The Mossberg 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with a 20-inch barrel, a synthetic SpeedFeed® stock and a wealth of other tactical features. It has the proven Mil-Spec performance you expect from the Mossberg 500 series and a tube magazine that provides a nine-shot capacity. What makes this shotgun truly worth your time, however, is the fact that it is very similar to one ordered by the PMC formerly known as Blackwater USA. Maybe you have heard of them.
The Mossberg 500 is a series of shotguns that was 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 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun boasts Mil-Spec performance. The Mossberg 500 series, which includes the typically military issued 590A1, 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 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun.
The Mossberg 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with a three-inch chamber and a 20-inch barrel alongside an overall length of 41 inches. The magazine tube has an impressive nine-shot capacity. Easily manageable, the 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun weighs in at just 7 1/4 pounds. The real draw, however, is the fact that this shotgun is one of Mossberg's "Special Purpose" shotguns, meaning that it has a plethora of exciting features and tactical upgrades that are not normally found on other models. These include the presence of a SpeedFeed® stock, which allows an extra shotshell to be stored in the lightweight synthetic stock, an aluminum trigger guard and a factory-mounted Picatinny rail that includes an XS® ghost ring rear sight alongside an AR-style white stripe front sight. Then there is, of course, the Blackwater "paw print" logo, which is engraved on the receiver.
When it comes to home defense, only the strong survive. And there are not too many shotgun manufacturers that can claim to be stronger than Mossberg. Consider the Mossberg 590A1 Blackwater Series shotgun for:
- Home and personal defense
- Trap shooting
- Skeet shooting
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…
Blackwater USA, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, later known as Xe Services LLC, and now known as Academy, is a PMC that was founded by Erik Prince and Al Clark in 1997. Today the company is the largest of three PMCs contracted by the U.S. Department of State. What does the company do? Like other PMCs, they provide military and security services that are comparable to the services provided by governmental militaries and law enforcement agencies, but on a much smaller scale. If the name sounds familiar, it is probably due to the significant role they have played in the Iraq War. It might also have something to do with the actions they have taken there, some of which have been the center of controversy.
|Shotgun Type||Pump Action|
|Barrel Length||20 Inches|
|Accessory Rail||Multiple - Weaver Style|
|Overall Length||41 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||51772|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|