Just picked up a used mossberg 500 at a local pawn shop myself for $100.00. Really dirty, previous owner wasn't into cleaning his firearm, but in good shape. Now I have have a good 12 gauge pump for $100 bucks and a little work. I think Academy sports had an H&R pardner pump, 18.5 barrel for $139. last summer.... but I could be wrong. I think Wal Mart sells the Maverick 88 for $177 or $187. with the accessories available, might be the way to go, or gone.