Mossberg’s 590 Shockwave has been a breakout success. No secret as to why that is. It’s a way for the masses to get their hands on a compact, non-NFA scattergun.
With chamberings in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and now .410, buyers can find the proverbial porridge that’s not too hot and not too cold but just right.
The price is right, too. MSRP is $455. On GunsAmerica, though, I’m seeing them listed for $350-$365. Incredible!
- Capacity 6
- Chamber 3″
- Barrel Type Heavy-Walled
- Barrel Length 14″
- Sight Bead
- Choke Cylinder-Bore
- Barrel Finish Matte Blued
- Stock Finish Raptor Grip / Corn Corn Forend w/ Strap
- Weight 4.24
- Length 26.37″
- MSRP: $455
For those not familiar with the Shockwave platform, it’s not technically considered a shotgun. It is a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA). But not a Class 3/NFA firearm.
What gives it this distinction is the Shockwave Raptor bird’s head pistol grip combined with the gun’s 14-inch barrel. In this configuration, there is no tax stamp needed, no fingerprints, no NFA paperwork.
And, best of all, it has all the features that have made the 590 platform so popular: ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator.
I’d love to get my hands on one.
But sadly, I live in the Empire State. Looks like it is legal in New York. Yeah, buddy! Stay tuned.