Well, at least someone’s bought into the NSSF’s Modern Sporting Rifle rebranding campaign. Mossberg’s just let the world know that, as a follow-on to their Tactical .22 plinker, they’ve now jumped all the way into the crowded AR market with both feet with the introduction of their new MMR platform. That’s Mossberg Modern Rifle for those of you having trouble getting the synapses to fire this early on a Monday morning. As you’d expect from a Mossy, the MMR will be a value-priced entry offered in a variety of configurations…
Though referred to as the “modern rifle”, the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has been deployed with military personnel and law enforcement agencies for decades; and more recently, this very adaptable and versatile platform has become popular with recreational shooters and hunters alike. Mossberg is pleased to offer MMR Tactical rifles configured with the components most highly desired by competitive shooters and tactical operators. The initial offerings of the MMR Tactical rifles will be chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem).
Designed to support both sport shooting and tactical applications, the MMR will meet your needs. Chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem) the Tactical versions come with a durable black phosphate/anodized finish and feature a 16.25 inch free-floating barrel with removable A2-style muzzlebrake; aluminum Picatinny quad-rail forend with vents for maximum cooling; receiver-mounted integral Picatinny rail; and standard dust cover. Options include 6-position adjustable or fixed stock which allows for up to 4 inches of LOP adjustment; available with or without removable Picatinny-mounted front sight (adjustable for elevation) and rear sight (adjustable for windage and elevation); and choice of 10-round or 30-round magazine. MMR Tactical rifles accept most higher-capacity AR-15 style magazines.
- Direct-impingement gas system for reliable, smooth operation
- Increased accuracy with free floating, 16.25” button rifled barrels; 1:9 twist
- Aluminum Picatinny quad-rail forend with vents for maximum cooling
- A2 style muzzlebrake
- Durable black phosphate/anodized finishes
- Stark® SE-1 Grip offers positive grip and less shooter fatigue
- Oversized charging handle for quick, ambidextrous engagement
- 30 or 10 round magazine options; accepts most higher capacity AR-15 style magazines
- Machined aluminum receiver with integral Picatinny rail for ease of mounting optics with Weaver style rings, standard dust cover
- Available with or without removable Picatinny-mounted front sight (adjusted for elevation) and rear sight (adjustable for windage and elevation)
- Options also include fixed stock or 6-position adjustable, which allows for up to 4 inches of LOP adjustment
MSRPs are right around $900, meaning you’ll be able to pick one up for about seven bills at your friendly neighborhood retailer. Assuming the usual Mossberg build quality and reliability, the MMR will be another good entry-level, um, modern rifle option. As always, full review to follow once we get one.