Mossberg Going Tactical?

Mossberg has always been known for their bulletproof, tough-as-nails shotguns. Mossberg 500s and 590s are used by military and law enforcement agencies all over the world. What a lot of people don’t realize is Mossberg makes a terrific line of rifles as well. Their 100 ATR and 4X4 bolt-actions are quality, accurate firearms that don’t break the bank.

Well, now Mossberg has gone off the reservation and introduced a line of AR-15s. That’s right, Mossberg has gone tactical. At first glance it’s easy to dismiss this as a novelty. However, I think Mossberg may actual have something here. But, first things first – the specs! Mossberg’s AR rifle is called the MMR and comes in two variants – MMR Tactical and MMR Hunter.

MMR Tactical

As you can see, Mossberg has gone in a different direction with their pistol grip and uses a Stark SE-1 instead of the standard AR pistol grip or a Hogue (which, to me, is the best grip on the market). In addition to this configuration, you can also get it without sights, a fixed “ban-compliant” stock, etc. Mossberg just wouldn’t be Mossberg if they didn’t offer a zillion different configurations.
  • MSRP $885-$921
  • 16.5″ barrel with muzzle brake
  • Quad-Rail Forearm
  • Stark SE-1 Pistol Grip with Battery Compartment
  • 6-position adjustable stock
  • 30 round magazine
  • Removable front and rear adjustable sights
  • 5.56MM NATO/.223 Remington
MMR Hunter

Now, this is where things REALLY start to get interesting. In addition to offering the MMR Hunter in Mossy Oak Treestand, they also offer the MMR Hunter in both black AND Mossy Oak Brush! The only major differences between the Hunter and the Tactical is the Hunter sports a standard, fixed-length A2 stock, a round free-float (that’s right, I said free-float!) handguard, a 20′ barrel, and no flash hider/muzzlebrake. All this for an MSRP os $1,010? Mossberg, are you kidding me? The only way they could make this better is by offering the MMR Hunter in either a 6.8 SPC, .30 Remington AR, or .308 Winchester. In my humble opinion, I don’t totally agree with hunting whitetail with a .223 Remington (but that’s a whole ‘nother blog entry). 🙂

  • MSRP $921 – $1,010
  • 20″ barrel
  • Checkered aluminum tube forearm
  • Stark SE-1 Pistol Grip with battery compartment
  • 5 round magazine
  • 5.56MM NATO/.223 Remington

I don’t know about you, but I’m purty damn excited. You can expect the “street prices” to be $100-$150 less than MSRP, so you’re essentially getting a quality, feature-ladened AR-15 for UNDER $800. A tactical Mossberg never sounded like such a great idea.

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  1. #1 by Chatterbox Jim on October 20, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Will the tactical MMR accept the Magpul PMAG?

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