The Mossberg 500 Mad Max Pistol Grip Shotgun is constructed from plastic that keeps the weight down but is not as durable as its high end metal counter part. The Mossberg 500 Mad Max is operated by racking the pump which cocks the spring for a single shot. The spring system used in this gun allows it to be very affordable, however it is not skirmishable or realistic. The Mossberg 500 Mad Max has realistic features such as realistic sights, pistol grip, extra mag, magazine release, imitation scope, and flashlight. Despite the realistic features, the Mossberg 500 Mad Max leaves much to be desired in the authenticity department.
Although the Mossberg 500 Mad Max may be adequate for a display piece or prop, there are much better options for skirmishable airsoft guns that are still affordable. A spring shotgun such as the AGM Full Stock Spring Shotgun Airsoft Gun which comes in at only $29.99 features a much more realistic action as well as a much higher build quality. For a $45 more you can purchase a very reliable and skirmishable shotgun such as the Fire Power Multi-Shot Spring Shotgun
which features a very durable polymer body as well as 3 shot burst to better replicate a shotgun. Although, if you are set on purchasing a high quality M9 style hand gun then you should save up a purchase a Gas blow back handgun, GBB airsoft guns are the most realistic guns you can buy. The WE Full Metal M9 is a extremely realistic gun that performs great, you can check it out here, WE Full Metal M9 MEU Airsoft Gun
As previously stated, this gun is not field ready due to its low performance. Although due to its realistic look and features, this gun is a great choice for use in film productions or as a great display piece. Please do not expect to be able to compete with high quality airsoft guns while using this low cost airsoft gun. This gun is not serviceable and does not come with a warranty of any kind.
2013-11-20 16:19:47 A. POLISENO Product Information:
It was......questionable to say the least. While it had range and a little power, the pump often jammed. If you are a beginner, try to make this one a last resort if you absolutely must.
Scope sort of helpz
Mag often fell out
2013-08-08 18:09:47 D. CARMONA Product Information:
My friend got one of this and its fun for back yard but i would NOT recemend this for beginers at all al though its cheap when my friend went airsofting for the first time he only had this gun and didnt get kills so he was starting get mad so i let use a nother gun and he had fun. so if youre begginer DONT get this save up get something else like a combat machine trust me its worth like i said get something else! Unless you already have a good gun and you want to have fun in youre back yard.
Fun for back yard
Fake wood looks real
Horrible to play with
Fake scope barly helps
2013-05-07 09:34:28 J. TANNEHILL Product Information:
So this is a decent gun, for beginners at least. Now that I am getting more into airsoft, it does not meet my needs quite as well as it used to. It's been through a few battles, and it's held up pretty well. The fps is 355 with .12 grams, which I do NOT recommend AT ALL for this gun. If you are going to fire this gun outdoors, you will need .20 or heavier, because the wind (even light wind) will blow the BB every which way. However, if you use .20 grams with it, it is pretty accurate, and the "scope" that comes with it is actually kind of good, too, assuming that it has been mounted on the middle of the top rail(not on the front, as pictured). The flashlight, however, is a cheap, battery-wasting abomination that doesn't help at all. But of course, I didn't buy this gun for the flashlight. The pump is pretty ok, but care must be exercised in pumping it, or it could probably break. The overall construction is pretty durable, supposing that nothing bad or abusive happened to it. It's hop-up is fine, but nothing to brag about. It has a "slam-fire" feature that is cool, but kind of useless in actual combat.It comes with two magazines, one wind-up and one with a reservoir. The latter is WAY more reliable than the former, as I've only got the cheap wind-up to work twice. It's a great beginner gun for the price, but as usual, you get what you pay for.
Good fps (about 300 with .20s)
Great accuracy (but only with heavy BBs)
1 good magazine
Good enough construction
Slam-fire feature (also a con)
3-rail R.I.S. (sorta)
It looks cool.
Plastic, less-than-stellar construction, but you get what you pay for.
Pump feels flimsy at times
Only one reliable magazine, the other is only so-so, and not skirmishable
Hard to operate, non-ambidextrous button safety (which is kind of pointless anyways)
Hop-up is not amazing (but not horrible, either)
the side rails are short, which limits accessory use, but it's big enough for small stuff.
Flashlight is CRAP
Will not shoot .12 grams accurately
Slam-fire is not accurate, but who uses that, anyway?