When the Shockwave was first introduced, it appeared to be an illegal firearm under Texas law. Texas law defines a „shotgun“ without requiring it to be designed to be pulled from the shoulder. Ironically, Mossberg is sending shockwaves through Texas. Needless to say, the citizens of this pro-gun state were not happy with this outcome. How could it be legal under federal law but illegal under Texas law? Because the Texas definition of a shotgun is broader, the shockwave was likely considered a short-barrelled firearm under state law. Section 46.05 of the Texas Penal Code criminalizes possession of an unregistered short-barrelled weapon. This result was absurd, since Texas law required the registration of the Shockwave with the ATF, but the ATF did not require federal registration. The legislator corrected this curious result with H.B. 1819. It clarified the section of the Penal Code dealing with NFA elements by adding language that excludes articles that are not subject to registration with the ATF. Therefore, the Mossberg shockwave is exempt from Section 46.05 under the new Texas rules and is now legal in Texas. So there you have it. The Mossberg Shockwave is a legal firearm in Texas.

Note that modifying the Shockwave is not a good idea. When you buy the Shockwave, make sure you don`t saw the back and replace it with a shoulder rest. Such a change would make your Shockwave an NFA object. Without a tax stamp and proper documentation, possession of this altered shockwave would be illegal. Also note: If you`re looking for a 26-inch 12-gauge pistol and you`re not in Texas, check your state`s laws before buying one. Every state is different, and even in Texas, the shockwave wasn`t legal until the law was changed. Just because you find it for sale doesn`t mean it`s legal. Take the time to learn about the law! Orchid Advisors provides ATF and ITAR compliance services to FFLs in manufacturing, distribution and retail. The company offers FFL and export licenses, in-depth file inspections, e4473/NFA electronic forms, e-bound book software, and provides the largest ATF and ITAR compliance online training platform on the market. Together with its partners, Orchid provides the only integrated compliance, technology and legal solution for firearms. With a 14-inch barrel and an overall length of just over 26 inches, many wonder if this is a short-barreled shotgun in the NFA sense? To answer the question of the legality of this weapon, we must look at the federal definition of a short-barreled shotgun. For safety, legal and regulatory reasons, our return policy does not apply to the following items: If a firearm is not picked up from the target merchant, the customer is responsible for the return shipping fee and the 6% restocking fee.

We received many questions about the Mossberg 590 Shockwave. This firearm fires shotgun ammunition but has a new type of pistol grip and a barrel length of only 14 inches. It is marketed as a non-NFA weapon that does not require a tax stamp. The question: IS IT LEGAL? Very few people could imagine shooting with one hand with a 12-gauge shotgun safely. But the Shockwave is not a „shotgun.“ The grip is designed to be held in one hand, and while most people would use a second hand to stabilize the weapon, the shock wave can be fired with one hand. I even did it myself. I don`t recommend trying this at home, but it can be done. The handle is definitely designed to be grasped in one hand.

So it seems that this gun could be classified as a pistol – a pistol that randomly fires shotgun ammunition. Federal law defines a shotgun as a weapon designed and intended to be fired from the shoulder and use the energy of the explosive in a solid shotgun cartridge to fire projectiles. 26 United States Code, § 5845(d). A shotgun must have a total length of at least 26 inches and a barrel length of at least 18 inches. The Shockwave has a 14-inch barrel, four inches less than the federal requirement. But Mossberg was careful in designing this weapon. The handle is permanently attached to the action and barrel and has no shoulder rest. This means that it is not designed to be pulled off the shoulder. While it is certainly possible to pull this weapon off the shoulder, it would likely result in injury to the user.

It is clearly not intended or intended to be pulled off the shoulder. Therefore, it cannot be a shotgun according to the federal definition. If it`s not a shotgun, what is? Mossberg did it, I love it, I bought it. Rests very comfortably in the hands and is very „compact“. Takes all shells easily, even „small“ shotgun grenades, if you install the small third-party adapter – not included with the weapon. I would definitely buy this weapon again and definitely congratulate Mossberg on its production. The Shockwave is the newest member of the Mossberg family. It is based on their popular 590 platform and features a 14-inch barrel and an innovative grip that allows the user to hold the gun like a traditional shotgun. That`s just over 26 inches in total length.

Pistol-gripped shotguns have long been reprimanded for their dangerous recoil and inaccuracy. Without a shoulder rest to absorb recoil and stabilize the target, pistol grips were not a popular option. But the Shockwave`s handle has a similar shape to a conventional handle, where your hand rests on the handle and not behind. The angle of the handle makes shooters rave about ease of use and the short barrel makes this item ideal for trucks or home defense. It was an interesting April that followed industry legislation in state capitals. While there have been no successful laws restricting firearms or gun parts or accessories, many laws have been enacted or passed by state lawmakers this month that affect the way FFLs do business across the country. Some of this month`s legislative activities that have a direct impact on the industry are separated by status below: In a letter to Mossberg, the ATF explains that this weapon does not require registration with the ATF under the NFA. But they don`t explain what „this kind of gun“ really is. The ATF only indicates that it is a firearm within the meaning of the Firearms Control Act. Some speculate that, since the ATF does not require registration, this item must be a gun. According to the federal definition, a pistol is „a weapon designed, manufactured and intended to fire a projectile (bullet) from one or more barrels when held in one hand and (a) has one or more chambers forming an integral part of the bore or is permanently aligned with the bore; and (b) a short shaft designed to be grasped with one hand and tilted relative to the line or below the line or bottom of the borehole. 27 CFR § 479.11. This verbose definition basically has two important aspects: designed to be pulled with one hand and a short tree designed to be grasped in one hand.

I have had this weapon for about 18 months. It`s super fun to go to the shooting range. I had no problem with that. I had to look around and got it from Impact Guns. Very Happy Firearms: Impact Guns Lifetime Warranty offers a lifetime warranty on firearms. We guarantee to replace or repair defective firearms for the life of the original purchaser. For more information, see our Lifetime Warranty Policy. Through impact. My first shotgun on impact; I love him.