The Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical shotgun is an expansion of Mossberg & Son’s 940 Pro shotgun line. It’s a 12 gauge, like its cousins, and is semi-automatic with a 7 +1 round capacity. According to the manufacturer they have redesigned their clean-running gas system to be even better. They say shooters of the 940 Pro Tactical will reap all the benefits of those upgraded features.
Mossberg is known for for its family of defensive 500/590/590A1 pump-action shotguns, and today they’re broadening their horizons further with the 940 Pro Tactical. The newest 12 gauge is optic ready and has numerous features designed to enhance its durability, useability, and functionality.
One particularly interesting feature of the new shotgun is its redesigned gas system. Although Mossberg’s gas-operating system was already made to reduce cleaning needs, the gun maker claims this updated design is even better, and can go as many as 1500 rounds between cleanings. It is also made for superior reliability and improved overall performance.
Regarding the gun’s optics-ready design, Mossberg said, “To maximize functionality, the 940 Pro Tactical is loaded with performance-driven features starting with receiver cuts to accept the direct mounting of micro-dot sights (Shield RMSc footprint). Direct mounting of the optic provides for proper eye alignment and quicker target acquisition when shouldering the gun. A cover plate is included for when an optic is not mounted. Receivers are also drilled and tapped for the option of adding rail-mounted optics.”
A defensive shotgun that ships from the factory ready for your red dot or other sight is undeniably a solid addition to any gun owner’s collection.
The Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical has an 18.5 inch barrel with a matte finish to reduce glare. It also comes with a threaded barrel so it is immediately compatible with the company’s interchangeable AccuChoke choke tubes. The loading port has also been enlarged and beveled for smoother loading. As with all the guns in their 940 Pro Line, Mossberg is producing the 940 Pro Tactical with a nickel boron-coated gas piston, magazine tube, hammer and sear. The synthetic stock is user-adjustable for length of pull and drop at comb and cast.
Other features include a rear swing swivel stud, aggressively textured stock and forend, and knurled, extended charging handle. This shotgun was designed with the defensive shooter in mind.
- Caliber: 12 gauge
- Type: Semi-automatic
- Capacity: 7 +1
- Barrel Length: 18.5 inches
- Chokes: Accu Choke System, cylinder bore choke installed
- Sights: Fiber Optic front sight, rear is optic ready
- Length of Pull: 12.5 inches to 14.25 inches
- Barrel Finish: Matte blue
- Stock: Adjustable length of pull, cast, and drop; synthetic construction in black
- Overall Length: 37.5 inches
- Weight: 7 pounds, 5 ounces, empty
- MSRP: $1120.00