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|2 of 2 people found the following review helpful|
||Caveat Emptor - 6/18/2014|
|Ok, so I read with trepidation that some forends only fit some Mossberg 500s, so I wrote to both Mossberg and CTD with Model and Serial seeking clarification. (Gun was bought from CTD.) Mossberg never did respond that I can find, The CSR from CTD got back to me like the next day after it got forwarded to him from customer service. He spec'd 3 or 4 forends but none of them had accessory rails as I had asked. I replied and he came back within the hour with the unit above. I placed my order along with ordering a tool to remove the forend nut and a couple other things. The items in question shipped from three different warehouses.
When everything arrived I disassembled the gun, opened the boxes, and found that the forend above came with a tool for removing the nut...would have been nice to know. I took the nut off the action tube and the original forend wouldn't budge. Turns out it is molded onto the tube. I decided to grab a Dremel and in a few minutes I had a bare but scratched action tube. Touched up the scratches and slid the new forend in place. Piece of cake. Put the gun back together and there is a gap of about 5/8" between the forend in the back position and the receiver. Also, the barrel won't go back on the gun because there are 4 "hoops" across the top of the new forend that keep it from dropping in place.
I fire off another email to CTD and he writes back that it just fits that way, they've had some complaints about the gap and I can return it, spec'ing again the forends with no mounts. He affirmed that there shouldn't be any problem with the barrel dropping in.
With the gun in pieces on the table I decided the heck with it, zipped the hoops out with the dremel, dropped the barrel in and finished re-assembly.
The gap is still there....its bearable. I mounted 3 of the 4 rails to hold a Magill AFG and a light on the right side. The rails and accessories seem plenty secure and I hope to get it out to the range this week. I know CTD is discount supply, but was disappointed that Mossberg was uninterested (mental note for AR shopping) and that definitive information was unavailable.|
|1 of 1 people found the following review helpful|
||Rails break off easily - 2/20/2013|
|I purchased this forend as an upgrade for my old Mossberg 500. At first glance, looks cool. Installation is very easy. I bought this particular model for the rails included. I mounted the rail sections on the bottom with the intention of using a Magpul AFG on it. Installed it, went to the range to test it. Grip with rails still attached fell out in my hand after one shot! The pre-drilled holes are almost the exact same diameter as the screws provided, so they are barely hanging on when installed. |
|0 of 0 people found the following review helpful|
||My 2 cents - 9/21/2013|
|Great piece, the rails that screw themselves into the actual forend worry me due to being so short. also, the rail system was too short to fit my Magpul AFG1 Angled Foregrip, but that is an error on my part for not thinking ahead.|