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The JIC™-JUST-IN-CASE Series of Mossbrrg shotguns

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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for the unexpected.
The heart of the JIC™ package is the venerable 12 gauge Mossberg® 500® Pump-Action. Fitted with a compact 18-1/2” barrel and rugged synthetic pistol grip and forearm, it’s offered in your choice of the blued Cruiser® model, the Mariner®, or the Sandstorm™ featuring our proprietary Marinecote™ finish for employment in or around harsh marine environments. Each is sealed in a re-sealable clear bag, and is packaged in a heavy-duty, waterproof synthetic carrying-tube complete with re-sealable top and nylon carrying strap. You’ll also find convenient accessories including the waterproof ‘Survival Kit-In-A-Can’ (Cruiser® model), or the durable multi-tool and serrated lock-back knife combo pack with cordura case (Mariner® model).


The photo I use is that for the Mariner®, MSRP is $580... real world they sell for around $449.99
there is nothing new about this gun... same old Mossberg 500 with the crappy pistol grip... buy yourself an aftermarket replacement... these factory ones hurt... what is new is the packaging... the Mill spec waterproof container...throw in 4 or 5 boxes of shells hunting and buckshot... maybe a small BOB or first aid kit... and this thing as is can live forever stuffed in the trunk of your car... back of your closet ... bottom of your boat.... or almost anywhere else you can think of.... If your really gonna buy a store and forget JIC... I strongly urge to get the Marinecote™ finish... it's less susceptible to corrosion then then blued model...

BTW... I have mixed feeling about burring weapons in my yard where other's might dig them up and use them against me... that's just me....

of course you can just hit up a military supply store and buy yourself an empty tube just like the one in the picture...and assemble your own.... but for a "Just-In_Case" survival kit... I think Mossberg's sales are about to go up... they would sky rocket if only they offered this same kit on 20 and 410....

youtu.be...




posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Pistol grip-only shotguns suck for anything other than breaching and looking cool on screen.

Mossberg's JIC series is for the uninitiated, just like the S&W "bear protection kit."





posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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granted...
if it were me I'd look for an aftermarket folding stock that would still fit in the tube...
the idea is sound if the execution is a bit lacking.... know what I mean

Maybe this one

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by GrandpaDave
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granted...
if it were me I'd look for an aftermarket folding stock that would still fit in the tube...
the idea is sound if the execution is a bit lacking.... know what I mean


Indeed.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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It's been around for a year or two. But one question I have is....does it float? Ya know, just in case a klutzy friends drops it overboard.

PVS piping from HomeDepot or Hardware store also comes in various sizes so it would be easy to thread and make your own kit.

My 535 ATS could easliy be converted to this config. and I like the option of being able to use 2 3/4in., 3in. and 3 1/2in. shells.

I don't know why Mossberg doesn't do this with the ATS. To me, it just makes sense.

Are there issues with the 535 I don't know about, buried deep within Google as I haven't seen any yet and it has performed well for me.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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I bought one of these guys at my local gander mt. for around 380 bucks. pistol grip s.g's are good in a pinch, and are easy to maneuver with. I keep this with added goodies in my pick-up,............just in case (no pun intended)



eta: as long as it is sealed properly, yes it does float. tested it myself.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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JIC™ 500® Mariner® kit includes:

500® Mariner® 12 gauge pump-action, 6-round capacity, 18-1/2” barrel, bead sight, proprietary Marinecote™ metal finish
Heavy-duty multi-tool, serrated blade lock-back survival knife and cordura carrying case
Floating synthetic carrying-tube with shoulder strap
Tube includes a heavy-duty synthetic seal, factory tested to be air-tight and waterproof to a minimum of 17psi or 40’ when properly installed
Gun lock
Swivel studs
Owner’s manual
Contents packaged in heavy-duty re-sealable bag


so to answer...
yes it does...
but if you fill the tube with too much other stuff... then maybe not... got that whole weight to area displacement thing going on



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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I'd be willing to bet it would sort-of-float. It's just a guess, but there is quite a bit of air in that tube, and in the gun. The steal of the gun is heavy, but I think there is enough displacement of air going on that it would float, like a heavy metal ship does.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Decision
Pistol grip-only shotguns suck for anything other than breaching and looking cool on screen.

Mossberg's JIC series is for the uninitiated, just like the S&W "bear protection kit."




I never understood the bear protection kit. I want something better than that if I come across a bear. the shorty barrel is probably so you don't hurt your mouth or ear when the time comes to use it when the bear is on your @$$......

btw why the name change daddy bear?
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Hmmm...

I missed the "Floating" part.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by GrandpaDave
 


Hmmm...

I missed the "Floating" part.


it floats
2nd



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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The name change was over due... time to update...this will be my third name change in all the years I've been a member... But I like this one best... more personal... more approachable.... And no I dont have any candy... get away from me kid
Yeah I aspire to be that crazy old man who sits on his porch and waves his cane at passing kids... Get off my Lawn you hooligans!....

now back on topic... shotguns... yeah the 500 has been around a long time... well tested and proven... like I said in my OP... only thing new here is the packaging
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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S&F
for bringing this to my attention...
already have a winnie 1300 defender w/ after market pistol grip and stock...
i agree ...on a 12g i prefer to have a stock than not...even if its retractable ....

gun show this weekend
may go perusing



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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I need to have one of these especially living in arizona, been crazy out here lately.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Yeah in the early days of ATS when we used telegraph to conversate daddy/grandpa went we called him cubby!

Jk papa.

OK onto topic
I'm not sure as to the quality of the blades involved, but I'm fairly confident they'd be low quality china products.
I'd rather just go get some 6 inch Schedule 80 cpvc 3 to 5 foot worth put a gerber multitool and a good fixed blade and any long gun or handgun etc.
Just glue one end cap and either glue the other or use a cleanout plug on the other.
All can be found at a plumbing store and maybe even home despot.
pvc/ cpvc/ abs all will stay water/airtight in the ground for over 100 years.
No cosmoline just a light coat of oil and if wanted some silica gel.
You get no fancy writing on the tube but it would be less than half the cost of the JIC.
Just what I'd do if I ever buried a gun.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Early days of ATS when laptops had tubes instead of CPU's


Now your thinking...
your way is fine and for those without the DIY bug... you can buy these waterproof tubes mil spec from any good army surplus store... the advantage to to DIY is you can make the tube longer/wider to pack more crap

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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Mossburg makes a good shotgun. I like the marine one you pictured almost bought one minus the pistol grip... But honestly im a remington guy myself. Remington 870 police magnum with ghost ring sights, extended tube, and surefire tac light... Found mine @ buds gun shop guess the kentucky police ordered to many or something. I feel if I need more than 7 shots in my shotgun I just need a bigger gun. I mean really if you chamber that last round it better be on the way to grab your RPG or 40mm launcher. Typicaly just the sound of a shotgun loading will deture most people...



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by Decision
Pistol grip-only shotguns suck for anything other than breaching and looking cool on screen.

Mossberg's JIC series is for the uninitiated, just like the S&W "bear protection kit."




Really? I'll bet I could cut a man in half shooting mine with the pistol grip from the hip, however, I do have a folding stock. A pistol grip shotgun is useful for lots of things, other than breaching a door (which I would rather use a shotgun with a stock) and looking cool on camera.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by AngryAlien

Originally posted by Decision
Pistol grip-only shotguns suck for anything other than breaching and looking cool on screen.

Mossberg's JIC series is for the uninitiated, just like the S&W "bear protection kit."




Really? I'll bet I could cut a man in half shooting mine with the pistol grip from the hip, however, I do have a folding stock. A pistol grip shotgun is useful for lots of things, other than breaching a door (which I would rather use a shotgun with a stock) and looking cool on camera.


Cut a man in half?

That statement alone jeopardizes anything that comes after it.

Can you hit something with a pistol grip shotgun? Sure.

Are you as accurate or as quick with follow up shots? Not even close.

Pistol grips shotguns are often carried by the military for door breaching because they're typically a secondary weapon so the short length is nice for keeping it strapped to your gear. It's not because it works better than a shotgun with a stock.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Another S&F! This is a really good thread and suggestion for someone wanting an easy start at home defense, I think. It certainly beats all of the home defense conversion kits that I found on Google shopping, that are intended for hunting shotguns.



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