The company's version, seen today on the NRA Annual Meetings floor, comes with seven and eight round magazines, has a 5-inch barrel and weighs 39 ounces. Overall length is 8.5 inches, height is 5.75 inches and it comes with three-dot sights. MSRP is $1,079.
Para USA 1911 100th Anniversary
Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.
In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.