Defensive Shotgun of the Week-Vang Comp's Mossberg 590A1


It's heavy as hell, expensive, and rattles, but good gracious does it throw the most wicked patterns!

Vang Comp Mossberg 590A1

It's heavy as hell, expensive, and rattles, but good gracious does it throw the most wicked patterns! My favorite defense shotgun is a Vang Comp System's Mossberg 590A1. It's completely tricked out with a SureFire fore-end, barrel porting, XS ghost-ring sights, and SpeedFeed stock. But it's what you can't see that makes it special--the barrel job produces patterns that defy description.




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Most buckshot patterns are inside 6 inches at 20 yards. Plain-Jane rifled slugs cut one ragged hole out to 30 yards. Federal Flitecontrol and Winchester's 9-pellet, low-recoil load are my two favorite buckshot rounds. This patterning ability, absolute reliability, and accessories that turn the Vang Comp gun into a 24-hour can of whoop ass--ready to be opened at any time--make my 590A1 a crushing home-defense and truck gun. It sleeps under my bed and protects my family from evil.
-- J. Guthrie, Optics Editor


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