The Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm is much more than the company's famous Cruiser shotgun. This 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with an 18 1/2 inch barrel features a comfortable pistol grip and a magazine tube that provides for a potential capacity of five shots. It also boasts the proven MIL-SPEC performance expected of all shotguns in the Mossberg 500 Series. But while it is capable of meeting a wide range of shooting applications, the JIC Sandstorm shines as a survival shotgun due in part to its inclusion of a water-resistant carrying tube and its unique desert camouflage finish. One thing is sure; the Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm is one shotgun you are going to want in your collection – just in case.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, more commonly known as Mossberg, is an American arms manufacturer that was founded in 1919 by Swedish-born Oscar Frederick Mossberg alongside his two sons. Mossberg came to the United States in 1886, where he worked in a bicycle factory owned by Iver Johnson. Though the company was founded on the Mossberg Brownie – a four-barreled handgun chambered in .22 LR – it is now known the world over for producing exceptional rifles and shotguns like the new Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm.
As one may guess based on its name, the Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm is a shotgun that traces its lineage all the way back to 1961 when the Mossberg 500 Series made its debut. The Mossberg 500 Series is a series of shotguns that represents a range of varying, hammerless, pump-action shotguns, each of which features the same receiver. Variations are generally found in the barrel length, bore size, choke options, capacity, sights and stock/fore-end materials. The 500 Series has always been marketed as a series of multi-purpose shotguns designed for use in less-than-favorable conditions. As such, all Mossberg 500s feature interchangeable barrels, which provide for a number of different configurations that can quickly turn a 500 into a field gun, a slug gun, a defensive gun or a sport gun, depending on the needs of the shooter. Additionally, they are all easily disassembled to allow for easy cleaning and simple maintenance. The versatility of the line has even earned it a spot with military forces the world over, often as the Model 590A1, which typically features an aluminum trigger guard and safety as well as a heavy barrel.
Typically, we like to mention the fact that the Mossberg 500 Series is the only shotgun to have passed the United States Military's MIL-SPEC 3443G standards as a selling point. While this is true of the Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm, there are many more selling points to discuss, like the water-resistant carrying tube that is included for use as an airtight carrying case. Equipped with a nylon shoulder strap, this tube features a unique desert camouflage pattern and includes a synthetic seal that has been factory tested and will hold up at depths up to 40 feet and pressures of at least 17 psi.
The Mossberg 500 JIC Sandstorm is one of the company's lauded Cruiser shotguns. Each is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun that features an 18 1/2 inch barrel alongside an overall length of 28 3/4 inches as well as a synthetic pistol grip and fore-end. At the heart of the shotgun lays the legendary Mossberg 500 receiver, which provides both a smooth action and proven MIL-SPEC performance. Its three-inch chamber permits the use of a wide range of ammunition and is joined by a magazine tube with a five-shot capacity – more than enough for most applications. You may also be pleased to hear that the shotgun is easily manageable, weighing it at just 5 1/2 pounds, and is compact enough for use in confined spaces. Other features include a bead front sight and an ambidextrous tang safety. Also noteworthy is its desert camouflage finish, just in case you get stranded in the Sahara.
|Shotgun Type||Pump Action|
|Barrel Length||18.5 Inches|
|Stock Type||Pistol Grip, Polymer|
|Overall Length||28.75 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||53340|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|