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Mossberg Maverick Over/Under | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews



The Mossberg Maverick over/under is a handsome and practical shotgun for a modest price. Learn more about this over/under shotgun as you read on.

Mossberg Maverick Over/Under: Affordably Stylish Gun

I have a Beretta 690 Field III for quite some time now, however, I recently encountered a problem with its barrel selector. I had to get it fixed so I decided to shop for an inexpensive temporary replacement. I came across the Mossberg Maverick over/under (Hunter model) and gave it a try. Simple and affordable,so I purchased one. Get to know more about this beauty in this article.


Gun Info

The Mossberg Maverick over/under comes in two models: the Maverick Hunter Over/Under and the Maverick HS12 Thunder Ranch Over/Under. These shotguns are made in Turkey by Khan, perfect for home defense and bird hunting.


Gun Specs

Gun Specs | Mossberg Maverick Over/Under | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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Every Mossberg Maverick Over/Under is composed of a two-position, tang-mounted safety, which also doubles as a barrel selector. The HS12 model comes with accessories such as a receiver mounted top rail and a Picatinny-compatible optics. There’s also a raised optic sight, which is standard on every Maverick model.

  • Barrel length: 18.5” (HS12 model); 28” (Hunter model)
  • Overall length: 32.25” (HS12 model); 46” (Hunter model)
  • Average weight: 6.25” (HS12 model); 7” (Hunter model)
  • Sight: Rear slot/FO front (HS12 model); Front Bead (Hunter model)
  • Stock: Synthetic black (both models)
  • Barrel Finish: Matte blued (HS12 model); Matte blued barrels with embellished receiver (Hunter model)
  • Chokes: Cylinder bore (HS12 model); IC & M (Hunter model)
  • Gauge: 12 (both models)
  • Capacity: 2 (both models)
  • Length of pull: 14.25” (both models)


Ease of Use and Performance

The recoil of this O/U shotgun is not bad at all, especially if you use a low noise and low recoil loads. This beauty points quite nicely, in fact, it’s way better than some other pump action shotguns I’ve shot before. The Mossberg Maverick over/under has no ejectors since it’s an extractor gun. But this is not a bad thing at all since you can easily grab your fired shells from the receiver. Another thing I like about this gun is its weight. It's quite handy and the balance seems okay as well.


Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons | Mossberg Maverick Over/Under | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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  • Affordable
  • Has interchangeable chokes
  • The feel is great
  • Lightweight
  • Simple and not too flashy design
  • Easy to clean


  • Heavy trigger – you need to get used to it
  • Can’t use the barrel selector when you turn off safety
  • No ejector


Overall Verdict and Price

Overall Verdict and Price | Mossberg Maverick Over/Under | Gun Carrier Shotgun Reviews

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Despite some few cons, I really like the Mossberg Maverick over/under (particularly the Hunter model). With the price ranging from $370 to $450, this tactical and home defense over/under is practically a steal!


Watch a test fire using the Mossberg Maverick over/under in this video:

With its modest price, I know for sure the Mossberg Maverick over/under is worth every cent! The light-weight feature makes it easy to carry around especially for hunts requiring long walks.

Do you own a Mossberg Maverick over/under? Share your stories with this beauty in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Anonymous

    October 29, 2023 at 7:09 PM

    I am an 85 yr old mainly interested shot guns I have owned my Maverrick four about 10 years and only fired it once when I bougt I did not know about the barrel down safety thank you,

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