Mossberg has been one of the most trusted names in the shotgun industry for the past 4 decades, at least. The Mossberg Maverick 88 is made in Texas with some parts produced in Mexico. For all intents and purposes, the Maverick 88 is a Mossberg but made with less expensive metals and finishing. The Maverick is considered Mossberg’s working man’s shotgun because it’s durable as hell and is one of the more affordable options on the market.
The Mossberg Maverick 88 is built with the same twin action bars, dual extractors, and an anti-jam elevator as the famous Mossberg 500. This specific model on sale is a 20 gauge, chambered for 3″ shells. Even better, all Maverick shotguns are interchangeable with Mossberg 500 barrels if you want to change the barrel out for a better finish. This provides the Maverick with a level of versatility that is very rare for most shotguns, especially one at under $250.00. For example, the ability to change barrels presents options for both hunting and security purposes.