Mossberg’s New MC2c Compact 9mm Pistols

Mossberg MC2c 9mm

Courtesy Mossberg

Press release:

Following the phenomenal success of the MC1sc™, Mossberg’s first semi-auto pistol in the company’s 100-year history, Mossberg is announcing the next in its series of feature-rich handguns: the MC2c (compact) 9mm pistol. Combining superior ergonomics, performance-driven features and an increased capacity with its double-stack magazines, makes the MC2c a great size for concealed carry or home protection.

Five initial offerings will include two frame variants (standard and cross-bolt safety); choice of slide finishes (black DLC-finished or bead-blasted stainless steel); and optional TRUGLO® Tritium Pro™ Night sights. And all MC2c models come with 13-round flush and 15-round extended coated-steel magazines.

Mossberg MC2c

Courtesy Mossberg

Carryability begins with the compact size of the MC2c which features a 3.9-inch barrel and has an overall length of 7.1 inches; surprisingly-slim width of 1.10 inches; and height of 4.90 inches. Weighing in at 21 ounces (unloaded), this semiauto is designed to be incredibly narrow for its capacity. In addition to its concealability, the MC2c pistol’s ergonomic features help ensure that this compact is comfortable to shoot.

The grip has an added palm swell and grip angle, like a 1911, and features Mossberg’s signature aggressive texturing for a more confident, firm grip. The stainless-steel slide features aggressive multi-angle serrations that provide positive slide manipulation and MC2c pistols also have a reversible magazine release, located behind the trigger guard. Models are available with a cross-bolt safety, which is reversible for right or left-handed shooters.

Mossberg MC2c

Courtesy Mossberg

The MC2c frames are constructed of glass-reinforced polymer, which provides for high tensile strength and stiffness as well as high impact and chemical resistance. Slides are stainless steel with the option of Black DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) or Matte Stainless finish. And integrated into the slide is the Mossberg STS™ (Safe Takedown System), which unlike competitive products, does not require the user to pull the trigger to dissemble for routine cleaning or maintenance.

Other standard features include dovetail-mounted, low-profile white 3-dot sights (drift adjustable); stainless steel barrel with cut-broached rifling and 1-in-16 twist rate with black DLC finish; front accessory rail; oversized trigger guard; and flat-profile trigger with integrated blade safety. Trigger features include short, tactile reset; reduced overtravel; and approximate 5.5-pound trigger pull weight.

The MC2c flush 13-round and an extended 15-round double-stack magazines are constructed of coated steel which offers low friction and superior wear-resistance. The magazines also feature easy-to-remove floorplates for ease of cleaning and high-visibility followers.

Recognized as the world’s leading pump-action shotgun manufacturer, Mossberg has established its place in the concealed carry handgun market with last year’s successful release of the MC1sc (subcompact); and now with the launch of a companion compact pistol, the MC2c. For more information on the complete line of Mossberg handguns, please visit


  1. avatar Imayeti says:

    Just another McGlock??

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      “unlike competitive products, does not require the user to pull the trigger to dissemble for routine cleaning or maintenance.”

      Not a Glock

      1. avatar Kendahl says:

        My S&W M&P has something inside that you are supposed to push down to remove the slide. I just pull the trigger after making absolutely certain it’s completely unloaded. If you shoot someone during disassembly, it’s because you are careless and/or ignorant about handling guns, not because the gun has a design flaw. (Note that I neither like nor own a Glock.)

        1. avatar Jamieb says:

          If no one solved that problem you could argue it’s still a design flaw. Its less than ideal. After anyone else solved that problem, it’s 100 percent a design flaw.

        2. avatar Mike D. says:

          I agree, not a design flaw, it’s an operator error/flaw.

          I’ve yet to have one person educate me on a single firearm that shouldn’t be unloaded and made safe/clear before disassembly and/or cleaning. Not one. Therefore, not a design flaw.

          The MC1 is an impressive little gun that I like very much. Trigger is darn nice and it’s very ergonomic, especially in the price bracket they landed in. Very smart to use a magazine that has already been proven reliable, easy to find and inexpensive in the G43, instead of other mags costing nearly two or three times as much.

          Mossy is still a family-owned company so I’m impressed they have come out with two pistols in quick succession. That isn’t easy nor cheap to do. The cross-bolt safety is not something I’d personally use, but it’s a smart idea and will add comfort to those who are not as well trained as others, new shooters or just those that like a manual safety of some sort. The take-down feature is in the same vein as the safety. Not something I see as a huge selling point, but for some, it may be THE reason they select this gun, so I’m not really sure why so many people are bashing these guns, especially at these prices!

          Competition is good for innovation!

        3. avatar Hankus says:

          Good for you. I’m still shooting the holy crap out of my Gen 1 G17 – 35 years later – , and recently had every internal part replaced/upgraded at no charge during a factory Glock day at a local range. They gunsmith seriously wanted to buy my pistola but it’s not for sale.

          I luv my Glock and you can’t have it. Neener. Neener.

    2. avatar enuf says:

      No, an actual MADE IN USA handgun.

      Completely unlike a low down lying POS Gastonian Ego Project.

      1. avatar zemediah says:

        dude, try some decaffeinated coffee for a change

    3. avatar Jayzombi3 says:

      And every car that comes off an assembly line is a ford??? same dumb logic…

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    Yep everyone’s making a Glockish 19. I’m getting a surprisingly well reviewed Taurus G3. Does this Mossberg have the bizarre takedown where you lose er take out the firing pin?

    1. avatar BusyBeef says:

      Yes. It’s not bizarre. It’s easy and takes away the variable of pulling the trigger to take down the gun. Which for you and me isn’t an issue, but the average idiot has this problem from time to time.

    2. avatar Nebo says:

      Actually it compares better to the Glock 48 and beats it.
      1.10 width (same)
      4.9 height (shorter)
      7.1 length (shorter)
      13 rounds (vs 10) and 15 round magazines.
      Accessory rail (vs none)

      I’d take this over the 48 by the numbers.
      The cross bolt safety is a bit weird though.

      1. avatar BusyBeef says:

        You can get them without a safety. My MC1SC is safety-free.

  3. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    After firing a 50 round box of ammo for a compact 9mm or 45acp, will your hand hurt to the point where you have to stop shooting for the rest of the day? Lighter guns make for more recoil forces in a gun when fired.
    If possible test fire a gun before you buy it. Try a rental first.

  4. avatar TommyJay says:

    Unlike Glock, they provide a manual safety. Though it is unusual. It is that small push button just above the mag release button. So I guess the idea is to thumb operate the safety like you would the mag release. Just don’t hit the mag release by mistake.

  5. avatar TommyJay says:

    Or do you push the safety button with the tip of your trigger finger like on some rifles?

  6. avatar PTM says:

    That safety placement is just really weird.

  7. avatar Denver Ron says:

    I have had my MC1sc for almost a year, and it is a great pistol. Easy to conceal, particularly with my Galco Combat Master holster. I wish Mossberg would create an extended magazine for it. 10 rounds would be cool.

    1. Remember that it takes Glock 43-spec mags which are now made by Magpul and ETS Group. I have some of both and they seem to work great.

      The mag that rides in the G43 from ETS holds 7 and fits flush, like the factory 6 rounder, which is nice.

      Best part is, the mags are pretty cheap!

  8. avatar Ahil925 says:

    But how much does it cost?

    1. avatar Chicken Wing says:

      If it’s more than a Yeet Cannon it’s too much

  9. avatar KGM says:

    Would likely get me one. However being in a restricted hell hole state, (you know the one) the political overlords have deemed it unsafe and so so DANGEROUS we (unless you’re a cop) can’t have. Ain’t freedom and liberty great?

  10. avatar Mitchell says:

    Looks almost like an SR9 ruger.

  11. avatar bryan1980 says:

    These days, if you can’t find a EDC pistol that suits you for under $600, then you must not really want one. There’s literally never been a time where there’s been so many options.

    1. I know, isn’t it awesome! What a great time to be alive!

  12. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    They could have kept it a single stack if they would have chambered it in 40 S&W.

  13. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Looks like Mossberg has come to play.

    Their pistols seem pretty well made and ergonomic.

    They may late to the game on Tupperguns, but they went to school and offer a solid product… least with MS1.

    Looks like a nice option.

  14. avatar David Wiechecki says:

    Shield Arms is making a 15 rd mag for the GLOCK 43X and 48 now.

  15. avatar grumpster says:

    MSRP of $490? No thanks. It is good to see new offerings but looks like it will be selling for about the same price as the M&P 2.0 Compact or CZ P10C.

  16. avatar Nick099 says:

    Full size pistol but only about an inch wide?
    That’s pretty good. Also sits low in the hand. Looks like very well thought-out ergonomics.

    Now if only it came in something larger than a pop-gun caliber.

    1. avatar Jason S says:

      Not sure on this, but if someone got one in center mass or between the eyes, I hardly think they would come back with oh was that just a 9mm…

  17. avatar name says:

    like .45/.410 or Judge/Governor?

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