M500 / M590 Shotgun
The M500 / M590 (Mossberg M500) is a 12-gauge shotgun in use within the US military, including special operations units.
The M500 / M590 is available with a range of barrel lengths, from 14 to 30 inches and tube magazine capacities of 5-8 shells. A more sturdy version of the M590, the M590a1, features an aluminum trigger guard and safety and a heavier barrel.
Many M590s in the US military arsenals have now been superceded by the more expensive M1014 semi-automatic shotgun.
|weight :||7.2 lbs (empty)|
|length :||34.9 inches|
|barrel length :||14 to 30 inches|
|rate of fire :||single-fire, pump-action|
|effective range :||40 meters|
|caliber :||12 gauge|
|magazine :||5-8 rounds internal tube magazine|