The talk of SHOT Show, and leading up to it, has been the NEW Mossberg MC1 sc 9mm perfectly suited for concealed carry. This is the 1st handgun that Mossberg has produced in 100 years. So aside from the fact that the MC1 sc 9mm is a solid carry option it has been forever since you heard “Mossberg” and “handgun” in the same sentence.
We at TFB first covered the news of the Mossberg MC1 sc 9mm back on January 3rd on TFBTV. This was a definite shock to many people because we all associate shotguns and rifles to the Mossberg name and culture. Our TFB video on Mossberg’s first pistol since their 1919 Brownie can be watched below:
The pistol comes with two magazines (one 6-RD flush and one 7-RD extended), but word on the street is it does accept Glock magazines as well. That is not an official statement from Mossberg though. It just might be a coincidence if one does (you can read into that however you would like). The rest of the complete specifications can be read below as presented by Mossberg:
- Safe Takedown System ensures NO Trigger Pull required during Disassembly
- Mossberg signature Multi-Angle Slide Serrations for Positive Slide Manipulation
- Standard Snag-Free Dovetail White 3-Dot Sights for easier Target Acquisition, Windage Adjustment & After-Market Customization
- Stainless Steel Slide w/ Upgraded Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating
- 3.4″ Barrel w/ Upgraded Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating
- Extended Trigger Guard for Easy Access
- Mossberg Flat-Profile Trigger w/ Integrated Blade Safety
- Reversible Magazine Release
- Aggressive Signature Mossberg Grip Texturing
- Palm Swell & Grip Angle provide Superior Ergonomics
- Glass-Reinforced Polymer Frame for Enhanced Durability
- Mossberg Clear-Count™ polymer 6-Round Flush-Fit & 7-Round Extended Magazines offer Low Friction & High Wear-Resistance
The handling of the Mossberg 9mm is very smooth as far as manipulating all of the functions on the pistol, but textured well enough to provide ample dexterity. A good combination for Mossberg’s first handgun in the 21st century. Some other unique attributes are the flat face trigger which is typically an expensive upgrade and not something you see in a catalog model. Also, the cut for the sights on the slide is a standard Sig #8 for easy sourcing of replacement sights (if so desired).
This writer did not have the pleasure of being able to shoot the Mossberg MC1 sc 9mm yet, but our Editor Tom was able to complete a full review of the firearm for all of us. Be sure to check out that thorough article as well. As so many of us concealed carry advocates have this mentality of the grass is always greener elsewhere could the Mossberg MC1 sc 9mm be the pistol to make us finally stop searching? What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreicate your feedback.