by American Rifleman Staff - Saturday, August 5, 2017
A unique new firearm in the O.F. Mossberg & Sons stable is the 590 Shockwave, announced at SHOT Show 2017. With this firearm, Mossberg found a way to offer its customers a pump gun with a 14" barrel that can be purchased without the need for a National Firearms Act (NFA) paperwork. The gun’s overall length of 26.37” allows it to be classified by BATFE as a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA), not a Class 3/NFA firearm. This 12-ga. firearm is a compact design made possible by a partnership with Shockwave Technologies. The latter provides its polymer Raptor Grip, which has a relaxed shape that adds to its usefulness in tight-quarter environments. The Shockwave employs a Model 590 receiver with tang-mounted safety, dual extractors and action bars of its Model 500 predecessor. Additionally, a polymer fore-end with the hand-securing Raptor strap rounds out its features.
To see the 590 Shockwave in action, check out this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz. For more, visit mossberg.com.
Manufacturer: O.F. Mossberg & Sons
Model: 590 Shockwave
Action Type: pump-action firearm
Gauge: 12; 3” chamber
Magazine: five-round capacity (3”), tubular
Sights: single brass bead
Trigger: single-stage; 5-lb., 7.5-oz. pull
Stock: black, polymer Shockwave Technologies Raptor bird’s head-style grip
Weight: 5 lbs., 4 ozs.
Metal Finish: blued steel barrel; black anodized aluminum receiver
Tested: Mossberg 590 Shockwave
Editors' Picks: 2017 Mossberg Shockwave
SHOT Show 2017: Mossberg 590 Shockwave
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