O.F. Mossberg & Sons is the latest company to offer factory guns with M-LOK handguards. Announced at the recent SHOT Show, Mossberg showed three of its MMR carbines with 13″ free float Magpul M-LOK handguards.
These new M-LOK models are not additions to the line. Rather, they are replacements for the prior MMR rifles. In other words, Picatinny rails are a thing of the past on the MMR. Also a thing of the past is the use of Stark pistol grips on the MMR. Not surprisingly, Mossberg is also using another Magpul part: the MOE pistol grips. I just wished they would have gone one more step and used Magpul’s MBUS sights.
Mossberg sells these rifles in three configurations: standard, compliant and California compliant. As the names suggest, the features and function of the gun step down from the standard model.
The standard MMR is chambered in 5.56 NATO and comes with a 16.25″ barrel with an A2-style muzzle device and a 1:8″ twist. It has an M4-style adjustable buttstock to fit a broad range of shooters. It ships with a standard capacity 30-round magazine and weighs in at 6.75 pounds (unloaded.)
The compliant models are also chambered in 5.56 NATO, but ship with a 10 round magazine only. The California model is equipped with the state required bullet button.
The suggested retail price on these guns is $910.