Mossberg is one of the industry's strongest advocates for promoting safe, enjoyable youth recreational shooting. The 500 Bantam features dual extractors, positive steel-to-steel lockup, twin action bars, and an anti-jam elevator to ensure smooth operation. Top mounted safety provides for ambidextrous operation. The EZ-Reach forearm is conveniently located closer to the shooter for easier cycling operation. Reduced dimensions and lighter weights mean more control, with better results and a more enjoyable shooting experience for young hunters.