What You Need To Know & Mossberg 940 Pro Field Review
Mossberg, the American brand most trusted for pump guns, hasn’t been able to attract the public’s attention when it comes semi-to autos. Its past offerings were hot garbage. The last model, 930, was launched under the blessing of Miculek (PBUH). It appeared destined for greatness, , but after seeing firsthand how many examples failed during three-gun fire courses, questions arose about their consistency in manufacturing glock slimline.
The 940 is designed to address these concerns by undergoing a significant overhaul of many vital components. All the shots we have taken seem to show that they work well. So far, so good. Some users report no hiccup, and others must clean the guns every few hundred rounds.
Mossberg made ever move and launclaunched940 lineups in 2020 with the JM Pro Competition shotgun. Instead of moving to mass production immediately with a mass-market model, the new JM Pro allowed Mossberg to place a limited number of high-touch examples into high-volume shooters’ hands. Any shortcomings could be quickly identified and rectified before too many were available.
The company has also released a turkey model and a waterfowl variant before finally going with a tactical or home defense version. We were the first press members to be able to touch an example in a setting other than a press junket. The 940 Pro threats ded for AccuChoke tubes. The muzzle features an expanded section to accommodate the threads. TA red fiber optic front sight is installed for those who prefer that kind of thing, and an aluminum receiver is designed to accept a Shield RMSc pattern mini red spot. A polymer barrel clamp secures the tubes and offers one M-LOK slot for accessories.
An old sling swivel mounted on the left side can be reversed to accommodate lefties. We would love to see more M-LOK slots. A second one could be placed on either side of the magazine tube. This would allow us to mount a weapon flashlight and a QD sling swivel point. We’d also recommend a QD cup for either side of your buttstock.
The forend of the 940 is made from injection-molded glass-filled nylon. It has a reasonably aggressive checkering on its wrists and sides. If you want to get more grip, you can grab a wood-burning torch and use it to make stipples. There’s also a panel located at the forend’s 6 o’clock position that keeps things in line. The stock can accommodate small-statured shooters or plate carriers. Adding the spacers and the second more extended butt pad can increase the LOP by 2.5 inches.
You can adjust the rise and cast with the shims to locate the receiver’s rear. The 940 Tactical can easily be modified to suit your body. The stock’s wrist dimensions may be too small for shooters with larger hands. However, it will not affect women or men who have smaller wrists.
However, the versatility offered by 12-gauge ammunition is not a strength. Adjusting pressure curves for everything from 1-ounce birdshot loads to 3-inch magnum slugs can be challenging. The 940 Pro achieves this feat thanks to a new piston that vents excess gas out of the front and a separate spring-loaded valve in the gas block. These work together to capture just enough fuel to run the action.