No, at least not legally. Of course, common sense dictates that if it looks like a duck and quack like a duck, then it`s a duck. Again, exclude common sense from conversation. The Shockwave belongs to another category of firearms. It is simply a « firearm, » and it is not a pistol, rifle or shotgun. Many guns are barely legal, but the shock wave is different. If you see one, your first thoughts are probably that it is a short-barreled shotgun, also known as a sawed-off shotgun. This makes it a Title II firearm that requires a tax stamp to be legal. Without a stamp, owning the Shockwave would of course be illegal, right? The shock wave must be more than 26 inches in total length. If the total length of a weapon is less than 26 inches, it legally becomes any other weapon (AOW).
All other weapons are also firearms covered by Title II. This small part, where a shotgun is defined as a weapon made or reproduced to be fired from the shoulder, is at the heart of the legality of the shock wave. For something to be a shotgun, it must have or have had a reserve. If a Mossberg 590 never had a supply, then technically it`s not a shotgun. If it`s not a shotgun, then it can`t be a short-barreled shotgun. I also like the fact that Mossberg turned up his nose at the ATF and gave us a gun that exactly fits the legal definition of a shotgun. If they want to abandon common sense with gun control laws, we should beat them in their own game. The title says it all, I have the Raptor handle ready for installation, I wonder if it`s legal.
I feel like as long as its total length is more than 470 mm and I haven`t sawn it myself, that`s fine. (Since 90-degree pistol grips are legal, I thought that was fine too). Thank you! The Mossberg shockwave could be one of the most disruptive weapons of the last decade. Mossberg is best known as this shotgun company. His name has long been associated with sporting and tactical shotguns. Mossberg 500 occupies deer stalls and duck blinds across the country, and the 590A1 is the military shotgun of choice. However, Shockwave does something different and is pretty much legal. The pistol grip of the Vogelkopf 590 Shockwave Raptor is uniquely shaped to minimize the recoil of the felt. This model has been classified as fully compliant by the BATTE and has an OAL of 26.37. The 590 Shockwave has a convenient magazine cap for cleaning tubes, a visor at the front and an « ear of corn » to move the shooter`s main hand away from the muzzle.
It has a 14,375-inch heavy-walled barrel with a cylinder bore and a stainless steel cerakote metal finish. The weapon has limited use. It is short, so agile and lightweight. It is easy to use when entering and exiting vehicles and perfect for defending recreational vehicles when needed. The Marshals Service used them for their maneuverability and single-shot combat power. However, they needed real training to master it. Nevertheless, it is nowhere near as effective as a regular shotgun. The Shockwave is based on the famous 590 design.
This means that the weapon has a pump-action design that uses 12-gauge shotgun cartridges. Later, variants of 20 caliber and .410 caliber also appeared. « The term « shotgun » means a weapon which has been designed or converted, manufactured or newly manufactured, and which is intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or modified and manufactured or newly manufactured to use the energy of an explosive to fire, through a smoothbore, either a certain number of bullet shots, or a single projectile for each movement of the trigger. » Continue reading: Mossberg 590 Shockwave: Tactical-Life`s « gun of the month » for May 2017 The reason for the 26-inch length is that it is the length at which the ATF declares an object to be inobscuring. When a gun, like the Shockwave, becomes obfussable, it`s an AOW. It is an arbitrary length, but that is how the law is written. Again, you have to exclude common sense from gun laws. This means that the barrel length can be as short as you want without conflicting with the ATF. Mossberg got away with equipping the Shockwave with a 14-inch gun without the need for a tax stamp. With a lot of training, you can handle a shockwave very well. However, this time is best spent with a standard shotgun or rifle.
I would say that the shock wave – and guns like them – is an absolute explosion to fire. They move and shrink like wild animals. I like the challenge of controlling and manipulating them. He has no rifle butt and uses a Raptor pistol grip that resembles the shotgun of the US Marshals. But what caught everyone`s attention was the 14-inch gun. We all know what a shotgun is. It is a smooth gun that fires shotguns. That is the definition of common sense.
Well, since when do U.S. law and the ATF have anything to do with common sense? But, for once, their lack of common sense benefits us. Shotguns with pistol grips are tough customers. The recoil of a 12-gauge shotgun should not be sneezed. Plus, without a part, you sacrifice control and recoil reduction. This makes the Shockwave difficult to use, difficult to aim and slows down tracking shots considerably. The Shockwave reaches its full length thanks to the somewhat long Raptor pistol grip and the combination of a 14-inch barrel.