For decades, the legendary Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun has been selected by the military, law enforcement agencies and civilians worldwide for its rock-solid durability and superior reliability; simply known as a tool that officers can count on. A similar tenet is expressed by Marine Corps veteran and former SWAT team member, Clint Smith, who serves as President and Director of Thunder Ranch training facility in Lakeview, Oregon. When discussing the school’s doctrines, Smith emphasized, “We provide our students with functional and logical defensive tools that they can confidently use.” The newly-introduced, well-designed 500 Thunder Ranch shotgun is the culmination of Smith’s life experiences and Mossberg’s dedication to build dependable and innovative firearms.
At the core of the 500 Thunder Ranch shotgun is the field-proven 500 pump-action platform with non-binding twin action bars, positive steel-to-steel lock-up and anti-jam elevator for smooth, reliable operation. This compact 12-gauge features an 18.5-inch barrel and shortened synthetic stock with a 12.75-inch length of pull. The decreased overall length of 37 inches provides for added maneuverability in close quarters and for proper fit with use of tactical vests or gear. A fixed cylinder bore delivers optimal pattern densities and the machined stand-off barrel design can be used for breaching. For faster target acquisition, the barrel has a simple white dot sighting system. Convenient tri-rail Picatinny fore-end provides for the easy addition of tactical lights and accessories. All exposed metalwork has a non-reflective matte blue finish and the durable stock and fore-end feature a matte black finish and sling swivel studs. Completing this tactical shotgun package is a handy, black padded sling; 6-round total capacity; 2 3/4 and 3-inch shell capability; and the distinctive Thunder Ranch logo engraved on the receiver.
- Item Number: 52133
- Type: 500 Pump
- Gauge/Chamber: 12 gauge / 3 inches
- Capacity: 5+1
- Barrel/Finish: 18.5 inches / Stand-Off
- Sights: White Dot
- Chokes: Cylinder Bore
- Overall Length: 37 inches
- LOP: 12.75 inches
- Stock/Finish: Synthetic / Matte Black
- Approximate Weight: 6.88 pounds