Mossberg has gone big for 2015. They have 5(more than 5 really) new products that they launched at SHOT. We spoke to Linda Powell about the Patriot line of rifles, check out the video for some details. But what about the other 4? Here is a brief summary of them. Look for full reviews in the coming months.
Mossberg has a brand new line of rimfire rifles called the Blaze. These are super light weight rifles in 22 LR. There are 8 different rifles in the line. There are black synthetic stocks and 3 different camo patters available. Some models adjustable sights, some have a rail section on top and one model comes with a Dead Ringer Holographic Green Dot mounted and ready to go. These will be offered with either a 10 or 25 round magazine. The Blaze 22s are a bit different than the competition in that the stock clam shells around the receiver. The MSRP on these is around the $200 mark and they should be shipping now. If you are in the market for a small, light weight rimfire, these are certainly worth a look.
Although these rifles share the same action as the Blaze, they look nothing alike. Just as the name implies, these are AK-47-ish rifles. They are chambered in 22 LR. There are 4 rifles in this line. Two have faux wooden furniture and two are synthetic. These come with either 10 or 25 round magazines. One of the synthetic stock models has an AR style adjustable stock while the other one is fixed. All models feature adjustable sights, 16.5″ barrels and weigh under 5 pounds. These are priced below $400.
L Series Shotguns
Are you a south paw? Well, Mossberg has got some shotguns for you! They have added 15 new shotguns for the left handed shooter. These include models in the 500, 590 and 590a1 platforms. There are tactical and sporting shotguns in the L Series line. Prices look to be the same as the right handed models.
MVP Line Extensions
Mossberg has also added to the MVP line of rifles with long range, scout and light chassis models. If you are not familiar with the MVP line they are bolt action rifles that take AR magazines. Check out our review of a MVP from last year for more information.