Mossberg Tactical Lever Gun

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.

Mossberg 464 SPX

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 464 SPX
The muzzle brake on the .22 LR version of the Mossberg 464 SPX.

2014 Update

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.

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17 replies on “Mossberg Tactical Lever Gun”

While, I do want to see some tactical lever actions, this does look like an abomination. I think a more classic style stock set would be best, but in quality polymer. A speed feed version of the buttstock for 30-30 would be cool! A fore end with less rail farm would be nice. Perhaps just some mounting points for smaller rails mainly for lights. Then a place for a scout mount on the top. The break is ok I suppose.

The theory here seems to be that if you attach a rail system, a collapsible AR style stock and call it Tactical then tactical firearms fans will come. I predict that due to poor sales this will be discontinued by years end.

I am with roadkill. Add a few ease of use elements and a polymer stock, a couple of points to mount rail sections on the fore end for lights and lasers and I think your on to something. This thing on the other hand is ridiculous.

Speedfeed type stock with full magazine refill tubes. Also why no rail on top where it is most useful? At least enough for a red dot.

As far as the collapsing stock, I don’t think the AR type is the best. It is a solution to a problem that almost no other gun has, a buffer tube that sticks out the back. They could have made an over or under folder or a side folder in either direction. A lot cheaper and possibly even useful.

Seriously……When will the “tactical” nonsense end. Hang a piece of black plastic off any gun design and hope
it sells.

IMHO, this thing is the equivalent of a 70 year old man dressing in a backwards baseball cap and letting his
pants sag off his rump.

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