Ergo is stepping up their game in the shotgun department. They produce their famed adapters for AR stocks and pistol grips sure, but their pump game is on point. I recently picked up the Ergo Shockwave M-LOK Forend. This all aluminum design is thin, lightweight, and sports M-LOK rail spots at the three, six, and nine o’clock positions. At first glance, it is perfect for the Mossberg Shockwave.
Why is this Shockwave M-LOK Forend Perfect?
When you accessorize a gun, you need to stop and think about what the gun is and what it does. The Shockwave is a relatively small weapon, that’s agile and lightweight. The Shockwave M-LOK forend is small, lightweight, and agile. It adds almost zero bulk to the weapon.
It’s much thinner than the Magpul SGA pump, which I had previously attached to my Shockwave. The Ergo M-LOK forend is almost just as modular as the Magpul SGA version as well. It should be noted that the Magpul SGA forend has to be modified by Dremel to make it function. This specific pump is sized for the short 14-inch barrel and magazine tube. It fits the design of the Shockwave perfectly.
You see the one downside is how slick and smooth the design is if you aren’t accessorizing. Let’s say you are running the gun hard and fast and your grip slips. It’s not that far for your hand to travel to makes its way in front of the barrel. Then you pull the trigger. You might get a nasty case of buckshot hand.
Luckily Ergo is smart enough to include a set of Wedgelock Rail covers that add texture and grip to the gun. These are easy to install and will help add some texture to the weapon and make it safer to use. I still advise a hand stop of some kind.
On the Range
Installation is quick and simple and takes a minute or two. Once it’s locked down the gun is ready to rock and roll. I hit the range right away… after installing a Magpul XTM Handstop kit.
The Ergo Shockwave M-LOK forend fits on the gun very well and when you grip and rip the pump glides rearwards. It’s thin but does offer an exceptional level of grip on the gun. You need a lot of grip to control the Shockwave with buckshot.
Round after round the Shockwave M-LOK forend ran like a champ. Even blasting the pump rearward as hard and as fast as I could and my hand never slipped. With the hand stop in place, my hand never went forward either.
The addition of the Wedgelock rail covers are great and allow you to comfortably squeeze the pump to ensure you have a solid grip on it. There is plenty of rail slots to add all the accessories you’ll ever need on a shotgun. Toss on a cantilever light mount and a hand stop, and I’m covered concerning shotgun accessorizing.
Ultimately the Ergo Shockwave M-LOK Forend is an excellent and well-made shotgun pump. It’s easy to install, works like it’s promised, and best all looks sexy as hell.