Gun Report

Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser 3-inch 20 Gauge 6-Shot

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Hard to separate these two. The Mossberg holds one fewer round, but supplies a secondary buttstock and is arguably more ambidextrous. You pick.

Mossberg 500 Persuader/Cruiser 3-inch 20 Gauge 6-Shot

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Weight Unloaded
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull

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The Persuader/Cruiser models come with standard stocks, but also include a cruiser-style pistol grip kit. The Persuader had more stock pitch than the Express and had a ventilated recoil pad, both of which helped reduce recoil.
The receiver was aluminum, which helped keep weight down. We could work both the safety (arrow) and the slide release (below, on the other side of the gun) without changing the shooting-hand grip and without having to dismount the gun.
We thought the large opening in the receiver allowed for easy loading and unloading, but sometimes the nose of a shell caught on the feeder bar (arrow), causing a jam.

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