September 26th, 2019 by AmSJ Staff

This ain’t no Shotgun, Mossberg First Handgun in 100 Years & Online Sentiments from Keyboard Commandos

Like every year, the New Year brings us new guns. Manufacturers ramp up prior to SHOT Show by unveiling their latest and greatest. This year Mossberg made a big splash releasing its first handgun in 100 years with the all-new MC1sc. Their first handgun was the Trapper. A four-shot pistol marketed to trappers for dispatching game.


Mossberg new pistol MC1sc is a polymer subcompact striker-fired pistol.
Chambered in 9mm and it comes with both six-round flush and seven-round extended magazines. This pistol is worthy for the CCW carrier including the minority pocket carry crowd.

Beginning of the year with the announcement of the gun stirred up the social media community. (in plenty of different directions.)
Most responses were positive, with a lot of interest in the MC1sc just because it’s from Mossberg.
However, there is that negative internet groupies that voiced their opinion about the gun without actually taking the MC1sc for a run.

These critiques from keyboard commandos not to be taken seriously, but in light gesture. Think you know by now that everyone on the internet thinks they are the expert with good opinions. Not.

Here’s a look at some of the things we’re talking about.

Mossberg MC1sc Looks Like
These folks think the MC1sc looks like every handguns under the rainbow.
Here’s the main comments that caught our attention.

  • “Oh look, it’s a bootleg S&W Sheild.” (Guess nobody ever taught this guy “‘I’ before ‘E’ except after ‘C.’”)
  • “Looks like a M&P Shield had a baby with a Springfield XD.”
  • “If a Shield and a Taurus G2C had a baby.”
  • “Made by Taurus?”
  • “Looks like a knock-off Glock.”
  • “Profile sure looks like a G43.”
  • “Looks like a cross between a Glock and a P365.”
  • “It looks like a Ruger SR9.”
  • “Looks like a mix between a Walter and a Ruger.” (We left “Walter” as is because it made us laugh. We realize it’s “Walther,” but we like to picture “Walter” as an 80-year-old curmudgeon who makes handguns in his basement while his wife berates him for not taking out the trash again.)
  • “Walther is going to sue someone.”
  • “Looks like a Kahr.”
  • “Looks to me a lot like the Honor Guard pistol that was out a few years ago.”

Everyone seems to think the Mossberg MC1sc looks like every popular pistol out on the market. Yeah, it’s supposed to be a pistol — that’s what it is. And then, when a manufacturer comes out with something different, these are the first people to yell, “Gimmick! This thing looks ridiculous!”

Who cares what the MC1sc looks like? How about focusing on how it runs? So far the reviews from actual shooters have been stellar.

Caliber Debate
We’re not going to get into ballistics and caliber performance or 9mm vs. .45 because the debate never ends. But to dismiss a handgun based on the fact that it’s 9mm in this day and age is ridiculous.
Its all about “Shot placement,” even the FBI will agree with this statement.

Historically, Mossberg will always be known for its shotguns and rifles, the performance of which is above the scale. However, there is always one in the crowd that thinks differently. Not sure if any of these keyboard commandos knows guns, could be trolling. Most of us normal gun owners knows Mossberg is the real deal.
There is usually one read that gets it, they said: “If it’s reliable as their shotguns then I’d buy it.”

MC1sc Performances
Yes, we could have talked all about the gun performances at the beginning. From most people that have shot the MC1sc the remarks have been positive vs from the keyboard commandos. Many people that have shot this little pistol were surprised in many ways. One of them is that the pistol doesn’t snap like most small pocket guns. The pistol is very accurate at rapid fire out to 25 yard with none reported malfunction. Some shooters have stated its accuracy can be compared to the Glock43.
Trigger pull was roughly at around 5 pounds.
The MC1sc sight is a 3-dot design and snag free, some shooters may like it or not.
We’re going to leave out the disassembling out, some folks are saying its not exactly intuitive to do this.

Types of ammo that was used were: (not the complete list here)
Fiocchi 115 Grain FMJ
Federal Syntech Training Match 124 Grain
Remington UMC 115 Grain FMJ
Winchester White Box 115 Grain FMJ

Mossberg MC1sc Specifications & Features
Barrel 3.4” DLC Barrel
Frame Glass Reinforced Polymer, Matte Black
Slide 416 Stainless Steel, DLC
Trigger Flat-profile trigger with integrated blade safety
Trigger Press 4.9 lb. Avg.
Magazines 6-Round Flush-Fit / 7-Round Extended Clear-Count Polymer
Height 104.39mm | 4.11”
Width 26.61mm | 1.10”
Length 160.48mm | 6.39”
Weight 538g | 1lb. 2.98 oz.
Safeties Trigger with integrated blade safety
Grips Aggressive signature Mossberg grip texturing.
Other 1-Year Limited Warranty; Reversible magazine release; Safe Takedown System; Multi-angle slide serrations
MSRP $421
Street Price $299

Take it for a Run First
Bottom line: Before shouting out your verdict on a gun that you haven’t fired, might want to put it through a test run first. If you run it and have issues with performance or mechanics, that’s a different story. Just like in life, you don’t know until you try it.

Here’s a quick review from the TheFireArmGuy.

Quick word on Pocket Carry
There are many good IWB holsters that you can get. But, lets take a look at the minority crowd within the CCW folks. The “pocket carrier”. This MC1sc single stack is small enough to pocket carry.
If you’re worried about safety, look no further with a CCW Breakaways Skintight holster, which can be carried in just about any type of pants. CCW Breakaways tested the MC1sc and works out just fine.


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