Following the introduction last year of the MC1sc—Mossberg’s first semi-auto pistol in the company’s 100-year history—Mossberg is announcing the next in its series of handguns: the MC2c (compact) 9mm pistol.

Combining quality ergonomics, performance-driven features and the increased capacity of double-stack magazines, makes the MC2c a great size for concealed carry or home protection, the company says.

Five initial offerings will include two frame variants (standard and cross-bolt safety); choice of slide finishes (black DLC-finished or bead-blasted stainless steel); and optional TruGlo Tritium Pro Night sights. And all MC2c models come with 13-round flush and 15-round extended coated-steel magazines.

Designed for concealed carry, the MC2c features a 3.9-inch barrel, has an overall length of 7.1 inches, a slim width of 1.10 inches, and a height of 4.9 inches. Weighing in at 21 ounces (unloaded), this semiauto is designed to be incredibly narrow for its capacity, the company says.

In addition to its concealability, the MC2c pistol’s ergonomic features help make it more comfortable to shoot. The grip has an added palm swell and grip angle like a 1911, and it features Mossberg’s signature aggressive texturing for a more confident, firm grip. The stainless-steel slide features aggressive multi-angle serrations that provide positive slide manipulation and MC2c pistols also have a reversible magazine release that is located behind the trigger guard. Models are available with a cross-bolt safety, which is reversible for right or left-handed shooters.

The MC2c pistol's frames are constructed of glass-reinforced polymer, which provides for high tensile strength and stiffness as well as high impact and chemical resistance. Slides are stainless steel with the option of Black DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) or Matte Stainless finish. Integrated into the slide is the Mossberg STS (Safe Takedown System), which does not require the user to pull the trigger to disassemble the pistol for routine cleaning or maintenance.

Other standard features include dovetail-mounted, low-profile white 3-dot sights (drift adjustable); stainless steel barrel with cut-broached rifling and 1-in-16 twist rate with black DLC finish; front accessory rail; oversized trigger guard; and flat-profile trigger with integrated blade safety. Trigger features include short, tactile reset; reduced overtravel; and approximate 5.5-pound trigger pull weigh.

The MC2c pistol's flush 13-round and an extended 15-round double-stack magazines are constructed of coated steel, which offers low friction and wear-resistance. The magazines also feature easy-to-remove floorplates for ease of cleaning and high-visibility followers.

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