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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 like the new Mossberg 590SP.
As one may guess based on its name, the Mossberg 590SP 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, all of which feature the same receiver. Variations were 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 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 – 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 590SP, 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 590SP – must-have qualities for any shotgun.
The Mossberg 590SP is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun with a three-inch chamber and a matte finish. The magazine tube has a nine-shot capacity (8+1) when using 2 3/4 inch shotshells and an eight-shot capacity (7+1) when using three-inch shotshells – pretty nice capacity for a shotgun. The 590SP also features a 20-inch barrel and an overall length of 41 inches. Easily manageable, the 590SP weighs in at just 7 1/4 pounds. Other features include an ambidextrous thumb safety, a front bead sight and a pre-installed heat shield, which serves to protect the hands of the shooter from overheated barrels.
Put an end to your search for meaning with the new Mossberg 590SP – the true reason for existence. The Mossberg 590SP shotgun is a great choice for:
- Home defense and personal protection
- Sport shooting
- Much more…
|Shotgun Type||Pump Action|
|Overall Length||41 Inches|