Mossberg 940 Pro Featuring Jerry Miculek | 12 Gauge Shotgun ReviewMar 31, 2022
Today is a special day ladies and gentlemen - I'll be taking an in-depth look at the Mossberg 940 lineup (The Field, JM Pro, and Waterfowl editions) with the legend himself: Jerry Miculek. Let's go!!! Be sure to check out his channel (HERE)
- The 940 Pro and 940 JM Pro come in between $900-$1,000
- All 12 gauge, All 3 inch
- All gas driven
- 28" Barrell EXCEPT the JM Pro is 24"
- All come in around 7 pounds
- Length of Pull adjustable from 13" to 14 1/4"
- Comb and Heel are also fully adjustable
- All run the Accuchoke system
- JM Pro comes with a magazine tube
- Chrome lined chamber and barrel
Ergonomics/Look & Feel
- The redesigned 940 has a smaller forend with more aggressive checkering for an improved grip
- Pistol grip is nicely sized and textured
- All controls are flawless and oversized
- There is a cocking indicator in the trigger group
- Magazine follower comes flush with the receiver to prevent finger pinching. It is also brightly colored
- Loading port is milled out and very smooth
- All are standard with a top tang safety making mounting while putting the gun on fire much more efficient
- Field model is drilled and tapped for optic use
- Waterfowl 940 and the standard 940 have a hi-vis sight on it - JM Pro has interchangeable light-pipes
- All have anti-corrosive stainless steel return springs and stock mechanics with a water drain
- All triggers came in around 5.5 pounds - The "over travel" is adjustable by a screw on the JM Pro - Very cool
- The triggers have an extra coating for a more confident pull
Ease of Breakdown
- We broke down the 940 waterfowl edition
- There are a lot of unique parts different than any other shotgun I'd ever seen
- It was interesting the breakdown the gas system and understand a bit more how Mossberg is achieving lighter recoil
- This new version of their gas piston system claims 1500 rounds before cleaning. This thing definitely runs clean!
- The piston of the 940 waterfowl travels a much shorter distance to cycle the gun resulting in fewer breaking parts
- But if parts break, they're all easy to work on or replace
Recoil and Reliability
- All the 940's shot flawlessly. Recoil was minimal right back into the shoulder, and all shot from every position. Not much else to say!
- The 940's have a spring loaded compensating system in the gas system on top of the piston which helps bleed out excess gas therefore reducing recoil
I find this evaluation valuable because it tests how all the different aspects of a shotgun come together from getting on target, having an appropriate trigger pull, recovering from the recoil, and getting back on target.
- The fastest time I could accomplish with only a few attempts with the 940 was a 1.24
- Jerry got a blazing 1.17!
In conclusion, This is definitely my favorite review to date - It was such an honor to have Jerry walk through the Mossberg 940 lineup with me. These guns performed awesomely and I learned a lot in the process!
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