Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options




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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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....

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 warrantee LOL

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 up.

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Mossberg Maverick 88 Shotgun Review Low Cost Prepping Options 4.9 out of 5

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