The Mossberg 500 is a pump action shotgun model designed by O.F. Mossberg & Sons (often shortened to Mossberg).
Mossberg began producing 500s in the U.S. in 1960. It is based on a concept made by Carl Benson. The 500s have been used in several wars throughout history and are used in 74 countries. Not much else is known about its history. Several other models have been produced since the 500's debut.
- 410 bore
- Action: Pump-action
- 5.25 Ib (2.38 kg)
- 7.5 Ib (3.4 kg) (empty)
- Length: (depends on model)
- Barrel Length: 14-30 in. (355.6-762 mm.) (depends on model)
- Feed System: 5-8 shells (w/ 1 shell in tube chamber) (depends on model)
On Criminal Minds
The following non-criminal characters use/used 500s.
- Season Two
- Season Three
- Season Four
- Season Six
The following criminals used 500s in their crimes.
- Season One
The following real-world criminals used 500s in their crimes.