The company’s economy-grade Maverick has twin action bars and a crossbolt safety, but prices start as low as $252 MSRP. In a world where the general public still seems to think guns sell for $50 or $100, a Mossberg Maverick minimizes “sticker shock” and will get the customer through the night.

Sales Tip: When selling a slide-action shotgun to a first-time gun owner, please be sure to show them how to operate it. Remind them to work the slide vigorously, and show them where the slide release button is. It’s counterintuitive, but in defensive shotgun training we see more malfunctions with pump guns than with autoloaders.
Yes, it’s counterintuitive, but the problem lies with the user rather than the machine. The unfamiliar user struggles to pump a shell into the chamber after closing the action on an empty chamber, and often short-strokes the slide.

Mossberg is also back in the pistol business with their neat little MC series of semi-autos, holding up to 15 rounds of 9mm. Pricing is reasonable.