Monday, August 30, 2010
Mossberg 590 14" Barrel Mariner Review.
The Mossberg 590 Mariner is a beautiful shotgun. Holds 4 shells, plus one in the chamber, and will accept 3" Magnum Shells, (If you can handle it).
The accuracy of course isn't anything to rave about, but for home defense, and close quarters combat, this gun is more than ideal. With it's long list of potential accessories, (Grips, sights, chokes, stocks, lasers etc etc.) it'd be hard to find a better shotgun to defend your home, or for even some fun.
Recoil with the standard 12 gauge shell isn't bad at all. From the hip or shoulder, it's easily maintainable. The 3" slug however gives a much more brutal jerk. The tactical grip reduces this by about 60%
The shotgun runs anywhere from 360 to 600 dollars. If you find a better deal, I would strongly suggest picking it up.
I'd give this shotgun a 5/5.