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Mossberg Cruiser:

18 ½” Cylinder-Bore Barrel  


All of the major components of this 18 ½” barrel, pistol-grip shotgun have been slimmed down to accommodate the slender .410 shotshell, which makes this gun almost two pounds lighter than its 12 & 20 gauge compatriots. The Cruiser’s compact design, light weight, and the relatively mild recoil of the .410 shotshell all add up to an exceptionally manageable self-defense shotgun.

Defensive Loads                                      (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4 Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58), 4 ¼" Group

15 ft

100% (58), 5 ½" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz.

per pellet

4

¾" Group

15 ft

1" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense Load

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1½" Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz.

per pellet

3

1" Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

2" Group

15 ft

3 ½" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz.

per pellet

5

1½" Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense Load

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1" Group

15 ft

2½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz.

per pellet

5

1" Group

15 ft

2" Group

20 ft

Note: Federal’s .410 “Handgun” Ammunition

This ammunition has the same structure and dimensions as other industry standard 2 ½” & 3” .410 shotshells. Though these rounds have been optimized for use in .45 Colt/.410 handguns, they are safe to fire in dedicated.410 shotguns. This includes models fitted with full chokes.

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Mossberg Pump-Action Shotguns

Mossberg is famous for the reliability and variety of their defensive shotguns. Tucked away behind all of the 12 & 20 gauge models are two unique .410 options. Since these shotguns were designed specifically for defensive applications, they have been tested with self-defensive ammunition using Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette targets.


Mossberg HS410:

18 ½” Spreader-Choke Barrel         


This shotgun was designed with recoil-sensitive shooters in mind. The HS410 is based on the light weight Cruiser, but it’s been fitted with a shoulder stock, a pistol grip forearm, and a ported spreader choke to help reduce felt recoil and to open the shot pattern.

Defensive Loads                                      (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4 Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58)

7" Group

15 ft

100% (60)

11" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2½" Group

15 ft

4" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense Load

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

3½" Group

15 ft

4" Group

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

2¼" Group

15 ft

4¼" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

7½" Group

15 ft

8" Group

 (8 of 9 Pellets)

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3½" Group

15 ft

5" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense Load

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3½" Group

15 ft

4" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3½" Group

15 ft

6½" Group

20 ft

Note: Federal’s .410 “Handgun” Ammunition

This ammunition has the same structure and dimensions as other industry standard 2 ½” & 3” .410 shotshells. Though these rounds have been optimized for use in .45 Colt/.410 handguns, they are safe to fire in dedicated .410 shotguns. This includes models fitted with full chokes.

Cruiser: 18 ½” Cylinder-Bore Barrel

HS410: 18 ½” Spreader-Choke Barrel

FAQ: If this is a site about .410 handguns, why do you post results for shotguns?