Contrary to the description I believe this is a Mossberg 590. The box says 590 and so does the receiver.
I had also purchased the Mossberg parkerized heat shield for this gun only to find out that the heat shield is only for "standard" barrels. Unfortunately Bud's customer service was unable to answer any questions I had about the gun or heat shield before I bought it. Apparently they must not have any knowledge of, or access to the merchandise since all they could tell me was what I could read for myself on the website. I guess you are supposed to gamble by buying it and seeing if what you get is what you thought it is. This doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling doing business with Bud's but since you can't beat the price I gambled and bought them. With slight modifications, plenty of swearing / trying not to damage the finish on the barrel, and purchasing longer screws I was able to make the heat shield work. I would recommend not getting the heat shield as it is more hassle than it's worth trying to make it fit.
The flag looks cheaply "printed" on the receiver. I'm going to guess they used some sort of mask when the receiver was anodized to produce the flag image. I don't see this as a negative, just letting anyone know who would be expecting some sort of engraving.
The magazine does hold eight 2.75" shells, so technically it's an 9 shot, 8+1 shotgun.
I have not fired it yet so I can offer no feed back on how well it shoots. I will say the door breacher "standoff" coupled with the weight of the gun would make a formidable club should you still need a weapon after firing 8 rounds and not have time to reload. The fit and finish is what you'd expect from a quality Mossberg firearm.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]