Mossberg Introduces The Box Fed Model 590M
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O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is kicking off the new year by introducing a detachable-box-magazine-fed version of the company’s venerable Model 590 pump-action shotgun: the Model 590M. Offered in two variants, one pairing a corncob fore-end with a bead front sight and the other featuring a tri-rail fore-end and ghost ring sights, the 590M is a 12 gauge that measures 39.5” long with an 18.5” barrel, and weighs 7 lbs., 12 ozs. The tri-rail model also comes with a barrel shroud and makes use of the Accu-Choke system.
The shotguns feed from Mossberg’s beefy new double-stack magazines that feature hardened steel feed lips, an anti-tilt follower and a removable floorplate for easy disassembly. The Model 590M ships with one 10-round magazine, however, five-, 15- and 20-rounders are also being offered aftermarket. As necessitated by the detachable magazine system, the guns can only feed and chamber 2¾” loads. A bilateral, steel magazine release is located just forward of the trigger guard and can be actuated by pressing inward. Other operating controls are found in the traditional locations for the 590: The action lock lever is located on the left side of the receiver behind the trigger guard, and a two-position safety is centered on the shotgun’s tang.
Offering a capacity of 10+1 12 gauge shells right out of the box, the Mossberg Model 590M packs a lot of firepower into a relatively compact and handy package. And, in addition to the far faster reload times possible with a box-fed shotgun compared to its tube-fed counterparts, the 590M also opens up the potentiality of carrying load-specific magazines—which will likely garner particular attention from law enforcement departments and hunters. For more on Mossberg’s new Model 590M, visit mossberg.com, and look for a full report later this year in American Rifleman.
This Article First Appeared on American Rifleman
Author: Kelly Young - Monday, January 22, 2018