The Mossberg 500 is a series of shotguns that were designed in 1960 and began production in 1961. The series represented a range of varying hammerless, pump-action shotguns, all of which featured the same receiver. Variations were generally found in the barrel length, bore size, choke options, capacity, sights and stock/forend materials. They have always been marketed as multi-purpose shotguns designed for use in less-than-favorable conditions. As such, all Mossberg 500s feature interchangeable barrels, which provides for a number of different configurations that can quickly turn a 500 into a field gun, a slug gun, a defensive gun or a sport gun. Additionally, they are all easily disassembled to allow for simple maintenance. The line’s versatility has even earned it a spot with military forces from a number of nations, including Brazil, Iceland, Malaysia, the Netherlands and the United States.
It may also please you to hear that the Mossberg 500 series is the only shotgun that has passed the United States Military's Mil-Spec 3443G standards, which just goes to show how reliable these firearms really are. If you are going to trust your life to a shotgun, make sure it is a Mossberg 500. Better yet, make sure it is the Mossberg 500 Road Blocker. One blast from this will send ne'er-do-wells running for their mommas.
The Mossberg 500 Road Blocker is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with a 3-inch chamber. The magazine tube has a 6-shot capacity. It features an 18.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 31 inches. Easily manageable, the Road Blocker weighs in at just 5.75 pounds. Now that the boring specifications are out of the way, let us get into what makes this shotgun truly special. The Road Blocker features a drilled and tapped receiver, making it factory-ready for the addition of an accessory rail. It also features a black pistol grip, a heat shield and a front bead sight. Basically, it is the shotgun you want for home defense. I think that about wraps it up. Actually, I guess I did forget to mention the muzzle brake. The monstrous muzzle brake is designed to reduce both recoil and muzzle jump. Not to mention the deafening explosion resultant from its addition. Now I am done.
If you have any interest whatsoever in purchasing a shotgun for home defense or any other security measures, consider the Mossberg 500 Road Blocker – I know Roadblock would. The Mossberg 500 Road Blocker is a perfect choice for:
- Home and personal protection
- Trap shooting
- Skeet shooting
- Much more…
Pick one up today for just $391.48.