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Welcome to the newest feature on—our “Gun of the Month.” Each month our editorial staff gets together and discusses the world of firearms and what gets us genuinely excited. More times than not, you’ll see a new firearm as our selection, but being new is not a prerequisite for being our “Gun of the Month.”

The Gun

Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12 Gauge

Why We Picked the 590 Shockwave

It’s hard to beat a short-barreled shotgun in close quarters, and now you can get something similar without all the NFA hassle. Thanks to its Shockwave Raptor bird’s-head grip, this particular Mossberg 590 is allowed to have a shorter 14-inch barrel without being classified as an NFA firearm per the BATFE.

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