O.F. Mossberg & Sons launched a Centennial Sweepstakes in which enthusiasts can register to win a limited-edition MC1sc Centennial 9 mm pistol. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, which ends May 31, 2019. Visit the promotion’s web page to sign up. Certain limitations apply.
The event is part of the company’s celebration of its 100th anniversary and the introduction of a full-featured, 9 mm concealed carry handgun—the MC1sc. The MC1sc Centennial Limited Edition pistol has a variety of added touches that set it apart from its stock sibling, including 24-karat gold-plated accents on the slide; titanium nitride-finished barrel and other parts; and sequential serial numbering that incorporates a unique prefix exclusive to this limited-edition model. Only 1,000 will be produced.
The MC1sc comes full circle from the company’s first firearm design in 1919, called the Brownie, a .22-caliber, four-shot “pocket pistol.” Mossberg has incorporated years of engineering expertise in developing the new pistol, though, which was introduced at the 2019 SHOT Show. It’s available in five initial 9 mm offerings: the standard MC1sc and an optional cross-bolt safety version; the choice of two standard offerings with Truglo Tritium Pro Night Sights or a Viridian E-Series Red Laser; and the Centennial Limited Edition.
The MC1sc features an overall length of 6.25 inches, weight of 19 ounces (with empty magazine) and barrel length of 3.4 inches. Each pistol comes with two Clear-Count single-stack magazines (flush 6-round and 7-round extended); glass-reinforced polymer frame; stainless steel barrel and slide, both with DLC coating; flat-profile trigger with integrated blade safety; and patent-pending Mossberg STS (Safe Takedown System) that, unlike competitive products, does not require the user to pull the trigger to disassemble.
Shooting Illustrated Managing Editor Jay Grazio recently reviewed the MC1sc and wrote, “If you’re looking for a subcompact 9 mm pistol, there’s a lot going right for the new MC1sc. Mossberg’s re-entry in the concealable-handgun market is poised for success, and offers another solid choice for those looking for a self-defense pistol.”
Mossberg, founded in 1919, is the oldest family-owned firearm manufacturer in the United States and largest pump-action shotgun maker in the world.