Mr.Noone: It's dirt cheap and it works, at least it looks like it, I'm turning 18 in
4 months, can't wait to exercise my rights as an American citizen. I wonder
what I should get first....
Mike Campbell: Great video. I'm probably getting one of these in a couple of weeks.
HaakonTheViking: I have ordered aone of these with a longer barrel, does mossberg 500
heatshields fitt on this?
boomshaka baca: i just recieved my 88 today and cannot wait to fire this thing
propdoctor21564: Good review !! I've got a 5 shot 18.5" like yours and also a 20" 8 shot
too.. I've owned Remingtom 870's and Mossberg 500's and prefer the
maverick 88 over the others.
Kameron Lopez: If you are recoil sensitive by the mosberg maverick 88 20 gauge
Christian Lee: It dose sound bad a** thought :D
Mightyjoe1: I own Mossberg maverick 88 is cheaper and standard. I modified my shotgun
from holding 6 shells to 17 shells. The frame is still original nothing
major change. I just increase the ammo can hold for home defense and any
austin swafford: Mine has a 22 inch barrel with an extended magazine probably the best gun i
Jason Jordan: Im going to get one, less than a month ago a neighbor thought she was going
to force her fat nasty ass in my place to get at my wife. I backed her down
with a bat but next time it may not be a fat ass, it may be a fat ass with
Kameron Lopez: If you are recoil sensitive by the mosberg maverick 88 20 gauge
Jack LaRue: Hey This is my first gun I wanna take it hunting with me and i wanna Run
Slugs can A purchase a diffrent barrel?
MDPrepper: I personally prefer the fixed stock on this time firearm but there are
plenty of stocks out there. I'd check out cheaperthandirt. Tapco makes a
pretty decent pistol grip/telescoping stock set. I think it's called the
austinismyfirstname: Where can I find a collapsible stock and pistol grip at for these?
MDPrepper: Lived in the Houston area for 3 years (Galveston: lived in Bayou Vista, and
worked at UTMB) $189 is great price for the Maverick. It's a great shotgun
for the price. I would strongly suggest it for a home defense gun or for a
beater shotgun/truck gun!! Later, MDP
NewEra9mm: i've had my maverick 88 (pistol grip/heat shield) for 10 years and was
thinking of selling it and getting a mossberg 500 tatical. yesterday at the
range the person next to me was shooting the 500 tatical and it keep
jamming. my 88 shoot perfict. i will never get rid of it.
bigg dogg: Just bought my Mav 88 a couple of days ago from pickle`s for $179. Can`t beat
it. This was my first ever firearm purchase. It came with the longer barrel
but I`m gonna go back and get the shorter barrel for about $80. Soon I`l be
going on my first ever hunt, so excited!
fecoinc: I was checking one out this past weekend at my local Academy here in
Houston- still around $189. Great gun for the $.
chuckpeters1: thanks for your response.. one more question please,.. Is there a recoil
reducing stock available for this shotgun? We have never owned any
firearm.. and are somewhat concerned about the recoil of a 12 ga. Although
this will be mostly a home defense gun.. I would want to take it out for
practice (and fun) from time to time.
MDPrepper: I've used Rio but this is Centurion ammo. . .which is my current favorite
MDPrepper: Indeed! I think the Maverick is the most underappreciated shotgun on the
MDPrepper: Indeed!! Nothing like a shotgun to "take care of business" Kills people and
breaks things: Just Like God Intended!!
Kevinw4040: Just saw in this weeks Black Friday ad it's 159.00 I'm headed to get me one
now. This will be my first shot gun does anyone know if you can duck hunt
or clay practice with this model or is the barrel too short?
MDPrepper: I own a Pardner and it's been nothing but trouble. The Maverick 88 is
flawless in function as well as an amazingly well priced quality firearm
Azurumi Shinji: great review , i want to buy my first gun for home protection and this
MDPrepper: That's a bit high for a Maverick. I'd try one of the "big box" stores such
as Academy for the better prices
TheYardDog1: I agree completely. I have 2, one with the butt stock and one with the
pistol grip that I keep by my bed. I wouldn't trade either one for
anything. I am yet to find a shell that it won't fire. My favorite shotgun
MDPrepper: I left the area several years ago (I belong in South Carolina not Texas) It
was fun while I was there but I prefer living near the mountains. Either
way, the Maverick 88 is an excellent shotgun!
MDPrepper: The foregrips of the 500 and the 88 are not interchangeable (one of the few
parts that don't interchange)
1RICKDAYTONA: Sweet gun mav88
Bradley Aldrich: I bought this gun today in FL for $230 and believe I got a good deal. All
guns are flying off of the shelves at this point and are a little more
expensive then they used to be. If you go to a retail store you could pick
up an 870 for about $300.
fecoinc: Cool. I lived in in the Tri-bar area, on Church st. Miss the fishing down
there, but closer to a lot more sticks up the road here in North Houston.
inspectyerbooty: if my posts sound like i am being a d!ck or @nal or whatever i am sorry. i
know that you knew the gun was safe to handle. i know the gun was safe. i
was brought up in a gun safe country and taught NEVER touch the trigger or
even put you finger inside the trigger guard until you absolutely need to.
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SureshotFPS: Very nice. I am debating on buying one, just because I dont know the retail
of the Buckshot shells.
MDPrepper: We don't have Gander Mountain in SC so I have no idea
MDPrepper: Well I don't honestly keep track of the rounds through my scatterguns.
Maybe 400+ mix of buckshot, birdshot, and just a handful of slugs (don't
shoot slugs or 3 inch shells much). Not much heavy use as I tend to use my
500 for that. This one was bought purely for home defense.
MDPrepper: It is indeed an excellent inexpensive firearm.
inspectyerbooty: why not the 20 inch 8 shot maverick??? i know you want it!!! LOLOLOL that
is the one i will always recommend. same $ M.S.R.P. $ on the mossberg.com
web page... the 8 shot cheapo 20 inch mossberg 500 would be a better bet
but dang, $100 dollars difference buys a lot of shells but nine years less
chapmaker46: your right shoot then rack
MDPrepper: Personally I keep mine with a round in the chamber and the safety on. In an
emergency I'd hate to "short stroke" the slide and fail to chamber a round
in the dark. Plus I wouldn't wan't to give away my location due to the
sound of racking nor would I want to be in a fight with 1 less round than
possible. Just my style though!! I know folks who prefer to rack the slide
in an emergency. . .I consider it an unnecessary step
oldannyboy37: My older brother's 88 has been going strong for almost 2 decades. It's beat
up, ugly, and the slide rattles a little bit, but it's never failed him.
I'm looking to pick up a used one for a little cash next time I scare one
joe schmow: this gun is proof that the mossberg 500 is a good design,just like an AK,if
you can build it from cheaper materials and it performs just as well as the
original,it's a great design.
Samuel House: I have the field version and I love it by far one of my all time favorite
MDPrepper: Well thanks for the compliment! Greatly appreciated!
MDPrepper: I've actually done that very project with another shotgun. All you have to
do is make a small hole in the sleeve to push the stud through then attach
the swivel. The sleeve should last quite a long time. Even when it does
come unraveled they're very inexpensive to replace
MDPrepper: Buy some "bulk" ammo for practice (and to get comfortable with it) Buy some
cheap birdshot from Federal or Winchester for practice then some lower cost
buckshot for home-defense practice (I'd go Centurion as it fits both slug
and buckshot needs) S&B makes some very inexpensive 00 Buckshot with 12
pellets rather than the standard 9 for a great price that shoots well. I've
tried PDX but I think it's over-priced. Birdshot might be better w/ a house
full of kids as it won't overpenetrate as much
MDPrepper: 12 gauge. This shotgun will fire 2 3/4 (pronounced 2 and 3 quarter as well
as the longer 3 inch shells) I Prefer 2 3/4 as it's lower recoil and the
shotgun will hold more rounds of it. The 3 inch is overkill for most uses.
You can also buy this shotgun in 20 gauge if you can't handle 12 gauge. 20
is decent but 12 is better for self defense and hunting. 12 gauge ammo is
very affordable. 100 rounds of birdshot is $25 and buckshot for larger game
and defense is about $.075 or less per round
mattyelle1: Bought one and put that shotshell sleeve on it too! Man, I wish I would
have ordered the shorter barrel too. So easy to switch! Meh. Any advantages
of getting a pistol grip for it?
Cheech1968: Love, love , LOVE my Maverick. I happen to have BOTH barrels with mine. To
be honest, if anyone out there has the long barrel and wants to shorten
it...DON'T. Seriously, spend the extra $100 for the Mossberg 500 18.5"
barrel (the barrels are interchangeable). The long barrel has a built in
choke you would later regret cutting off. Just my opinion.
Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options4.9
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