Introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the Mosberg 464 SPX is a tactical, lever action rifle chambered in .30-30. This lever gun is black (of course) and comes standard with a tri-rail and AR-style, adjustable buttstock. Yes, it can be had with a flash hider.
Mossberg is also introducing a .22 LR version of the 464 tactical lever gun. This model can be purchased with a muzzle break to help tame the wild recoiling rimfire.
Michael Bane mentioned the tactical .30-30 on his podcast a week or two ago. I thought it could be very cool or a train wreck. I’ll let you decide for yourself. MSRP starts at $497 and goes up from there.
I’m a big fan of the lever action rifle as a home defense gun. The .30-30 cartridge is more than adequate to stop a determined home invader. Plus, in the aftermath, it is much harder for an attorney representing the “poor victim” to show you were a bloodthirsty killer by pointing to a walnut stocked lever action your daddy gave you. I just don’t know if the 464 SPX is quite what I am thinking for self defense, but what the heck. Different strokes for different folks. You like it, buy one and don’t worry about what anyone else might think.
464™ SPX Offerings Add a New Twist to Classic Line of Lever-Actions
Mossberg® Lever-Actions Go Tactical
North Haven, CT – Traditional, classic and an American legend are words often used to describe lever-action rifles but that’s not the case with the latest offerings from O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. The patent-pending 464 SPX Lever-Actions in .22LR and .30-30 Win redefine this time-tested category with premium, tactical-style features that include 6-postion adjustable stocks; tri-rail forends with rail covers; adjustable fiber optic sights; and optional flash suppressor and muzzle brake on the .30-30 Win and .22LR versions respectively…