fully loaded to learn how to compensate for the greater MOI.

    Otherwise, as mentioned, add wear marks
     
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    Strip all the added stuff off it and practice, practice, practice. If you empty the magazine and still have not got the situation under control you did not practice enough. Also I agree that that light will get you killed.
     
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    Why would a light get you killed? If I leave my bedroom with my pistol, I have a light in my opposite hand. We train to clear dark rooms with flashlights but you should never move the flashlight into the constant on position. You want the light to go off as soon as you move your thumb which is in an instant. Blinding an assailant is also minimizing the chance of him seeing what he's actually shooting at. When clearing a house or a room with a shotgun, you don't have an extra hand to hold a flashlight and you never know when one might come in handy. Just because it's there, doesn't mean you need to always use it.

    Also, why does everyone here always assume others never train or practice with there firearms. It's required that I heavily train with multiple weapon systems. I don't think it's smart to use a certain firearm for self defense unless you know exactly how it works and how to clear any malfunction that may arise.

    I would hope I could mitigate any home defense situation with the 8 rounds held in the mag tube. However, this shotgun isn't just being built for home defense purposes. I am also building it for situations that may occur outside of the home and the shell holder will be used for holding different loads I may need. I'd rather not hold the extra shells in my pocket.
     
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    No offense taken, but I like mine. I bought it years ago when it was Knoxx and it is a nice setup. I'm certainly no shotgun expert but it does significantly reduce recoil.

    Looking around on the web it seems to get a lot of good reviews. Hadn't heard any comments about "muzzle whip" before.
     
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    Because a lot of "zombie slayers" only want a "cool looking" gun that resembles something they saw in a video game -they don't want to get it dirty....... and there seems to be a relation between the number of gadgets and the chance of someone using it... ;)
     
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    I can understand that. Some people just like gadgets. I'm don't believe in adding anything to your firearms unless you know how to properly utilize it. Most people don't understand how to use a weapon light and have no business using one because you're right. If you don't know how to use it, it has a better chance in hurting you than helping you.
     
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    If this is intended to be used for defense instead of just looking cool, you should be asking "What else can I take away?"
     
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    For mine - I'm diggin' the Hogue stock for the great rubber butt and the exaggerated pistol grip.

    I also enjoy the feel and action of the Sure-Fire railed slid replacement more than I thought I would.

    A good GI sling - priceless.

    The heat shield for me does little more than round out the old school trench gun fittings and I may well remove it yet.
     

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    Why would I take away a flashlight and or the slug saddle? My department stocks shotguns with lights on them and that's what we train with when clearing dark rooms. Contrary to popular belief, you actually do have to aim a shotgun and you have to see what you are aiming at.;)
     
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    @ApacheCoTodd.....Looking good man. I like the Hogue stocks as well. Our unit uses them on our shotguns in 12" and 13".


    Also, when it comes to your light, I'm not familiar with that model but make sure you use one that is capable of activating with constant pressure. You don't want to turn the light on to the point where it's constantly on. The lights we use actually won't stay on unless we rotate the end cap. Some say this is tactically correct since it's possible to over compress the tail cap button in the heat of the moment.
     
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    That Sure-Fire has temporary pressure on/click on/screw permanent on options. Nice switch and a flashlight I never lose since its "key-ring" is a shotgun.
     
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