Reviewed By: Don W on 12/17/2013
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I just received my 590 Flex Tactical and am happy with the gun. I have other shotguns for other purposes including a 500 . I also received several accessories to build a grab-and-go, SHTF, home defense system. Here are my likes and dislikes.
Rugged and dependable, no change in design or parts over the years.
The matte finish is thick and rough and makes for a good grip anywhere on the gun.
The Flex system works well and feels solid. I ordered a pistol grip and standard stock and extended butt plate, all swap easily.
8 1 capacity...oh yeah.
UTG tactical stock is nice.
Very dark and intimidating looks.
This is the only issue I have with the gun. The forend is adequate but doesn't lend itself to adding accessories easily. The rails are capped on the back end so you can't attached anything that extends past the end of a rail. I had to Dremel a bit to attach my AFG-1. A standard TacStar side saddle doesn't work either because the rear of the forend doesn't allow full travel without bumping the saddle plate. Again Dremel solves the problem. The pressure pad feature is a joke as no pad will fit inside and allow the cover to secure, I'll fab my own cover.
All in all, out of the box, I give it a 4. Accessorizing friendliness, a 3.
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