I'd been eyeing up this good looking Mossberg 930 JM Pro for a few months, hearing nothing but good things about it. Didn't see any 500s on the racks, so when I was trading in some hand-me-down 870s, I ended up walking out of the shop with it. Oops.
The bad: It's a big gun. I'm a short dude. I looked into going the chop saw route, but for as much effort as it requires to not make it look like Bubba's plaything, I think it's better to just pick up a Mesa Tactical stock. Did I mention it's a big gun? The labeling wasn't great, I (and the clerk) thought it was the 9+1 model. It's not. This thing is 44.5 inches long. It's massive. How am I ever going to handle this indoors?
The good: I freaking love this thing. I've had it out just the once, but it's an absolute pleasure to shoot. I can't wait to shoot it again. It ran both low base and high, and the recoil was...well, barely even there.
But I'm just not at the point where I can be buying things just because they're fun toys. I'd really like a solid tactical shotgun that I can train on. But for as much as the stock + 18.5 barrel run, I'm pretty sure I'm back at 500 prices, on top of what I've already sunk into this gun. Is there a way to make this a workable tactical option? Or should I just sell it at a loss and get a solid pump with a short stock and 18.5 barrel?
Initial Google searches aren't terribly promising. Help me, LF. You're my only hope.