Mossberg Scorpion ATI 500

Discussion in 'Shotgun' started by crosscheck63, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. crosscheck63 New Member

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    Just wondering when this might be available for purchase? It doesn't seem like there are any out there yet.
  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    The following is based on how things were when I worked in a gun shop and dealt with distributors. Things may have changed but I can't think they've changed much.

    Call your local gunshop and ask them to call their mossy distributor and ask them.

    Nobody in a forum is likely to have more useful info and a gun shop isn't likely to know either unless they've already asked the distributor. See, high volume manufacturers like Mberg get their guns to gun shops through VERY LARGE distributors. The distributor companies are not super numerous which helps but they all operate a little differently in the details. Some manufacturers only deal with one distributor and the distributor is the entity that will have actually true information about when your local gunshop has a snowballs chance in hell of actually seeing one. First off, your local shop doesn't get a fair shot so even if someone at Mossberg says "April 15th they hit stores" it doesn't mean any shop near you will have a chance in hell of seeing one, especially for new and tacticool stuff that's likely to be really popular.

    The glitch is, shops that are higher volume than normal sellers of certain brands like (again, when I was working in a gun shop) Ruger and Mossberg get disproportionate treatment and those that don't may be able to put in an order for one but may never actually get off the "wait" list at the distributor.

    A good place to call might be budsgunshop.com. They run on simply huge volume and distribs are likely to give them a lot of pref treatment.
  3. crosscheck63 New Member

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    I picked up my Scorpion ATI today! Very nice, cant wait to take her to the range.

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  4. crosscheck63 New Member

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    Took the Scorpion ATI out again today. I love this shot gun. The recoil is very managable and the accuracy is dead on. No choke, no problem for skeet. I figured what the hell, gave the over/under a rest and used the Scorpion. It did not dissapoint. I had my best ever skeet day.

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