The Mossberg 500 is a series of shotguns that were originally designed in 1960 and began production in 1961. The 500 series represented a range of varying hammerless, pump-action shotguns, all of which features the same receiver. Variations were generally found in the barrel length, bore size, choke options, capacity, sights and stock/forend materials. They have 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.
As noted the Mossberg 500 Tactical Cruiser boasts 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 Tactical Cruiser. After hearing that, would you trust your life to any other shotgun? Now, let us move on to the specifications.
The Mossberg 500 Tactical Cruiser is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with a 3-inch chamber. The magazine tube has a 6-shot capacity, which is more than enough for self-defense. After all, if you cannot get the job done with 6-shots, you better learn to run. The shotgun also features an 18.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 28.75 inches. Easily manageable, the Tactical Cruiser weighs in at just 5.75 pounds. Now that the boring specifications are out of the way, let us get into what makes this shotgun truly special. The Tactical Cruiser features a drilled and tapped receiver, making it factory-ready for the addition of an accessory rail – perfect for optics and other accessories. It also features a black pistol grip, a front bead sight and lends itself quite nicely to tactical modifications.
For a pump-action shotgun that is under $400 dollars and suitable for home defense, you cannot do much better than the Mossberg 500 Tactical Cruiser. Consider this shotgun for any of the following:
- Home and personal defense
- Trap shooting
- Skeet shooting
- Much more…
Did You Know?
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