SHOT Show 2019: Mossberg Back In The Pistol Game With MC1sc


Get a rundown on what Mossberg is bringing to the pistol world with the concealable MC1sc 9mm.

How the MC1sc is ideal for concealed carry:

  • 19-ounce weight
  • 1.03-inch width
  • 3.40-inch barrel length
  • 6+1 capacity
  • Simple and safe takedown
  • Crisp trigger, breaks at 5 to 6 pounds
  • Familiar three-dot sights

As you’ve most likely heard by now, Mossberg is back in the pistol game. Wait … back? Yes, for those unfamiliar with the gunmaker’s history, it used to produce a handgun. In fact, the .22 LR “Brownie” pistol is the gun the company is founded upon.

While the pepperbox pistol would have made an interesting reboot for Mossberg’s 100th anniversary, the company went a much more modern direction for its new handgun. Though, it’s hard to deny the MC1sc might have drawn some inspiration from the Brownie, at least in the size department. Still and all, the polymer-framed striker-fired is much more applicable to today’s market than Mossberg’s old .22, given it’s a concealed carry pistol through and through.

The single-stack 9mm’s most striking feature is its overall size, which is slender and small. The pistol measures in at 1.03-inches wide with a 3.4-inch barrel. By any standard that’s a petite pistol, one that should prove exceedingly simple to conceal and more than comfortable to carry on an everyday basis. Yet, the 6+1 capacity MC1sc has a few other tweaks that make it an interesting entrant to a saturated and familiar corner of the handgun world.

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First off, its flat-faced trigger is solid.
It has a consistent break at around 5 to 6 pounds, short reset and is overall crisp. Next, the MC1sc has a unique takedown system that doesn’t require a trigger pull to get the gun apart. A great move for those new to defensive pistols, the gun takes down by first removing a plate at the rear of the slide and then the firing pin. And finally, the pistol utilizes unique magazines. What Mossberg calls Clear Count mags, the magazines are constructed of transparent, yet durable plastic that makes round counts a split-second affair.

Perhaps best of all, Mossberg has put an incredibly reasonable price on the MC1sc with an MSRP of $425. Overall, the gun appears a solid entry-level option, but is most definitely configured and manufactured up to seasoned-shooter specs.

Mossberg MC1sc Specs:

Caliber: 9mm
Frame: Subcompact
Capacity: 6-Round Flush-Fit / 7-Round Extended
Safety: Integrated Trigger Blade Safety
Barrel Length: 3.40″
Barrel Rifling: Button Rifled Six Groove
Sight: White 3-Dot
Sight Radius: 5.4″
Twist: 1:16 RH Twist
Trigger: Flat-Profile Trigger
Trigger Pull: 5-6 lbs.
Trigger Travel: .5″
Frame Finish: Polymer, Matte Black
Barrel Finish: 416 Stainless Steel, DLC
Slide Finish: 416 Stainless Steel, DLC
Weight: 19 oz (Unloaded), 22 oz (Loaded)
Length: 6.25″
Height: 4.30″

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