In a move to extend their new line of autoloading shotguns into the Turkey hunting fields, Connecticut-based Mossberg announced this week the release of two new optics-ready 12-gauge 940 Pro Turkey shotguns. Unique to the growing Mossberg 940 Pro line launched in 2020, this model boasts cuts in the receiver designed to accept the direct mounting of low-profile micro-dot sights (Shield RMSc pattern). For those not interested in hunting with an optic, the gun includes a HiViz CompSight front fiber-optic sight atop its ventilated rib, which complements an X-Factor XX-full ported choke tube.

The 940 Turkey is available in two barrel lengths, 24 and 18.5 inches, and features a full Mossy Oak Greenleaf camo treatment. Beyond that, it hosts many of the advanced features that set the 940 Pro shotguns apart as a whole, including an oversized charging handle and bolt release, beveled loading port (with a redesigned elevator), hard-anodized aluminum plunger, texturing on the forend and stock, as well as a 1.25-inch adjustable length of pull. 

Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun
The 940 Pro Turkey can be had with a barrel that is 24 or 18.5 inches long. (Photo: Mossberg)
Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun
The receiver is milled for mounting a red dot, and it's also drilled and tapped if you want to mount a scope. (Photo: Mossberg)
Mossberg 940 Pro Turkey semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun
Oversized controls make it easy to operate in the field, and the low-mounting red dot helps when trying to keep a low profile. (Photo: Mossberg)

It’s chambered for 2 3/4 and 3-inch shells. The gun can carry 4+1 of the latter when fully loaded, which is eight short of the  Snow Goose model but still plenty of semi-auto firepower for turkey and far more maneuverable when on the hunt for a gobbler. 

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Like other 940 Pros, the gas piston, magazine tube, hammer, and sear are all nickel-boron coated for resilience. Mossberg’s torture testing of the gas system holds that the gun can run up to 1,500 rounds before cleaning. Recommended MSRP is set at $1,120. 

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