The Mossberg 500 Chainsaw is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and a comfortable pistol grip. Its three-inch chamber permits the use of a wide range of ammunition, while its magazine tube provides a generous six-shot capacity. For some, these are selling points in their own right, but the real draw – aside from its proven military performance – is its wrap-around, chainsaw-style hand grip, which is attached to the pump. This unique grip offers unprecedented control for a shotgun that is notoriously hard to control. Oh yeah, you tend to look pretty cool when firing it as well. Perfect for a range of applications, the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw is primed to become your new favorite firearm.
Mossberg 500 Chainsaw
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 Chainsaw.
As one may guess based on its name, the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw 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.
One of the greatest selling points for the Mossberg 500 Series, which includes the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw, 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 Chainsaw – must-have qualities for any shotgun.
The Mossberg 500 Chainsaw shotgun features an 18 1/2 inch barrel alongside an overall length of 31 inches. In addition to a comfortable pistol grip, the shotgun also includes a synthetic, wrap-around, chainsaw-style hand grip, which makes controlling this stockless shotgun a breeze. With this unique new hand grip, cycling the action has never been easier – nor has maintaining leverage above the firearm or managing muzzle flip. If safety is a concern, you will be delighted to find that the 500 Chainsaw also includes a receiver-mounted safety that is easily accessible by both left- and right-handed shooters. This is joined by the cocking indicator button, which allows you to visually verify whether or not the shotgun is cocked. Its generous six-shot capacity is more than enough for most applications, and made possible by the inclusion of an extended magazine tube. Other noteworthy features include a matte finish for protection against rust and corrosion, a white dot front sight, a stand-off barrel that can be used to breech doors and a modular, synthetic fore-end with three MIL-STD 1913 rails for the attachment of lights, lasers, grips and other tactical equipment.
The Mossberg 500 Chainsaw shotgun is a great choice for:
- Home and personal defense
- Sport shooting
- Much more…