Can We Really Trust the Mossberg Maverick 88 for Home Defense?

The Mossberg Maverick 88 is a shotgun you will find for under $200.  People will question that a gun so cheap will do the job for Mossberg Maverick 88home defense.

Well, don't be worried. It is a nice little weapon.  It is basically a cheaper model of the Mossberg 500 which is great weapon known wide and far for its home defense abilities. The 88 just has plastic in some places.

We found an excellent video that does a good review of the weapon.  Check it out and let us know if you think this might be a home defense weapon for you.

Check out the video, let us know what you think in the comments and share the post around.

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  1. The price of a weapon doesn’t necessarily reflect its capability. It needs to do three things consistenlty: 1. Fire the shell; 2. eject the spent cartridge; 3. load a new shell. Whether it hits the target or not is in YOUR hands.

  2. Also not blow up in your hands or fall apart!

  3. this is what i have

  4. I’ve had that model for about 3 yrs, my wife bought it for me as a Father’s Day present. I haven’t had to use it for home defense, but it has certainly done well in the woods behind my house.

  5. I have two m-88’s in 20 guage for several years, they work fine, Remember your not going to war, your not going to fire it a 1000 times, hell as a home defense gun you, Pray to God never fire it. other wise you might fire 20-30 rounds a year. The m-88 is a great shot gun. Both of mine are set up the same, by wife and I can then use them interchangably.

  6. Estuardo M says:

    If I trust it? Yes, it is my Home Defense Weapon. Great shotgun.

  7. Gator Weiss says:

    Dual extractors, dual action bars, positive ejection, lightweight, durable, American, reliable, safety near the trigger, shoots mag or standard, breach locks to the back of the barrel, it is without a doubt one of the most reliable and rugged shotguns ever produced in America. I have owned many shotguns and I instruct and I carry firearms in my employment. Mossberg action is used by the US military. BUY the Maverick. It’s excellent for defense. Best deal out there, it is good material and good engineering.

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