Industry-leading firearms manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc., announced a long-term agreement with the Robertson family and phenomenally-popular Duck Commander franchise in June 2013. Now Mossberg is pleased to announce the first offerings in their “Duck Commander” series of firearms which include 11 pump-action and autoloading shotguns, two rimfire rifles and new for 2014, a semi-auto rimfire pistol. Setting these firearms apart are features personally-selected by the Robertsons and not found on other Mossberg firearms.
The initial offerings all proudly display the “Duck Commander” logo; feature the newly-introduced, Realtree MAX-5 camouflage for maximum effectiveness; TRUGLO TRU-BEAD Dual Color fiber optic sight (shotguns only) optimized for low-light conditions; and each Duck Commander Series model comes with an American flag bandana, like the one worn by Willie Robertson.
Choose from waterfowl-dedicated pump-actions including models with the highly-innovative FLEX and Recoil Reduction Systems, and a Super Bantam 20-gauge version for younger hunters or smaller-stature adults; autoloading shotguns in 12 gauge or a lighter weight, low-recoiling 20-gauge; or two highly-desirable “Family. Faith. Ducks.” 12-gauge special editions (930 autoloader and 500 pump-action) that will be featured on TV with the Duck Commanders. Rounding out the series are two autoloading rimfire rifles chambered in 22LR, and a tactical-style, semi-auto 22LR pistol.
“Just like us, Mossberg is a company that was built on traditional family values, dedication and our great American heritage of hunting and shooting,” commented Phil Robertson, family patriarch and Founder, Duck Commander, Inc. “This partnership between our two families brings our roots and passion for waterfowl hunting front-and-center. Now our loyal fan base can shoot the same guns that we do. ”
Capturing the essence of the Duck Commanders’ mantra, “Family. Faith. Ducks.,” two TV-worthy and duck blind-ready 12-gauge shotguns will headline the Mossberg Duck Commander Series: the 930 Autoloader Waterfowl (85132) and 500 Pump-action Waterfowl (52260) Special Editions. Distinctive, with their OD Green metal finishes and Realtree MAX-5 camo; upon closer look, the receivers bear a repeating duck pattern; the “Duck Commander” logo is engraved on the ejection port sides and “Family. Faith. Ducks.” emblazons the opposite side of the receivers; “Happy, Happy, Happy” encircles the mag cap; and an American flag bandana is included. Other standard features, selected by the Duckmen themselves, include 28-inch, non-ported vent rib barrel and a TRUGLO TRU-BEAD Dual Color fiber optic sight. MSRP: $627 – $928
835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander Shotguns
Renowned as the world’s first 12-gauge 3 ½-inch pump-action, these hard-hitting shotguns feature overbored (10-gauge bore dimensions) and ported barrels to deliver tight consistent patterns. Two fully-camouflaged versions are available for 2014: The 835 Ulti-Mag Waterfowl (62150) version has a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and ACCU-MAG choke tube set (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder). The 835 Ulti-Mag Waterfowl Recoil Reduction System (62151) shotgun with patented Mathews Harmonic Damper technology and exclusive Mossberg Dual-Comb stock ensures a more comfortable fit and overall reduction of felt recoil, up to 20% less. Other standard features include 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and ACCU-MAG choke tube set. MSRP: $693 – $749
535 ATS Duck Commander Shotgun
This versatile, all-purpose 12-gauge 3 ½-inch shotgun melds the hard-hitting performance of the 835 Ulti-Mag with the traditional barrel profile of the 500 pump-action for lighter weight and improved balance without sacrificing downrange performance. The soft-angled Uni-Line receiver of the 535 marries perfectly with the stock for eye/rib alignment and quick target acquisition. This fully-camouflaged 535 ATS Waterfowl (45241) pump-action has a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and ACCU-MAG choke tube set (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder). MSRP: $597
500 Duck Commander Shotguns
With over 10 million in production, these 12-gauge 3-inch pump actions are recognized for their rugged dependability and time-proven design. Incorporating Mossberg’s most-innovative concept in shotgun customization, the TLS™ (Tool-less Locking System), the 500 FLEX (50130) shotgun features a series of three connectors that allow stocks, forends and recoil pads to be switched for fit or application. This versatile all-purpose platform combines matte OD Green metal finishes with Realtree Max-5 camouflaged stock and forend; 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and ACCU-CHOKE tube set (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder).
The 500 Waterfowl (52281) is fully camouflaged and has a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and ACCU-CHOKE tube set. Ideal for the younger hunter or small-statured adult, the 500 Super Bantam Waterfowl (54211) has the same features as the full-size Waterfowl version but is designed to fit those with a shorter length-of-pull. The specially-designed Super Bantam has a 12-inch LOP but includes an insert that can be added, extending the LOP by an extra inch. Other key features to enhance fit and ease-of-handling include a shorter 22-inch barrel (vent rib, ported) length; EZ-Reach™ forearm; shortened pistol grip; and shot-limiting plug to start young shooters off with a single-shot. MSRP: $556 – $835
935 Magnum Duck Commander Shotgun
This 12-gauge 3 ½-inch autoloader delivers a hard-hitting, magnum payload without punishing recoil, thanks to its smooth-cycling, dual gas-vent system. Overbored barrels further reduce felt recoil and deliver consistent, dense patterns. Mossberg’s patented Uni-Line stock design provides for proper eye/rib alignment and features a drop spacer system for custom-like fit. Easy quick-empty release button provides for convenient unloading of shells from the magazine. The fully-camouflaged 935 Magnum Waterfowl (82038) has a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel with ACCU-MAG choke tube set and TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight. MSRP: $957
930 Duck Commander Shotgun
When a 3-inch, 12-gauge autoloader suits your needs, choose the Mossberg 930 loaded with standard features. With its reliable dual gas-vent system, this versatile shotgun can smoothly-handle 2 ¾ or 3-inch loads. Its Uni-Line stock features specially-designed spacers for quick adjustment of the vertical angle of the stock for proper eye/rib alignment and greater comfort when shooting. For ease of unloading, the 930 has a quick-empty magazine release button. The 930 Waterfowl (85131) is fully-covered in Realtree MAX-5 and has a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel with ACCU-CHOKE tube set with TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight. MSRP: $864
SA-20 Duck Commander Shotgun
Need less recoil and a lighter weight option, then the Mossberg International™ SA-20 delivers smooth, reliable operation and ease-of-handling in a 20-gauge, 3-inch autoloading platform. The well-designed gas system on the SA-20 vents excess gases to reduce recoil and eases stress on the operating components. The SA-20 Waterfowl (75784) has matte blue metal finishes with MAX-5 camo stock and forend and comes with a 28-inch vent rib, ported barrel; TRUGLO TRU-BEAD fiber optic front sight; and Sport Set choke tube set (Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder and Cylinder). MSRP: $661
715T Flat Top Duck Commander Rimfire Rifle
Introduced in 2010, this tactical-style 22LR autoloading rifle is built around Mossberg International’s proven 702 semi-auto rimfire platform and is ideal for hunting or plinking. Fully camouflaged, the 715T Flat Top (37230) features a flat top receiver design with full-length, Picatinny top rail; adjustable rail-mounted front and rear sights which are removable; 16 ¼-inch free-floating barrel with A2-style muzzle brake; six-position, adjustable stock (10 ½ to 14 ¼-inches LOP); convenient quad-rail forend; and 25-round magazine with accessory magazine loader. MSRP: $509
715P Duck Commander Rimfire Pistol
Based on the hugely-popular 715T rifle series, Mossberg is pleased to introduce the 715P 22LR pistol to the Mossberg International family. This lightweight, easy-to-shoot tactical-style pistol is ready to take afield for plinking, small game hunting or target shooting. Standard features include a full length top rail with rail-mounted (and removable) adjustable sights; 6-inch barrel with A2-style muzzle brake; short, vented quad-rail forend; and 25-round magazine with accessory loader. The 715P Red Dot Combo (37237) features full camo and is equipped with a 1x30mm Electronic Dot Sight. This durable sight features red/green illumination and is adjustable for windage and elevation. MSRP: $447
702 Plinkster Duck Commander Rimfire Rifle
Built to withstand the demands of a long-range marksman or as an easy-to-operate plinker for the more casual shooter, the Mossberg International 702 Plinkster 22LR autoloader comes standard with a last-shot, hold-open design; 1:16 twist rate; free-floating barrel; durable synthetic stock; dovetailed receiver; adjustable rifle sights with fold-down rear sight to allow mounting of optics; and convenient 10-round detachable magazine. The 702 Plinkster (37022) in this series features MAX-5 camo stock and 18-inch barrel with complementing blued finish. MSRP: $274
Whether you plan to spend a morning in the duck blind, a day plinking at the range or afield chasing cottontails, the Mossberg Duck Commander Series has a shotgun or rimfire for you; and one that will be the envy of all your friends. For more information on this and other Mossberg signature series, visit www.mossberg.com.
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