Mossberg Gun Named as Shotgun of the Year

Mossberg’s 930 SPX Autoloader Shotgun named as Shotgun of the Year by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence

Mossberg 590A1 Tactical Shotguns SPX
Mossberg 590A1 Tactical Shotguns SPX

North Haven, CT – -( O.F. Mossberg & Sons, the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, is pleased to announce its acceptance of the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence 2009 Shotgun of the Year award for the Mossberg® 930™ SPX™ (Special Purpose Extreme) model. Every year, the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence honors those with remarkable design, innovation, and service with the awards recognizing those for their prestige and integrity.

In 1992, the Firearms Marketing Group (FMG) decided that the industry needed an award based on merit, with award decisions made by those in the industry, not by an editorial board and not influenced by advertising. A group of nearly 500 individuals including manufacturers, distributors, storefront dealers and outdoor writers volunteer their time each year to recognize excellence in the industry.

“We are extremely pleased with the award from Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence! Mossberg continues our never-ending quest to inject the most versatility and value out of a single firearm, and we knew we had something special on our hands with the 930 SPX,” remarks Iver Mossberg, CEO of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

The 930 SPX, similar in function to existing 930 Home Security models, is distinguished by its 18.5-inch cylinder-bore barrel, 7-round capacity magazine tube (plus one in the chamber), LPA ghost-ring rear sight and winged fiber optic front sight. The 930 SPX comes equipped with a factory-installed Picatinny rail for custom-optics mounting versatility.

Further outstanding key features of the 930 SPX are its unique ambidextrous thumb-operated safety, the ability to chamber both 2 ¾ inch and 3-inch 12 gauge shotshells, custom stock spacers, Uni-Line™ stock and receiver, and positive-feel cocking indicator. The 930 SPX also includes a free gun lock and a 2-year limited warranty.

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at

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Nah.. Remington all they way Baby !! My 870 Police Magnum is my favorite gun out of all my guns( Past/Present)!?! Had a Mossberg 500, great gun? It can’t hold a candle to the 870’s versatility, many options, and dependability. Mossy..go home??