Gun Report

Mossberg Persuader Model 590A1 12 Gauge Magnum No. 51411

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The trigger was balky, but this gun's controls were the easiest to learn and use, we thought.

Mossberg Persuader Model 590A1 12 Gauge Magnum No. 51411

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The Mossberg's strength was its easy-to-use controls. The top arrow shows the tang-mounted sliding safety, which was easy to use for righties or lefties. The bottom arrow points to the action release button, which was easy to find but out of the way. One impressive aspect of operating the Mossberg was that we could work both the safety and the slide release without changing the shooting-hand grip and without having to dismount the shotgun.
The Mossberg's receiver was drilled and tapped for an ancillary optic. This was a nice touch the other guns lacked.
The Mossberg's front sight was rudimentary, but effective. This gun had the best accuracy performance with slugs, so we had to be able to see something to hit the target. Odd: The cap (arrow) didn't have a sling stud.

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