Another new gun that lots of SHOT Show attendees wanted to get a look at today is Mossberg’s new MC1sc sub-compact 9mm pistol. From Mossberg’s announcement, everything seemed well thought out with a couple of unique features.
The first item that caught the eye of gunnoisseurs (besides the clear magazines) was the unique (for a pistol) crossbolt safety on the MC1sc. Mossberg offers models both with and without the safety.
The second item of note was the MC1sc’s “safe takedown system” that, unlike many other striker-fired carry guns, doesn’t require a pull of the trigger to field strip. The really unique aspect was the takedown process.
Lock the slide back on an empty pistol, slide the rear cover plate down and off, then pop out the orange-ended striker assembly. Move the slide forward and take it off the frame.
As for the safety, I can report that moves on and off with a very positive click. There doesn’t seem to be much chance of moving it in either direction unintentionally. And the direction for safe and fire can be switched depending on which way you prefer.
The takedown process couldn’t be easier. And while I’m not someone who freaks out about having to pull the trigger to field strip a pistol, that does make plenty of people uncomfortable.
The texturing is grippy without being a cheese grater. In other words, just right. Shooting a couple of magazines worth of range ammo through it showed that the MC1sc’s recoil is comparable to similar 9mm single stacks out there.
We’ll get one for a full review, but on first look, Mossberg seems to have done everything right with the MC1sc.