At the SHOT Show, Mossberg announced a new line of left-handed shotguns called the L Series. These shotguns replicate many of the standard (right-handed) 500 and 590 series shotguns in the Mossberg catalog in both 12 and 20 gauge.
Here’s the full information…
More than other brands of pump shotguns, the Mossberg 500 and 590 scatterguns have always been friendlier to left-handed shooters because of the use of an ambidextrous safety. A cross bolt safety is workable when shooting off of the left shoulder, but I’ve always found the Mossberg safety is easier to manipulate.
These shotguns will eject shells to the left instead of the right. With the ejection port on the left side of the gun, feeding single shells into the open receiver is a mirror image of the process used when shooting off of the right shoulder.
In the initial line up, Mossberg will offer 15 different L Series shotguns. This includes a pair of 590 shotguns, a FLEX gun, a youth shotgun and a variety of guns set up for specialty hunting such as waterfowl, turkey and slugs.
Labeled as tactical, there are four model 500 and two model 590 shotguns in this part of the line. The following table shows the specifications of the six pump shotguns.
|500 Tactical Adjustable||12||6||18.5″||bead||matte blue|
|590 with Heat Shield||12||9||20″||bead||blued|
|590A1||12||9||20″||XS Ghost Ring||parkerized|
Hunting & General Purpose Shotguns
From turkey to deer, Mossberg has a left handed shotgun for you. Pump guns are available in a youth size as well as a field/deer combination unit. The below table breaks down the basic specs of the different guns.
|Flex 500||12||6||28″||twin bead||matte blue, synthetic black stock|
|500 All Purpose||12 and 20||6||28″ (26″ for 20 ga)||twin bead||matte blue, synthetic black stock|
|500 Super Bantam Youth||20||6||22″||twin bead||blued, synthetic black stock|
|500 Turkey||12||6||24″||fiber optic||Break Up Infinity Camo|
|500 Waterfowl||12||6||28″||fiber optic||Advantage Max-4 Camo|
|500 Slugster||12 and 20||6||24″||integral scope base||blued, wood stock|
|500 Field/Deer Combo||12||6||24″ and 28″||integral scope base on rifled 24″; twin bead on 28″||blued, wood stock|
Mossberg has made some pretty large moves this year. As I previously reported, the company is completely replacing the 4×4 and ATR lines with the Patriot rifles. Also, the company announced a new line of rimfire rifles. Some of these new rimfires are AK-47 (ish) with wood and synthetic stocks.
Last Update: October 17, 2022