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Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that they can fully retract their soft parts into it).
Various taxonomic families of land slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages, which also include snails. Thus, the various families of slugs are not closely related, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently as an example of convergent evolution, and thus the category "slug" is a polyphyletic one.
Mossberg 500A Slug Gun. Slug barrel with rifle sights. Has Choate poly follower and extra mag spring. Nothing special about this one. Functions as a 500 should. Its a decent shotgun, but I have others I like more and I'm just making room for more toys. Asking $280