Mossberg intruduces new Pump-Action-Shotguns: 590A1 and 500 Compact Cruiser

The new 12-gauge 590A1 and 500 Compact pump-actions are classified in the USA by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) as AOWs (Any Other Weapon). Mossberg introduces two 12-gauge sub-compact versions with all of the standard features of the 590A1/500 platform that millions worldwide have selected for personal defense and in service to their country.

The Compact Cruisers are built on Mossberg’s legendary 500 action, which passed the rigorous testing required to meet or exceed U.S. Armed Services MilSpec 3443 requirements; the only shotgun manufacturer to pass these endurance, accuracy and quality tests. The 590A1/500 are designed for smooth, reliable operation and feature non-binding twin action bars; positive steel-to-steel lock-up; an anti-jam elevator; and dual extractors. Their lightweight, anodized aluminum receivers provide for added durability and for ease of operation, by right or left-handed shooters, the Compact Cruiser pump-action-guns (or AOWs) have Mossberg’s universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety.

Technical data of the new Mossberg pump-action-shotguns

Mossberg 500 Compact Cruiser shotgun
The 500 Compact Cruiser shotgun showed at SHOT Show 2017.

Both the 590A1 and 500 feature the ATI®T3 pistol grip, constructed of reinforced polymer and designed to absorb recoil energy before reaching the shooter’s hand. Less felt recoil reduces shooter discomfort and the time required to get back on target. The T3’s non-slip textured finish provides for a positive grip. Adding to the shooter’s comfort and ease of cycling, the Compact Cruiser AOWs have contoured polymer foregrips with a durable, webbed strap. The foregrip can be folded down, assisting in recoil reduction, or folded up against the magazine tube. Both the stock and foregrip feature a non-reflective black finish.

The 590A1 Compact Cruiser shotgun has a 10.25-inch heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; convenient cleanout mag tube with 3+1 capacity; metal trigger guard; metal safety button; and anodized aluminum receiver with Parkerized steel finishes. The 500 Compact Cruiser shotgun features a 7.5-inch cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; 2+1 capacity; durable anodized finish on receiver; and Parkerized finish on barrel and mag tube. 

Specifications of the Mossberg 590A1 and 500 Compact Cruiser shotguns

Model:Mossberg 590A1
500 Compact Cruiser
12 ga12 ga
10.25” (26 cm)7.5” (19 cm)
Overall Length
19.5” (49,5 cm)17” (43,1 cm)
5.3 lbs (2,4 kg)4.9 lbs (2,2 kg)
$ 980,-$ 910,-

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