We woke up this morning to the news that Remington isn’t the only magazine-fed pump gun maker any more. Mossberg, the maker of the the venerable, reliable 590 pump action shotguns announced a magazine-fed model of their own, the Mossberg 590M.
We shot the 590M at SHOT Show Range Day today and based on a huge sample size of a half dozen rounds, the 590M is an impressive offering. Mossberg’s making the gun available with your choice of four double stack magazines in sizes form five to 20 rounds.
The first two models will be hitting the stores as soon as next week will be great options for home defense. Both will have 18.5-inch barrels, ambidextrous magazine releases and ship with 10-round magazines.
The basic model will have a cylinder bore and front bead site.
The Tri-Rail model while sport a heat shield, a ghost ring and take Accu-Chokes.
Here’s their press release . . .
Mossberg® Launches Mag-Fed 590® Pump-Action Shotgun
Versatility and Ease of Re-Loading with Interchangeable 5, 10, 15 and 20-Round Magazines
North Haven, CT – Introducing the Mossberg 590M™ Mag-Fed 12-gauge shotgun, built on Mossberg’s legendary pump-action, tactical platform combined with the world’s first double-stack, 10-round shotgun magazine; with optional 5, 10, 15 and 20-round capacity magazines sold as accessories. The 590M is initially available in two 10-round configurations; ideal for home security, tactical and competitive applications.
Based upon Mossberg’s proven pump-action platform, standard features of the 590M include non-binding twin action bars; positive steel-to-steel lock-up; anti-jam elevator; dual extractors; anodized aluminum receiver drilled and tapped for convenience of adding optics; heavy-walled barrel; convenient cleanout magazine tube; and universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety. With the included 10-round magazine, these 12-gauge 2.75-inch pump-actions have a total round capacity of 10+1.
Innovation is at the core of the 590M with the detachable magazine’s uniquely-designed, integral stabilizing ribs which engage the magazine directly to notches engineered into the receiver, ensuring a positive lock-up. The all-steel, heated-treated magazine release button and housing are optimally-positioned in front of the trigger guard for quick, ambidextrous access for unloading and reloading the 590M. The location of the mag release does not interfere with cycling of the action. The well-executed design allows for proper balance, better swing and controlled-manipulation with a full-magazine located at the center of gravity point.
The patented double-stack magazine is constructed with hardened-steel feed lips, over-molded steel shell ramps and an anti-cant, rounded follower to ensure reliable feeding. Other design features include an easy-grip, molded external shell; proprietary self-lubricating polymer magazine body; heavy-duty ASTM-A-228 music-wire magazine spring for prolonged service life; removable floor plate for ease of cleaning; and durable black oxide finish on the steel components. The proprietary double-stack magazine provides greater capacity in less magazine length versus competitor’s single stack magazine. For greater shooting flexibility, 590M magazines are available in 5, 10, 15 and 20-round capacities and are designed for use with 2.75-inch shells only. Transition quickly from a target load, to buckshot, to slugs, to less lethal with the convenience of designated magazines.
590M Mag Fed 10-Round (50205) – This base model includes all of the field-proven features of Mossberg’s pump-action platform with an 18.5-inch, heavy-walled cylinder bore barrel; bead sight; black synthetic stock and forend; matte blue metal finishes; and 10-round, double-stack magazine. MSRP: $721
590M Mag Fed Tri-Rail 10-Round (50206) – For greater versatility, this version features a Tactical Tri-Rail forend with full-length bottom rail and dual side rails for easy attachment of lights and accessories; 18.5-inch heavy-walled barrel with interchangeable ACCU-CHOKE™ choke tube system (cylinder bore tube included); protective heat shield; Ghost-Ring sight; black synthetic stock and forend; matte blue metal finishes; and 10-round, double-stack magazine. MSRP: $801
No other manufacturer can deliver the durability, innovation and total-round capacity of the 590M with Mossberg’s proven pump-action platform combined with a proprietary, double-stack shotgun magazine design. For more information on the 590M Mag-Fed pump-action shotgun, please visit www.mossberg.com.