Choate Machine & Tool is one of the oldest companies which manufactures lots of different parts and upgrades for firearms. Remington 870 owners may know the company for the magazine extensions they produce.
This stock has a very unusual look which is similar to the thumbhole and Shurshot stocks, but with many differences too. I’ve heard complaints about the look of the stock but I’ve heard the same complaints about the Magpul SGA stock. Some people like how it looks while others don’t. Either way, the features are very good and extremely useful. I was really surprised about how good it can shoulder.
I did a review about comparing the Remington 870 Tactical Express (6+1) and the Mossberg 590SP (7+1). I recently have put about 200 – 300 rounds into both after about a month total in shooting. I dry practiced with both on a regular basis for about 10 – 15 minutes every 2 to 4 days. I used dummy rounds (snap caps) for the dry practice. Here are my opinions about the differences in both. Before I compare the differences I just want to let everyone know here that I am very happy I have both and would not want it any other way. My father taught me to know and adapt to every weapon you have or at least get familiar with it so you can handle any challenges in the future. So that is what I do with all the firearms I own. So here were the differences after about 1 month of shooting and dry practicing both.
I had several posts about Mossberg 500/590 and was surprised by number of questions about this shotgun. First of all, I recommend checking infographic: Differences Between Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500 shotguns. It explains differences in controls and design. Mossberg 500/590 is a great and very popular shotgun. There are 10,000,000 of Mossberg 500/590 shotguns made to date.
So, this post is about the best and must have upgrades for Mossberg 500/590 shotguns.
Solid, rugged and dependable comes to mind when you think of Remington 870. The Mossberg 500 however, has an aluminum receiver and a plastic trigger guard, and safety lever, both of
which have to be replaced if used for military or law enforcement purposes. Anyone using the Mossberg 500 for any tactical situation would need to replace the plastic components with metal ones.