Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mossberg 500C 20 gauge Shotgun


Hello everyone, today I would like to talk about a great firearm made by Mossberg, the gun company that is famous for high-quality firearms, particularly their shotguns which are probably the most popular in the United States. A Mossberg Shotgun is a popular choice because of its high-quality and outstanding prices and because they are made in the U.S.A. The Shotgun I would like to discuss today is the Mossberg 500C 20 gauge shotgun, which I purchased earlier this year for $200.00 at a local pawnshop. Why a 20 gauge you might ask? Well the 20 gauge, while not as popular as the 12 gauge, is a great choice because of its mild recoil when compared to a 12 gauge. I want to start introducing my wife to shotgun shooting and a 20 gauge is great for beginners or people who are of smaller stature and want a shotgun that is more potent than a .410 gauge.

This shotgun is great for many purposes, this version is more suited for hunting and maybe some clay shooting, although to be quite honest, I am relatively new to shotgun shooting and most of my previous shotguns have been for home defense. This shotgun can be modified for home defense, in fact I am in the process of looking for a shorter barrel, and appropriate ammunition for that purpose. Right now, much of the Buckshot available for 20 gauge is #3, which is adequate for most defensive situations, however 00 is still the best choice. If you do some shopping around you can find 00 buck for this weapon, and keep in mind, this weapon handles 2 3/4 inch shells and 3 inch shells. As far as slugs are concerned, there are many slugs out there for 20 gauge and all are extremely effective, and have better stopping power than a 44 Magnum. Another option for this gun is to purchase a rifled barrel and/or attach a scope, all you need is a scope mount and a high quality scope. I believe that Hornady has begun making a new type of sabot slug which is far more effective than previous sabot slugs because of an improved trajectory which is based on the shape of the slug. With all of these options, if you are low on money, you can purchase this weapon and use it for hunting, sport shooting, and home defense. I will be doing another blog on the famous 12 gauge shotgun shortly.