The shooting sports are an American tradition. Of course, they are not on the same level as baseball or apple pie, but they are up there. As such, it is important to pass the tradition on to younger generations. I remember shooting with my father while I was still in kindergarten. If I ever have children, I will surely pass the tradition on to them as well. If you are wondering how you should introduce firearms to a young person, the answer is the .22-caliber rifle. But not just any .22-caliber rifle will do. Read on.
Children nowadays are more worried about looking cool than shooting well. When they see dad or big brother firing an AR-15, they want the very same. Should you teach a child how to shoot using an AR-15? Probably not. But you can teach them using the next best thing – a .22-caliber version of the AR-15. And what better model is there than Keepshooting.com's new Mossberg Tactical .22.
The Mossberg Tactical .22 is the company's first foray into the world of .22-caliber AR-style platforms. This semi-automatic rifle is unlike an actual AR-15 in that it is not only chambered in a different cartridge but also utilizes a blowback system of operation rather than a direct impingement gas system. Lightweight and easy to shoot, the Tactical .22 is great for first-time shooters, recreational shooting and small-game hunting. Each rifle comes with a single 25-round magazine.
The Mossberg Tactical .22 is fun and affordable. At just $349.95, passing on the tradition of shooting has never been easier.
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.
Now, Mossberg enters the affordable .22-caliber AR-15 market with their new Tactical .22. The Mossberg Tactical .22 is everything you want from an actual AR-15 in a package that is available for a fraction of the cost. It is perfect for training for the real deal without worrying about recoil and a sky-high ammunition bill. Worried about reliability? You should not be. The Tactical .22 is based on the operating system found in the reliably Mossberg 702 autoloader. You want accessories? The Tactical .22 features a flat-top receiver that provides for the attachment of any optics you can dream of. Not to mention the quad-rail handguard that makes mounting lights, lasers, grips and other tactical equipment the simplest of tasks. And just like its big brother, the Tactical .22 features a six-position adjustable stock that changes the length of pull from 10.5 inches to 14.25 inches – perfect for younger marksmen.
The Mossberg Tactical .22 features a 16.25-inch, blued barrel with an A2-style muzzle brake and an overall length that measures approximately 33 inches. The blued finish serves to protect the barrel from rust and corrosion as well as giving them higher resistance to wear. The synthetic stock combines with a polymer receiver and handguard for a rifle that weighs in at just 5.5 pounds and is easily handled by shooters of all ages. The rifle also includes a standard M16-style front sight as well as a dual aperture rear sight that is adjustable for both windage and elevation. As noted, the rifle is chambered in .22 LR and includes a single 25-round detachable magazine.
You cannot put a price on tradition. But if you could, it would surely be more expensive than $349.95. Pick up a Mossberg Tactical .22 today and pass on the shooting sports to the next generation. It is the perfect rifle for newcomers and experienced shooters alike.
|Barrel Length||16.5 Inches|
|Accessory Rail||Yes - Weaver Style|
|Overall Length||33 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||37209|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|