In celebration of the company’s 100th Anniversary, O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. has announced the release of a full-featured, 9mm concealed carry handgun: the Mossberg MC1sc (subcompact). Coming full circle from the company’s first firearm design, called the Brownie, a 22 caliber, four-shot “pocket pistol,” Mossberg has incorporated 100 years of engineering expertise in developing this concealed carry handgun.
The MC1sc is available in five initial 9mm offerings: the standard MC1sc and an optional cross-bolt safety version; two standard offerings with sighting systems, either TRUGLO Tritium Pro Night Sights or a Viridian E-Series Red Laser; and a Centennial Limited Edition with a production run limited to 1,000 commemorative models.
Mossberg says the MC1sc reflects three years of development and new patent-pending ideas in combining the most highly desired features in the subcompact market with Mossberg’s innovative approach to design. Important features in a subcompact handgun are size, weight, caliber, and carryability; and Mossberg says the MC1sc delivers with its overall length of 6.45 inches; recoil-managing weight of 19 ounces (with empty magazine); and barrel length of 3.4 inches in the popular 9mm chambering. Other desired features include two single-stack magazines, a flush 6-round and 7-round extended; glass-reinforced polymer frame; and suggested retail price of $421 for the two standard models.
Innovation is what sets this subcompact apart from the competition. The MC1sc features Mossberg’s Clear-Count single-stack magazines. Constructed of a transparent, lubricious polymer compound, the magazines offer low friction and high wear-resistance, while providing quick at-a-glance assessment of the number and type of rounds loaded. The magazines also feature easy-to-remove floor plates and high-visibility followers. Each model comes with a flush 6-round and extended 7-round magazine. The MC1sc has the patent-pending Mossberg STS (Safe Takedown System), which does not require the user to pull the trigger to disassemble for routine cleaning or maintenance. Rounding out the design is an aggressive patent-pending Mossberg signature grip texturing, added palm swell and grip angle (similar to a 1911) for a more confident, firm grip.
Standard features have not been overlooked in the design of the MC1sc. The slide is constructed of stainless steel with a DLC (Diamond Like Coating) finish, providing for reduction of slide friction and wear resistance. Aggressive, multi-angle serrations provide for ease of slide manipulation. And the slide is topped with dovetailed-mounted, low-profile white 3-Dot sights. The durable frame is constructed of a glass-reinforced polymer which provides high impact and chemical resistance with high tensile strength and stiffness. The barrel, constructed of stainless steel, also features a DLC coating and 1-in-16 twist rate. The MC1sc trigger has a flat profile and integrated blade safety; short, tactile reset; reduced overtravel; and has a 5 to 6 pound pull weight. The smooth take-up combined with the flat trigger face offers an improved feel and clean, crisp trigger break. Trigger guards are also oversized for ease of access and comfort. All MC1sc models have a reversible magazine release, located behind the trigger guard, and there is also a frame variant with a reversible cross-bolt manual safety available.
As a factory option, you can choose from MC1sc models with two sight systems. TRUGLO Tritium Pro Night Sights feature a FOCUS•LOCK ring for faster focus combined with a quick U-notch design providing outstanding sighting in low-light shooting conditions or complete darkness. The trigger-guard mounted Viridian E-Series Red Laser is specifically designed for the everyday conceal and carry owner, providing a powerful red laser for rapid target acquisition.
In celebration of Mossberg’s anniversary, a MC1sc Centennial Limited Edition will be available, limited to a run of 1,000 units with sequential serial numbering. Features include 24 karat gold accents engraved on the slide; Titanium Nitride-finished barrel and metal small parts; and special serial number.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. opened its doors 100 years ago in March of 1919 with the vision of designing and manufacturing quality sporting firearms at affordable prices. For more information on the MC1sc and Mossberg’s extensive line of firearms, visit www.mossberg.com.