So I went to my local outfitter and bought a shotgun yesterday. Just your basic Mossberg 500. 28" ported vent barrel.
The place was having a huge sale and - like an idiot - I waited til around 4pm to go instead of being there early on.
My original plan was to pick up a Remmington 870, but they SOLD OUT
of the Rem 870's 877's and a few others.
Just a few tacticals with 18" barrels and pistol grips left.
Most of the Mossberg 500's and 535's were gone too. Mostly just tacticals.
They were selling alot of Benelli's too just because they were mostly what they had.
So anyways, I picked up the 500 and bought it.
They only thing I do not like about the gun is the VERY HIGH GLOSS finish on the stock and foregrip.
Granted, if deer or turkey spots the finish of the stock and runs away......the I have even bigger issues in concealing myself, but still...I just don't like the finish.
Thinking about buying one of those camo kits like this:http://www.mossyoakgraphics.com/shotgun ... n-kit.html
Or taking some steel wool and rubbing down the shiny finish and either using a black paint or dull finish stain or just dull finish sealer.
Naturally, I do not want to screw the gun up, but the high gloss shine just doesn't sit well with me. I feel guns should have a flat or dullish finish.
Just my own quirky feeling.
So anyways, have any of you ever done this? Taken down the shine?
Would I be better off getting the camo skin?
And in case you were wondering....YES! I did get the gun at such a good price as to buy the high gloss instead of wating a few weeks for more to come in at non sale prices. I saved almost $120.00 on the final price.
Thanks - Mark