Mossberg 702 Plinkster Pistol

Mossberg is also jumping on the semi-auto-rifle-cut-down-to-pistol-size train. This year they will be selling a pistol variant of their .22 702 Plinkster rifle.

They also offer their 802 .22 bolt action in a pistol form.

Caliber .22 LR
Capacity 10+1
Finish Blue
Barrel 10″
Total Length 19″
Weight 3.25 lbs
MSRP (Price) Not yet announced.
Availability $243

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  • Greetings from Texas,
    This is interesting but not sure I’m in the market for one. I seem to recall some years back the folks that made the ‘survival rifle’ that breaks down and stores in the shoulder stock had a pistol version of it. I didn’t get one of those either.

  • gunslinger

    They make a bolt action pistol? That seems unusual.

  • Bryan S

    Just anotehr way around the whole SBR nonsense. Really… the NFA act needs repealed.

  • Ewan

    I am a little confused as to why you would want a bolt action model rather than a semi. I guess it would be a little cheaper. What is the intended use for such a firearm?

  • Wolfwood

    Without a swivel stud for mounting a bipod, I don’t see the point.

  • Komrad

    So it’s basically a Ruger Charger 10/22 pistol built on a Mossberg action? I don’t like the Charger and I don’t like this, but if there is a market for it, I want Mossberg to make it. They have many other well made and reasonably priced guns for me to choose from, even if I don’t like their latest product.

  • jaekelopterus

    Looks like a gun meant to be held sideways while holding up your pants with your free hand.

  • CY

    A bolt action .22 cal pistol? Squirrels beware! I want one for sqirrels and bunnies.

  • Cymond

    I’d be tempted to buy a bolt action if it comes with tall iron sights and a threaded barrel. On that note, does that look like a thread protector on the muzzle? Surely not.

  • bubban

    I’ll be looking into these when they hit the shelves. Looks like a fun little 22…add a red dot and lots of ammo and zombies won’t stand a chance….

  • shankbone

    Is it just me, or does the barrel look threaded? Maybe there is potential for the giant muzzlebrake, like on the 802 Plinkster:

  • KingTiger

    More manufacturers are starting to supply factory threaded barrels (Sig, Remington, Browning). This will be an excellent host for suppression, especially for the $. I just wish the bolt was on the left side for right handed shooters.

  • OregonMike

    Like the Ruger Challenger, the Mossberg pistol would primarily fit the Silouette game in smallbore class. It’s dominated now by the Anschutz bolt action single shot and Thompson Contenders. More can be found on the IHMSA (International Handgun Metalic Silouette Association) website. The 4 distance steel animals are at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yard distances. There are classes for scoped and iron sight, standing and Creedmore. This is an inexpensive way to try out the game.

  • Beau

    Threaded barrel and a bolt action, mossberg you just advertised to the illegal suppressor making niche.

  • OldVarmintHunter

    All this claptrap over ‘suppressors’ for a .22… Wander over to Walgreens, get one of those dropper bulbs like you use to irrigate a baby’s ears or suck snot out of their noses and trim the pointy end down some and use a tie wrap to ‘mount’ it on the last inch or so of the barrel…

    Punch a hole in the end or if you find one that has the check-valve in it like the cheap solder suckers, take the valve out… The bore volume displacement and pressure wave of the round centers the hole over the on-coming round and at 25 yards the disruption is negligible.

    Out in the desert at night, a 10/22 at 50 yards hit a 1″ circle pretty easily… Cheap, available, no flash and my buddies didn’t even hear the action cycle from 15 feet away with just a bit of wind.

    Don’t know how this would work with a Charger… Have to borrow one and find out, eh?

    • BryanS

      And at the wrong range, get reported, and end up in club fed for 10 years and get your right to bear arms revoked.

  • gunslinger

    @OldVarmintHunter: nevermind the legality of making an un-stamped suppressor.

  • Will

    Yeah, but try to get one. I ordered one 4 months ago and nothing yet.