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”

Mr. E..
I’m sorry for those of you who feel that way.. An abomination is an abomination, by any name you choose to call it.. The particular product in question does NOTHING well, and certainly not as well as anything it was meant to replace or complement..

I realize that there are aberrent personaliities out there, who will buy Anything That looks like or purports to be “tactical…” a category widely missed by the “new” Mossberg.. it was designed by the crack-smoking bad boys of the Mossberg marketing department, and it shows…..

When I saw Mossberg unveil a .22lr rifle with a hilarious Barrett-50-style recoil compensator, I was sure they were making a satirical statement on the grim state of this country. I was SURE it was a joke. Now I know better.

[email protected]#$%ing-believable.

Im not so sure of well it shoots , never seen one , never heard any results of one either , I hear people bash weapons all the time, that of course they have never owned or fired , I have a Rossi Ranch hand .44 magnum and although I wouldnt want to shoot much , come and try sneaking in through my bedroom window , that sucker is accurate to almost 20 feet , more than enough room to blow a hamburger sized hole through you! I agree the “zombie hunters” attitude is slick advertizing , im not sure what good a folding stock would be on a lever ,however an adjustable stock is great ,all my guns have them ,not everyone is 5’2″ some of use 6’8″ that adjustable works , now I agree if this were all polymer it would be a plus , but weight factors in on a lever too. Im gonna wait and see ,I like the 30-30 ,its a great round ,fun to shoot and plenty capable of taking down a democrat or two!

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