Mossberg 500 JIC version. I am thinking of getting this shotgun. 18 1/2 barrel pistol grip. for home defense and BOB. Your thoughts. By the way I have other shotguns for hunting. Thanks in advance.
Mossberg's website does not indicate what is in the "survival can" that comes with the Cruiser JIC . From the photo, it appears to be a peel off "sardine" type can.So you can only open it once. I would assume it would have the standard cheap junk found in the butt of a gimmick survival knife. Matches, fish hooks, worthless wiresaw, etc. As I stated above ,the Mariner JIC that I have ,came with a multitool and small knife,both of which are functional but not of great quality nor worth the extra money.EDIT: Apocalypse Now - whats in that Survival in a can thing?
That's right up there in the top ten for stupidest questions, I believe.And why does one need a waterproof case to begin with
Try carrying a shotgun on your shoulder in most places in off hunting season and see how far along the trail you get. On the other hand, most places don't tend to mind camp guns as long as they're not carried in the open.It shows a hiker with a JIC canister over his shoulder. Oh yea, I can see getting that shotgun getting out of the canister before a bear rips their little head right off.
So it's not a real 500? What's the diff? This one I'm waiting to hear.If you want a Mossberg 500, buy a 500.
What I keep hearing is "damn, I wish I had bought that instead of just another cheapo Express".I +1 what everyone is saying about the JIC;
Or if you stick your gun in the hall closet and forget it for six months.if you need to bury your gun, it's a great idea,
Then your cache tube would weigh ten pounds and be next to impossible to open without tools. And the JIC is for car trunks, not for holes in the ground.but I'd hit the hardware store and make one out of PVC,
And do they keep your survival kit from rusting in the car trunk?also, if you do want to carry your 500 with you, check out a shotgun scabbard, they are MOLLE compatible and much lighter and compact than the JIC tube.