Mossberg Celebrates Centennial with Launch of MC1sc Handgun

Mossberg Celebrates Centennial with Launch of MC1sc Handgun
Mossberg Celebrates Centennial with Launch of MC1sc Handgun

NORTH HAVEN, CT-( In celebration of the company’s 100th Anniversary, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is announcing the release of a full-featured, 9mm concealed carry handgun: the Mossberg MC1sc (subcompact). Coming full circle from the company’s first firearm design, called the Brownie, a 22 caliber, four-shot “pocket pistol,” Mossberg has incorporated 100 years of engineering expertise in developing this superb concealed carry handgun. The MC1sc is available in five initial 9mm offerings: the standard MC1sc and an optional cross-bolt safety version; two standard offerings with sighting systems, choose from TRUGLO Tritium Pro Night Sights or a Viridian E-Series Red Laser; and a Centennial Limited Edition with a production run limited to 1,000 commemorative models.

Mossberg MC1sc Handgun

After 100 years in business, Mossberg has grown to be the 6th largest U.S. firearms manufacturer, and remains dedicated to innovation, with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit. The MC1sc reflects three years of development and new patent-pending ideas in combining the most highly-desired features in the subcompact market with Mossberg’s innovative approach to design. Important features in a subcompact handgun are size, weight, caliber and carry-ability; and the MC1sc delivers with its overall length of 6.45 inches; recoil-managing weight of 19 ounces (with empty magazine); and barrel length of 3.4 inches in the popular 9mm chambering. Other desired features include two single-stack magazines, a flush 6-round and 7-round extended; glass-reinforced polymer frame; and suggested retail price of $421 for the two standard models.

Innovation is what sets this subcompact apart from the competition. The MC1sc features Mossberg’s Clear-Count™ single-stack magazines. Constructed of a transparent, lubricious polymer compound, the magazines offer low friction and high wear-resistance, while providing quick at-a-glance assessment of the number and type of rounds loaded. The magazines also feature easy-to-remove floor plates and high-visibility followers. Each model comes with a flush 6-round and extended 7-round magazine. The MC1sc has the revolutionary, patent-pending Mossberg STS (Safe Takedown System), which unlike competitive products, does not require the user to pull the trigger to disassemble for routine cleaning or maintenance. Rounding out the innovative design is an aggressive patent-pending Mossberg signature grip texturing, added palm swell and grip angle (similar to a 1911) for a more confident, firm grip.

Standard features have not been overlooked in the design of the MC1sc. The slide is constructed of stainless steel with a DLC (Diamond Like Coating) finish, providing for reduction of slide friction and wear resistance. Aggressive, multi-angle serrations provide for ease of slide manipulation. And the slide is topped with dovetailed-mounted, low-profile white 3-Dot sights. The durable frame is constructed of a glass-reinforced polymer which provides high impact and chemical resistance with high tensile strength and stiffness. The barrel, constructed of stainless steel, also features a DLC coating and 1-in-16 twist rate. The MC1sc trigger has a flat profile and integrated blade safety; short, tactile reset; reduced overtravel; and has a 5 to 6 pound pull weight. The smooth take-up combined with the flat trigger face offers an improved feel and clean, crisp trigger break. Trigger guards are also oversized for ease of access and comfort. All MC1sc models have a reversible magazine release, located behind the trigger guard, and there is also a frame variant with a reversible cross-bolt manual safety available.

As a factory option, you can choose from MC1sc models with two sight systems. TRUGLO Tritium Pro Night Sights feature a FOCUS-LOCK ring for faster focus combined with a quick U-notch design providing outstanding sighting in low-light shooting conditions or complete darkness. The trigger-guard mounted Viridian E-Series Red Laser is specifically designed for the everyday conceal and carry owner, providing a powerful red laser for rapid target acquisition.

In celebration of Mossberg’s anniversary, a MC1sc Centennial Limited Edition will be available, limited to a run of 1000 units with sequential serial numbering. Features include 24 karat gold accents engraved on the slide; Titanium Nitride-finished barrel and metal small parts; and special serial number.

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. opened its doors 100 years ago in March of 1919 with the vision of designing and manufacturing quality sporting firearms at affordable prices. Continuing this tradition, Mossberg is proud to introduce the newest member of its family, the MC1sc handgun. For more information on the MC1sc and Mossberg’s extensive line of firearms, please visit

TRUGLO and Tritium Pro are trademarks of TRUGLO, Inc. Viridian is a trademark of Viridian Weapon Technologies.

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.MOSSBERG

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. Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Mossberg leads the industry with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit and stands as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer. Complete information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories are available at or by calling 1-800-363-5555. Mossberg can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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Daniel P Stegner

Just ordered mine. Cant wait till its in my hands

jim barta

i’m certainly i need another..LOLOL

Frank Gonzales

Seems like too many steps to disassemble. With my XDe all I have to do is lock back the slide, rotate the takedown lever and release the slide. No need to pull the trigger. Remove the backplate? Take out striker assembly?? No thanks. Otherwise it seems like a nice pistol, but I think Mossberg missed the mark on disassembly.

Donald S Jones

Should you need to remove the striker assembly in your XDe, you have a few more steps to take. With the Mossberg MC1sc, the striker assembly is out anytime you take the gun apart for lubrication.


I think it’s a most excellent idea!
Most people ignore cleaning out the striker channel. With this pistol it will be easy to do and remember to do!


It has a profile similar to the Ruger SR9c.

Good luck.

Rhea Reed

It seems that an average shooter doesn’t understand the importance of cleaning and lubing the striker assembly. Mossberg hit this right in the 10 ring!!! Thank you . As for the 10mm and 45 ACP, if you can shoot in a combat situation, you do not need 10MM and 45ACP pistols. I own just about all calibers of handguns and at age 71 the 9MM is one of the favorites. I will own this pistol as soon as it becomes available in the local gun store. Please keep me advised as to any upgrades or changes to this pistol. This… Read more »


Taurus/FN/APX Hyrid.


Funny, I thought is looked more like the Ruger American, so hybrid may be spot on.


Much smoother looking than the RA hybrid. Ill stick to my lighter weight sr9c with 17 rounds per mag. I am not sticking my neck out with only 5-7 rounds regardless of extra mags.

Dan Van Devender

Own a Mossberg 410 grouse gun. Nice and fun little shot gun. The 9mm market is very competitive and although they made a good effort I think they fell short. I think at this moment if I were going for another 9mm I’d lean toward the Sig 365. Still love my p228 Sig. for now.


Need more 10mm’s not 9’s. Flood the the market for the 27th time….nice pistol, But I’ll pass though.

Wild Bill

If there was really the massive demand keyboard commandos think there is for 10mm don’t you think everyone would be releasing one? Since they are not doing that my guess is the demand is not sufficient to spend a large amount of r&d money to build one.

Dean Hudson

Yeah…..seems you have the same outlook as the rest, as you say… So I recon ittle stay that way then. 10 mm in some areas ie Ga, are one of those “gotta have pistols, reason being, most have several 9mm. I’ve been loading for several years and never have loaded a 10. 10mm in my social areana are not rare however, we or they only have one and 4 or more 9’s. Honestly speaking… this Mossberg is a “perfect looking” pistol to me. Gonna check into this one and who knows I just might bring one home under the radar.


Forgive my repeat post from another article. While it may be a fine gun, it seems like it missed the invention of the Kahr PM9 over a decade ago, or the Sig 365 last year. With only a 6, or 7 round mag it seems larger to compete with the Kahr, and without the larger 10 round option it fails to compete with the Sig. Kahr 15.9 oz, 5.3″ long, 4″ high, 0.91″ wide with a 3″ barrel. Mossberg 19 oz., 6.25″ long, 4.3″ high, 1.03″ wide with a 3.4″ barrel Sig 365 17.8 oz., 5.8″ long, 4.3″ high, 1.0″… Read more »


One thing I find confusing with this pistol is the method for field strip. After locking the slide to the rear, you press a button on the slide plate cover and remove it and the striker assembly. There is no real reason to remove the striker in my opinion. It is a critical component that could possibly get lost or damaged during the cleaning process. I surprised that Mossberg didn’t use a button similar to the Beretta Nano or APX line of pistols.

Richard Wallace

Let me know of any new products


On the side of the gun in that picture it says eagle pass texas.


Ruger’s HQ is in CT, but they build in Arizona. Colt, Mossberg, Marlin, Winchester, Remington, PTR, etc., all expanded elsewhere until they can get out.

I fled as well to Texas. Couldn’t be happier.


Good to hear about a church that recognize s the value of defensive arms eg Luke 22:36.
Some still think guns kill people like spoons make people fat. Even the Luke command is twisted by the left PC crowd . God bless you and yours.


Be careful there.Too many Beto lovers . It’s scarey that Texas is sliding left.

The Destroyer

Great looking subcompact pistol. If I was currently in the market for a small 9mm, I would definitely be looking into this. I have sold many (many) Mossberg shotguns over the years, and I still own several – great guns, and no reason to believe this gun won’t be equally as impressive.

Joseph Shuler

I own a few Mossberg rifle,/ shot guns/410. Very dependable. I would like to have a .32 mouse gun. Maybe Mossberg will have several caliber once they show success with their 9mm &.22. thanks.J. Shuler

Alan barringer

Are the mc1’s available now?

Bradley Turner

I picked up one today for $350


I’m curious as to where it’s going to be manufactured?

The Destroyer

I would say it would likely be manufactured in their main plant in Texas.

Mike Gratis

Make a .45 and I’ll bring real interested. Regardless, great to see this become a reality.


That uses 1911 magazines! I have lobbied Glock for this idea since my first armorer course in 1994 and they poo-poo it as furrengnors….

Ron Muth

How soon. Until. Its. available to public

Kolten Oswalt

I’m awaiting newsletters and pictures of alien gear holsters announcing thier options for this amazing new product I’m hoping this pistol is as great as it sounds to be can’t wait to get my hands on one with a $400 range price point keep up the good work Mossberg

Terril Hebert

It is interesting to note that Mr. Mossberg had a hand in developing the break-top Iver Johnson Safety revolvers. The auto ejecting system, in particular, had his hand involved. Glad to see Mossberg come full circle and hopefully their new pistol can past muster.