I was thinking about getting a mossberg 590a1 model #51668 for protection while hunting from animals such as bears and pumas, would this gun also work as a hunting gun? If not which would? Please include model numbers to any gun you list.
Okay I am getting into bow hunting, so I was thinking about getting a shotgun for protection and peace of mind. I was thinking that a shotgun would be great for protection since you can strap it over your shoulder and pump shells into anything coming at you and I have seen slugs from a shot gun put holes through thick tree trunks. So I figured that a shotgun would be a great choice, and it can also serve as home protection.
So now I have been thinking about getting a shotgun that can double as a hunting gun used for duck, deer, turkey, pigs and other such animals. I have seen people say that a mossberg 500 is a great all around hunting gun, now I was looking at getting a 590a1 model #51668 which to me looks a lot the 500. Would the 590a1 double as a good hunting shotgun? If not what model of the mossberg 500 is the best for all around protection and hunting? Also I am looking for a shotgun that can hold 6-9 shells, hence the 590a1.