Mossberg is giving people what they want, rolling out three new models of their popular 12 gauge 590 Shockwave line of non-NFA short firearms. The new models include the 590 Nightstick with retro wood furniture, 590 Shock ‘N’ Saw with the company’s chainsaw-style forend, and the 590 Shockwave SPX with breacher barrel and shotshell holders.
Each of the new models is built on Mossberg’s time-proven Model 590 pump-action receiver. The overall length of all are 26.37 inches with 14-inch heavy-walled barrels. Because it comes from the factory with a pistol grip instead of a buttstock, the short firearm isn’t subject to the National Firearms Act and doesn’t require any extra paperwork. The unique “bird’s head” shaped-profile grip keeps the gun NFA-compliant that allows for greater control while lessening felt recoil.
Other useful features of the 590 Shockwave line up are the magazine clean-out cap, drilled and tapped anodized aluminum receiver, cylinder bore barrel with a single brass bead sight, and sling swivel studs.
The 590 Nightstick is a retro-styled 6-shot, 12-gauge firearm with a black anodized receiver, matte black barrel and magazine tube. But the most intriguing attribute is the hardwood bird’s head grip and corncob forend that harkens back to another era, evoking the likeness of the riot guns of yore.
590 Shock ‘N’ Saw
The 590 Shock ‘N’ Saw features a crenulated breacher muzzle, designed to make quick work of doors and function as a last-ditch defensive tool. The Shockwave Technologies Raptor polymer bird’s head grip and aluminum M-LOK-equipped forend are outshone by the signature (and often ridiculed) Mossberg chainsaw foregrip that looks like it belongs in the Walking Dead.
590 Shockwave SPX
The 590 Shockwave SPX also features the breacher muzzle, but adds a heatshield and an aluminum side saddle with polymer shell-holders. This allows you to keep seven extra shells on the side of the receiver, ready for whatever goes bump in the night. A top-mounted Picatinny rail allows you to install your choice of optic.