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Maverick 88 12GA 20" Security Cylinder Bore Reviews

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121 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.9 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
92% (111 of 121)
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by REA-TING L Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Had this bad boy for 2 years and still running strong after thousands rounds of Wal-Mart 12ga Winchester. Wish there was 28 inch barrel that fits this 8 shot.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Mason T Saturday 17 March, 2018
Put 80 rounds in this product today. Good buy for the money. The hand guard is very cheap and has more wiggle than I would look, even for the price. Also, the edges surrounding the area where you put the shells in is extremely sharp. I cut myself the first time I loaded it. I did not receive product until 11 days after I ordered it. Overall, very good for $205. Not a perfect gun but can\'t beat it for the price.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Renato C Thursday 01 March, 2018
Loving this shotgun, super affordable and works great!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Bill K Friday 23 February, 2018
First I should say that I haven’t fired the gun yet. I bought the Maverick 88 to keep by the bed in case of emergency. It seems to be well built and cams plenty lubed out of the box. It looks well built for the $200 price tag and the $10 lifetime warranty was a no brained for me. I really like how many tactical accessories there are for this model at affordable prices. Every mod I’ve put on my 88 has gone on very easily. The pump action cycles smoothly as well. If money is less of an issue maybe focus with the Mossberg 500 Tactical, butif you’re on a tight budget like me the Maverick 88 Security is a solid choice. Also thanks to Buds for fast, free shipping.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Tom C Saturday 10 February, 2018
I bought this Maverick as a dedicated home defense shotgun that I could load and leave under my bed as my "heavy artillery" at close range. As an old retired cop, I can run a 12 gauge pump gun in my sleep almost, and know what it can do at close range. I got this one because I wanted something with a reasonable track record for reliability, at a price that wouldn't break the bank. I know from experience that if the gun is ever actually used in a defensive shooting, it will most certainly be taken as evidence, and by the time I see it again, if ever, it might even be rusted shut. Therefore I wasn't going to put a lot of money into it. The one thing I did want was an extended magazine tube, but not because I wanted the gun to hold lots of shells necessarily. I learned a long time ago that the weakest link in the pump shotgun was the magazine tube spring. As an armorer, I used to replace them all the time in department shotguns that stayed fully loaded constantly. I learned a long time ago that a partially loaded magazine tube was best for shotguns that were not going to be used much. With this model, I can put five rounds of buckshot in the tube and still leave the spring not fully compressed. In addition, if I need another type of ammo, for example a slug, I can grab one off of the butt stock cuff and feed it into the mag tube, pump the action and I'm set, because there was empty space left in the magazine tube. For those reasons, I consider this model superior to the very similar 6 round version sold at about the same price here. But, if you think you might want to add a longer hunting barrel at some point, you will need to buy that one, because it can't be done on this model. This is a pretty good shotgun for the money, but you do have to put up with the safety being on the trigger guard on this model rather than the tang like on a Mossberg 500. You also get a plastic trigger group that can crack sometimes under heavy use, but few will use a shotgun of this type hard enough for that to be a concern. The only other thing I will mention is that the action on my gun came out of the box a bit stiff but is wearing in now. On the upside, my gun patterned especially well out to 25 yards with Federal Tactical Reduced Recoil 00 Buckshot, and was pretty accurate with Federal Law Enforcement 1 ounce slugs out to 50 yards, even using just the simple front bead sight. Overall, I don't think you can beat this for the money as a dedicated defense gun or even in a pinch to hunt with at closer ranges.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Jeffrey T Thursday 08 February, 2018
The gun functions perfectly and quick delivery by Bud’s to my FFL. Would absolutely do business with Bud’s again!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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