Is Owning The Mossberg 590 Shockwave A Felony(?)…Look Here To Find Out
The staff here at Survival Nation always strives to make sure that our staff and our readers, always adhere to the law. That’s why we would never feature, or encourage, our readers to violate the law under any circumstance. So that’s why we have included a copy of the law pertaining to the featured weapon in this article.
Since 1919, Mossberg has been the leader in introducing important design breakthroughs to the firearm industry. Many product features pioneered by Mossberg are now the standards by which all modern firearms are judged.
Never content with the status quo,the men and women who work there, constantly strive to improve and update the capabilities of all Mossberg products. In accomplishing this goal, they recognize that each improvement is a part of the “Shooting System” approach and most are designed to fit the shotgun you buy.
Their design and innovative edge is truly changing the way shooters use shotguns and rifles. They are particularly proud that their Mossberg pump shotguns are the only shotguns purchased by the United States government that meet or exceed Mil-S-3443 specifications.
The Shockwave Raptor bird’s head pistol grip is uniquely shaped to minimize felt recoil. Includes all the features that have made Mossberg pump-actions the choice for millions worldwide: ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and a smooth operating anti-jam elevator.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives has confirmed the 590 Shockwave as a “firearm” per the Gun Control Act (GCA), but not a Class 3/NFA firearm. Click here to read a copy of the letter from the BATFE regarding federal classification of the Shockwave, dated 3/2/2017).