Mossberg and Remington are some of the oldest and most popular shotguns in the country with millions of Americans owning one or the other (or both). We’ve discussed Mossbergs in many different blogs, but we were recently able to get a hold of some new products that make an incredible difference in our speed, accuracy, and handling.
People often think that shotguns are so easy to use that adding accessories like tactical lights, lasers, and optics are unnecessary. In many cases with gun owners trying to trick their shotguns out, I see the point. However, this blog is about the best Mossberg shotgun accessories on the market today. Most Mossberg shotguns are relatively lightweight and easy to handle, which is one of the main reasons they sell so well.
Every Mossberg owner knows there are many different Mossberg models and not everyone is capable of handling the same type of attachments/accessories. For example, the Mossberg 500 comes drilled and tapped, whereas, the Mossberg Maverick 88 doesn’t come drilled and tapped.
My new favorite shotgun accessory is the LS-250G Lasersaddle from Crimson Trace. We’ve written a lot about Crimson Trace in the past with their laser grips and low-profile pistol optics, but the Lasersaddle is something we haven’t been able to get our hands on, until now.
My favorite feature of the Lasersaddle is the ability to instantly activate the laser as you place your hands in a shooting position on the shotgun. This ensures that you will have a point of aim, even if the shotgun isn’t pulled up to your face with the sights lined up. As you can see in the video above, he’s accurately shooting the shotgun from a hip-fire position. The Lasersaddle comes in both green and red lasers to choose from, based on your purpose and price point.
A red laser is normally going to be cheaper than a green laser because a green laser takes a little more power to operate than a red laser. According to the NRA, a green laser is also easier to see in all conditions than a red laser, due to the way human vision works.
Personally, I’ve always used a red laser, maybe because it’s always been more affordable, but I never have any issues with not seeing the laser.
Instant activation with a tap-on, tap-off master on/off switch
3 Hours (both colors)
CR2032 Lithium Battery (2)
Yes, you can activate the laser sight with either hand
Yes, hand adjustments for both wind and elevation
$194.99 (Red), $249.99 (Green)
Which Shotguns Will Fit the Crimson Trace Lasersaddle?
Like I mentioned before, there are a lot of Mossberg shotgun models and unfortunately, not all shotguns will fit the Crimson Trace Lasersaddle (without a professional Gunsmith). I created an easy-to-read table for your convince. However, if you’re still not sure if you’re shotgun will work, call Mossberg and ask them directly.
Mossberg 500 (12 Gauge)
Mossberg 590 (12 Gauge)
Mossberg 590A1 (12 Gauge)
Mossberg 590 Shockwave (12 Gauge)
Mossberg 500 Youth (12 Gauge)
Mossberg 500 ATI Tactical (12 Gauge)
Does the Crimson Trace LS-250 Fit on 20 & 410 GA Shotguns?
As far as I know, the Lasersaddle will not fit on most 20 gauges, but I know for sure it will not work on any 410 gauge. the Crimson Trace LS-250 is just too big and will interfere with the basic operation of the shotgun on a small 410 and most 20 gauges.
Does the Mossberg Maverick 88 Fit the LS-250 Lasersaddle?
Even though the Mossberg Maverick 88 is a 12 gauge shotgun, it’s not drilled and tapped, therefore, it will not fit the Lasersaddle. You can bring your shotgun to a professional gunsmith, and they might be able to drill and tap the receiver on your Maverick 88. The good news is that there are other attachments that will work with your Maverick 88 and make it more tactical and easy to use.
One of the best things about a Mossberg 500 shotgun is they’re relatively affordable, meaning you can spend a little more to add some of the best shotgun accessories without breaking the bank. Some shotgun owners like to have as many attachments on their guns as possible, but I’m a firm believer in less is more. For example, if you have a Lasersaddle adding an optic might add too much weight and cost more than you’re wanting to spend. Even though we’re talking about ounces, even the small things add up in the end.
On the other hand, if anyone has spent enough time around technology, you know that sometimes technology fails at the absolute worst time with no reason. Fortunately, I haven’t had any issues with Crimson Trace, but sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. Adding an optic to your shotgun and using the Lasersaddle green laser, may not be compatible, but if it is, then you have a backup plan in an emergency.
Step 1- Turn the power on by pressing either one of the brightness settings for 1 second.
Step 2- Once turned on, adjust the brightness settings by using the Brightness (+) or Brightness (-) button.
Step 3– To turn off the CTS-1300 Reflex Sight, you hold the Brightness (-) button for 4 seconds
3.5 round dot
M1913 Picatinny mount
-50° to 122° F
Shock, impact, fog, and recoil-resistant
Power on/off Brightness (+) button doubles as power and brightness control. This feature allows you to minimize taking valuable real estate on the optic.
Power on/off Brightness (-) button doubles as power and brightness control. Either button can turn your optic on/off, but each one must be used to control brightness.
Elevation adjustment is 1 MOA/Click. This is my favorite adjustment increment because it’s the easiest to use when time is a factor.
Windage adjustment is 1 MOA/Click. Shotguns are more affected by extreme winds than any other ammo. Being able to adjust your windage on the fly is vital to your accuracy under pressure.
You’ll receive a battery drawer to keep your batteries safe when not in use.
2 mounting screws
Mount tension screw
M1913 Rail Mount
The CTS-1300 Electronic Sight is so impressive to me because I think they made a great combination of a compact design and reliable electronic sight. For $339.99, you’re not going to find an optic that limits the profile of my shotgun and provides a crystal clear sight picture.
It’s only 1.7" in height and 0.17 lbs (2.7 oz.), so it doesn’t get in the way of your peripherals and won’t weigh your Mossberg down. The 3.5 MOA dot is the perfect size for a shotgun because you’re not needing perfect precision with a shotgun.
I’m not going to lie and say I’ve never missed a shot at a duck with this optic, but if I line up my shot and lead the way I’m supposed to, it’s accurate every time there isn’t user error. With the free battery for life program for all customers, you’ll save a hundred dollars on batteries for just a few years of moderate to high use.
Where Can I Buy the CTS-1300 Electronic Sight?
If you’re looking for the best price and most convenience, it’s no wonder Amazon is where you’ll go. They’re selling the Crimson Trace CTS-1300 Electronic sight for almost $200 less than the original MSRP. It’s always smart to shop around and find the best deals because websites are always adapting to their competitor’s prices. Good luck and I hope you’ve gotten the information you’re looking for.
If you haven’t found the info you’re looking for on this blog, perhaps similar blog topics that we’ve written will help you in your search. As always, reach out in the comments section if you have any questions for us.