I bought my first shotgun yesterday. I've been in the market for a few weeks now and was just looking for the right deal. I was on 217 in Tigard when I saw a gun shop and thought I would see what they had. Found a used Mossberg 590 for $299 and even though that wasn't at the top of my wish list (It was #3 actually) I thought it was just too good to pass up. (At the time I didn't realize there is a difference between 590 and 590a1). Got home and discovered my error on the model and while I was cleaning the gun found it to be in rougher shape than it looked in the store but all in all I'm still happy with it. I got a fair deal instead of a great deal. I was a little torqued that the Nova that was my #1 was at Bi Mart in the same parking lot for $349 brand new. 11 gun stores and couldn't find the Nova in the config that I wanted for less than $379 and wouldn't you know it was at the first store AFTER I settled on the Mossberg. Can't wait to get over to the pit and try it out.