Zombie Apocalypse House Shotgun
You built the zombie apocalypse house, but did you include the Shotgun in the equation? No? Well Mossberg thought of that. In what can only b e considered “another move to clinch the Zombie Apocalypse market”, Mossberg has come up with the Roadblocker version of their cool 930 shotgun.
By the way, this is the same shotgun that won the NRA “shotgun of the year” designation, and which has an excellent value attached to its build. But this Roadblocker version is a bit different: it has a huge pinned “muzzle brake” attached to the end of the barrel, which not only looks like it fits over the mantle of your Zombie apocalypse house, but also does something to reduce the recoil and increase the sound (for those of you who don’t mind attracting the undead).
It’s an autoloading shotgun with the capacity to shoot magnums, and which accepts a lot of aftermarket item, like extended magazine tubes. (As a side note, Mossberg makes a specific model with an 8 round tube under the name “Blackwater 930 SPX” which seems like a good starting point for the roadblocker barrel add-on); the Mossberg 930 is a 12 gauge shotgun in this configuration.
As for your specific choice of a zombie apocalypse house weapon, the 930 series makes sense because it is inexpensive, reliable, fast and with the roadblocker barrel just cool looking enough to talk about even if the ZA never comes.
There were some rumors about pellets coming out the sides of the muzzle brake, which I did not see during my time with the gun. Similarly, there was a concern that the brake was not helpful enough, despite being very large, but it too offered evidence to the contrary. The brake isn’t perfect, but it isn’t bad either. Several competition shooters use the roadblocker setup as a fast shooting shotgun in competition as it has less recoil, a fast swing and doesn’t damage extension tubes as badly as some muzzle brakes.
Here are some side notes about the Roadblocker 930 as a Zombie Apocalypse House gun:
- In low light shooting it will hurt your night vision, so plan accordingly
- It’s loud and therefore might increase your incoming walker ratio
- The action is less finicky than some autoloaders, but you still need to spend time with it to get a good load setup
- The balance is a bit off, compared to some guns like the Benelli M1/M2/M3/M4 and the Remington 1100
- The front sight is pretty lame, so plan for an optic to be mounted
- There are a lot of alloy parts on this Zombie apocalypse house defense system, so you can determine if that is helpful or otherwise
The thing about this gun, and many will say this, is that it’s probably the best thing to come out of the Mossberg factory in a long time. There isn’t much of anything this shotgun cannot do for the owner of a substantially well prepared zombie apocalypse house. It’s all about reliability and speed; looks and comfort, but the price is excellent too.
For those who don’t like zombies, but realize way back in their head somewhere, that they will eventually need something for the Zeds, buy the turkey gun version, and opt for the roadblocker (or don’t!). The important note here is that it’s the best value in the world for an autoloading shotgun from factory.
What is your well equipped Zombie Apocalypse House missing?
The roadblocker versions are available in other lines from Mossberg, including the 500. I feel the autoloader is a much better setup for this barrel, especially when using extended tubes, as the balance is better and the swing is more fluid. The cost of the 930 chassis makes this a no-brainer for those looking to move into a autoloader from a pump gun.
If you have a well equipped zombie apocalypse house, complete with reinforced doors, window films, a safe room and a good early detection system, you are only missing a great shotgun to complete the equation.