The latest offering to the tactical shotgun community is finally here from Mossberg. The new Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical is a semi-automatic, optics-ready, gas-operated shotgun that builds on the success of the JM Pro series but adds a few unique features that set it apart from other tactically minded semi-autos currently on the market. So what went into this new shotgun and when can you get it? Let’s find out!
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Mossberg Unveils The New 940 Pro Tactical Semi-Auto Shotgun
A lot of the improvements that were seen with the introduction of the Jerry and Lena Miculek inspired JM Pro have been carried over to the new 940 Pro Tactical series. The new 940 Pro Tactical will feature an 18.5″ smoothbore barrel but with a flared front end for the use of chokes which is a unique feature as far as tactical shotguns go. The operating handle and bolt release have been enlarged for easier use with gloves in stressful situations. The 940 Pro Tactical also features an enlarged loading port similar to Mossberg’s competition shotgun that also includes an enhanced lifter that will prevent pinching when double or quad loading shells.
The 940 Pro Tactical is pre-cut from the factory for a micro red dot sight. Apparently, Mossberg didn’t initially anticipate producing this version of the new shotgun, and instead, it was only a one-off project that was done for fun. Hop from TFBTV, who attended the media day event for the new 940 Pro series noted that himself with a lot of the other attendees to the event liked the red dot cut variant so much that Mossberg took the time to refine the design a little bit more to bring customers the new 940 Pro Tactical.
The 940 Pro Tactical also features a freshly redesigned gas system meant to improve both function and ease of maintenance with cleaning intervals as high as 1500 rounds. Other improvements that put this new shotgun in a more tactical role include barrel-mounted forward M-LOK slots for the attachments of lights and lasers.
Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical Specs
- Capacity: 8-rounds (7+1 with 2.75″ Shells)
- Gauge: 12-Gauge
- Chamber: 3-Inch
- Barrel: 18.5″
- Choke: Cylinder Choke with Accu-Choke compatibility
- Length of Pull: Adjustable
- Stock: Synthetic stock Adjustable for Drop and Cast
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
- MSRP: $1,120.00
At the time of writing, no hard release date has been set for the new shotgun, however, representatives from Mossberg say the new 940 Pro Tactical should be available for order “soon.” I’d like to hear your thoughts on this new shotgun. Does the addition of a redesigned gas system and an integrated optics-ready cut make this a great option for a tactical shotgun? Furthermore, how do you guys feel about the MSRP of $1120? Let us know your thoughts, and comments down below!
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