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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.
We here at Keepshooting.com believe in the Mossberg brand. As such we have chosen to become an official Mossberg stocking dealer, which means a couple of different things. It means we have committed to stocking approximately 30 of Mossberg’s finest rifles and shotguns. Not only that, but we will have exclusive opportunities to check out new products as they are released. Finally, our commitment means that we will be getting these firearms at excellent prices and will, as always, pass those savings on to you. Many of those firearms are currently on sale in our web store – the Mossberg 500 Cruiser .410-bore shotgun is just the next in a long line of fine products.
The Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun is a .410-bore, pump-action shotgun that features a compact 18.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 29.5 inches. One of the defining features of the 500 Cruiser is the fact that this model is a .410-bore shotgun rather than a 12-gauge shotgun, making it easily handled and better suited for competitive shooting and small-game hunting. Also lending to its easy handling is the meager weight of just 5.5 pounds. Chambered for both 2.75- and 3-inch shotshells, the magazine tube has a 6-shot capacity. Other features include a gold bead front sight and a nylon hand strap on the forend. Other features include an ambidextrous thumb safety, pistol grip and gold bead front sight.
At the heart of the Mossberg 500 Cruiser, however, lies the legendary Mossberg 500 receiver. With origins in the 1960s, the Mossberg 500 is a series of shotguns that represented a range of varying hammerless, pump-action shotguns, all of which feature the same receiver. The 500 series is also 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 Cruiser.
Well, we are almost at the end. You did not think I could talk shotguns without talking home defense and personal protection did you? You can use a .410-bore shotgun for those purposes with the right shotshells (Winchester PDX1 .410-bore shotshells, anyone?). But no matter how you choose to use the Mossberg 500 Cruiser .410-bore shotgun, you are probably going to love it. Consider this shotgun for:
- Home defense and personal protection
- Small-game hunting
- Sport clay shooting
- Much more…
|Shotgun Type||Pump Action|
|Barrel Length||18.5 Inches|
|Stock Type||Pistol Grip|
|Overall Length||29.5 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||50455|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
The short tactical configuration of this shotgun allows it to be easily handled, aimed, and fired in closely confined surroundings. More importantly, however, the discharge of a .410 ga shotshell within a house will likely not result in permanent deafness to the shooter and occupants, which is a definite and rarely acknowledged drawback of 12 ga shotguns. With the pistol grip stock, the gun can easily be fired from the hip with practice, and recoil is very manageable, allowing for quick follow-up shots. Pump action is smooth & reliable with most types of .410 ga ammo (YMMV), and there are many types of specialized personal and home-defense ammo which can be used effectively with this shotgun. Build quality is, as typical with Mossberg products, excellent.