1. Kevin Keener on September 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I shot some low brass #7 birdshot through a car door at point blank range. Went straight through.

  2. David Ivey on September 20, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    If you’re going to insist on the pistol grip then you also might want to consider the 20 gauge version instead of the 12 gauge. It has a lot less recoil into your hand, can still fire buckshot, and with less worry about penetrating walls.

  3. Bitter Stone on September 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I have the same exact gun with the same exact grip he’s right about the original stock. I found it to be a little bit to long. I’d like to find one shorter but I don’t know if their available for that model.

  4. DustyBudzZ on September 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    If you watch in 0.25× it’s funny…
    Makes it like he drunk using a gun…

  5. G. Firm 🇭🇹 on September 20, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Great work, I’m an owner of one of these and your video reinforced that I made the right decision..

  6. Growing Guy on September 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you for mentioning over penetration because I don’t think people actually think about that when buying a home defense weapon

  7. LadyVix on September 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Cruiser 500 w/ pistol grip and red dot laser, Carlson’s tactical choke, OPSol Minishell adapter and 12GA buckshot minishells. I’m pretty sure that this would be a viable home defense setup to supplement my Glock 22 and/or .223/5.56 ARs.

  8. 3045 Assasin on September 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    so b4 we go to ebay right

  9. Doug Wheeler on September 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Do you know how many people think you don’t have to aim a shotgun? Mad Man review actually said this on one of his reviews and many people say the same thing. They obviously have never fired a shotgun for any period of time. Do you know how many people think that by racking the slide on a shotgun will make people run away? Mad Man Review said the same thing in the same review. I worked at a military gun counter for 6 years, and was a U.S. Marine for 20 years so I know some things. The amount of times I heard people say this was crazy. A perp may be so high or radical that they don’t know or care anyway. People who continue to say these lies are putting others in danger. Let’s shut their asses up now.

  10. White Coyote on September 20, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Shotguns and birdshot is as American as America can get. Just about every shooting range I’ve been to, you’ll always see targets that have been shredded by birdshot.

  11. R F on September 20, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Great video

  12. Pink Cheese on September 20, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    0:42 says he’s not Superman while wearing a Superman shirt.

  13. Jason Hines on September 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Alec Baldwin needs you.

  14. Angel-O G. on September 20, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Okay, great video! One thing: shotguns (assuming you’re using 00 buck for home defense) at 9 pellets per shell with 8 +1 shells in the weapon is actually 81 projectiles going down range. You compared it to a 30 round SBR which I’m assuming also has 30+1 ?? I have that pistol grip Mossberg 590, same setup but with a heat shield… I’m going to be quiet now.

  15. Josh on September 20, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    So for a first time buyer, you recommend a normal stock?

  16. bigbadjohn pesek on September 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    My mossburg has a pistol grip on the slide and on the back. I couldn’t shoot it without the grip on the slide. It kept flying out of my hand. Not any more.

  17. HoppingGnome, the on September 20, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    I have some question. Do I need to do extra paperwork to install that pistol grip? And in that configuration, can I replace the forend with a pistol grip forend?

  18. cherri bollman on September 20, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Get a bird shot in there and you dont have to aim as much correct?

  19. dekzan on September 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I lost my confidence in my Mossberg. Had a small fall from vertical position leaning on a couch, the elevator got derailed.
    Now I have an Rem 870.

  20. Miguel Hernandez on September 20, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Excelente Mossberg 500👍

  21. Alexis Ramirez on September 20, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    bought a maverick 88 which is almost identically to the mossberg 500, and it flew out of my front hand at the range when the range offered me a big ass slug and i thought i would be able to handle it. Only shot it once and then my dad did as well and it also flew up on his front hand. Still one of the funniest but most educational days at the range lol it taught me to respect the power these pistol grip shotguns have.

  22. Lhen Nhie on September 20, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Made for evil dead dimons and deferent kind of monster in the forest

  23. Kevin Keener on September 20, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Pistols for me for home defense. Although I do have a maverick 88 with 18.5 inch barrel that I am considering converting to a pistol grip.
    As far as "the sound" I’m not running towards that sound.

  24. Fart on September 20, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Simple fix throw a laser on it

  25. Wyatt on September 20, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    That’s a maverick 88

  26. X3NOMORPH on September 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    kid: hey does anybody here play fortnite

    my response to that kid: 11:45

  27. Richard Laporte on September 20, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Matt is the best!

  28. Fantom Wire. Brian on September 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Always use 7 or 8 shot for home defense. , just in case your kids are on the other side of the wall. Just shoot for the face. You blind them they’re done

  29. Joe Colucci on September 20, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Very good video; I have a pistol grip Mossberg 500 for home defense and I find it very maneuverable, especially with the 18.5" barrel. I have the tube filled with 9-shot birdshot Fiocchi rounds (standard brass); The longest distance I’d have to shoot in my home is about 15 yards, so I find it adequate.

    This is a more educational and practical take on the idea of a 12ga for home defense. One thing I would add is the availability of ammunition at the given time, which is actually why I picked up a 12ga. I have a 20ga bolt-action shotgun from the 50s (J.C. Higgins / Sears and Roebuck), but ammo for that thing is scarce where I’m at. Plus the bolt itself isn’t one solid piece, so it can twist before rechambering a round, adding malfunction probability under stress. It has a good couple hundred rounds under its belt and I can fire it faster than most slides, but I don’t like how bulky and finnicky it is. Plus it can’t take 2.75" buckshot since they’re crimped slightly longer than advertised, so that limits the already limited ammo choices.

    If you can’t handle standard-brass 12ga but don’t want the reduced power of low-brass 12ga, maybe 20ga is your answer if you can find ammo for it. The whole 20ga ammo situation is getting better, but 12ga is still widely more available in a wider variety of shot size. Also the factor of ammo cost itself may sway some toward 20ga. In my practice, 20ga birdshot is more than adequate at small home-defense ranges out to 20 yards.

    But none of that matters at all if you don’t get out to the range and practice. If you’re loading up with buckshot for home defense and only shooting birdshot at the range, that not good either. Shoot mostly birdshot for the sake of practice working the gun, then some buckshot to make sure you can handle it and the gun will shoot it. As I mentioned before, some guns may fit birdshot just fine, but barely fit buckshot to the point of getting the action stuck since buckshot is generally slightly longer than birdshot. This was my situation with my 20ga JC Higgins.

    Please take all of this with a grain of salt; I’m only 17 and have only been shooting for a few years, so I recommend talking to some more experienced shooters if you can. All I can do is echo my experiences and advice I’ve heard, and I haven’t actually had to ever shoot anybody yet. But I do have more experience than newer shooters, so I feel this may be of some value to at least one person out there.

  30. Ray V. on September 20, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Great vid!

  31. Patrick Pilgrim on September 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Like your pair of rayban

  32. Mike Z on September 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Good vid Bro I owe u a Brew

  33. Joe C on September 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    They get the job done , but kick like a mule , that I know first hand , I’m finally got it under control after a few cut lips and hits., but now it’s good

  34. Dave Weldon on September 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I have a miss berg 500 a

  35. Australophitecus on September 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Mejor con Raptor Grip

  36. Mike Farley on September 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I just put on a houge pistol grip on my Rem 870. Great video man, soooo question of the day here, what is your main option for home defense?

  37. James Elliott on September 20, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Thx for the info

  38. JenniferTheStrange on September 20, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I think this gun will be the one I will get in the future. My dad has a shockwave shotgun I can practice with before I buy this model. lol

  39. gordon2040 on September 20, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    random question: can the Mossberg 500 take down a komodo dragon with one shot? ….asking for a friend. dope video btw! thanks! 😎

  40. Kcic on September 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Super helpful. Just bought this. Don’t plan on getting a stock because the pistol grip look is sexy. But definitely going to look into getting birdshot now for my home.

  41. Night NDay on September 20, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    There are arguments that suggest you should keep one out of the chamber (no drop safety) and shotgun off safety.

  42. Richard Laporte on September 20, 2022 at 9:20 pm


  43. Die Welt Sprachen on September 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Makes me want to move to America.
    Americans are so lucky they can own guns.

  44. بکن ننه هیتر زدبازی🗿💎 on September 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I like this shotgun

  45. Richard Laporte on September 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    This is the best demo of all I’ve watched! Thanks again

  46. Doug Wheeler on September 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    After all these years, great relevant video brother. I hope you are well these days.

  47. psychopath rob on September 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Been thinking about buying a Mossberg 500 as my first gun since I turned 18 recently, but the pistol grip may be a bit excessive at least for me. A tactical pistol grip with a fixed stock seems like the perfect gun for starting with shotguns. Sadly I have shot a ton of handguns and rifles before but I have never shot a shotgun and that is partly the reason why I want one. Going to the range in the Texas heat is better than sitting at home playing video games on my days off.

  48. Derek Suddreth on September 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Great video! I am a true believer in shotguns for home defense. As a kid, I learned to hunt birds with a borrowed 12 ga. My uncle was a farmer in rural North Carolina, and a great instructor. I picked up more experience at Piedmont Council’s Schiele Scout Reservation on the shotgun range. As a young man, I served in the Navy aboard two Knox Class Frigates, and was a member of the Ship’s Security Force. I was issued either a shotgun or .45 sidearm during Security Alert Drills. I much preferred the 12 ga. in the confines of a ship. That carried over to civilian life. I use a Churchill 18 1/2" 12 ga. pump for home security. No lasers or lights to give away my position. It will chamber a 3" shell. My preferred load is bird shot. At close range, this will do as much damage to a intruder as the larger shot (and less damage to your home). This video proved my belief in bird shot as a good choice…

  49. Paul Flurry on September 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    what do you think about rock salt & beanbags for home defense? 1 its still gonna hurt, 2 its not gonna screw my house up as bad & 3 i dont care what you think the law says, im not trying to beat a murder charge, i dont care if you ARE in my house, they will still arrest you for murder (im not gonna argue with anyone over this so dont bother), but 4th i dont want to kill anyone anyway, if you come into my house and get rock salt shot in ur face & a beanbag to the chest i promise you 1 will not know that you didn’t get shot for a while & 2 will be in serious enough pain that you probably wont be back & the reality of it is there is a good chance ur gonna hit the floor and im gonna disarm you and beat the living shit out of ya then ziptie ur hands while we figure out what we’re gonna do.
    and 5th im not gonna get drunk and decide to blow my brains out with rocksalt (yes, im sure it will still be fatal at close range if blanks are) but id jump off some shit before i even thought to try that cause it MAY not kill you, idk i just know that myself wouldnt try it.. so theres not a way out constantly sitting in the safe 10 feet away.. and 6th if i have kids in the house (YES ALL firearms should be locked away) and yeah i dont want a kid getting ahold of ANY weapon.. BUT just knowing if they do somehow get into ur safe or whatever just knowing all they will have access to is a beanbag or rocksalt (yes i know its still dangerous) but i know if they decide to kill me in my sleep im more likely to wake up mad then dead, or the kids in the school will survive or whatever terrible outcome that could come from an unauthorized person getting ahold of ur weapon would be significantly less devastating.. a robber gets ur gun while ur asleep? ur angry wife opens ur safe & dont know what you keep loaded.. so many situations, i dont want a murder tool, but you think salt/beanbags hurt bad enough? rubber pellets? custom loaded ouch shots? its better than having a bb/pellet or paintball gun for home defense.. the beauty of it is noone knows what you have loaded.. i think this is the solution for me, i want to hear some opinions outside of (if someone is in ur house kill em) i place bugs in cups and put them outside, i catch mice and release them in the woods (i dont kill things).. this just seems like the best option for me along side a good cane to smack em with once their down.. opinions?

  50. Adam Johnson on September 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Now I’m Not saying I’m superman. Meanwhile his shirt lead’s me to believe otherwise.

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