The new Mossberg MC1sc polymer-framed, striker-fired 9mm pistol is, as far as we know, Mossberg’s first modern handgun. Five models are offered, including the basic MC1sc ($425), the MC1sc Centennial ($686), the MC1sc Cross-Bolt Safety ($425), the MC1sc with TRUGLO Tritium Pro Sights ($526) and the MC1sc Viridian Laser Equipped ($514). All are built on the standard gun.

The MC1sc is a subcompact defensive pistol built on a polymer frame with a 416 stainless steel, 3.40-inch, 6-grove, button-rifled barrel, and a 416 stainless steel slide with corrosion-resistant DLC finish The only chambering offered is 9mm, and all models come with a 6-round flush-fit magazine, a 7-round extended magazine and an integrated trigger-blade safety a la the original Glock design. All variants feature fixed 3-dot white sights, except the TRUGLO model which is equipped with Tritium/fiber optic day/night sights (our decided preference among the models). Overall length is 6.25 inches, height is 4.3 inches and empty weight is 19 oz. Trigger pull weight is 5 to 6 pounds, and the sight radius is 5.4 inches. Stand by for a full feature review in an upcoming issue of On Target. Contact O.F. Mossberg & Sons; Tel.: (203) 230-5300; Web: www.mossberg.com