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Advanced Technology Talon Aluminum 5-Sided Shotgun Forend
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Works Well . . . if you know the secret!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, LA Written on July 6, 2012
I did a bunch of research before purchasing this and decided to get an "off-brand" because of the conflicting comments on whether it would my Mossberg 500 (new). The other brand had the bolt slides built-in to their unit, but when installed the fore end would "swing" about 30 deg. It was very unstable and unsightly. After doing more research on the ATI site, I found a proper installation video showing how you remove the fore end's guts and reinsert them into the ATI. The ATI guy seemed to pull the Mossberg fore end innards out with two fingers(!). I don't know where he got that gun from! Other videos on YouTube had guys prying with screwdrivers and other implements taking 30 minutes to extract everything. I decided to try using a simple punch padded with a little patch so as not to scratch the metal finish and meaningfully tapped with a hammer to free the Mossberg tube from the fore end cover (don't forget to remove the large fore end tube nut first!) After a minute of tapping, it came free. Install the correct adapter rings (and don't forget to slice ring spacers out for a proper fit as per instructions), tighten up the tube nut and everything fits and works great. I don't know if the "will it fit" issue is with older guns, but this fore end works like a charm for my flashlight/laser/fold-up handle additions. I used the ATI 2 in Alum Straight Picatinny adapters for mounting. They are easy to install but sliding your accessories on is tight. You might need a file/sandpaper if...
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