Mossberg® Rounds Out 590® Shockwave® Offerings with 410 Bore


North Haven, CT – Following the ground-breaking introduction of the 12-gauge 590 Shockwave in 2017, Mossberg has continued to expand the line-up with a 20-gauge offering and additional 12-gauge models including the 590 JIC® (Just In Case) Shockwave. Now Mossberg delivers the ultimate lightweight and low-recoiling home defense platform with the announcement of the 590 Shockwave in 410 bore. This compact firearm features a 14-inch barrel length; Raptor® pistol grip; strapped forend; impressive 6-round total capacity; and weighs in at a mere 4.24 pounds.

Built on Mossberg’s proven pump-action design, the 590 Shockwave features non-binding twin action bars; positive steel-to-steel lock-up; an anti-jam elevator; dual extractors; and ambidextrous top-mounted safety. The 590 design also includes an anodized aluminum receiver, drilled and tapped for ease of adding optics, and magazine tube with convenient clean-out cap. The 410 bore offering is 2 ½ and 3-inch capable; features a 14-inch heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel with single bead sight; and sling swivel studs. The Shockwave Raptor pistol grip, constructed of durable polymer, has an enhanced textured finish and “bird’s head” shaped-profile, allowing for greater control while lessening felt recoil. The cob-styled, synthetic forend is strapped for safety, greater control and smoother operation. The grip and forend feature a black finish and exposed metalwork has a complementing matte blue finish.

With an overall length of 26.37 inches, the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) has classified this compact 590 Shockwave platform as a “Non-NFA Firearm,” requiring no tax stamp for transfers. Defined as a firearm, not a long gun, Federal Law does require the purchaser of a 590 Shockwave to be 21 years of age.

Mossberg was the first manufacturer to bring these 14-inch barreled, non-NFA firearms to the marketplace and now offers three 12-gauge models, a 20-gauge option and the new 410 bore from which to choose. For more information on the 590 Shockwave series, please visit

Hodgdon Announces Kent Sakamoto as New Territory Sales Manager

For Immediate Release


Shawnee, Kansas - Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is pleased to announce Kent Sakamoto as its new Territory Sales Manager for the West Region.

Sakamoto has a consistent track record of business success in sales, marketing and product development over the course of his career, with shooting industry stints at RCBS/ATK/Vista, J Harding Associates and B&B Guns.

Kent Sakamoto is the new Sales Manager for Hodgon's West Region.

Kent Sakamoto is the new Sales Manager for Hodgon's West Region.

“As Hodgdon continues to grow, we decided to add a Territory Sales Manager for our West Region,” said Aaron Oelger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Kent was the natural choice for this position. He is a longtime friend of Hodgdon with a well-respected background in sales, as well as product development. He has a unique perspective of the reloading market and has a great reputation for product knowledge in the industry. His values match our Hodgdon values and he will be a fantastic asset in managing relationships with our customers.”

Added Sakamoto: “I am extremely excited to join the entire Hodgdon team and to support the handloading and muzzleloader shooting communities in the west region. As a reloading market professional over the last 15+ years, I developed a deep appreciation for the Hodgdon family, their employees and their values. I’m looking forward to working together as part of the Hodgdon team.”

Sakamoto will begin work for Hodgdon today, Monday, March 12, and will be out in the field over the next 90 days meeting with customers and prospects.  

About Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc.
Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons Bob and JB have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Winchester® and Goex® brands.

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