One of the more unique guns that have come on the scene lately is the Mossberg Shockwave. The Shockwave is similar to a short barreled shotgun. It doesn’t require an ATF tax stamp to purchase because of its design. .
The Mossberg Shockwave quickly captured everyone’s attention at Shot Show. It has been the subject of many YouTube videos since it hit the market.
This hand held 12 gauge is the perfect truck gun or bedside home defense weapon and is also a lot of fun to take to the range for an afternoon of shooting.
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Mossberg based the Shockwave on the popular 590 shotgun. The Shockwave is just over 26 inches with a 14 inch barrel and raptor grip. The shorter barrel will cause a greater spread in the shot pattern.
Recoil on the Mossberg Shockwave is very manageable and much less than I expected even with higher powered shells. I would not recommend shooting the Shockwave with only one hand, especially with higher power loads. Holding the gun up close to where a traditional shotgun would be is also not recommended.
I have shot magnum buckshot and slugs in the Mossberg Shockwave and haven’t had any issues. However, those rounds require a tight grip to keep the gun in your hands. The Shockwave can also shoot the mini shotgun shells that are on the market and can hold as many as ten of them.
When you hold this gun at your waste to shoot, you will notice that you will have a tendency to shoot high. However, a little practice will have you hitting the target without any issues. It’s also possible to mount a laser or other optic on the Shockwave. Just don’t modify the grip or you might get a visit from the ATF.
Check out my video to see this gun in action.