Black Aces Tactical (BAT) is one of those companies with nearly no reputation looking to make huge strides this year. The up-and-coming gunmaker is still in their early stages of development but their catalog certainly tells a different story. Although they produce many sweet guns and accessories, most people are finding their way to BAT thanks to their Shockwave-type non-NFA Pro Series shotguns. Like the original Mossberg, these scatterguns are becoming a market favorite, especially among those looking to boost their home defense.
However impressive they may be, they’ve become so valuable partially due to their non-NFA status. Nevertheless, the short barrel shotguns are still illegal in some states, including Ohio, California (no surprise there), and Massachusetts. Oh, and they’re cheaper than the name-brand Mossbergs, making them truly hard to pass up.
Black Aces Tactical
The Black Aces Tactical Pro Series Shockwave-type shotguns are sexy and that’s just where the fun starts. The American gunmaker produces these Mossberg-style scatterguns in-house, ultimately keeping price down and dependability up. Likewise, they offer a nice variety of options, including synthetic or walnut furniture, a sweet selection of stippled grips, and the ability to fire both light and heavy loads.
Like the Mossberg Shockwave, the Pro Series shotguns are non-NFA, which means it’s never been easier to get your hands on a short barrel tactical shotgun. I want to make it clear that you shouldn’t let its affordable price tag lead you into thinking that they cut down on its durability or reliability. In reality, these are capable of handling plenty of abuse and are not known to experience any functionality problems. In fact, their 6061 T6 aluminum receiver is well-built and plenty reliable. It’s also worth noting that they incorporated a cross-bolt safety behind the trigger guard and a bolt release on the right of the aluminum receiver.
Model: BAT Shockwave Pro Series
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Barrel Length: 14”
Overall Length: 26.5”
Weight: Approximately 5 lbs.
Black Aces Accessories
Besides for these shotguns, Black Aces Tactical is quickly becoming the go-to place for high-quality and affordable accessories. First and foremost. BAT has a truly impressive collection of rifle suppressors that are user-serviceable, full-auto rated, and still somehow under $200. Next, you’ll notice their options of bird’s head pistol grips with a variety of different stippling patterns. However, it’s hard to pass up on the Shockwave Quad Rail / Side Shell Holder, which provides users with countless more accessory options and space for more rounds. Last but not least is the Mossberg Magazine Spike, which helps make this one of the most intimidating shotguns in the industry. The 1-inch black anodized spike is a small but menacing attachment definitely worth checking out.
At the end of the day, Black Aces Tactical still has a long way to go but they’ve already proven themselves to be a formidable American gunmaker. I look forward to seeing more of these