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Mossberg 590A1 No. 51670 3-inch 12 Gauge

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This Mossberg 500/590 platform has some appeal, including the ghost ring sights, the theoretically ambidextrous safety, easy loading, and high magazine capacity. However, our team said the pistol grip compromises the safety, and the adjustable but unstable plastic stock disappoints.

Mossberg 590A1 No. 51670 3-inch 12 Gauge

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The Mossberg 590A1’s thin, hollowed-out rubber slip-on pad did very little to attenuate harsh recoil. The Mossberg kicked the shoulder and caused hand-slap from its tactical pistol grip. our hand and fingers were left stinging after just a few shots with 1 1⁄8-ounce 1200-fps loads.
Due to the skeletonized shell carrier of the Mossberg 590A1, effortless loading with no snags is easy from the bottom without a flap to push out of the way, as in the 870 platform.

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