Mossberg 590 Shockwave Now in .410

The lineup of Mossberg Shockwaves. Now in .410.

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!

I think Clay likes it.


  • 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

SEE ALSO: NON-NFA Shockwave now 20 Gauge— Mossberg’s Ultimate Truck Gun

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.

The .410 version is not that heavy.  Weighing just under 5 pounds.

Linda Powell of Mossberg showing off the .410.

The raptor grip.  It helps to mitigate recoil, especially when compared to a standard pistol grip.  Your wrist will thank you.

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.

***Buy a Mossberg 590 Shockwave on GunsAmerica***

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • ejharb May 28, 2018, 3:47 pm

    With a green laser.
    For things that go thud in the night

  • Larry Parrott May 9, 2018, 12:23 am

    you say GunsAmerica has them but they do not list a single one. Yes plenty of 12 and 20 gauge, but no .410.

    • S.H. Blannelberry May 9, 2018, 9:02 am

      Be patient my friend, they will be there.

  • christopher scallio May 8, 2018, 8:34 pm

    .410 sounds great for one hand.

  • loupgarous May 8, 2018, 3:42 pm

    Another answer to an un-asked question.

    Just why are we thinking about a 14″ non-NFA item chambered for .410? A friend of mine had a large-frame revolver in .45 LC that he cut .410 rounds down for, as “snake” rounds (at the ranges he encountered them, a snake wasn’t worth a full shell of bird/snake shot, he explained).

    Or, if you’re not feeling that adventurous, buy a Taurus “Judge Tracker” revolver with the 6.5″ barrel, which has an extra-long barrel and will allow you to chamber full-length .410 shells or .45 LC, advertised online for $435.22. That way, no jackass with a pen and a phone (from either of the two parties who let kids write gun laws) can decide to confiscate it, it’s indubitably a wheel gun and not an “assault” anything.

    See how easy that was?

  • Irish-7 May 8, 2018, 12:26 am

    Since the Raptor is a “firearm”, I am wondering if it is considered a long gun or a pistol? In Pennsylvania, you cannot have a loaded long gun in your vehicle.

    • loupgarous May 8, 2018, 3:48 pm

      Depends on whether Pennsylvania and BATFE use the same rule book. States are allowed to go their own way on defining and regulating guns – even the landmark US Supreme Court rulings that blew Miller v US (1930) out of the water specifically say so.

      I’d have a “hypothetical” talk with one of your state troopers, then a county mountie, then a local cop, just to make sure you don’ t trip over a local ordinance, even if Pennsylvania doesn’t think 14″ is long enough to be worrisome.

      I’m just waiting for the press to create a new moral panic over the Shockwave and all the other non-NFA items.

      • loupgarous May 8, 2018, 4:05 pm

        Whoops. Should have Googled – it was U.S. v. Miller (1939) that upheld the National Firearms Act as it applied to Miller’s sawed-off shotgun, as the Second Amendment only protected the possession of military-type weapons appropriate for use by a militia organization.

        I always thought that U.S. v. Miller (1939) would have been a good backdoor to invalidate GCA 1968 and the Hughes amendment to the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act. The opinion never actually specified in so many words that a citizen had to belong to an organized militia to possess military-type weapons, or who, in particular, may organize such militias.

        The Second Amendment should apply as drafted by Congress when ratified, not specifying “organized militia”, merely a “well-regulated militia”, which could arguably be the Swiss model which until very recently encompassed the still-extant common-law concept of the nation’s “militia” being “men of military age” who have been properly trained in the safe and lawful use of their weapons in the national defense (or, as I was taught in police academy, to aid sworn peace officers in the enforcement of the law when ordered to).

        Of course, the Supreme Court more recently did us the favor of parsing the Second Amendment correctly telling us that the “well-regulated militia” clause is a dependent clause, not a limiting clause that enables governments to entirely ban possession of any firearm by citizens who are not prohibited from doing so under Federal law.

  • Karl Vanhooten May 7, 2018, 8:51 pm

    Either lose 25 lbs. or get yourself a XXL shirt. Just sayin’…

  • Dennis May 7, 2018, 8:42 pm

    All three are nice but don’t think we can get them in California…

  • Harold E Dyas May 7, 2018, 10:35 am

    I am old school and wont have any dam plastic in my collection

  • John Muller May 7, 2018, 9:15 am

    I live in Upstate New York. Why does it have to be shipped to an FFL?

    • loupgarous May 8, 2018, 4:11 pm

      Any firearm that is not a “curio” or “relic” under Federal law or a black-powder reproduction of such a weapon must be sent to a person holding a current Federal Firearms dealer’s License. The Shockwave fires smokeless powder.

      Now, if you’re up to learning how to fire black powder and can find one for sale, a LeMat revolver, which has a shotgun barrel under the barrel through which the chambered rounds in the cylinder are fired, is always an option. Not sure if anyone still builds reproductions of those.

  • Stewart Pumphrey May 7, 2018, 9:12 am

    Please do me a big favor. I am the happy owner of a Mossberg 590 Shockwave in 20.gauge. I think it is a good weapon. There is only one problem I have with my weapon. I want you to make the same accessories that you have for the 12. gauge and make them for the 20.gauge and 410. I know these would be a great addition for these weapons. Please do this and let me know when they become available. This would be great and there would not be too much more to put into production. I hope you do this soon so that I can update mine. Thx.

  • TIM May 7, 2018, 8:09 am

    28 ga…would be perfect for the wife…same kick as 410…but more pellets on the target,a lot more pellets

  • Scott May 7, 2018, 7:24 am

    What do you mean you can’t get your hands on one. I live in NY too and they are in every shop I frequent.

    • S.H. Blannelberry May 7, 2018, 7:51 am

      OMG! I think you’re correct! I just moved back here and was under the impression they were banned.

  • mark May 7, 2018, 6:57 am

    Here’s an idea……..any state that doesn’t protect our constitutional rights should be banned from receiving any ammo to the police departments and all law enforcement offices/departments. The ammo manufacturers need to put this in place!!!!

  • Greg May 7, 2018, 5:51 am

    “I’d love to get my hands on one. But sadly, I live in the Empire State.”

    Why would you live in a state that walks on the Constitutional rights of American citizens??

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