20-Gauge Pump-Actions that Accept TLS Accessories for Added Versatility
When introduced in 2012, the innovative, patented and patent-pending system of Mossberg FLEX modular 500/590 shotguns and interchangeable TLS (Tool-less Locking System) accessories provided unprecedented versatility and the ease of converting your 12-gauge 500/590 shotgun in seconds without the need for tools. Now Mossberg has expanded the line to include 20-gauge with the introduction of four new 500 FLEX 20 gauge pump-action shotguns; available in hunting and tactical base models.
At the core of the 500 FLEX System is the patented “TLS,” a series of three connectors that allow stocks, forends and recoil pads to be switched for a variety of hunting/shooting applications or to easily re-configure your Mossberg FLEX shotgun to fit individual lengths of pull. Stocks can be interchanged with the simple lift and turn of the TLS latch on the receiver; remove the stock and slide the replacement stock onto the connector. Once aligned, simply turn the TLS latch 90 degrees clockwise and close the latch, locking the stock firmly in place. Forends and recoil pads are designed with TLS release buttons; when pushed, allow for the replacement of those components. Choose from 16 FLEX TLS accessories and Mossberg’s versatile line of 500 20-gauge accessory barrels to convert your base gun into a multi-purpose shotgun.
500 FLEX Hunting 20-Gauge Shotguns
The hunting models feature standard forends and full-length stocks with medium recoil pad; front mag cap and rear sling swivel studs; Mossberg’s universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety; and optional black synthetic or Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo stocks and forends. These low-recoiling, 20 gauges accept 2 ¾ or 3-inch shotshells with a maximum capacity of six rounds. The 500 FLEX Hunting 20 Gauge (54319) features OD Green metal finishes and Mossy Oak Infinity-covered stock and forend; compact 24-inch vent rib barrel with X-Factor Ported choke tube, ideal for turkey hunting; and fiber optic sights, adjustable for windage and elevation. The 500 FLEX Hunting 20 Gauge (54316) comes with standard matte blue and black synthetic finishes; 26-inch vent rib barrel with Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder ACCU-CHOKE tubes; and twin bead sights. MSRP: $484 – $591.
500 FLEX Tactical 20-Gauge Shotguns
The 20-gauge, 3-inch personal defense shotguns feature cylinder bore barrels; matte blue metal finishes and black synthetic stocks and forends; tactical forend with Picatinny tri-rails and convenient touchpad for ease of adding lights or accessories; choice of 6-position adjustable or pistol grip stock; 6-round capacity (2 ¾ inch); front mag cap and rear sling swivel studs; and Mossberg-standard top-mounted safety. The 500 FLEX Tactical Adjustable 20 Gauge (54318) has a 6-position adjustable stock (11 – 14 ¼-inch LOP) and compact 20-inch barrel with single bead sight. The 500 FLEX Tactical Cruiser 20 Gauge (54317) is equipped with a pistol grip and 18 ½-inch stand-off barrel with white dot sight. MSRP: $577 – $643.
Don’t forget the base platform of this ultimate, adaptive shotgun is the legendary 500 and comes with a ten-year limited warranty. And the versatility of the FLEX System extends beyond your 20-gauge shotgun as all TLS FLEX accessory components will fit your 20 gauge 500 FLEX, 12-gauge 500/590 FLEX shotguns and MVP FLEX bolt-action rifles (stocks and recoil pads only).
Start “FLEXing your Mossberg” today with the most-innovative concept in shotgun customization; now available in 20-gauge! For complete specifications on the Mossberg FLEX Series (pump-action shotguns and MVP bolt-action rifles) and TLS accessory system, please visit our web site at www.mossberg.com.
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