In early 2017, Mossberg made some big waves when it debuted its 590 Shockwave shorty shotgun (soon before the similar-sized Remington 870 TAC-14). It’s unique in the shotgun world because even though it has a barrel that’ just over 14 inches and an overall length of just over 26.37 inches, it’s a non-NFA gun, which means it can be purchased just like any other long gun.
Since it’s introduction, it’s become extremely popular, especially when loaded with light-kicking ammunition like Aguila Minishells.
At SHOT Show 2018, Mossberg debuted the Shockwave in 20 gauge and now, a new .410 option fills out the Shockwave family.
Like the other Shockwave models, the new .410 gun features a 14-inch barrel with a Raptor pistol grip, strapped forend, and impressive 6-round capacity and a light weight of 4.24 pounds.
The new Shockwave has a 3-inch chamber, meaning it can shoot pretty much any .410 rounds on the market, including various self/home defense rounds. The barrel is heavy-walled with a cylinder bore and a single bead sight. Sling swivel studs are included on the grip and the magazine tube cap.
Since you can’t shoulder the Shockwave, chambering the handy little shotgun in .410 makes perfect sense, and could make this the most-fun to shoot shotgun in the line.