8Feb/112

Mossberg 500 “Chainsaw” Shotgun

So as I walked through the Shot Show in Vegas I happened by the Mossberg booth and stopped in.  Everyone loves to own and play with the pistol grip and tactical shotguns they manufacture.  There is something cool about owning a shotgun that you can hide under your bed, coat or truck seat  and pull out like the Terminator and start blasting away.  Not that many of us get to do any of that but it is always nice to know you can if you had to.

So as I was looking at the new items I noticed a small crowd around one in particular.  It was a pistol grip Mossberg 500 called "The Chainsaw".  I have attached an image below so you can see what I am talking about. It many ways its like all the other Mossberg pump's with the exception of one major difference.  There is a large "chainsaw" handle attached to the pump so you can pump it from the top vs. the bottom.  To me it looks closer to my weed-eater handle but "Mossberg Weed-eater" sounds pretty bad so I can see why they went with "Chainsaw".

My real question is what in the hell would you do with it?  There is no advantage of pumping a shotgun from the top vs. the bottom as far as I can tell.  All I can think is someone might purchase this because it looks like a weapon that would be used in Halo or Gears of War.  Don't get me wrong I'm sure its still fun to shoot, but it just seems like an odd item to purchase with some many other options out there. Once its available I will make sure to stock some of these in case any of you need to channel your inner "Terminator".

I am dying to see what other people think about this gun. I would also like to know if anyone knows of any other guns that look as ridiculous as this one.

Chainsaw

Mossberg 500 Chainsaw

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  1. Since the pistol grip obviously negates any attempt to shoulder-fire, the apparent recoil absorption of an actual hand hold would seem beneficial, along with a top grip giving more control over barrel rise.

  2. That’s a smart way of looknig at the world.


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