I'm not trying to start an arguement and maybe it has something to do with coming from Texas where by law if someones breaks in your house you can shoot them but if they are in your house THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHNIG GOOD PLANNED FOR YOU! The second you try and scare him with jacking around in the chamber he can spin around and shot you or wrestle with you or his buddy will try and jump you. I accept if I shoot someone civilian side there's probably a legal battle ahead but I survived the home invasion to be there to fight it.As everyone knows, or should know; we really don't want to blast someone with our home defense shotgun. Sure, if some crazed dude kicks down your door and comes charging into your home carrying a knife and makes like he's going to slice open your wife and kids blow the SOB away.
Otherwise don't shoot! Even in the obviously justified case above you may end up spending a large chunk of your change defending yourself.
What we really want to do is to scare the wacko away. While there is a little voice in many of us that whispers go ahead and pop the guy, even if he looks cross eyed at us that little voice is wrong.
So we want the perp who enteres our home to know that we are there, and we are armed with a shotgun, and we are ready and willing to do some target practice on his mid section. That being said we need a shotgun that has the loudest sounding action of them all. That "CA CHUNK" sound of the action opening and closing should reverberate throughout the house. The gun, in my opinion, that has the best CA CHUNK is the model 1897 Winchester. Old Model 12's are good too. Actually any good pump is all right.
My suggested load is bird shot goes in last, so it comes out first. About no. 7's will do. That way if the guy is close to you, you can open him up and not spread the shot further or deeper than his chest. The mess caused by bird shot at close range is beyond description; I've seen the pictures in coroner's manuals. In behind the No. 7's you might consider no. 2's or 4's. Don't put in buck, as you'll end up punching holes all over your house and maybe in your neighbor's too.
However, we must always keep in mind that if we really do shoot someone in our home we had better been darned sure that the guy had really bad intentions. Otherwise it's the shooter who pays - big time.
Your 590 doesn't have a bayonet lug? Wow, I have seen the long magazine 500s without it, but never a 590. It's not there where the sling swivel stud is? The bayonets that fit it are the same as those for the M16 family.Well I've upgraded since 2004....
Mossie 590, Mossie ghost ring sights, side saddle, speed feed stock. Only thing lacking is a bayonet lug!
But it will do. It backs up the AR Bushie.
My Mossie 590 has a chrome finish (factory) as does my 500 Mariner 18 incher (I replaced my blued 500 with the Marinier.) And that is why no bayonet lug. Would not mind one on it but it is not necessary.Your 590 doesn't have a bayonet lug? Wow, I have seen the long magazine 500s without it, but never a 590. It's not there where the sling swivel stud is? The bayonets that fit it are the same as those for the M16 family.