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.
(Ed. Note: You can read my Mossberg 464 SPX Review for additional information on this gun.)
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. If you like it, buy one and don’t worry about what anyone else might think.
Mossberg continues to sell the 464 SPX rifles. It would seem that they are a better seller than some people gave it credit for.
The MSRP has increased to $552 from the original $497. I suppose that is to be expected.
One thing Mossberg did do was the company added a zombie version of the rifle. The 464 ZMB is much the same gun, but with a splash of green for good measure. I do not have a photo of it to post. However, when I get one, I will add it to this page. The zombie version of the rifle has a suggested list price of $581.