New Mossberg MC1sc Subcompact 9mm Pistol





Ricci

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I love my Shield for EDC but wouldn’t mind checking one of these out at that price point.
Not sure how I feel about the cross bolt safety option and clear mags.
 

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Does that pertain to just this pistol's mag, or a blanket statement for all smoke/clear mags?
 

Ricci

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Definitely blanket comments re: clear mags. I do not know anyone who has the new Moss mc1. Most of the clear ETS Glock mag reviews have been pretty darn good.
Generally the negative comments about clear mags are just that; general-"not as durable", stuff like that. I don't have any yet.
 

JimBianchi

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I have a 31rd-ish smoke-clear glock style mag that came with a used rifle I bought last year.

It runs fine, in all guns and is drop free, sometimes you can't get more than 29rds in it, but the butt plate chipped when I ejected it over a concrete slab in practice reloads.

My Glock 33rd mags have had much worse treatment and are much older with no issues.

The clear mag stays in the safe for now.
 

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Name brand Glock mags are steel lined because gen-1’s wouldn’t drop free when fully loaded and inserted into the handgun, plastic bulged holding the rounds under pressure. That was, maybe, 30+ years ago and I would hope a new all plastic pistol mag is taking advantage of new technology in polymers.
 

nikk

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The MC1 is an interesting gun but...

I don't like 2-piece triggers (is there a name for them?)
I mentally refer to them as "broken" triggers...

AND I hate the goofy disassembly.!
 

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So the model with the "cross bolt safety," if I'm seeing the picture (link in OP) correctly, has a finger operated safety behind the trigger instead of a thumb-operated safety on the slide or back of frame? I can't think of another pistol offhand with that design. Hmmm.
 

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So the model with the "cross bolt safety," if I'm seeing the picture (link in OP) correctly, has a finger operated safety behind the trigger instead of a thumb-operated safety on the slide or back of frame? I can't think of another pistol offhand with that design. Hmmm.
Not exactly the same, but the fiveseven has a rotational safety mounted on the frame above the trigger where your finger should be resting when you’re holding a pistol. It’s an interesting placement, and makes sense. However since no one else does it that way it takes a good long time to get used to.
 

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Good catch.
That is a weird place for the safety.
There's a reason the M1 Carbine was modified from a push-button safety, to a rotating one. it was located near push-button magazine release and very easy to push one when you meant to push the other, even when you know which one's which. It's difficult to stop the muscle memory.

I had to borrow a gun for an IDPA match once and used an HK USP. The magazine release is a down motion instead of into the frame. Every single time I had a slide-lock reload, I tried pushing into the frame first even though I told myself not to. Then, when that didn't work, I could force myself to push down instead of in. And then muscle memory took over again. A thumb down meant safety or slide release, not mag release, so I would drop the slide instead of the magazine. EVERY TIME, no matter what I told myself to actually do. I got to laugh at myself in the middle of every stage.
 

Teresa

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Cannot verify first hand but have been "told" they do not hold up for long. Would like to find out for myself!:)
I use the ets mags, never have any problems, in fact I find the ets & jagemann magazines are better then glock 43 factory mags. Remember only reason why glock added metal liner to mags was for drop free in American Market, no structural losses were the reason for the change. If plastics were that good back then, how damn good are they now?
 
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Bought one for the wife this weekend. After renting the Springfield XDS, S&W M&P shield, Glock 43, Glock 43x, ruger lc9, Khar pm9, & Mossberg MC1sc, she overwhelmingly choose the Mossberg MC1sc.
(The m&p shield was second.)
According to her the recoil impulse was the softest, and she was the most accurate with it.
After buying it we went straight to the desert to shoot it. One thing I did not like was that it took about 75 rounds to “break in”, was constantly failing to go into battery, like ever other round.
By the end of the morning we put about 400 rounds through it total. Zero malfunctions after the first 75 rounds. Ran just fine.
I think for the features and $$$ you can’t go wrong. I personally found it to be dead accurate and fast. Grip was very comfortable too.
I will probably be purchasing another one for myself.
I say anyone considering it should go for it.
 

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Did you get the model with the safety or without? I was thinking about this thread last week because I was on a road trip to Nashville and did a few gun shops on the way there and back. One store had the new Mossberg pistols, both models, so I got to play with them. I was right. The safety is too close to the magazine release and operates the same way!
 

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One thing I did not like was that it took about 75 rounds to “break in”, was constantly failing to go into battery, like ever other round.
This is exactly why I clean, lubricate and then manually cycle any new semiauto firearm for at least 100 repetitions before firing it. With modern manufacturing techniques and consumer expectations, many new guns are coming out TIGHT. My opinion only, of course.