Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options




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emaroquin: Last year burglars entered my home and took everything while I was on vacations. Since then, maybe this will sound kind of crazy, but I would like to blow a burglar's head off if they try to enter to my home. 

N smith: got mine from a buddy at a local shop for 120 bucks... best purchase gun wise I've ever made.

DamnDemolitionDude*DDD: Good review. For me a shotgun is the absolute most versatile weapon on earth. From the muzzle to about 130 yards there is nothing else I would rather use. Buckshot for close range stuff out to 25 yards and anything beyond that distance I switch over to slugs. 

mvol5973: I bought one of these brand new 10 years ago for $170, after 10 years I have absolutely no complaints. As this video says the gun does have some recoil but it's a shotgun. Gun is extremely reliable, can't beat the cost, this gun has stood up to everything I have put it through without failure.

Tom Strait: I bought my moss berg maverick 88 about 2 years ago. When I watched your video I noticed a problem that you had with the stiffness with charging the next shell when it's used in cold weather. I also had the same problem with mine. You asked for anybody to give you advice on that issue. I'm not a gunsmith by any means but I did my research and completely fixed the "sticky" issue. This is what I did. I went and bought a cheep set of small precision files from harbor freight tools. Next I took the shotgun apart. Once it was disassembled I took all of the metal parts that are functioning pieces and I filed down all of the sharp edges because these parts are not forged the are machine pressed and not finished completely. So give all of those edges a slight filing to knock off the rough edges and then reassemble. When I put mine back together I used a stuff called REM OIL, which is the only lubricant I use now. Trust me this procedure does work and I would love to hear your feedback after you try this. 

mayito8581: Got mine brand new for $170 in Texas

Aaron Olson: The 20 inch version u can run it 8+1 instead of 7+1 with critical defence 00 buck im not sure on the 18.5 inch if it would work or not

Rodney McGlone: You can change forearm to a Mossberg 500 but you have to replace some other part 

Brandon Brown: Where can I find the handle grip for one of these? How much the cost?

danny luong: Do you need anything special to add a sling ? 

Tevorek: Can you put a 28" barrel on this gun if you wanted to go hunting with it or something?

Kameron Lopez: If you are recoil sensitive by the mosberg maverick 88 20 gauge 

Christian Lee: It dose sound bad a** thought :D

Kameron Lopez: If you are recoil sensitive by the mosberg maverick 88 20 gauge 

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....

HaakonTheViking: I have ordered aone of these with a longer barrel, does mossberg 500 heatshields fitt on this?

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 situation happens. 

austin swafford: Mine has a 22 inch barrel with an extended magazine probably the best gun i have

Mike Campbell: Great video. I'm probably getting one of these in a couple of weeks.

boomshaka baca: i just recieved my 88 today and cannot wait to fire this thing

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 a weapon.

Matthew Stone: From you all more knowledgeable about these things than me .... thoughts?

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 T6??

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 market

MDPrepper: Indeed!! Nothing like a shotgun to "take care of business" Kills people and breaks things: Just Like God Intended!!

MDPrepper: Indeed!

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?

TruthTeller878: I REALLY WANT YOU TO FIRE 3" INCH 000 BUCKSHOT 12 GAGE SHELLS IN YOUR Mossberg 590 Mariner SHOTGUN. LET ME KNOW HOW IT FEELS?

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 looks perfect.

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 ever.

meanie5470: Mossberg 500 barrels are the same and you can find them anywhere.

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. w ww .rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/safe_sur/acts-tpto-eng.htm

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.

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
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Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options 4.9 out of 5

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