Following the phenomenal success of the MC1sc—Mossberg’s first semi-auto pistol in the company’s 100-year history—its handgun line is expanded with the addition of feature-rich Mossberg MC2c (compact) 9 mm pistols. Combining superior ergonomics, performance-driven features and an increased capacity with its double-stack magazines, the Mossberg MC2c is a great size for concealed carry or home protection.
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. All come with 13-round flush and 15-round extended coated-steel magazines.
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Carryability begins with the compact size of the Mossberg MC2c which features a 3.9-inch barrel and has an overall length of 7.1 inches. Width is surprisingly slime at 1.10 inches and height is 4.90 inches. Weighing in at 21 ounces (unloaded), this semi-auto is designed to be incredibly narrow for its capacity.
In addition to its concealability, the pistol’s ergonomic features help ensure that this compact is comfortable to shoot. The grip has an added palm swell and grip angle, like a 1911, and features the company’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 Mossberg MC2c pistols also have a reversible magazine release located behind the trigger guard. Models are available with a cross-bolt safety, which is reversible for right or left-handed shooters.
The MC2c 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. And integrated into the slide is the Mossberg STS (Safe Takedown System), which unlike competitive products, does not require the user to pull the trigger to dissemble 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.
Mossberg’s introduced theMC1C early last year, but its first handgun, the Brownie (from 1932) is still pretty cool to see, though. If modern revolvers are more your carry style, Taurus has a new for 2020 Defender 856 you may want to take a look at.