Mossberg 590 Shockwave Becomes Legal in Texas on September 1, 2017

Mossberg Thanks Local Leaders for Passage of House Bill 1819

Mossberg 590 Shockwave Firearm
Mossberg 590 Shockwave Firearm

MOSSBERGNorth Haven, CT-( Thanks to efforts by members of the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, House Bill (HB) 1819 passed in May 2017, the Mossberg 590 Shockwave will be legal in the state of Texas, beginning September 1, 2017.

The legislation was advanced through the combined efforts of Senators Charles Perry and Craig Estes, Representatives Poncho Nevarez and Drew Springer, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) and clarified Texas state laws concerning the purchase of suppressors and certain firearms, including the 590 Shockwave pump-action. The change in the law hits close to home for Mossberg as the company proudly manufactures the 590 Shockwave at their facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, which is also the home district for Representative Nevarez.

“All of us at Mossberg recognize that this Bill would not have passed without the efforts of many,” said Joe Bartozzi, Mossberg Executive Vice President and General Counsel, “We were proud to add our small role in the effort and are pleased to recognize the tremendous efforts of Senators Perry and Estes and Representatives Nevarez and Springer, the NRA and TRSA.”

Mossberg 590 Shockwave Firearm

Mossberg introduced the 590 Shockwave firearm at the 2017 SHOT Show, accompanied by a determination letter from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), defining the pump-action as a “Non-NFA Firearm.” The 590 Shockwave comes from the factory with a 14-inch barrel, Shockwave Technologies Raptor grip and overall length of 26.5-inches. Because the 590 Shockwave is not capable of being shoulder-mounted and meets the overall length requirement of 26 inches, it is defined as “firearm” under the federal Gun Control Act (GCA).

To read the BATFE letter of classification or for more information on the 590 Shockwave, please visit

Shockwave and Raptor are registered trademarks of Shockwave Technologies/Ewer Enterprises, LLC. NRA is a registered trademark of the National Rifle Association. TSRA is a registered trademark of the Texas State Rifle Association.

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

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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Ramiro Ramos

In Texas, it’s legal to carry a loaded shotgun, rifle and handgun in your vehicle without a conceal carry permit. The shotgun and rifle can be openly carried in the vehicle whereas the handgun must be concealed. My question is, since the shockwave is considered a ‘ firearm ‘, how I carry it in my vehicle? Do I carry it openly like a shotgun or rifle or do I conceal it like a handgun since I do not have a conceal carry permit?

Mark Ethridge Woodward

I’m curious. The Shockwave that I acquired 4 months ago come WITHOUT the sling stud on the Raptor grip but I notice now that they do (see pic above). Seems to me that Mossberg should have been smart enough to realize that just one stud on the mag cap wasn’t gonna be too useful for slinging the firearm and down the road added one to the grip. I’m gonna ask for a free gratis upgrade and see what kind of “Customer Service” I get from Mossberg…


Mark Ethridge
I just spoke with Mossberg support and they said if you did not receive the sling studs – they will be happy to send you a set. When they first started production they did not include studs but do on all 50659 models now.