Hot on the heels of Mossberg introducing its first striker-fired handgun, the MC1sc, the company has come out with a two-tone version. I had the chance to shoot this pistol at a recent media event, and while the only difference between it and the original is a matter of aesthetics, I think it’s great that Mossberg is offering the two-tone. Because I like two-tone, and so do a lot of other people.
The stainless steel slide has a bead-blasted finish, and the slide serrations provide great traction. Sights are low-profile white three-dot.
The barrel is 3.4 inches long and features a DLC (diamond-like coating) finish. The trigger sports a flat profile and has a five- to six-pound trigger pull. The trigger guard is oversize, so shooting with gloves should prove no problem.
The frame is glass-reinforced polymer, and I thought the ergonomics on it were great. It fills the hand nicely, and the stippling pattern helps maintain a good grip without being too abrasive.
One of the interesting (but optional) features on this gun is its crossbolt safety. It’s located right behind the trigger. The model I shot incorporated this safety, which of course Mossberg is offering because some states require a safety and because some people simply like them on a carry gun. It’s easy to operate, and it’s slightly recessed to prevent it from being activated accidentally. Depending on your shooting background it may take some getting used to, but of course you can order the MC1sc without the safety if it isn’t for you.
The MC1sc’s magazines are also a bit different. They have clear polymer bodies, making it easy to see how many rounds you’ve got loaded. There’s a flush six-rounder and an extended seven-rounder. And to top things off, the gun features a tool-less takedown that doesn’t require pulling the trigger to remove the slide.
Overall I found the MC1sc to be a nice handling pistol that’s easy to hit with at typical subcompact handgun distances. Its $421 suggested retail price tag (safety and non-safety models cost the same) puts it with almost anyone’s means.
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