Mossberg 500 / Defender Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by teflon97239, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. teflon97239

    Portland, OR
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    Bought the 500 combo a couple years back with the interchangeable 28" and 18" barrels. It holds 5 in the tube like most basic pumps. Still love my 28" Winchester, so I keep the Mossberg 500 short. I just wish it held 8 shots like a Mossberg Defender. So here's the tricky part...

    I also like the rubbery feeling Hogue pistol grip and forearm I put on the Mossberg. If I get a Defender will they fit that gun too? I know the pistol grip will work but I'm not so sure about the forearm. Anyone know?

    Also, anyone interested in swapping a Defender with one barrel for a 500 combo with two? I'm thinking straight across.

    Email direct or I'll catch you back here. Thanks in advance.
  2. Shooter98

    McMinnville, Or.

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    Yes, the Mossberg forearms are interchangeable
  3. chemist

    Beaverton OR
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    Yes, the forearms are interchangeable, but some (like the Knoxx) may be made so poorly that they won't fit any Mossy worth a hoot. The manufacturer says that the forearm is free; the pistol-grip full stock is the same price as the stock/forearm combo kit. That way they don't have to accept any returns on the forearms.

    I wrestled one of those Knoxx forearms onto a Mossberg once, doing who knows how much damage in the process. That gun still functions fine, but the other Mossy isn't going to get the treatment - the stock only for that one.

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