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Short historical presentation of the Mossberg 500
Mossberg 500 is a series of shotguns manufactured by O.F. Mossberg & Sons. The 500 series includes a wide variety of models that all share the same basic receiver and action, but differ in bore size, barrel length, magazine capacity and basic materials. The Mossberg 500 series includes the Mossberg 500, 505, 510, 535 and 590, all based on the same basic design by Carl Benson. Originally using a single action bar, it was replaced by a double action bar in 1970.
Introduced in 1960, all 500 models are intended for use in harsh and unsanitary conditions, whether on a battlefield or hunting ground. In addition, they are designed to be easy to clean and maintain. Finally, all 500 models have interchangeable barrels, which can be removed without tools by loosening a screw.
Specificities of the Mossberg 500
Despite a fairly light weight, the Mossberg 500 airsoft replicas impress by their robustness. They are made of a mixture of ABS plastic and metal, and overall, the structural strength is good. On airsoft playgrounds, Mossberg 500 replicas can offer a real tactical advantage when used as a secondary weapon, due to their light weight.
Thanks to the implementation of the BAXS system, Mossberg 500 airsoft replicas are very accurate as airsoft shotguns. They offer a degree of versatility in terms of magazines. Indeed, it is possible to use any Mossberg replica magazine or M47 replica rifle. We also appreciate the fact that the Mossberg 500 replica magazines are not totally opaque.
What are the different variants available on Phenix Airsoft?
On Phenix Airsoft, you will find two Airsoft variants of the Mossberg 500, the Mossberg M500 SWAT and the Mossberg M500A. Both variants are equipped with a 14 ball capacity magazine, a metal and polymer design and an adjustable Hop Up. What is special about the Mossberg M500 SWAT and Mossberg M500A variants is that they are equipped with only one external barrel, which increases the shooting power, increasing velocity and range, unlike the three-barrel "Burst" models most common on the market.
But some points of difference between the two variants are worth noting. Thus, the Mossberg M500 SWAT airsoft has a length of over 1000 mm, a power of 1.3 joules and a velocity of 370 FPS. The Mossberg M500A airsoft, meanwhile, measures 670 mm, with a power of 1.1 joules and a velocity of 350 FPS. It should be noted that the range of the Mossberg M500A airsoft is about 40 meters.
The different mechanisms that are offered on Phenix Airsoft
The two airsoft replicas of the Mossberg 500 available on Phenixairsoft, the Mossberg M500 SWAT and the Mossberg M500A, work thanks to a spring system.