Mossberg 500 series shotgun

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The Mossberg 500 series shotguns can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

For information on how to tell the Mossberg 500 series shotguns apart from the Remington and Winchester shotguns, please visit the 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun page.

This includes all variations of the model 500 and 590, including the AT, hunting and field models, tactical, military & law enforcement models and special purpose models (like the Persuader, Cruiser and the 'Mariner').

Please check the talk page for additional variants not shown on the main page.



(1960 - Present)

Type: Shotgun

Caliber: 12 gauge, 20 gauge, .410 bore

Capacity: 500 and 590 12 gauge: 5,8 shells in underbarrel tube magazine.

Fire Modes: Single shot (pump-action)

Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge. Note the wood furniture.
Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 gauge. This is the most commonly produced version of the 500 series today.
Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500A Mariner (18.5" barrel) with the proprietary Marinecote™ Finish and Synthetic Stock - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500A Mariner (20" barrel) with Extended Magazine Tube - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500A Field Gun with 28" Barrel - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500A with sawed-off barrel and stock - 12 gauge

The Mossberg 500 was introduced in 1961, with all early models sporting wood furniture. Mossberg also had a combat police model, the 500 AT, which was not advertised for sale among sporting catalogs but was strictly aimed at police sales. The Home Defense model with black synthetic buttstock and a black riot fore grip with either an 18.5" barrel or a 20" barrel were both referred to as the 'Persuader'.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Everly Salma Hayek Everly Persuader 2014
Everly Uros Certic The doorman Persuader 2014
American Heist NOPD officers Persuader 2014
The Purge Rhys Wakefield "Polite Leader" Mariner Cruiser 2013
Cockneys vs. Zombies Dudley Sutton Eric 2012
This Means War Tom Hardy Tuck alternate scene, extended mag 2012
This Means War henchman alternate scene, extended mag 2012
Battleground 2012
FDR: American Badass Barry Bostwick Franklin Delano Roosevelt Anachronistic 2012
Suave Patria One of Mauricio Tavarez's men 2012
Lockout Guy Pearce Snow 2012
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Til Schweiger Max 500AT with synthetic stock, extended magazine tube & rifle sights 2012
Seven Psychopaths Željko Ivanek Paulo 2012
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) José Manuel Poga Miguel Ruiz Lozano Long barrel 2012
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) Mario Casas Ángel Lares Pacheco Long barrel 2012
Unit 7 (Grupo 7) Criminals 2012
State of Emergency Bantam version 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler Sam Childers 2011
Kill the Irishman Steven R. Schirripa Mike Frato 2011
Red State James Parks Mordechai 2011
Unthinkable various U.S. Army soldiers w/ heat-shield 2010
Hunt to Kill thugs customized 2010
Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage Big Daddy Extended magazine tube 2010
I Spit on Your Grave Andrew Howard Sheriff Storch A500 Field Gun 2010
Piranha Adam Scott Novak Radzinsky Sawed-off barrel 2010
Survival of the Dead One of Muldoon's men 2010
22 Bullets Dominique Thomas Ange Papalardo Stainless receiver, wooden furniture 2010
The Pack Émilie Dequenne Charlotte Massot 2010
The Pack Benjamin Biolay Max 2010
Brüno Hunter 2009
Black Dynamite Darrel Heath Militant #2 2009
Black Dynamite Byron Minns Bullhorn 2009
A Dangerous Man Mike Chopud Clark Extended magazine tube, Persuader version 2009
Crank: High Voltage Jason Statham Chev Chelios Fitted with heat shield 2009
District 13: Ultimatum guard 2009
Zombieland Woody Harrelson Tallahassee Mariner version. Fitted with pistol grip 2009
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Pascal Elbé Jean-Ba 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Bernard Blancan Pierre Wazemne 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Guilaine Londez Mireille 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Moussa Maaskri Manu 2008
Street Kings Common Coates Fitted with spare shell holder mounted on receiver 2008
A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) Special police unit troopers 2008
Outlaw Danny Dyer Gene Dekker 500AT with rifle sights 2007
30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett Sheriff Oleson 2007
Hot Fuzz Simon Pegg Sgt. Nicholas Angel 2007
Hostel: Part III Brian Hallisay Scott 2007
Hostel: Part III Kendra's companion 2007
Hostel: Part III Factory's guards 2007
The Reaping William Ragsdale Sheriff Cade 2007
Lucky Number Slevin Security guard Mariner version 2006
In Her Line of Fire The rebels 2006
Mercenary for Justice Mercenaries and Cape Town police officers 2006
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) Police officer 2005
Toolbox Murders Price Carson Officer Daniel Stone 2004
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Seen in the Strip Club Owner's Office 2004
36th Precinct Policeman 2004
The Big Bounce (2004) Vinnie Jones Lou Harris 2004
Walking Tall Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Chris Vaughn 2004
Walking Tall Johnny Knoxville Ray Templeton 2004
Walking Tall Kevin Durand Booth 2004
Blind Horizon Seen on gun store rack 2003
House of the Dead Ona Grauer Alicia Mariner version 2003
Ruby & Quentin French Police Standard and high-capacity magazine 2003
Jackass: The Movie George Hruska Himself Persuader with ghost-ring sights and laser-sight 2002
Sweat Thierry René Beni Sawn-off equipped with a flashlight 2002
Sweat Jean-Hugues Anglade Harvey Sawn-off equipped with a flashlight 2002
City of God Various gangsters 2002
Cabin Fever Michael Harding "Shotgun Casey" 2002
Gangsters Pierre Laplace Pitoune 2002
Gangsters French Police 2002
Don't Tempt Me Bruno Bichir Eduardo 2001
Don't Tempt Me Penelope Cruz Carmen Ramos 2001
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Jim Davidson Third Patrolmen 2001
The Way of the Gun Two of Joe Sarno's thugs Mossberg 500AT 2000
The Crew Old Gangster Mossberg 500AT 2000
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money James Parks Deputy McGraw 1999
Lake Placid Bill Pullman Jack Wells Mossberg 500AT 1999
Straight Shooter Counter-terrorism unit 1999
Hard Rain Ed Asner Uncle Charlie 1998
Men in Black Police officers 1997
Dance with the Devil Screamin' Jay Hawkins Adolfo 1997
Bad Moon Michael Paré Uncle Ted Fitted with telescopic scope 1996
From Dusk Till Dawn Mike Moroff Manny Mossberg 500AT 1996
Heaven's Prisoners Alec Baldwin Dave Robicheaux 1996
Heaven's Prisoners Don Stark Eddie Keats 1996
Jaguar (Le Jaguar) Jean Reno Jean Campana 1996
Jaguar (Le Jaguar) Patrick Bruel François Perrin 1996
Casino One of Nicky's thugs Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge 1995
Last Man Standing (1995) Jonathan Fuller 'Snake' Underwood 1995
Strange Days Angela Bassett Loretta "Mace" Mason Mariner version. Fitted with pistol grip and extend magazine 1995
Die Hard with a Vengeance Federal Reserve Guard Extended magazine and barrel, Fitted with heat shield 1995
Canadian Bacon Kevin J. O'Connor Roy Boy 1995
Jumanji in police cruiser 1995
The Fugitive Richard Riehle Old Guard 500AT 1993
Beyond the Law Dennis Burkley Oatmeal Sawed-off barrel 1992
El Mariachi Moco's men and Azul's men 1992
The Democratic Terrorist Karl Heinz Maslo Werner Mossberg 500AT 1992
GunCrazy Police officers 1992
Nothing But Trouble NJ State Trooper 500AT 1991
The Jackpot! (La Totale!) Secret service operatives 1991
La Femme Nikita Cops 1990
The Hunt for Red October U.S. Navy Shipyard guard 1990
Killer Crocodile 2 A jungle inhabitant Mossberg 500AT 1990
RoboCop 2 Nuke cartel thug Extended magazine and barrel, fitted with pistol grip 1990
My New Partner II (Ripoux contre ripoux) Christian Bouillette Jewelry store owner 1990
The Cellar Suzanne Savoy Emily A500 Field Gun 1989
The Cellar Patrick Kilpatrick Mance A500 Field Gun 1989
Predator Sonny Landham Billy Mounted on AR-15/SP1 1987
Band of the Hand Henchmen 1986
Raw Deal Arnold Schwarzenegger Mark Kaminsky / Joseph Brenner Mossberg 500AT. Fitted with pistol grip, riot barrel and heavy choke 1986
The Quiet Earth Bruno Lawrence Zac 1985
Cover Up Alain Mercier Rambert's henchman 1983
Cover Up Jacques Bondoux Rambert's henchman 1983
The Outsider (Le Marginal) Jean-Roger Milo A guard Sawn-off 1983
The Outsider (Le Marginal) Jean-Paul Belmondo Commissaire Jordan Sawn-off 1983
Choice of Arms Seen in Jean's armoury 1981
Dawn of the Dead (1978) Bikers 1978
The Deadly Tower Police 1975
Mr. Majestyk Charles Bronson Vince Majestyk 1974
Mr. Majestyk Paul Koslo Bobby Kopas 1974
The Sugarland Express Goldie Hawn Lou Jean Poplin 1974
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Federal agents 1973
Prime Cut Many Ann's men 1972


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The X-Files Various law enforcement officers, other characters Persuader, Field and 500AT variants; Some Persuaders fitted with weaponlights (Season 6 and Season 8) 1993 - 2002
The X-Files - Season 1 Michael Horse Reservation Sheriff Charles Tskany 500AT model / "Shapes" (S1E18) 1994
Tom O'Rourke Steve Humphreys Field model / "Darkness Falls" (S1E19)
Nestor Burma - Season 3 A police officer "Brouillard au pont de Tolbiac" (S3E5) 1994
The X-Files - Season 6 Brian Thompson Alien Bounty Hunter Field variant, anachronistic / "The Unnatural" (S6E19) 1999
The X-Files - Season 8 Annabeth Gish FBI Special Agent Monica Reyes Persuader variant with wood buttstock / "Existence" (S8E21) 2001
Dale Dickey Georgia Game Warden
Smallville - Season 1 John Schneider Jonathan Kent Field gun, "Nicodemus" (S1E15) 2001
Shatun Oksana Fandera Irina Goncharova field gun
Aleksey Serebryakov Sergei Zemtsov
Sergey Veksler Aleksandr Pirogov
Andrey Tashkov Fedya Belkin
Aleksandr Tsurkan Nikita Kurga
Igor Yatsko Andrey Veshniy
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt - Season 6 bandit fifth episode 2003
Smallville - Season 4 Graham Kosakoski Danny Cormay "Devoted" (S4E04) 2003
Prison Break - Season 1 Prison Guards Persuader 2005 - 2006
Wade Williams Brad Bellick
Christian Stolte Keith Stolte
Prison Break - Season 2 Various Persuader 2006 - 2007
Smallville - Season 8 Persuader / "Bulletproof" (S8E12) 2008
Criminal Minds - Season 4 Thomas Gibson FBI SSA Aaron Hotchner Persuader / "Brothers In Arms" (S4E10) 2008
Phoenix police officer
My Name is Earl Jason Lee Earl Hickey Field variant / "Darnell Outed Pt. 1" 2009
Breaking Bad - Season 2 Clovis 500AT - 12 gauge/"Down" (S2E04) 2009
CSI: NY - Season 6 A Deranged Man "Cuckoo's Nest" (S6E08) 2009 - 2010
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln Rick Grimes 2010 -
Justified - Season 1 Chris Ellis Douglas Cooper "Riverbrook" (S1E02) 2010
The Walking Dead - Season 2 Lauren Cohan Maggie 2011 - 2012
Falling Skies - Season 2 Dylan Authors Jimmy Fitted with Suppressor and Night Vision Scope and fire's Incendiary rounds invented by Pope's Gang 2011 -
Continuum - Season 1 James Pizzinato Gates "Family Time" (Episode 9) 2012
Rachel Nichols Kiera Cameron
Curtis Lum Phil
Longmire - Season 1 Robert Taylor Walt Longmire field gun, pilot 2012
Paul McLean Garret Driggs
Bailey Chase Branch Connally
Robert Taylor Walt Longmire field gun, "The Worst Kind of Hunter" (S1E06)
Peter Weller Lucien Connally
Katee Sackhoff Victoria "Vic" Moretti riot gun, "The Cancer" (S1E04), "The Worst Kind of Hunter" (S1E06)
Adam Bartley The Ferg riot, "Dogs, Horses and Indians" (S1E09)
Banshee - Season 1 Prison guards 2013
Banshee - Season 3 Antony Starr Lucas Hood 2015
Banshee - Season 3 Afton Williamson Alison Medding with a shell holder and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight 2015
Banshee - Season 3 Tom Pelphrey Kurt Bunker with a shell holder and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight 2015
The Last Ship Thorwald's men "No Place Like Home" (S1E10) 2014

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Watch_Dogs "SG-90"
w/ Knoxx COPstock and heat-shield
fires in 3-round burst
Ghost Recon: Phantoms "M500" w/ various attachments can be changed into a Cruiser 2014
The Last of Us "Revolver" . . 2013
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier M590A1 w/ top folding stock, heat shield 2012
Resident Evil: Revelations Windham 2012
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 "500 Tactical" With optional scope, red dot sight, and laser pointer M500 Tactical w/ fixed stock and heat-shield 2008
Resident Evil 4 Mariner with pistol grip and vertical foregrip 2005
Battlefield: Vietnam With sawed-off wood stock and heat shield 2004
Driver: Parallel Lines Shotgun 2006


Character Title Note Date
Colonel Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World 2003
Bandit, Maya Jingu Burn-Up Excess 1997-1998
Gun runner Gunsmith Cats 1995 - 1996
ATF agent Gunsmith Cats 1995 - 1996
Thug Gunsmith Cats 1995 - 1996
Lt. Valley Mad Bull 34 Mossberg 500AT 1990
Shingo Hojo Time Stranger 1985
Police Officers Time Stranger 1985

Mossberg 590

Mossberg 590 with 5-round magazine tube and speedfeed stock - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 with 8-round magazine tube and bayonet lug - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 with bayonet lug and heat shield - 12 gauge. The Military version has a subdued matte finish, either matte blued or parkerized.
Mossberg 590 with ghost ring sights, bayonet lug, and speedfeed stock - 12 gauge.
Mossberg 590 Mariner - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip - 12 gauge

The Mossberg 590 shotgun was introduced in 1987 (the same year as the Mossberg Mariner). The Mossberg 590 shotguns differ from the 500 series primarily because of the design of the cap for the shell tube. The 500 series shotguns are designed for easy swapping of barrels. The 590 magazine tube is designed for ease of cleaning and maintenance. The 'nub' at the end of the 590's magazine tube was originally designed for holding the ring of the M7/M9 Bayonet when the bayonet is attached to the lug underneath the barrel. Other versions of the 590 maintain this style of end cap, even those without bayonet lugs.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Nightcrawler 590 Mariner 2014
The Purge Ethan Hawke James Sandin 590 Chainsaw 2013
The Baytown Outlaws Clayne Crawford Brick ghost ring sights, no heat shield, extended tube 2012
Cherry Bomb Julin Jean Cherry 2011
Kill Zombie! Gigi Ravelli Kim heat shield and extended tube 2011
Assassination Games Jean-Claude Van Damme Vincent Brazil 2011
The Assault (L'Assault) . GIGN Officer . 2010
Fast and Furious Vin Diesel Dominic Toretto Mariner model 2009
Max Payne (2008) Mark Wahlberg Max Payne 2008
Anaconda 3: Offspring Anthony Green Captain Grozny 2008
The Hitcher Sean Bean John Ryder 2007
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Deputy 2005
Crank S.W.A.T. member Fitted with Surefire forend 2006
Without a Paddle Ethan Suplee Elwood 2004
S.W.A.T. L.L. Cool J Officer Deacon 'Deke' Kay Modified to fire rappeling line 2003
Ghost Ship Julianna Margulies Maureen Epps with front and rear pistol grips 2002
Ghost Ship Ron Eldard Dodge with front and rear pistol grips 2002
Heist Massachusetts State Police 9-shot Mariner 2001
The Way of the Gun Taye Diggs Jeffers 9-shot Mariner 2000
Armageddon Bruce Willis Harry Stamper Fitted with heat shield, bayonet lug, and high capacity magazine tube 1998
Armageddon FBI agent Mariner version 1998
Point Blank Danny Trejo Wallace 1998
Mean Guns Thugs Mariner model with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip 1997
Mean Guns Christopher Lambert Lou Mariner model with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip 1997
Mean Guns Michael Halsey Lou Mariner model with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip 1997
Dead Presidents Larenz Tate Anthony Fitted with wood furniture 1995
Heat Al Pacino Lt. Vincent Hanna 1995
Heat Mykelti Williamson Sergeant Drucker 1995
Heat Wes Studi Detective Casals 1995
Mortal Kombat Bridgette Wilson Sonya Blade Mariner model fitted with Mag-Lite flashlight above barrel 1995
Blown Away Ruben Santiago-Hudson Blanket Mariner model 1994
Speed Dennis Hopper Howard Payne Mariner model, sawed-off, pistol grip 1994
RoboCop 3 Shane Black Detroit Police officer Donnelly Fitted with heat-shield and pistol grip 1993
Hard Target Arnold Vosloo Pik Van Cleef Fitted with weaponlight mount 1993
Sneakers Sidney Poitier Donald Crease 9-shot Mariner 1992
Sneakers Eddie Jones Buddy Wallace 9-shot Mariner 1992
Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat Inspector "Tequila" Yuen Fitted with speed feed stock and heat shield 1992
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Castulo Guerra 1991
L.A. Takedown Peter Dobson Chris Sheherlis 1989
L.A. Takedown L.A.P.D. detectives 1989
In the Line of Duty 4: Witness uncredited Mr. Robinson 1989


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Stand Rick Aviles Rat Man Mariner Version 1994
The X-Files - Season 6 San Pedro Officers Extended mag-tube with weaponlight forends / "Alpha" (S6E16) 1999
24 Kiefer Sutherland Agent Jack Bauer 2001 - 2010
CSI: NY - Season 6 Laurence Fishburne Dr. Ray Langston "Hammer Down" (S6E07) 2009 - 2010
The Walking Dead Jon Bernthal Shane Walsh Extended magazine tube, heat-shield, pistol grip and collapsible KNOXX SpecOps NRS stock 2010 -
Falling Skies - Season 1 Will Patton Captain Weaver "Sanctuary Pt. 1" (S1E06) 2011 -

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Project Reality As the "Mossberg 590A1" 2005
Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island As the "Mossberg 500" wooden furniture ghost ring sight 2008
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures As the "Mossberg 500" synthetic furniture ghost ring sight 2009
SAS Secure Tomorrow As the "Mossberg 500" synthetic furniture ghost ring sight 2008
Armed Forces Corps As the "Mossberg 500" synthetic furniture ghost ring sight 2009
War Inc. Battlezone w/ various attachments 2011
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Tomb Raider M590 12GA DLC weapon 2013
Contagion Mossberg590 Ghost ring sight and flashlight. 2013
Insurgency 2 w/ various attachments 2014


Character Title Note Date
Momomi Mezzo Forte With wooden furniture 1998
Sailor Suisei no Gargantia Folding Stock 2013

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 Mariner Cruiser - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 Cruiser with heat shield - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 Cruiser with extended magazine tube and heat shield - 12 gauge

The Mossberg 500 Cruiser is a Model 500 Shotgun with a factory Pistol grip. Some have the heat shield and some don't. What's confusing is that the full stocked Mossberg 500 is called the Persuader, however, the Persuader always came with an optional pistol grip so that the user could swap stocks. Which is why we see shotguns identified as 'Persuaders' with pistol grips, however, that is a modification made by the owner and not a factory configuration. All shotguns that came from the factory with pistol grips are 'Cruisers'. Not to be confused with Mossberg 590 Cruisers or 590 Compact Cruisers (see below).


Title Actor Character Note Date
Late Phases Nick Damici Ambrose McKinley 2014
Vendetta Caleb's bodyguards 2013
Sharknado Heat shield 2013
The Power of Few Anthony Anderson Junkshow nickel-plated 2013
3 Days to Kill Assassin 2014
The Hooligan Wars Thomas Thoroe Gustaw 2012
No One Lives America Olivo Tamara nickel-plated 2012
No One Lives Derek Magyar Flynn nickel-plated 2012
No One Lives Adelaide Clemens Emma nickel-plated 2012
No One Lives Luke Evans Driver nickel-plated 2012
Osombie with tac light, barrel ribbing, M4 style stock 2012
The Baytown Outlaws Travis Fimmel McQueen 2012
Rise of the Zombies Mariel Hemingway Dr. Lynn Snyder 2012
The Lookout Gangsters 2012
Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt Jackie Cogan w/Surefire foregrip 2012
God Bless America Joel Murray Frank Murdock Mariner 2012
Decisions Yeniffer Behrens Serena Heat shield 2011
Steve Niles' Remains Heat shield, shortened barrel, M4 style stock 2011
Sleepless Night Laurent Stocker Manuel 2011
A Gang Story (Les Lyonnais) Laurent Fernandez Zerbib Stainless finish 2011
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas John Cho Harold continuity error 2011
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Kal Penn Kumar continuity error 2011
Assassination Games Henchmen 2011
Cherry Bomb 2011
Elephant White in weapons cache 2010
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Jean-Claude Van Damme Luc Deveraux 2010
Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead Tamer Hassan Chavez 2009
Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead Tom Frederic Nate 2009
Crank: High Voltage One of Chico's thugs, several of Venus's gang 2009
Driven to Kill Seen in arms shop 2009
The Keeper Steven Seagal Roland Sallinger 2009
The Keeper Drug dealers, Cross' henchmen, Wells' bodyguards and SWAT officers 2009
He Was A Quiet Man Christian Slater Bob Maconel 2007
Missionary Man Dolph Lundgren Ryder 2007
Missionary Man A henchman 2007
Missionary Man A biker With foregrip and saddle shell holder 2007
The Departed Mark Rolston Delahunt 2006
Abominable Lance Henriksen Ziegler Dane With foregrip and shell holder 2006
Attack Force Lawson's unit and Special Forces soldiers 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Vladimir Mashkov Kirill Mazur 2006
The Business Danny Dyer Frankie 2005
The Business Tamer Hassan Charlie deleted scene 2005
The Mechanik Dolph Lundgren Nick Cherenko 2005
The Mechanik thugs 2005
Fun with Dick and Jane Carlos Jacott Oz 2005
Dawn of the Dead (2004) Boyd Banks Tucker 2004
Dark Blue Kurt Russell L.A.P.D. Det. Perry 2002
Dark Blue Michael Michele L.A.P.D. Detective Sergeant Williamson 2002
Equilibrium Dominic Purcell Seamus 2002
Narc Discovered at crime scene 2002
Hannibal One of Drumgo's guards 2001
Training Day Denzel Washington LAPD Officer Alonzo Harris 2001
Training Day Ethan Hawke Officer Jake Hoyt 2001
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Judd Nelson Sheriff Mariner 2001
The Crew Frank Vincent Marty 2000
The Crew Burt Reynolds Joey "Bats" Pistella 2000
The Crew Richard Dreyfuss Bobby Bartellemeo 2000
The Crew Dan Hedaya Mike "The Brick" Donatelli 2000
The Crimson Rivers Jean Reno Commisaire Niemans 2000
The Perfect Storm George Clooney Cpt. Billy Tyne 2000
Erkan & Stefan GSG 9 member 2000
The Limey Barry Newman Avery 1999
Phantoms Joanna Going Dr. Jennifer Pailey 1998
Black Dog Cutler's henchman extended mag, forward pistol grip 1998
Breakdown M.C. Gainey Earl 1997
City of Industry Harvey Keitel Roy Egan 1997
City of Industry camper park resident 1997
Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball Michael Dudikoff Jersey 1997
The End of Violence Pruitt Taylor Vince Frank Cray 1997
The End of Violence John Diehl Lowell Lewis 1997
Road Ends Chris Sarandon Esteban Maceda with tac light, extra shell carrier 1997
Road Ends Orosco's henchman with tac light, extra shell carrier 1997
The Rage Lorenzo Lamas FBI Special Agent Nick Travis 1997
The Rage Kristen Cloke FBI Special Agent Kelly McCord 1997
The Rage Sheriff's deputies, FBI agents, Dacy's henchmen 1997
Heaven's Prisoners Hawthorne James Victor Romero 1996
Bounty Hunters Michael Dudikoff Jersey 1996
Top Dog Chuck Norris Lt. Jake Wilder 1995
Crying Freeman Mark Dacascos Yo Hinomura with a forward pistol grip, heat shield, door breacher, and a shell holder 1995
Last Man Standing (1995) Robert LaSardo Kazz 1995
Silent Hunter Peter Colvey Bo With extended magazine tube and folding stock 1995
Digital Man Don Swayze Billy Bates 1995
The Crow Brandon Lee Eric Draven Nickel plated 1994
Death Wish V: The Face of Death Kevin Lund Chuck Paconi 1994
Death Wish V: The Face of Death Charles Bronson Paul Kersey 1994
Death Wish V: The Face of Death Tommy O'Shea's henchmen 1994
Open Fire Michael Shaner Roy With foregrip 1994
Bad Blood Chang's henchmen 1994
The Real McCoy Gailard Sartain Gary Buckner 1993
Rapid Fire Nick Mancuso Antonio Serrano extended mag, Mariner 1992
Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat Inspector "Tequila" Yuen 1992
Highlander II: The Quickening Shield Corporation guards 1991
Stone Cold Brian Bosworth Joe Huff / John Stone 1991
Stone Cold Robber 1991
Hero and the Terror A drug dealer 1988
Someone to Watch Over Me Undercover cop 1987
Robocop Calvin Jung Steve Minh 1987
To Live and Die in L.A. Jack Hoar Jack 1985


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Guards 1996 - ????
Ultimate Force Various criminals and terrorists 2002 - 2006
Firefly Adam Baldwin Jayne Cobb "The Message" (S1E12) 2003
The Wire Michael K. Williams Omar Little 2002 - 2008
CSI: NY - Season 7 Ne-Yo "The Handsome Man" "Smooth Criminal" (S7E14) 2011
GSG-9 Terrorist With high-capacity magazine tube 2007 - 2008
Primeval Ben Mansfield Captain Becker With & without door-breeching muzzle brake 2007 - ????
Jason Flemyng Quinn
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Lena Headey Sarah Connor "Heavy Metal" 2008 - 2009
Aaron James Cash Terminator "Pilot"
Jericho James Remar Jonah Prowse "Crossroads" 2006 - 2008
Supernatural - Season 6 Corin Nemec Christian Campbell Sawed off with vertical grip pump, heat shield and muzzle device 2010 - 2011
Compound guard Sawed off with vertical grip pump, heat shield and muzzle device / "Two And A Half Men" (S06E02)
Steven Williams Rufus Turner Sawed off with vertical grip pump, heat shield and muzzle device / "...And Then There Were None" (S06E16)
Detroit 1-8-7 hitman "Key to the City" (S1E12) 2011
Bullet in the Face Gunter's henchman S1E01 2012
Banshee - Season 1 Demetrius Grosse Deputy Emmett Yawners Episode 7 2013

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Splinter Cell: Conviction "M-500" with heat shield 2010
Rainbow Six: Vegas cut weapon 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 cut weapon 2008
Tomb Raider: Anniversary with wooden pistol grip 2007
Max Payne 3 "M500" 2012
I Am Alive Shotgun Sawed off stock and barrel 2012


Character Title Note Date
Convenience store employee The Boondocks With heat shield 2005 - ????
Police officer The Boondocks With heat shield 2005 - ????
Steve The Boondocks 2005 - ????

Mossberg 500 Homeland Defender

Mossberg 500 Homeland Defender with folding stock - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 Homeland Defender - 12 gauge


Title Actor Character Note Date
Salt Peter Weireter CIA security officer 2010


Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
Burn Notice - Season 5 Gabrielle Anwar Fiona Glenanne "Necessary Evil" (S5E15) 2011
Person of Interest - Season 1 Jim Caviezel John Reese "Root Cause" (S1E13) 2012
Burn Notice - Season 6 Bruce Campbell Sam Axe "Shock Wave" (S6E06) 2012
Burn Notice - Season 6 Jeffrey Donovan Michael Westen "Desperate Times" (S6E10) 2012
Burn Notice - Season 6 Chad Coleman Brady Pressman "Desperate Times" (S6E10) 2012

Mossberg 590 Cruiser / 590 Compact Cruiser

Mossberg 590 "Cruiser" with extended magazine tube and bayonet lug - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser" - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 "Cruiser" with door breaching brake - 12 gauge

A short pistol gripped version of the Mossberg 590 combat shotgun. The 590 Cruiser is a riot length barreled shotgun with a pistol grip instead of a full stock. The more famous Compact Cruiser is actually a short barreled shotgun and thus its sales are restricted.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Tokarev Nicolas Cage Paul Maguire 2014
Tokarev Max Ryan Kane 2012
Sharknado Cassie Scerbo Nova Extended magazine tube, replaces 500 Cruiser in one scene 2012
Looper Vagrant 2012
Fire with Fire East Side gangster Bandana wrapped on pump 2012
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas John Hoogenakker Gustav 2011
Courageous Gangster 2011
Shoot 'Em Up Clive Owen Mr. Smith 2007
Shoot 'Em Up Henchman 2007
Fun with Dick and Jane Stephnie Weir Debbie w/ 9-shot tube and Mariner finish 2005
Today You Die Hawthorne James Derrick Mariner finish 2005
Today You Die Steven Seagal Harlan Banks Mariner finish 2005
Today You Die Henchmen Mariner finish 2005
Dawn of the Dead Boyd Banks Tucker 2004
Dawn of the Dead Jake Weber Michael 2004
Dawn of the Dead Michael Kelly CJ 2004
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich Alice 2004
The Punisher Thomas Jane Frank Castle 2004
Jason X 2001
Taxi (1998) French Police 1998
Ronin Skip Sudduth Larry 1998
Against the Law A drug dealer; a bartender Mariner finish 1997
Road Ends Bert Remsen Arliss 1997
The Usual Suspects Benicio del Toro Fenster Mariner 1995
Digital Man Jeanette O'Connor Ida With extended magazine and heat shield 1995
The Killer Chow Yun-Fat Ah Jong 1989


Title Actor Character Note Date
Detroit 1-8-7 James McDaniel Sgt. Jesse Longford "Blackout" (S01E18) 2011
The Day of the Triffids (2009) Eddie Izzard Torrence Episodes 1 and 2 2009
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Aaron James Cash Dream Terminator 2008
The Closer G.W. Bailey LAPD Detective Lt. Louie Provenza 2005-2011
Firefly Adam Baldwin Jayne Cobb "Shindig" (S1E04), "Safe" (S01E05), nickel-plated, folding stock 2002
Firefly Alan Tudyk Hoban "Wash" Washburne "War Stories" (S01E10), Mariner, folding stock 2002

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Dark Sector "Striker" 2008
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix With extended magazine tube 2002
Tomb Raider: Legend With Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight Mariner finish 2006
Soldier of Fortune: Payback CAWS-90 Compact Cruiser 2007
Secret Service CAWS-50 Compact Cruiser 2007
Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror As the "Berg 509" 2002
Dead Island 2011
Jurassic: The Hunted "Shotgun" 2009
Grand Theft Auto V "Pump Shotgun" With a heat shield and a Magpul CTR stock 2013
Orange FPS 2012

Mossberg 500/590 Bullpup

Mossberg 500 Bullpup with 18.5" Barrel - 12 gauge
Mossberg 590 Bullpup with 20" barrel and extended tube - 12 gauge

In 1985, Mossberg introduced a bullpup stock for the 500 series shotguns, which was available as either a kit (so that owners could convert their existing weapons) or as a complete gun. Due to the seemingly "futuristic" appearance of the Mossberg in this configuration, the 500 Bullpup was frequently used during the 1980s and 1990s in futuristic/sci-fi movies (most notably, RoboCop and The Running Man, among others).


Title Actor Character Note Date
Crank: High Voltage Thug 2009
Crank S.W.A.T. Officer 2006
Leprechaun 4: In Space Tim Colceri MSgt. Metal Head Hooker 1997
Bullet (1996) Tupac Shakur Tank 1996
Bulletproof (1996) Thugs at the warehouse 1996
Direct Hit Rogers Fires exploding grenades 1994
Stargate Steve Giannelli Airman First Class Porro 1994
Point of No Return Henry Kingi Thug 1993
Hard Boiled Seen in the amrory 1992
Rapid Fire Henchmen 1992
Do or Die Erik Estrada Rico Estevez 1991
Stone Cold Brian Bosworth Joe Huff / John Stone 1991
Predator 2 Adam Baldwin Garber 1990
Predator 2 LAPD S.W.A.T. Officers 1990
Short Time Kim Kondrashoff Michael Lutz 1990
Short Time Barry Corbin Captain 1990
L. A. Bounty Sybil Danning Ruger 1989
Phoenix the Warrior 1988
Twins Marshall Bell Webster 1988
The Hidden Claudia Christian Brenda Lee Van Buren 1987
RoboCop Detroit S.W.A.T. Officers 1987
The Running Man Guerrilla fighters, Police officers, ICS guards 1987


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The X-Files Military/Black-ops personnel "Fallen Angel" (S1E09), "Little Green Men" (S2E01), "Nisei" (S3E09), other episodes 1993 - 2002
Miami Vice John Diehl Det. Larry Zito "Free Verse" 1984 - 1989
Miami Vice Michael Talbott Det. Stan Switek "Free Verse" 1984 - 1989


Character Title Note Date
Burglar Gunsmith Cats 1995 - 1996

Video Games

Title Referred to as Note Date
Driver: Parallel Lines Shotgun '06 2006

Maverick Model 88

Maverick Model 88, the "Persuader" copy - 12 gauge
Maverick Model 88 Field Gun - 12 gauge
Maverick Model 88 with pistol grip - 12 gauge

The Maverick Model 88 is regarded as the low cost version of the Mossberg 500. The most obvious difference being the location of the safety; The safety of the Maverick Model 88 is a crossbar located on the trigger guard, as opposed to the Mossberg's safety which is on top of the receiver.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Sara Boguslaw Linda Leon 1997
Sara Cezary Pazura Cezary 1997
Sara Slawomir Sulej Jas 1997
U.S. Marshals Tommy Lee Jones U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam Gerard "Cruiser" configuration 1998
Spider-Man Convenience store robber With high-capacity magazine tube 2002
Extreme Ops Klaus Löwitsch Pavlov With rifle sights and Pachymar vindicator grips 2002
Extreme Ops David Scheller Slavko With rifle sights and Pachymar vindicator grips 2002
The Hunting Party Semir Krivic roadhouse waiter 2007
Anaconda 3: Offspring Zoltan Butuc Peter Reysner 2008
Zombieland Emma Stone Wichita With forward and rear pistol grips and shell carrier 2009
Diamant 13 Corentin Lobet Jesus 2009
Carjacked Maria Bello Lorraine Burton "Persuader" configuration 2011


Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The X-Files Fixed stock and pistol-grip variants 1993 - 2002
The X-Files Riot-length barrel, vented barrel rib, pistol grip, Choate folding stock / "E.B.E." (S1E16), "The Host" (S2E02) 1994
Supernatural - Season 5 Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (S05E15) 2009 - 2010
Kim Rhodes Sheriff Jody Mills "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (S05E15)
Nels Lennarson Walt "Dark Side of the Moon" (S05E16)
Supernatural - Season 6 Reese Alexander Gunstore owner "The French Mistake" (S06E15) 2011
Carlos Sanz Virgil
Supernatural - Season 7 "Hello, Cruel World" (S07E02), "Time After Time" (S07E12) 2011 - 2012

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl "Chaser" Pistol gripped 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune "Moss-12" Pistol gripped 2007
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Pistol gripped 2008
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves "Moss-12" Pistol gripped 2009
Dead Rising 2 Pistol gripped 2010
Uncharted: Golden Abyss "Moss-12" Pistol gripped 2011

See Also

  • Mossberg & Sons - A list of all firearms manufactured by Mossberg & Sons.

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