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    Shockwave Raptor Grip for Mossberg 500

    Anyone have or try this grip? Looks sweet and I can see where it would probably reduce the felt recoil on your grip hand. The regular pistol grip
    that came with my 500 is pretty brutal on the wrist after a few shots.

    Montani Semper Liberi

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    Re: Shockwave Raptor Grip for Mossberg 500

    I've never seen one. I did fool around with an old breech loader 12ga that had been whittled down to something similar and it was horrible at best. I agree the Mossberg pistol grip leaves some to be desired too.

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      #3
      Re: Shockwave Raptor Grip for Mossberg 500

      Well, most certainly "stubby" and hideable, but it looks like it would hurt with anything above the power factor of bird shot.

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        Re: Shockwave Raptor Grip for Mossberg 500

        You can read about it here.

        https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/non...hot-show-2017/
        In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017

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          First: I know this is an old thread ..... BUT I have new information!

          Second: To be technical clear, the Shockwave is NOT a shotgun. It is a firearm. This is an important point as the barrel is 14 3/8". If it was a shotgun you would need a tax stamp. It is not a shotgun because by definition a shotgun has a stock and this doesn't have a stock. The other point is the length overall is over 26" ... it is 26 3/8"

          Third: I bought one! https://grabagun.com/mossberg-590-sh...14-3-lasr.html

          My path to buy a Shockwave started several years ago when I purchased some of the Aguilla 1 3/4" shortie shells.

          https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2506162922
          https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2506419359

          I liked the concept of short shells so I made the purchase before I read all the reports that they don't feed in 870's. Yes, all my pump shotties are 870's. So, the Mini Shells were relegated to my doubles just for fun.

          The minis don't feed in Mossberg's either unless you add this clever little device:

          https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1022010648?pid=544419

          So for years I have been thinking about getting a Mossberg and Opsol but never "pulled the trigger". I looked at various models of Mossberg's .... marine grade, tactical, etc. Then early this month Dunham's, a local sporting goods store put Shockwave's on sale for $349. I started looking at them seriously and found they have the CT, saddle mounted laser option installed on some Shockwaves. I weighed my choices and bought the one from Grab a Gun with the red laser mounted.

          Range report: I haven't shot it with 2 3/4" shells but it works great with the minis and the Opsol. So far it feeds perfectly. Recoil is very manageable. AND it is fun to shoot! Aiming is a bit unusual and could cause problems if you bring it to eye level with full power shells but not bad with the minis. Maybe some practice and you can shoot from the hip or mid level but this is why I bought the laser. The red laser is cheaper than green but red doesn't do so well in daylight. I just figured not to need it outside in daylight and that I could save money.

          Are the Mini Shells good enough for self defense? I will say, "Yes! Without a doubt!" Some online pundits say no but I say they are full of it. Some online guru's will say it is too much. Blah, blah, blah. I say it packs a wallop! I did a quick test..... I stacked up 5/4" boards and fired a slug. Fully penetrated 3 and buried the slug most of the way thru the 4th. I was punching holes in 3" ice with both slugs and buck..... it packs a wallop!

          And a self defense bonus: The Shockwave holds 9 mini shells in the magazine! So, load it up and you have 10 show stopping shells!

          Data from Midway site:
          Muzzle Velocity 1250 Feet Per Second
          Muzzle Energy 1328 Foot Pounds

          Bottom Line: Compact package, powerful loads, and FUN to SHOOT!



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