I really like shotguns and Mossberg makes cool shotguns. Naturally, I had a great time looking around their booth, to the extent I went back for a second helping and to acquire a little more information. They had some really fun (and practical) stuff out on display.
First of all their Tactical .22 now comes with 25 round mags. Thank God, because 5 rounds of .22 just does not last too long. For those of you who may not be familiar with their Tactical .22 it’s a nice little plinking AR and is comfortable to hold and easy to manage. I think the 25 round mags are really going to help the popularity of this gun, because, again, 5 rounds of .22 just does not last long.
The next thing I took a look at was their Maverick. This is a small, light break action over/under that looks like far too much fun. It’s new, it’s awesome, and I need one.
Mossberg has also started a couple of joint ventures. The most well known of which is the Blackwater partnership they announced back in 2008. This partnership has resulted in a couple really awesome versions of their guns. They actually appended Blackwater’s logo to a couple. One thing to note on these firearms is Mossberg’s movement toward a tri-rail system. You can look for these on a lot of their up and coming guns and personally I think it’s a nice touch. It doesn’t add a whole lot of weight and you have a convenient way to attach a light or anything else your shotgun may need.
Mossberg makes quality shotguns at reasonable prices and it was a great opportunity to see what they’re doing right now. I would love to see more from Mossberg and hope they never lose sight of offering awesome firearms at a great value.