Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Dutch MoD to Boost M590DA1 Stash With Nearly 300 New Shotguns

Recommended Posts

mossberg, mossberg m590da1, mossberg m590da1 shotgun mossberg, mossberg m590da1, mossberg m590da1 shotgun grip mossberg, mossberg m590da1, mossberg m590da1 shotgun aiming

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for the procurement of hundreds of new shotguns for its armed forces.

New Shotguns

According to Tenders Electronic Daily—the site where all EU tenders get posted—the MoD is calling for exactly 284 pump-action 12-gauge shotguns, as well as any additional spare parts, training and documentation. Interested parties have until Sept. 20 to submit proposals. On Oct. 25, the MoD will select the candidates.


As MilMag notes, the Dutch Armed Forces are currently equipped with the Mossberg M590DA1 shotgun. The gun is used in the Korps Commandotroepen special unit (KCT) in the Royal Netherlands Army; the 11th Airborne Brigade (11 Luchtmobiele Brigade), the Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers); and a few other select infantry units.

A visit to the Dutch MoD website reveals that the Mossberg M590DA1 in use is painted in flat dark earth, with a capacity of seven or eight shells. In addition, it has a black, five-position adjustable buttstock; pistol grip; sights; and an ambidextrous safety. It also fires regular shot, as well as tear gas, breach and training shells. It weighs in at 8.8 pounds empty.

The Dutch use the M590DA1 in breaching and close quarter applications.

Below, check out the specs, translated from the Dutch MoD’s website, on the M590DA1.

Dutch Mossberg M590DA1 Specs

  • length: 1.16 meters (full)
  • weight: 4 kilos (unloaded)
  • caliber: 12 gauge (= 18.2mm)
  • storage tube: 8 patterns of 7 centimeters (2.75 inches) or 7 cartridges of 7.6 centimeters (3 inches)
  • pattern supply: pump mechanism
  • aligning means: eye cap, grain
  • tractor pressure: about 2.7 kilos
  • type of flask: sliding flask (5 positions)
  • effective range: about 30-40 meters (varies per type of ammunition)
  • in use by: Korps Commandotroepen, Korps Mariniers, 11 Airmobile Brigade, infantry platoons
  • Defense has two types: the camouflaged version and the Mossberg with pistol grip and sliding flask.

[h/t The Firearm Blog]

The post Dutch MoD to Boost M590DA1 Stash With Nearly 300 New Shotguns appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews.

View the full article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

Your Privacy Is Important To Us Learn More: Privacy Policy