Effective and unassuming, the Crimson Trace Laser Saddle ups the accuracy potential of the Mossberg 590 Shockwave.
Undoubtedly, the most intimidating firearm to line gun store shelves in recent years has been the Mossberg 590 Shockwave. It’s short. It’s wicked. And, in close quarters, it’s highly effective.
What makes the pump-action firearm such a dynamite package is its small stature. At only 26.37 inches in overall length, with a 14.375-inch barrel and a bird’s head pistol grip, the smoothbore gives you everything you need to dominate an intimate self-defense situation. Nimbleness, overwhelming payload and plenty of firepower – it’s all there. Though, the firearm – what it’s technically defined as by the ATF, not a shotgun – does have somewhat of an Achilles’ heel. For the most part shot from the hip or the body, as to control recoil, it’s essentially a point-and-shoot affair.
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This changed in a big way recently with the Crimson Trace Laser Saddle tailored for the Shockwave. While the smoothbore is never going to achieve absolute surgical precision, that’s simply not in its nature, the laser sight goes a long way in enhancing its accuracy to give you the confidence you’ll put shot or slugs where they need to go.
Available with your choice of red or green laser, the saddled is intuitive to use, with three pressure switches at your disposal to activate the unit. The laser itself, projects from the side of the receiver, giving you a clear point of aim that isn’t impeded by hand placement. Arguably, the best part of the unit is it’s unassuming, fitting neatly over the receiver, but not adding additional bulk to the Shockwave. Crimson Trace appears to have cooked up a gem.
The Crimson Trace Laser Saddle is available pre-mounted on the Shockwave, a model with an MSRP of $595. However, the company also offers the Laser Saddle as a standalone to retrofit the pump-action, the red-laser model running $169 and the green-laser model $219.
For more information on the Crimson Trace Laser Saddle, please visit www.crimsontrace.com.
For more information on the Mossberg Shockwave, please visit www.mossberg.com.