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.
As one may guess based on its name, the Mossberg 500 Persuader 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, all of which feature the same receiver. Variations were 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 multi-purpose shotguns designed for use in less-than-favorable conditions. As such, all Mossberg 500s feature interchangeable barrels, which provides 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. 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.
One of the greatest selling points for the Mossberg 500 series, which includes the Mossberg 500 Persuader, is the fact that they all boast Mil-Spec performance. The Mossberg 500 series is the only shotgun that has passed the United States Military's Mil-Spec 3443G standards, which just serves to illustrate the superior performance and reliability associated with the Mossberg 500 Persuader – must-have qualities for a defensive shotgun.
As noted, the Mossberg 500 Persuader is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with an 18 1/2 inch cylinder bore barrel alongside an overall length of 39 1/2 inches. The magazine tube provides for a five-shell capacity when using 2 3/4 inch shells and a four-shell capacity when using three-inch shells. The aircraft-grade aluminum construction of the receiver provides for a light weight of just 6 3/4 pounds, which when combined with either the synthetic stock or pistol grip, you get a shotgun that is easily handled by most. Other features include an ambidextrous thumb safety, a front bead sight, a parkerized finish for enhanced protection against corrosion and the aforementioned pistol grip conversion kit.
On its own, any Mossberg 500 series shotgun is one that is marked by its versatility. With the Mossberg 500 Persuader, you get the added benefit of the ability to switch between a synthetic stock and a comfortable pistol grip. Consider this shotgun for:
- Personal and home defense
- Trap shooting
- Skeet shooting
- Much more…
Grab your Mossberg 500 Persuader today for just $299.95.