Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options




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shotguns machetes: i like Remington but i love the Mossberg and Maverick line up better

Frank Gonzalez: great video, I'm getting one

ROLLIN THUNDER: Just curious to what type/brand ammo you can't or wouldn't shoot out this if any? And can you use chokes on it? I'm looking for something for personal or home defense but not sure what to get exactly.

Manny Cruz: great shotgun
i unfortunately paid $300 at a mom and pop gun shop.
now i research before buying.

Topspeed350: I paid $149 years ago from Walmart...it always works. Good review.

Jamal Armstead: thanks

Jamal Armstead: Can you shoot slug with it

Joseph Meko: I am kind of new to Shot Guns, have a lot of other guns, but have not yet bought a shot gun for the house.
Question, The Slide Release on this gun, can that be disabled I don't really see the need to have to release the slide, I live alone, so there is NO chance of a Child or any one getting to this, I like this 88 but as I said I am new to the shot gun. If any one knows please let me know if you can disable the slide release. Thanks

Johnn Smith: For using with 2 3/4's High Brass it's great. But you put a 3" Magnum in that and it'll hurt like a b*tch! I've shouldered many weapons in my day and That is the very first one that has ever made me lay down on the ground in pain. I thought my collar bone was broken. Took me Weeks to actually get past the pain. Now I can fire any other bullet launcher or shotgun I have, even my 50 cal muzzle loader and it doesn't kick like that Maverick does. *So, I tamed the dam thing by loading a gym sock with lead and filling the shoulder stock with it. Now it kicks like a new born baby. Just a bit of warning from someone with A Lot of experience with firearms. **Like you said in your video, this Maverick is Cheaper that the 500. I've got that too. I fired them both side by side. I've even weighed them both and the Maverick is a lot Lighter than the 500. Maybe that's it. I know there'll be some comments on not shouldering it right or some stupid comments like that. But you put a 3" Magnum in that shotgun and you'd better be prepared. If you've never tried it, go ahead and let us all know here how long it took you to get up off the ground. Just stick with the 2 3/4's shells and you'll be glad you did. Good luck in your preps.

ERprepper: I got my milspec mossberg 500A from a college student leaving oklahoma for California for 125$ just a short while ago. Love the deal I got and I love the mossberg 500A! 

AngelsLastVengeance: Good video, and I totally agree with you about racking the slide in a home defense situation. Bad idea to give your position away. I love my Maverick 88. It's a damn reliable gun, and fun as hell to shoot. As far as the forends, I've never actually seen an aftermarket forend specifically made for the 88 models. I recently swapped my 88 forend out for a 500 forend, which required replacement of the entire assembly. Got the 500 slide action tube, forend, forend nut, and the forend nut wrench for $124.00 from Midway. All replacement parts were factory Mossberg parts. Besides having the capability to easily swap forends now, the action also feels much smoother. Having a pistol grip stock on my 88, I definitely prefer the crossbar safety. I personally wouldn't put a pistol grip stock on a 500 or 590 due to the location of the tang safety.

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. 

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

The "Just My Random Videos" Channel: 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.  

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


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.

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

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

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