|Other name(s)||Moss 500|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information|
|Appears in||See Appearances|
The Mossberg 500 (also known as the M-500) is a pump-action shotgun developed and designed by firearms manufacturer O.F. Mossberg & Sons.
The Mossberg 500 is a pump-action shotgun, first introduced in 1961 and each variant primarily based on the same design. The Mossberg 500 is very popular, being the top-selling shotgun.
In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, the Mossberg 500 is the only shotgun available in the standard edition of the game, acquired early in the single-player game in Kobin's Mansion. Later on in most of the single and multiplayer missions, players can find enemies carry the M-500 shotgun. The M-500, however, doesn't share the same ammunition as other shotguns, despite being the same caliber. It's possible that the shell type is different, it's bare noticeable, however.
Although it is a pump-action weapon, the M-500 can be fired very rapidly, and is usually lethal with just one shot at close range. It's power decreases dramatically at intermediate ranges, so does its accuracy. One difference between your and enemies' shotgun is you can see serveral projectiles being fired from your shotgun, while the enemies' only have one (the "one" is still accurate however), possibly due to the different shell being used. Due to the M-500 being unsuppressed like other shotguns, it is very conspicuous when fired. If the shot doesn't kill, the enemy will be knocked down for a short period. It can be upgraded with a reflex sight, a laser sight, and match-grade ammunition, though the latter two provide little practical value given the shotgun's inherent inaccuracy.
|Match Grade Ammunition|
- The M-500 is the third usable shotgun in Splinter Cell series, before that was shotgun attachment for SC-20K M.A.W.S. in both Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. The second shotgun was the non-lethal FN-303 Riot Shotgun in Double Agent.