Mossberg has broken into yet another new market this week with the introduction of their new over-under Reserve Field series shotguns.
In a week that would normally see the company showcasing its newest guns at SHOT Show in Las Vegas (canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic), Mossberg still decided to break the mold set by their venerable and reliable semi-auto and pump-action shotguns.
Widely known for guns such as their Mossberg 500, the Connecticut-based company’s new market line has clearly squared its sights on hunters and sportsmen alike. These new over-under guns are available in 12-, 20-, and 28-gauge chamberings and .410 bore.
The Silver Reserve Field Series offers an affordable, nice-looking alternative for new shooters looking to get into bird hunting or busting clays. It’s available in 12, 20, and 28 gauge and .410 bore. All models come with five chokes (cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, and full). They weigh in under 7.5 pounds and boast shell extractors. The Silver Reserve line is also available in a 20-gauge youth model that features a 13.5-inch length of pull.
The guns feature a black walnut stock with laser checkering that complements the foregrip and palm swell. There is also a 12-gauge, all-black synthetic version, which features a fiber-optic sight. This version is more skewed toward turkey hunting than its upland rivals. The MSRP for the Silver Reserve Field Series is $632 for the synthetic and $692 for the rest of the series.
The Gold Reserve line is aimed at the sporting clay crowd and features barrel lengths of either 28 inches or 30 inches, but they’re sure to work just fine in the field as well. These competition-ready shotguns are available in 12 and 20 gauge as well as .410 bore. They come with a set of five sport chokes (skeet, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, and full). They also come with shell ejectors.
The Gold Reserve also lives up to its name, sporting 24k gold inlay on the bottom of the receiver. Better, hand-selected walnut graces the Gold Reserve series, while it shares the same laser checkering as it’s Silver Reserve brethren. If you’re trying to go on a full-on clay-busting frenzy and enter tournaments, then Mossberg has you covered there, too.
The Gold Reserve Super Sport is designed with the highest competitors in mind. They have added an adjustable stock for cast, comb height, and length of pull, which is adjustable from 13 to 15 inches. It has a high ventilated rib on the 30-inch barrel, which is equipped with a fiber optic sight to get shooters on target quicker. The Super Sport has an MSRP of $1,221, while the rest of Gold Reserve lineup comes in with an MSRP of $983.
This marks the second time in three years that Mossberg has broken into a new market with an affordable offering. Two years ago, they launched the MC1sc semi-auto pistol to a lot of fanfare. While they had manufactured handguns before, it had been 100 years since their last handgun offering.
They followed the launch of the MC1sc with the larger MC2c pistol last year. They also introduced an award-winning, tricked-out racing shotgun: the 940 JM Pro. It’s good to see the new products continuing to roll out from Mossberg at affordable prices year after year.