The Mossberg MC2c Optic-Ready.

Last year Mossberg released the MC2c following the success of its smaller MC1sc, offering a larger variant. As expected, the larger capacity received much fanfare. So, logically, there was only one direction left to take it. As a result, the release of the new MC2c Optic-Ready from Mossberg expands the pistol’s optics capabilities and adds one more round of 9mm.

The Mossberg MC2c Optic-Ready

Constructed of a glass-reinforced polymer, the MC2c is a lightweight option that can withstand harsh environments. Likewise, the stainless-steel slide features a black DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) for increased chemical resistance.

The grip on the MC2c features an 18-degree angle, for a natural aim similar to the 1911. Likewise, the palm swell and aggressive texturing increase retention while firing. However, the new MC2c optic-ready also increased its capacity by one round without sacrificing its small size and grip width.

With the two included magazines you now get 14+1 with the flush fit and 16+1 with the extended mag. But there is also a 10-round magazine option for prohibitive states. Although the capacity has been increased, the slim 1.10-inch profile is still in the sweet spot for concealed carry.

Also new to the MC2c is the Optic-Ready slide with an optic cut for the Shield RMS footprint, providing co-witness with compatible optics. Along with the optic-ready compatibility, the MC2c ships standard with white 3-dot sites but is also available with Truglo Tritium Pro night sights.

Every MC2c features a trigger blade safety but an optional ambidextrous cross-bolt manual safety is available as well. In addition, the MC2c includes Mossberg’s STS (Safe Takedown System), allowing the pistol to be disassembled for cleaning, without pulling the trigger.


The Mossberg MC2c Optic-Ready pistol is available now, with an MSRP of $556.00 – $662.00 (depending on options). For more info, please visit

Mossberg MC2c Optic-Ready Specs

Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 14+1 (flush fit magazine) and 16+1 (extended magazine)
Barrel Length: 3.9 inches
Twist: 1:16 inch
Safety Configuration: Trigger Blade or Trigger Blade and Manual
Sights: White 3-Dot or Truglo Tritium Pro
Sight Radius: 6.40 inches
Overall Length: 7.10 inches
Height: 4.90 inches
Width: 1.10 inches
Frame: Polymer
Approximate Weight: 21 ounces (unloaded), 29 ounces (loaded)
MSRP: $556.00 – $662.00

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