CBD in the U.S. Military| Legal or Not?

It’s always a pleasure to write about medicine that favorably impacts millions of people across the planet. With the ever-changing laws in our country, the military is put in a very difficult place. Marijuana is now legal for either recreational (11 states) use or medical use in 47 of 50 states in our great nation. Since Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, the U.S. military has to have a zero-tolerance policy, which means they’ll punish you for any use of the cannabis plant (including hemp) under article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). If this wasn’t already confusing, Congress signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. This new law legalized the production of hemp in our country again. In this blog, However, according to the Under Secretary of Defense, Matthew Donavan, CBD (a non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp) will be prohibited for any use by military personnel.

What is CBD?

According to Harvard University, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the 2nd most prevalent ingredient of cannabis behind Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound that gets you high, but CBD does not. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD by itself has never shown any instance of getting someone high. To make this as easy as possible to understand, CBD is harvested from the cousin of the marijuana plant we all know and love, known as hemp. Hemp contains less than .3 % THC, which essentially means you can smoke a wheel barrel of hemp and you’ll pass out from smoke inhalation before you feel any kind of high. SO, if CBD can’t get you high, why does the Department of Defense (DOD) care if soldiers use CBD for pain, PTSD, stress, and dozens of other ailments?

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana that is responsible for getting people high. In short, our bodies naturally produce a chemical called a cannabinoid. These cannabinoids are located in the regions of the brain that are linked to memory, thinking, pleasure, hand-eye-coordination, and time perception. When you smoke marijuana the THC chemical attaches to the cannabinoid receptors in your brain and alters your perception, pleasure, coordination, and as everyone knows by now, short-term memory. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), THC increases the levels of dopamine if your brain, which can alter depression and make someone happier while on the drug.

What is the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 2018?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),  the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), was created as a new economic opportunity for Americans to supplement their crops with hemp. Congress finally noticed that billions of dollars on hemp products, such as fibers, seeds, and oils, are being bought from nations such as China, Canada, and some countries in Europe. By allowing farmers to grow hemp, that money could be transferred to American farmers and increase our nation’s GDP by billions of dollars. The main product consumers are interested in is the CBD oil that is produced in abundance by the hemp plant.

Why Do Soldiers Want To Use CBD?

I think this as fair a question as any if we’re going to try and be objective. Why would anyone want to use the part of the marijuana plant that doesn’t get you high? I can’t speak for everyone, but CBD has shown to remedy the many ailments that soldiers face on a daily basis. For example, we have thousands of active-duty soldiers that have upwards of a dozen deployments to a war zone. Our brave infantry soldiers have logged thousands of miles under a rucksack weighing anywhere between 30-100 lbs in combat gear and boots. It’s inevitable for them to have torn up ACLs, MCLs, rotator cuffs, broken ankles, and herniated discs in their back. CBD has shown to reduce inflammation and limit the pain associated with these injuries.

CBD Reduces Anxiety and Depression

I understand and appreciate the respect that Hollywood and the media have shown the military, but the glorification of war has many consequences. Most of us that go to war, come back with minor bumps, scrapes, concussions, and fractures that are difficult to see from the outside. What you don’t see is that many of us have lost friends that we consider brothers and sisters. We have seen the tragedies of war on children and innocent families that can be impossible to un-see. As we get back to our country, it’s very confusing and hard to adjust from knowing your life can be over at any moment to the privileges of our safe nation. Anxiety creeps in and we become antsy and uncomfortable around crowds of people, loud environments, such as concerts, and unable to form new relationships.

According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), CBD has shown to improve PTSD symptoms and reduce the anxiety that causes insomnia (inability to sleep). As depression and anxiety become more prevalent in our armed forces, CBD has become a great way for soldiers to self-heal without barbiturates (sleeping pills) and opioids. According to the WHO, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” CBD will give soldiers the ability to heal their “invisible wounds” without worrying about becoming addicted to drug that will only perpetuate anxiety.

Reduce Cancer Symptoms

It’s long been known (anecdotally) that marijuana helps cancer patients going through chemotherapy with reducing side-effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and pain.  Now we have scientific peer-review studies that support that claim. According to the NLM, CBD has shown to reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients who have previously reported side-effects from chemotherapy. The NLM also has stated that CBD can reduce the spread of breast cancer cells by killing the cancer cells during a 2012 study. With the exposure to burn pits and unknown chemicals and environments, cancer has become a real problem in our military.

 

Substance-Abuse Treatments

There is no secret that many of our nation’s military members have a problem with substance abuse with either cigarettes or alcohol. I know during my 4 years, I struggled with abusing alcohol. The fact is that upwards of 324 million people in the world suffer from substance abuse, according to the NLM.  In a study conducted by the NLM and the NIH, CBD has shown to reduce the desire of heroin and morphine to use the drug. I personally know dozens of soldiers who suffer from PTSD, insomnia, and turn to alcohol, sleeping pills, and cocaine to try and feel normal. With more research into CBD, we can help put an end to the dependence on alcohol and barbiturates.

 

Is CBD legal?

47 out of 50 states have legalized CBD in some form or another, but it doesn’t mean anything for the military because of the federal law dictated by the DEA. According to the DEA, Marijuana and its derivatives are in the Schedule 1 drug class. This means that the federal government doesn’t believe that marijuana or hemp has any medical advantages and is highly addictive. The DEA puts marijuana and hemp in the same class as heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and meth. However, as of 2017, the DEA has changed its stance regarding CBD to allow it if it’s from hemp and not marijuana. The official DEA response to CBD is below, but it basically says that since CBD can potentially contain other cannabinoids such as .3% of THC, they can’t ensure you’re complying with the law.

For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids.[1However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code 7350. In view of this comment, the regulatory text accompanying new drug code 7350 has been modified slightly to make clear that it includes cannabis extracts that contain only one cannabinoid.

 

Why is CBD Illegal For the Military?

According to Matthew Donovan, the move to prohibit CBD from the use by the military is to “protect the integrity of the drug-testing program”. As illogical and stupid as this sounds, I understand where he is coming from. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved CBD yet, there is no regulation on companies to ensure their products are 100% CBD and not containing traces of THC. Donovan believes that since the FDA cant approve products yet and the DOD can’t maintain a proper list of approved products, all CBD products must be banned.

The Secretary of Defense States,

“I specifically find a military necessity to require a prohibition of this scope to ensure the military drug testing program continues to be able to identify the use of marijuana, which is prohibited, and to spare the U.S. military the risks and adverse effects marijuana use has on the mission readiness of individual service members and military units”,

What’s Next For the DOD?

The DOD is trying to ensure that nobody can claim a tainted CBD product as the reason they tested positive for THC in their system. As dumb as this new guideline is, it’s designed to protect soldiers from putting themselves into horrible situations. The memo has dictated that any failed test, regardless of what you say will be punishable by Article 92 of UCMJ to scare anyone from trying alternative medicine. Like all branches of the military fall in order, you can probably expect more random testing to keep everyone honest, so please be careful.

Conclusion

On February 26, 2020, Matthew Donovan released a memo about the new guidance in regards to the legality of CBD. In his statement, he urges all members of the military to stop using CBD products until federal regulation catches up. Since the FDA is unable to approve CBD as a dietary or medical remedy, the DOD can’t be sure of the authenticity of CBD products from companies around the globe that sell CBD. If you’re a member of the DOD, please follow this guideline and refrain from using CBD, until the law catches up with the logic of the people.

Top 5 Pump-Action Shotguns For Hunting

 

There are 3 types of shotguns that most Americans hunt with (auto-loading, pump-action, or over-under), but for today’s blog, I want to keep the focus on the traditional pump-action. I’ve been hunting with a Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun for the last decade and I absolutely love it. One of these days I’ll upgrade to one of the 5 shotguns below, most likely the Mossberg 500 FLEX Hunting shotgun. Mossberg, Remington, and Benelli have been shotgun staples for decades and still produce the best pump-action shotguns on the market today. I will be reviewing and explaining the Mossberg 500 Turkey, Mossberg 535 Combo, Mossberg 500 FLEX, Benelli Supernova, and the Remington 870 Express Deer shotgun.

1. Mossberg 500 Turkey Shotgun

The Mossberg 500 Turkey shotgun is one of the go-to shotguns for turkey hunters around the country. The dual extractors ensure each shell is properly fed into the chamber and extracted after firing. The twin action bars prevent the metal rails on the pump-action from ever twisting or breaking during your cycle of operations. The anti-jam elevator assists the dual extractors in feeding the shell into the chamber. The Mossberg 500 Turkey shotgun is also the lightest, has the shortest barrel, and the shortest length of pull of any other shotgun on this list. With 6 total rounds and a fiber optic front sight, you’ll be able to comfortably hunt in low-light at sunrise or sunset without any issue of clarity.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 5+1
Chamber 3″
Barrel Type Vent Rib
Barrel Length 20″
Sight/Base Front Fiber Optic
Choke X-Factor Ported Tube
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.875″
Barrel Finish Mossy Oak Obsession
Stock Finish Synthetic
Weight 7 lbs
Length 40.25″
MSRP $515

 

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg Turkey Shotgun?

The Mossberg Turkey shotgun is lightweight, durable, reliable, and affordable for all levels of turkey hunters. One of the most underrated features on a Mossberg that other companies don’t always have is the ambidextrous safety lever on the receiver. This provides quick and easy access to your safety without removing your hand from the correct firing position. As anyone who’s ever hunted turkey, a fraction of second can determine whether or not you go home with a bird or not. The Mossberg 500 Turkey is specifically designed to hunt turkey and is affordable enough for all hunters.

Where Can I Buy The Mossberg Turkey Shotgun?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gearfire
  3. The Shooting Store
  4. Gallery of Guns
  5. Gun Broker

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2. Mossberg 535 Combo Turkey/Deer Shotgun

The Mossberg 535 Combo is your answer to versatility with hunting either turkey or deer because of the 3.5″ Magnum shells that it’s chambered in. The Mossberg 535 comes with a variety of cheek risers for different shooting positions and purposes. The 535 comes with a very thick and soft recoil pad for reducing the felt-recoil from the more powerful 3.5″ Magnum shells. It also is built with a rail system on top of the receiver to add a scope or optic to replace the fiber optic if you’re more comfortable with a red dot over traditional sight. This shotgun is one of the most versatile with the capability to hunt turkey, deer, coyote, waterfowl, and even a wild boar if you use a magnum slug.

 

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 5+1
Chamber 3.5″
Barrel Type Vent Rib, Fluted
Barrel Length 24″
Sight/Base Front Fiber Optic, Adj. Rifle
Choke XX-Full, Fully Rifled Bore
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.875″
Barrel Finish Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
Stock Finish Synthetic
Weight 7.5
Length 43.5″
MSRP $550

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg 535 Combo?

The Mossberg 535 comes with 3 separate barrels for specific animals, such as the turkey barrel, the field barrel (deer), and the 28″‘ bird barrel. For just over $500 with the precision and features of Mossberg is never a bad buy. I personally don’t like to hunt deer with a shotgun, but if I did, the Mossberg 535 would be one that I considered because of the added versatility with turkey and waterfowl hunting.

Where Can I Buy The Mossberg 535 Combo?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker

 

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3. Mossberg 500 Flex Hunting

The Mossberg 500 FLEX is the most versatile shotgun in the world and it’s not even close. The FLEX technology allows you to interchange the stock, grips, friends, and recoil pads, without any tools. This technology is patent-pending at the moment, but it’s already become one of the most revolutionary features in the gun industry. It’s a series of 3 connection points that lock into place with only the use of your hand. This model has a 28″ barrel for the versatility to hunt any waterfowl, turkey, or deer by simply switching parts that are conducive for each prey you hunt. This shotgun is lighter than the Benelli by half a pound and balanced better than the Hatori Hanzo Samurai sword.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 5+1
Chamber 3″
Barrel Type Vent Rib
Barrel Length 28″
Sight/Base Dual Bead
Choke Accu-Set
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 14.25″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 7.5
Length 48.25″
MSRP $500

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg 500 Flex Hunting Shotgun?

If you’re a hunter and would rather have one shotgun to meet all of your needs, then the Mossberg 500 FLEX is your gun. There is no other company in the world that can offer this level of versatility for $500. If you’re wanting a tactical style shotgun, just change out the buttstock and forend and replace it with a pistol grip and adjustable stock. The best part about it all is it wi;; only take you minutes to completely transform your shotgun from tactical to hunting purposes. For whatever it’s worth, this will be the next shotgun because its durable, reliable, versatile, and affordable.

 

 

Where Can I Buy The Mossberg 500 Flex Hunting Shotgun?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gearfire
  3. The Shooting Store
  4. Gallery of Guns
  5. Gun Broker

 

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4. Benelli Supernova

The Benelli Supernova is built around the ComforTech recoil reduction system and the steel skeletal framework with an over-molded polymer. This skeletal frame and Chevron recoil-reduction system reduces the weight to about 8 lbs and ensures the shotgun will withstand the bumps and scrapes of walking through dense forests or rocky mountains. The Supernova is built with an enlarged trigger guard for use in the winter months when gloves are required. They claim to be 30% larger than most competitors and able to fit most winter gloves for those winter duck or goose hunts. The ComforTech stock and super soft cheek pad reduce the felt recoil by up to 48% and the muzzle climb by 15%. The Supernova is chambered in 2.75″, 3″, or 3.5″ shells to accommodate magnum shells. However, with Benelli, I always recommend using at least the 3″ shell to avoid any jamming in the loading port.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 4+1
Chamber 2.75″, 3″, 3.5″
Barrel Type Vent Rib
Barrel Length 28″
Sight/Base red-bar front sight
Choke IC, M. Full
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 14 3/8″
Barrel Finish Realtree Max. 5
Stock Finish ComforTech
Weight 8 lbs
Length 49.5″
MSRP $600.00

Why Should I Buy The Benelli Supernova?

The Benelli Supernova is a great hunting shotgun with an almost 50% reduction in recoil and simplistic design to ensure reliability. It comes with 3 choke tubes (IC, M, Full) for versatility in hunting waterfowl (IC, M) or Turkey (Full). I love the 2-lug rotary bolt that ensures consistent contact and feeding of the heavy 3″ shells. The Supernova fires a magnum round that is capable of hunting any bird and even a whitetail deer if you used a slug round. It’s built to be weather-resistant for hunting in marshes, spring rains, or November snow in the mountains. With a $600 price tag, there are not many Benelli’s with the capability and versatility as the Supernova.

Where Can I Buy The Benelli Supernova?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. RK Guns
  3. Cabelas
  4. Gun Broker
  5. Armslist

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5. Remington 870 Express Deer

The Remington 870 Express is one of the most reliable and durable shotguns ever built with its solid steel receiver and twin action bars to ensure proper functionality. The 870 is an American icon and has been used by hunters and law enforcement for decades. The 870 Express will shoot a 3″ slug from the solid steel platform and is built with a rifle sight for precision in deer hunting. The Monte Carlo stock is finished with Satin and a rubber recoil pad to reduce the felt-recoil of the heavy 3″ magnum shell. The Remington comes with the added safety feature of a loaded chamber indicator. The reason I chose the Remington at 5 is the recoil is much heavier than the Mossberg and Benelli shotguns.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 4+1
Chamber 3″
Barrel Type Vent Rib
Barrel Length 20″
Sight/Base rifle sight
Choke IC, M. Full
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 14″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Satin
Weight 7.25 lbs
Length 40.5″
MSRP $400

Why Should I Buy The Remington 870 Express Deer?

The Remington 870 is one of the most popular shotguns on the planet and used by more law enforcement officers than any other shotgun. You can find this gun used for as low as $250 and will still hold up for decades. The affordable price tag and reliability of this shotgun is worth the price, especially for newer hunters just learning how to use a shotgun. I recommend buying an aftermarket fiber optic front sight or a red dot optic to ensure your accuracy at ranges beyond 20 yards.

 

 

Where Can I Buy The Remington 870 Express Deer?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Dicks Sporting Goods
  4. Cabelas- $330 on sale

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Top 5 Auto-loading Hunting Shotguns| 2020 Review

Hunting with a shotgun has been one of our nation’s most storied pastimes since the early 1800s. Until the past decade or so, all hunting has been done with pump-action shotguns from the legendary giants of Mossberg and Winchester. This blog is going to focus on the auto-loading shotguns that many hunters are transitioning to over the more traditional pump-action. You’ll find the Mossberg 935 Magnum, the Benelli M2, Benelli Montefeltro, Remington V3 Field Sport, and the Beretta A300.  Hunting with an auto-loading shotgun will make it easier to hunt because you only need to pull the trigger instead of bringing your gun down to reload a shell.

1. Mossberg 935 Magnum Waterfowl Shotgun

The Mossberg 935 Magnum is specifically designed to hunt birds, such as Duck, Goose, Mallards, and Grouse. The shotgun is chambered for 3″ and 3.5″ shells to offer unmatched power and effectiveness. The barrel is overbored and built with a dual gas vent system to ensure your shoulder doesn’t fly off as you fire the gun. The very first thing you’ll notice is how quick, accurate, and soft this gun feels as you fire it. The receiver is drilled and tapped for the addition of an optic or scope and comes with a fiber optic front sight for turkey hunting or hunting in low-light conditions. I know Mossberg states that it will fire 2 3/4″ shells, but I don’t recommend using them because they’re too light and small for the extended Magnum bolt to cycle out the spent shell casing. Stick with 3″ or 3.5″ shells and this shotgun will give you the most comfortable, effective, and accurate autoloader you could ever ask for under $700.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 4+1
Chamber 3.5″
Barrel Type Vent Rib, Overbored
Barrel Length 28″
Sight/Base Front Fiber Optic
Choke Accu-Mag Set
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 14″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 7.75
Length 49″
MSRP $686

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg 935 Magnum?

The 935 Magnum barrel is bored to 10 dimensions to ensure you’ll never have an issue with pellet deformation. This will produce dense patterns and ensure you hit your target and bring it down in the most effective manner. I believe this is the best auto-loader because it’s affordable, durable, has the least amount of felt-recoil, and has the power to bring down any bird you’re hunting with incredible ease. If you’re a duck hunter, this is the option for you because you can shoot all 5 rounds in rapid succession without pulling yourself off target with the recoil. This shotgun will give you all the confidence you’ll ever need to ensure you always come home with the meat.

 

Where Can I Buy The Mossberg 935 Magnum?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gallery of Guns
  3. Gun Broker
  4. Armslist
  5. Utah Gun Exchange

 

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2. Benelli Montefeltro Sporting

The Benelli Montefeltro is made in Italy, but it’s known as one of the most beautiful and effective shotguns in the world. It will handle shells up to the 3.5″ Magnum and down to 2 3/4″ for optimal versatility. Benelli took a page out of the Glock playbook with only 3 parts of the entire gun; bolt body, inertia spring, and rotating bolt head. These 3 parts make up the inertia driven operating system that significantly reduces the felt-recoil, keeps the gun cleaner than gas, and dramatically increases the longevity of the shotgun. The simplicity of the inertia system and limited parts inside of the gun also reduce the overall weight of the shotgun, so you can hold and shoulder fire for an entire day without hurting your shoulder. Benelli boasts the ability to fire 500,000 shells through this shotgun without failing or malfunctions in the operating system.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 4+1
Chamber 2 3/4″, 3″
Barrel Type Vent Rib, Overbored
Barrel Length 28″
Sight/Base Red bar Front Sight
Choke Accu-Mag Set
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 14 3/4″
Barrel Finish Gloss, Blued
Stock Finish Satin Walnut
Weight 7.1 lbs
Length 49.5″
MSRP $1,129

 

Why Should I Buy The Benelli Montefeltro Sporting?

The Benelli Montefeltro is incredibly expensive and is meant for experienced hunters or sportsmen who want an advanced technological shotgun that will last decades. This shotgun has a little more kick than the Mossberg 935 Magnum and is almost double the price. The Montefeltro is lighter, aesthetically better, and is easier to clean the Mossberg, however. If I had a choice, I’d go with the Mossberg, since it’s half the price, made in America, and is easier to find spare parts for. However, buying a Benelli is like buying a Mercedes or BMW; you’ll never regret your purchase.

Where Can I Buy The Benelli Montefeltro Sporting?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Bass Pro Shops
  4. Armslist

 

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3. Remington V3 Field Sport

The Remington V3 Field Sport is my favorite shotgun behind the Mossberg because of the reduced felt-recoil created by the VersaPort Gas System. This gas system is described in more detail in the video below. The V3 Sport comes with 3 chokes for added versatility (IC, Mod, Full) in hunting either waterfowl or turkey. Remington completely revamped the loading port to decrease the load times and ensure safety is paramount. I love the large safety and bolt handle because it ensures if I’m wearing gloves, I can set my shotgun on safe without worrying about my gloves being too bulky. It’s built with a high-quality fiber optic front sight for hunting in low-light environments, such as sunrise for those Spring turkey hunts.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Chamber 3″
Action Semi-Automatic
Capacity 3+1
Barrel Length 26″
Length 47″
Weight 7.2 lbs.
Sights Front Bead with Additional Center Bead
Stock Black Synthetic
Grip Standard
Trigger Standard
Safety Cross Bolt Safety
Finish Black Matte
MSRP 895.00

Why Should I Buy The Remington V3 Field Sport?

Remington built the Gas system in front of the receiver with the recoil springs designed to absorb the force before it gets to the stock. This feature ensures that you can spend hundreds of rounds at the range and not worry about having a bruised shoulder for weeks. Although this shotgun is expensive, the versatility with multiple chokes, the recoil-reduction system built into it, and the comfort of the synthetic stock ensures you get exactly what you want. This shotgun is perfect for hunting either turkeys or waterfowl with ease and confidence.

 

 

Where Can I Buy The Remington V3 Field Sport?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Bass Pro Shops

 

Remington V3 Field Sport 12 GA 22" Compact Shotgun, Black Synthetic - 83402

 

 

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4. Benelli M2 Field

The Benelli M2 is one of the original auto-loading shotguns made with the patented inertia-driven system that produces no gas. The barrel is unique with the Crio System treatment that is designed to relieve the stress from hammer forging. The barrel is frozen to -300 degrees Ferenhight to create an even-grained and slick surface to prevent pellet deformation and accuracy issues. The Benelli barrels are cryogenically frozen to enhance the longevity of the barrel and make it easier to clean for a more dependable experience. The Benelli M2 has a little more recoil than the Montefeltro and Mossberg 935. The Benelli M2 is expensive, but you’ll get what you pay for with all the technological advancements they put into the M2.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Chamber 3″
Action Semi-Auto
Capacity 3+1
Barrel Length 21″
Length 42.5″
Weight 7.0 lbs
Sights Red Bar
Stock Synthetic
Grip Standard
Trigger Standard
Finish Matte Black
MSRP $1,399.00

 

Why Should I Buy The Benelli M2?

The M2 is great for hunting any sized bird, including turkeys with its heavy 3″ shell. The ComforTech stock ensures your felt-recoil is reduced and your face doesn’t absorb the shock from each shell fired. The Benelli M2 is equipped with the AirTouch technology that provides a great grip in all weather environments. Whether its rain, snow, humidity, or sweat, the Air Touch grip repels all of it with ease to maintain an absolute grip. With a 21″ barrel length, the M2 is perfect for increasing the mobility in tree stands, ground blinds, and dense forests on the East Coast.

 

 

Where Can I Buy The Benelli M2?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Bass Pro Shops
  4. RK Guns

 

Benelli M2 Field 12 GA 26” Shotgun, Realtree Max-5 - 11107

 

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5. Beretta A300 Outlander

Beretta has one of the most trusted gun companies by the United State Military, since Vietnam. The safety features, such as the reversible ambidextrous cross-bolt safety mechanism and the simplistic design ensure the shotgun is safe and easy to use for all levels of experience. The Beretta A300 is built with interchangeable choke tubes to give you the versatility for hunting, sport shooting, or self-defense situations. The coolest feature in the A300 is the self-cleaning gas piston that breaks down the dirt, carbon, and gases in your barrel to prevent anything stopping the shotgun from cycling and firing accurately. The Mobile-choke system is built to reduce the overall weight of the shotgun without compromising the purpose of the shotgun.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Chamber 3″
Action Semi-Auto
Capacity 2+1
Barrel Length 30″
Length 48″
Weight 7.2lbs
Sights Mid Bead
Stock High-Grade Wood
Safety Cross Bolt Safety
Finish Matte Black
MSRP $900

Why Should I Buy The Beretta A300?

The A300 is durable, relatively lighter than a lot of its competition, and very easy to maintain. The self-cleaning gas piston really helps keep your barrel and bolt assembly clean with minimal CLP and a quick wipe from a cloth. As you can see in the video below, the A300 is incredibly accurate and is great for waterfowl, such as ducks and geese. You can use either 3″ or 2.75″ shells inside this shotgun, depending on the bird you’re trying to hunt for.

 

Where Can I Buy The Beretta A300?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. RK Guns
  3. Gun broker

Beretta A300 Outlander 12ga, 28" Shotgun, Mossy Oak Bottomland - SPEC0586A

 

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Mossberg International 715T| Ultimate Guide

 

The Mossberg International 715T is an AR-15 style carbine that shoots the popular .22 Long Rifle (LR) bullet. This super lightweight Rimfire rifle features a 6- position adjustable stock, a quad-rail forend, and a loader cap to assist in rapid reloads. The 715T is the perfect weapon to learn to shoot and develop the fundamentals that are needed to be a great shooter. Since the .22 is such a small round, it produces almost no recoil and best of all, doesn’t scare first-time shooters. This rifle is built in a 10-round magazine or a 25-round magazine, depending on your preference in overall weight and purpose. The barrel is only 16.25″ long and is built with an A2-style muzzle brake for the quick installation of a suppressor. The best feature is the free-floating barrel, which significantly reduces the felt-recoil and increases the overall accuracy of the rifle.

Specs:

Caliber .22 LR
Capacity 10+1
Barrel Type w/ A2-Style Muzzlebrake
Barrel Length 16.25″
Sight/Base Rail-Mnt Adj Front/Rear
Twist 1:16
LOP Type Adjustable
LOP 11″-14.25″
Barrel Finish Blued
Stock Finish A2-Style Synthetic
Weight 5.5 lbs
Length 33″

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg International 715T Flat Top?

The Mossberg International 715T is the rifle that I would buy to teach my family how to shoot. If I had teenagers or wanted to teach my wife how to shoot a rifle, I’d choose the 715T due to its low felt-recoil and incredibly low price of $347. The quad-rail built into the receiver is capable of accommodating lights, lasers, optics, scopes, CQB handles, and sling attachments. This rifle is perfect for plinking or hunting small game, such as rabbits, squirrels, snakes, gophers, and other small game or pest species.

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg International 715T Flat Top?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gearfire
  3. Gallery of Guns
  4. The Shooting Store
  5. RK Guns- $299 is the cheapest price I’ve found (new)
  6. Gun Broker
  7. Armslist

Mossberg 715T Tactical Flat Top Rifle with Adjustable Sight 37209

 

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What is a Rimfire Rifle?

Rimfire ammunition is different than centerfire ammunition because the rim or edge of the casing is crushed to ignite the primer. Centerfire ammunition uses the firing pin to strike the primer in the center of the casing. The Rimfire bullet is fired like a percussion cap, instead of using a firing pin to strike the primer. Rimfire cartridges require a softer and thinner metal for the casing than a centerfire cartridge. This prevents Rimfire rifles from chambering higher caliber rifle rounds, such as the .308, 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and 300 Win Mag. The Mossberg International 715T uses a smokeless powder, which expels much higher pressure than centerfire carbines. This feature also ensures there is less fear when shooting this gun because there will not be a lot of smoke after firing. Since .22 LR ammo is so light, it’s often much more affordable than typical rifle calibers as well.

 

What is a .22 Long Rifle (LR) Bullet?

The .22 LR has been around for over a century and used as a varmint hunting and target practice bullet since the early 1880s. The .22 LR has improved since its inception with a longer case length, higher muzzle velocity, and improved versatility. Today, the .22 LR is the most popular cartridge in the world, in regards to the amount sold. Whether you’re shopping for your Boy Scout to get him a rifle shooting merit badge or a cadet at a major university learning how to handle a rifle, the .22 LR is the go-to rifle caliber. It has almost no recoil, it makes very little noise, and is the most affordable bullet you’ll find.

Remington .22 LR 40Gr Thunderbolt

The Remington Thunderbolt is the highest-selling bullet that Remington makes and the most popular .22 caliber bullet in the world. At 25 yards, the round-nosed Thunderbolt travels at a muzzle velocity of 1,167 ft/second. This high velocity gives the bullet better accuracy and more punch than flat-nosed bullets and shoots smoother than any other bullet you can shoot. I recommend this bullet because you can get a bulk package of 500 rounds for $33.00 at Palmetto State (before military or police discount). You can use this to hunt small game, plinking, target practice, and as a learning/teaching rifle.

Remington .22 Long Rifle 40gr RN High Velocity (500rd Bulk Pack) - TB22B

 

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Can I Hunt Deer With my Mossberg International 715T?

The Mossberg International 715T is great for hunting small game, such as squirrels, rabbits, snakes, gophers, moles, voles, and groundhogs. Can the .22 LR kill a deer? Yes, it can easily kill a deer if you hit the deer in a vital organ. However, I will never recommend hunting a deer with a .22 LR because it just doesn’t have the expansion and force that a 5.56, .308, or 7.62mm bullet would have. Deer are incredibly tough and I’ve seen deer hit with my 30-06 broadside run 200 yards before dropping and since it wasn’t hit in a vital organ it was suffering until I quickly put it out of its misery. That same shot with a .22 LR would have caused a very slow and painful death that should be avoided at all times when hunting. Plus, the adrenaline that will be pumping through that deer will allow him/her to run a half mile before succumbing to its injuries. This will most likely taint the meat and give it a “gamey” flavor that you will not like (if you find the deer at all).

Accessories

I recommend using the Mossberg 715T as a training rifle for your family because of the low-recoil, cheap ammo, low-noise, and the number of ways you can accessorize your rifle. As with any rifle, I always recommend a nice after-market sight, optic, or scope with a tactical light on the side rail.  The Mossberg International 715T gives you the versatility to add up to 4 separate attachments without overcrowding your rifle. I want to give you some options on some of the tactical lights, optics, lasers, and grips you can add to make this rifle personal and accommodating to you.

Tactical Lights

There are more tactical lights than I can count, but I want to focus on the lights that are versatile, easy to install, and bright enough to see clearly in the dark. The first one is Lasercross CL105 that is both a laser sight and flashlight in one small package. It produces 220 lumens, is wear-resistant, waterproof, shock-proof, and fits on any type of Picatinny Rail system. It’s built with an ambidextrous on/off switch for both left-handed and right-handed shooters. You can run the laser, flashlight, or both at the same time with an estimated laser length of an hour and a half. The Olight Baldr Pro has one of the brightest lights available with 1,350 lumens that shoots out to 853 ft (260 meters) and is equipped with a green laser. The Olight is compatible with any Glock rail and Picatinny Rail so you can use this on your 715T or your Glock handgun. With both the laser and light on, you’ll get about 1 hour and 45 minutes of use before the battery will need to be recharged.

 

Optics

The Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 is a great starter optic that will give you everything you need for increased longevity, such as waterproof, shock-proof, rust-resistant, and fog-proof protection. It’s easily mounted to any Picatinny Rail system and comes with 11 brightness settings with a 3 MOA dot for easy eye-relief. At $62.19, you’ll save almost $100 and get a nice optic that will perform every time you need it to. The Vortex Crossfire II riflescope is a great introduction to scopes and understanding eye relief and holdover while aiming through a lens. I would use this scope as an introduction for my wife or 1st-time shooters in my family because it has the water-proof, shock-proof, fog-proof, and rust-resistant features. It also has elevation adjustments, anti-reflective lens coating, and the ability to adjust your zero after sighting in the rifle. It provides a 2-7×32 magnification, which is perfect for the limited ranges of a .22LR.

 

 

Mossberg MMR| Complete Guide Before You Buy

The Mossberg Modern Rifle (MMR) is a carbine rifle chambered in 5.56mm NATO and built with a free-floating barrel and a flat-top Picatinny Rail system. The MMR is built with adjustable and removable front and rear sights and a 6-position adjustable stock. The free-floating barrel is an amazing feature that not very many AR-15 carbines offer because of the cost of production. Mossberg decided to build around the free-floating barrel to ensure accuracy at ranges up to 500 yards with very little felt-recoil. The adjustable and removable sights give the MMR great versatility to place aftermarket sights, optics, or scopes without the addition of extra tools. To ensure durability and dependability, the MMR was built with a low-profile MOE Magpul M-Lok forend/handguard.

Specs:

Caliber 5.56mm NATO (.223 REM)
Capacity 30+1
Barrel Type w/ A2 Flash Suppressor
Barrel Length 16.25″
Sight/Base Top Rail, Rail Mounted Adjustable Sights
Twist 1:8
LOP Type Adjustable
LOP 10.5″-14.5″
Barrel Finish Phosphate/MilSpec Hardcoat Anodized
Stock Finish 6-Pos Adjustable Synthetic
Weight 7
Length 35.75″
MSRP $967.00

What is Magpul?

The Magpul Magpul Original Equipment (MOE) M-LOK Hand Guard was built to replace the plastic handguard on the M4 and M16. Magpul designed this specific handguard to fit easily and comfortably on any carbine rifle operated by a gas system. The M-LOK mounting points are easier to install accessories to your rifle than the standard guardrails on the M4 and M16. The M-LOK slots are situated at the 2:00, 6:00, and 10:00 positions to mount a Picatinny Rail or laser, light, sling, or grip to the forend. Magpul creates each handguard from a heat-resistant polymer that replaces the aluminum or plastic for more durability, safety, and reduction in weight. The handguard is also built with a front lip and side extension shields to prevent you from burning your hand if you prefer a forward grip. In my years in the military and police officer, I’ve never seen anyone complain about having a Magpul forend and handguard.

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg MMR?

The MMR is one of the most unique and affordable AR-15 carbines on the market today. The free-floating barrel with the Magpul M-LOK attachment system is incredibly versatile and low-profile. This AR-15 style carbine can be loaded with 31 5.56mm NATO bullets and will fire accurately up to 500 yards for a point target, due to its barrel and muzzle design. The A2 muzzle will also allow easy attachment of a suppressor. The adjustable stock gives the shooter the ability to zero in their length of pull distance to accommodate their arm length and distance they’re wanting to shoot at. You can buy the MMR brand new for less than $800 at Palmetto State Armory and give yourself more opportunity to add a high-end optic or scope to replace the iron sights.

Where Can I Buy the MMR?

It’s always best to research every possible place that sells guns in order to get the best possible deal for yourself. These are just 7 options to choose from and so far RK Guns offers the best deal. Another thing to consider is the prospect of buying the MMR used because it’s built with quality to last and you’ll end up saving at least a few hundred dollars. This will give you the option of customizing your rifle with high-end accessories for an absolute beast of a rifle.

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Gearfire
  4. Gallery of Guns
  5. The Shooting Store
  6. Armslist
  7. RK Guns- $600 brand new!!!

 

Mossberg MMR Tactical 5.56 NATO 16” Barrel 65010

 

 

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How Do I Take Apart and Clean the MMR?

Every gun needs to be cleaned after use if you want your gun to not only run smoothly but last longer. I always recommend that you oil your gun before you fire it (wipe away the excess oil before firing). As you fire your rifle, carbon from the gas operation will build up inside your bolt, barrel, and mag well. As by-products from the gas build-up, it will begin to take a toll on how the bullets feed in the barrel, the magazines feed in the well, and how smooth the bolt cycles.

Takedown steps:

  1. Ensure your gun is cleared
  2. Dry fire the rifle after cleared to release the tension
  3. Place your rifle on safe
  4. Push out the rear takedown pin
  5. Slide the Bolt carrier group out
  6. Take out the charging handle
  7. Push out the front takedown pin
  8. Use cloth wet with CLP to clean all parts in your bolt carrier group (bolt, firing pin, etc…)
  9. Use a cleaning rod to clean the barrel with cloth and CLP
  10. Reassemble the bolt carrier group
  11. Push in the front takedown pin
  12. Insert the bolt carrier group back into the receiver
  13. Place the charging handle back into the receiver
  14. Push in the rear takedown pin
  15. Send the bolt forward and place your rifle on fire (do not load!)
  16. Ensure the charging handle works properly and dry fire to ensure everything is working

 

 

How Do I Customize my MMR?

I’ve always been in the school of thought that less is more when it comes to my carbine rifle. I feel comfortable with an optic, light, and maybe a forend grip for added stability when I’m shooting at targets up to 500 yards. One thing to keep in mind is that the more gear you put on your rifle, the heavier it’s going to be, and the more chances that something fails in your moment of need. I see the appeal for loading your M4/AR-15 up with everything it will fit because it will look cool, but it could also throw off the balance and weight of the rifle. I recommend starting with a good optic, tactical light, and forend grip and working from there.

 

Vortex Optics Strikefire II Red Dot Sight

I believe that you always need to start with your optic because you need time to train with it and get accustomed to its size and weight. Vortex is one of the best optic companies on the planet and this Strikefire II is no different. Its O-ring is sealed to make it completely fog-proof and waterproof and built around a single piece of Mil-Spec aluminum to reduce the felt-recoil and reduce the overall weight of the optic. It has a max elevation and windage MOA of 100 to accommodate any situation from the high winds of Wyoming to the elevation changes of Colorado. The best feature for me is the unlimited eye relief that allows you to keep both eyes open and still see the red dot sight. It has 10 brightness settings to ensure you can see the dot in low-light situations and adjust for the blinding light of the Sun.

 

Streamlight 69260 TLR-1 HL 1000-Lumen Tactical Weapon Mount Light 

The Streamlight TLR-1 HL is very expensive, but you get a 1,000 lumen of light to illuminate anything in front or around you with the extra-wide beam. You’ll gain a tactical advantage by using this light from the brightness that will blind or disorient your target up to 928 feet! The Streamlight runs for 1.5 hours on a lithium battery and comes with a lifetime warranty. The light is ambidextrous and can be mounted on your side Picatinny Rails with no tools and never requires you to put your hand in front of the muzzle. It’s waterproof up to 3.2 feet of water (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes. It’s made from hard-anodized machined aluminum that increases its durability and longevity in any situation you can throw at it. I recommend looking at the Flat Dark Earth Brown because it looks so sleek and unique.

 

 

CLS Tactical Vertical Grip

There are better and more expensive grips out there, but this one is unique and gets the job done for significantly less than its competitors. It will fit on any Picatinny Rail System you attach to your MMR and weighs .21 lbs (3.4 oz). It’s very sturdy and doesn’t wobble when installed correctly and provides another platform to use for longer shots. For example, If you are shooting from cover and can rest your rifle on a wall, bench, etc…, then you can use this handle as a stabilizer as you shoot. The coolest feature is the concealed battery compartment inside the handle. I recommend storing your Streamlight batteries inside here to give you added illumination time without digging into your bag looking for batteries.

 

Mossberg Reviews| A Comprehensive Review of Mossberg Firearms

The founder of Mossberg and Sons, Oscar Fredrick Mossberg was born in Sweden in 1866 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1886. He started his career working as a factory supervisor, managing revolver and shotgun production for Iver Johnson of Arms & Cycle Works in Massachusetts. As Mossberg got better at understanding the engineering of revolvers and shotguns, he started to work on his own designs. These designs led him to create his own makeshift factory out of the barn in his backyard with his 2 sons, Iver and Harold. By 1919, WWI had ended and they found themselves with an opportunity to own the prominent Marlin-Rockwell machinegun factory that went out of business due to demand drop. Once they bought this factory, they developed O.F. Mossberg & Sons and never looked back.

There are many reasons why the majority of gun manufacturers are doing so well today from the uneasy political climate to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, Mossberg is exceeding all their sales goals and are on backorder for many of their weapons. The historical success of Mossberg has led Americans to buy weapons they trust and have experience with. Mossberg Shotguns, such as the Mossberg 500 and 590 Tactical are some of the best shotguns on the planet. According to the Virginia Department of Fish and Inland Fisheries, hunting licenses have increased by more than 50%. With Turkey hunting increasing, there is no better shotgun to learn to hunt than a Mossberg. The ambidextrous safety gives hunters more control and comfort because they never have to leave their hand from the gun to change the safety lever. The Twin Action Bars and the Dual Extractors are really what separates Mossberg from its competitors. These 2 features ensure your shotgun is reliable, dependable, and always on target.

Mossberg 590 Shockwave

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave was developed in conjunction with Shockwave Technologies and is heralded as the most unique shotgun ever made. The Raptor Grip looks like a handle used on some of the 1st Flintlock pistols during the age of the Pirates. Except for the Raptor Grip is built with a glass-filled polymer that is as close to being indestructible as possible. The Raptor Grip gives the shooter better ergonomics than the traditional shotgun stock and reduces the felt-recoil, which increases accuracy and control. You can purchase the Mossberg 590 Shockwave in either 12 GA or 20GA, depending on the purpose of the shotgun. For example, if you’re looking for a self-defense shotgun, I’d go with the 12 GA for the power.

 

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Mossberg Shockwave on the Range

 

Mossberg Shockwave| Upgrades

One of the main reasons Glock outsells its competition in the pistol market is the unending limit of accessories, from optics, sights, lights, lasers, or interchangeable backstraps. The Mossberg Shockwave has taken a page out of the Glock playbook and offers dozens of accessories to upgrade your shotgun in the most personal way possible. each person shoots differently, has different arm lengths and strength, has different personalities, and most importantly, has different purposes for owning the Shockwave. For me, I’d make sure I got the recoil-reduction wrist strap.  Most of the models you get come with the forend strap for recoil-reduction and safety from the 15″ barrel. It will be up to you to decide if you want an optic, light, or laser on your shotgun, but at least you’ll know you have the chance to customize the Shockwave in thousands of different configurations.

 

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Mossberg 590 Tactical

The Mossberg 590 Tactical is one of the most utilized shotguns in military and law enforcement agencies because of its customization and versatility. With a collapsable buttstock and an adjustable length of pull, the 590 Tactical can be used for either close-quarters-combat or home-defense. The 590 Tactical models are all built with a Picatinny Rail on top for mounting an optic or after-market night sights. Built with dual extractors to ensure proper feeding in dirty, dusty, or wet environments provides the reliability that every officer or soldier needs. The Twin Action Bars are specifically designed to prevent the pump-action from twisting up the metal ramps and preventing the shotgun from loading/unloading. The 590 Tactical is not meant for hunting, but Mossberg has you covered with the Mossberg 500 Hunting Shotgun.

 

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Mossberg 500 Vs Mossberg 590

The Mossberg 500 was originally developed in 1960 and has been one of the most trusted and respected shotguns in our country since its inception. Our military has used the Mossberg 500 in every war since the Vietnam War. The 500 model is more versatile than the 590 tactical because it has applications in hunting, tactical situations, and the 500 FLEX model with a tool-less locking system incorporated. The Mossberg 500 Hunting shotgun is the shotgun I use for hunting Turkey and Waterfowl, but it can also be used for deer, bear, or coyotes. The 590 is specifically meant for person-to-person defense or military assault situations and has no real hunting applications. The 500 models are built with at least a 24″ barrel, whereas, the 590 models are built mostly with an 18.5″ barrel.

 

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Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag

The Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag is the most revolutionary shotgun on the planet by being the 1st pump shotgun chambered in a 3.5″ barrel designed for magnum shells. The Ulti-Mag barrel had to be overbored to accommodate the extra power and force of a magnum shell. The overbored barrels are great for hunting because it helps reduce the felt-recoil and has a more consistent pellet pattern. Since the barrel offers more room, the pellets don’t get bogged up in the barrel and deform pellets as they’re fired out of the shotgun. The Mossberg 835 is also very versatile with the ability to hunt big game, waterfowl, and turkey with absolute precision and effectiveness. The Marble Arms Bullseye rear sight provides a picture-perfect vision of the light-gathering front bead sight.

 

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Mossberg Maverick 88

Maverick Arms is a gun manufacturer in Eagle Pass, Texas that produces the famed Mossberg maverick 88. The Maverick 88 is a pump shotgun that is produced in both Texas and Mexico. The reason the Maverick 88 is so special is the fact that it’s on average only $231.00 and works almost as well as the traditional Mossberg 500. Their ability to create quality shotguns for this price point is unheard of in our nation. This is the best opportunity to get a shotgun for those who can’t afford to drop $500 on a Mossberg 500 or 590. I think the Mossberg Maverick 88 is a great starter gun for those learning how to shoot, as well.

 

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Mossberg 930

The Mossberg 930 is the auto-loading shotgun that has changed the competition shooting scene with the Pro Series Sporting. The 930 models come in a variety of capacities from 5 shells to 13 total. In my opinion, the Mossberg 930 Turkey shotgun is the best shotgun to ensure that no matter what, you’ll kill that turkey. The recoil-reduction technology incorporated into the 930 models allows you to put your follow-up shots on target within seconds. Whether you want to hunt, compete in a 3-Gun Competition, or defend your family, the Mossberg 930 is a tremendous choice for you at an affordable price.

 

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Mossberg MC1SC

The MC1SC is a Mossberg pistol that has been built to replace your traditional concealed carry pistol. The MC1SC is only 1.3 lbs fully loaded and only 6.25″ long to provide you with the opportunity to conceal your pistol in every platform available. The grip is designed to handle, sweat, water, dirt, and sand with its rough-textured polymer composite. Mossberg created a new system to ensure your safety is paramount, called the Safe Takedown System. The premise behind the new safety system is to ensure that the trigger never has to be pulled in order to take apart the pistol to clean. The best feature is the flat trigger with about a 6lb trigger pull weight built with a tactile reset and reduced overtravel.

 

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Mossberg Patriot

The Mossberg Patriot Synthetic rifle is the best rifle under $500 that I’ve ever experienced. I was able to shoot the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic is only $409 for a 7mm-08 Remington. For a hunting rifle, I always make sure that my rifle barrel is free-floating and never less than 22″ to ensure my accuracy is never compromised. The bolt is spirally fluted to increase the ergonomics and efficiency. The Patriot also included a box-magazine to decrease your loading and unloading time. The synthetic stock reduces the felt-recoil much more than the Walnut stock and provides the platform for precision shooting. I highly recommend the Mossberg Patriot for the thousands of Americans who are now getting into hunting to give this rifle a chance. Mossberg has a great warranty and even better customer service, so there should be no excuse to not go out and provide food for your family.

 

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Mossberg MVP Series Rifle

With the Mossberg Patriot being the starter rifle with the most affordable price tag, the MVP is for serious shooters who want to hit targets out to 1,000 yards. The Mossberg MVP is built with an AR-15 Magazine for quick reloads and enhanced capacity. My favorite rifle is the MVP Long Range (LR) chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 22″ free-floating barrel. This model has an adjustable comb to ensure the best possible cheek placement and eye alignment. It’s built with the patented Lightning Bolt Action adjustable trigger to go as low as 3 lbs of trigger pull weight. All MVP models also have an adjustable length of pull for a complete level of customization for each individual shooter. These rifles will cost just over $1,000, but the quality and comfort you get will be hard to match for that price range.

 

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Top 5 Shotguns| Close-Quarters Combat Edition

 

We’ve done many review blogs on shotguns (Mossberg 590, Mossberg 930, Mossberg Shockwave, and the Mossberg 835) and which ones we like the best, but we haven’t gone into specific purposes yet. This blog is dedicated to the shotguns that we view as the best for Close-Quarters-Combat (CQB) operations. If you’re not too familiar with CQB, think of being in tight places, such as a house, hallway, narrow alleyway, or a public office building with cubicles. Our Special Operations soldiers and elite law enforcement officers find themselves in these situations all the time. The 5 shotguns below provide these soldiers and LEOs with the capability to maneuver within tight spaces and maintain fire superiority in situations where space is severely limited.

1. Mossberg 590M Shockwave

The Mossberg Shockwave has taken the shotgun world by storm with its Raptor’s Bird Head pistol grip. The 590M Shockwave is made in collaboration with Shockwave Industries to provide Mossberg with a low-profile, shortened version of their 590 shotgun. The 590 Shockwave is built around a 15″ barrel versus the 18.5″ barrel for the standard Mossberg 590 Tactical. To make it more mobile, the Raptor’s Birds Eye stock is at least 8″ shorter than any of the 590 stocks and weighs 6.55 lbs instead of 6.75lbs. The Magfed shockwave almost doubles the loadout from 6 shells to 11 shells. The 590M Shockwave comes with the forend strap to ensure you maintain control with each shot and an optional wrist strap to hold the shotgun to your firing wrist for extra support.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 10+1
Chamber 2.75″
Barrel Type Heavy-Walled
Barrel Length 15″
Sight/Base Bead
Choke Cylinder Bore
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Raptor Grip / Corn Cob Forend w/ Strap
Weight 6.55
Length 27.5″
MSRP $721.00

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg 590M Shockwave?

The 590M Shockwave is built for CQB operations in tight quarters with 11 shells to fire before reloading and the shortest shotgun model on the market. Please be aware that the Mossberg Shockwave is controversial and may not be legal in your state. Mossberg was able to get the shotgun rated as a firearm instead of a Class 3/NFA Firearm, but each state has different laws and regulations. If your state allows this shotgun, it will be great for home-defense with its unmatched firepower and maneuverability. The Shockwave also looks incredible and will get the attention of anyone on the range due to its one-of-a-kind aesthetics.

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg 590M Shockwave?

  1. The Shooting Store
  2. Gearfire
  3. Gallery of Guns

Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12ga Shotgun - 50659

 

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2. Benelli M4 Tactical Shotguns?

Benelli has been known for over a decade as one of the premier shotgun manufacturers in the world because of the level of care and technology they incorporate into their guns. Starting with their patented Comfortech recoil-reduction system,  which is combined with the Combtech technology for a smooth and light recoil that you’ll barely feel. Benelli split the stock diagonally and placed the shock-absorbing chevrons throughout the stock to absorb almost all of the felt-recoil. The Combtech cheek pad is designed to eliminate the vibration and felt-recoil on your face. If this isn’t enough the M4 Tactical is built with the famous A.R.G.O. system, which is a short-stroke, dual-piston shotgun specifically designed for the United States Marine Corp.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 5+1
Chamber 2.1/4″
Barrel Type Heavy-Walled
Barrel Length 18.5″
Sight/Base Ghost Ring
Choke Cylinder Bore
Barrel Finish Titanium Cerakote
Stock Finish Black Synthetic
Weight 7.8 lbs
Length 40.0″
MSRP $2,269.00

Why Should I Buy The Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun?

The A.R.G.O. system designed the gas port to be in front of the chamber because the gas is other and cleaner at the front of the chamber. This prevents the dirty carbon from sticking inside your chamber and barrel for a much more reliable shotgun. The Pistons are placed right against the bolt to prevent added vibration and faster operation for a faster and more accurate fire. The Benelli is the smoothest shotgun you’ll ever fire but comes at a price that is untenable for most Americans.

The Vinci SpeedBolt is a great piece of technology Benelli placed in its M4 Shotgun, which improves the balance, reduces the felt-recoil, muzzle climb, and weight. The bolt is made of tungsten steel, which is lighter than stainless steel and provides faster cycling of shells. Since the tungsten is lighter, it can handle lighter loads and assists with the overall reduction of felt-recoil. The SpeedBolt is designed for competition shooting with almost zero felt-recoil and muzzle climb, allowing you to shoot multiple targets in rapid succession. To Top off the shotgun is the QuadraFit buttstock. This buttstock is custom-fitted to every shotgun to allow for easy customization of the cast, comb height, length of pull, and drop.

Where Can I Buy The Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun?

  1. Cabelas
  2. Palmetto State Armory
  3. RK Guns
  4. Gun Broker

 

 

Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun 12ga 18.5" , 3" Chamber, Black Synthetic 11707

 

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3. KEL-TEC KSG 

The Kel-Tec KSG is 3rd on the list because of the unique Bullpup design and simplistic features that make this shotgun easily customizable and dependable. The KSG is chambered for 3″ shells and loads them into 2 magazine tubes (yes, you read correctly). The 2 magazine tubes are revolutionary with a selector switch to load one tube from the other with unmatched speed versus competitors. The shells are all downward-ejecting and ambidextrous for a universal feel for every shooter in your team or family. The Bullpup design of the shotgun reduces the weight to 5 lbs and only 26″ long for easy use in CQB operations or home defense situations.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 4+4+1
Chamber 2.1/4″
Barrel Type Heavy-Walled
Barrel Length 18.5″
Sight/Base no sight
Choke Cylinder Bore
Weight 6.8 lbs
Length 26.1″
MSRP $830
Trigger Pull Weight 5 lbs

Why Should I Buy The Kel-Tec KSG?

Kel-Tec is one of the most unique shotguns in the world and provides a great opportunity to own something no one else has. The KSG has great versatility with the 2 mag tubes that can be switched with an ambidextrous lever. The KSG can hold up to 9 rounds and produce one of the fastest combat reloads of a pump-action shotgun. With a price of around $830, this is a great shotgun for home-defense or CQB operations by specialized operators (police or military).

 

Where Can I Buy The Kel-Tec KSG?

  1. RK Guns
  2. Palmetto State Armory
  3. Gun Broker

Kel-Tec KSG 12ga Shotgun, Black - KSGBLK

 

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4. Mossberg 590M

The Mossberg 590M Shotgun is probably my favorite shotgun on the list for putting rounds downrange in a hurry and maintaining my accuracy. I think the Benelli is incredible too, but the mag-fed 590 is incredibly accurate for and it’s about 60% cheaper than the Benelli M4. One amazing feature is the balance of the shotgun is based around the magazine well, so even if you’re carrying 20 rounds, the shotgun is balanced and comfortable. I love the ambidextrous safety, dual extractors, and the twin action bars, which prevent misdeeds and stoppages. Similar to most other Mossberg shotguns, the 590M is always reliable and dependable when you need it most. The addition of the magazine with a capacity of 5,10,15, or 20 shells is unheard of in a shotgun. I believe the $721 price tag is a steal and if you could get this shotgun at a place like Gun Broker (used), you’ll end up with a $700 shotgun for less than $500.

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 10+1
Chamber 2.75″
Barrel Type Heavy-Walled
Barrel Length 18.5″
Sight/Base Bead
Choke Cylinder Bore
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.87″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic – Black
Weight 7.75
Length 39.5″
MSRP $721.00

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg 590M?

The 590M is smooth and easy to shoot with an abnormally wide magazine (fits in most .308 pouches) because it’s the world’s 1st double-stack shotgun magazine. The 1st thing you’ll notice is this shotgun has almost no felt-recoil. My favorite feature in the 590M is the ability to change load-outs from birdshot, buckshot, or slugs to fit your purpose. Just ensure you mark your mags so you know what shell you’re shooting. The dual extractors from the Mossberg are designed to ensure you don’t get misdeeds due to a dirty environment, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, or Northern Africa.

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg 590M?

  1. Armslist
  2. Palmetto State Armory
  3. RK Guns
  4. Gun Broker

 

 

Mossberg 590M Mag-Fed 12ga Pump Action Shotgun - 50205

 

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5. Mossberg 930 Tactical 8-Shot SPX

The Mossberg 930 Tactical SPX shotgun should probably be rated higher on list, but I’ve learned in my time in the military that not everyone can handle an autoloading shotgun. If you’re a soldier or SWAT team member, this shotgun is everything you’ll ever need in a CQB operation. However, the average civilian with minimal experience should work on their fundamentals with pump-action first. The ghost ring with white paint on the front sight sets up your target as clear as day (even during night operations). The only reason this shotgun isn’t number 1 on the list is the recoil is felt more in this shotgun than it is the 590M and the Shockwave 590M.

 

Specs:

Gauge 12
Capacity 7+1
Chamber 3″
Barrel Length 18.5″
Sight/Base Ghost Ring, Front FO
Choke Cylinder Bore
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75″
Barrel Finish Tan
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black Pistol Grip)
Weight 7.25
Length 38″
MSRP $1078.00

Why Should I Buy the Mossberg 930 Tactical 8-Shot SPX?

If you want an auto-loader shotgun, this is the model you need to get. I believe this is the best auto-loading shotgun manufactured on the market today. It’s built with the same features that ensure reliability, such as the dual extractors. I recommend this shotgun for skeet shooting, self-defense, and military operations for shooters with enough experience with a shotgun to handle the recoil.

 

 

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg 930 Tactical 8-Shot SPX?

  1. Armslist
  2. Palmetto State Armory
  3. RK Guns
  4. Gun Broker
  5. Gearfire
  6. Gallery of Guns
  7. The Shooting Store

 

Mossberg 930 SPX 12GA Shotgun with Pistol Grip – 85223

 

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USAA CDs| Complete Review

Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are simply another way to invest in your retirement with a deposit into your bank for a time-restricted investment. CDs are a type of federally insured savings account that earns more money than a typical savings account. These accounts normally have fixed interest rates (almost always) and an established or fixed date of withdrawal (maturity date). For example, if you buy a 5-year CD, you will earn more money than a savings account, but can’t take any of your money out until that 5-year date. Another great feature of CDs is they never have monthly fees. This allows your money to accrue earnings without taking into account how much you’ll lose with monthly fees that many banks require for a savings account.

What is the biggest difference between a Savings Account and CD?

Savings accounts provide much more freedom of movement in regards to your money and how you deposit or withdraw. CDs are structured in a way to ensure the bank can hold that money up to the term length you previously agreed to. Savings accounts are typically designed to accrue money over decades with a very small interest rate that we’ll get into in the next paragraph. CDs are as short as 30 days and can last up to 7 years (most choose 5 years). In general the longer the term of the CD, the more money you’ll earn in interest. With savings accounts, it doesn’t really matter hold long the term is because the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) doesn’t change.

What Are the Types of CDS?

There are many types of CDs offered through different banks, so it’s up to you to figure out which CD works best for you and your retirement strategy. There are 7 types of CDs; No Penalty CD, High-Yield CD, Jumbo CD, IRA CD, Bump-up CD, Step-up CD, and Brokered CD. The No-Penalty CD lets you forgo the withdrawal penalty, but comes with a lower AYP. The High-yield CD is the one I like the best because it generally gives a higher APY than any other CD available. The Jumbo CD operates itself from the rest with its jumbo size minimum deposit of $95,000. IRA CDs are designed to give you a tax advantage on your retirement account, which will ensure you pay lower taxes when the maturity date hits and you withdraw.

A Bump-up CD allows you t request a higher rate if your bank is doing well and offers high APY after you already sign. This type of CD gives you the flexibility to adjust your APY rate and interest rate in the flow of economic change. Step-up CDs give the investor the opportunity to increase their APY at different intervals than the traditional 1-year mark. Brokered Cds are simply a standard CD that is through a 3rd party broker, such as BBVA Compass, E-Trade, Discover bank, or Cit Bank.

How Does a CD Work?

Many people wonder how you earn interest and APY in a CD versus a Mutual Fund or Savings account. The first thing to consider is the APY, which is the interest rate you accrue annually (every year). For most CDs, that rate is around 0.30%, but you earn money from the compounded interest each month you have your money in the bank. For example, if you put $5,000 into a CD with the .75% that USAA offers for a 5-year maturity date, you’ll earn about $200 in interest after 5 years. However, the compounded interest rate will kick in every month you have your money in the CD. For example, you’ll earn about $40 every year in interest, which will give you a total of $5,040 after the 1st year. In the second year, you’ll earn interest on the $5,040 instead of the $5,000. In the 3rd year, you’ll earn around $77 instead of the $40 in interest and earn $115 in the 4th year of the CD; this is called compounding interest.

Why Should I Consider A CD?

CDs are a low-risk option of investing that provides better AYP than any other savings account. A CD is much more secure than a mutual fund because you’re required to keep your money in the bank until the maturity date. This gives the bank insurance that no matter what, they’ll have this money for the term length to invest with. With most CDs, you can get the fixed-rate so the bank can’t lower the APY after a year or 2. I have 2 CDs with a fixed-rate of .75% for 5 years, which will turn my $10,000 investment into $10,382 after 5 years. I can’t think of any other investment opportunity that you can get this kind of return in 5 years.

Why Should Choose USAA For My CD?

With many services, I always suggest going elsewhere to at least research, but not with CDs. The majority of companies, such as Wells Fargo and PNC Bank offer low APY’s of less than .30%. As far as my research has given me, the closest bank to USAA is US Bank at .60% APY at 60 months, which is really good, but still not close to what USAA offers. My recommendation is to apply for USAA CD of as much as you can afford. With an APY of .75%, you’ll be able to diversify your portfolio and accrue returns that are unheard of in the banking world. Just remember, once your maturity date hits, you have a grace period of 10 days to remove your money without penalty. After the grace period, USAA will just roll over for another 5-year term.

Are CD’s Worth it?

Absolutely, yes! CDs are great for short term investment if you don’t want to take your chances in the volatile stock market (I don’t blame you). CDs are best if you have expendable income that you for sure won’t need for the duration of the term. For example, if you already have an emergency fund stashed away and still have a few thousand that you can invest, I suggest a CD. CDs are one of the few products that USAA offers that simply can’t be touched by any other competitor.

When Would A Savings Account Be Better Than a CD?

CD’s are long term investments with a steep penalty for pulling your money out earlier than the maturity date. If you don’t have an established emergency fund (at least 3 months income), then I wouldn’t buy a CD until you get your finances straightened out. CDs are great for investors with a secure financial portfolio, but they can be counter-productive if you need your money sooner than expected. With an APY of just .05%, a USAA Savings account is a good way to get into investing and still be able to access your money when you need it. Keep in mind that if you even think you’ll have to pull money out before the maturity date, you’ll end up paying upwards of a year’s interest accrued as a penalty with a CD. A savings account is much less harsh and the penalties will be significantly less for an emergency withdrawal.

Take note of any such penalty on a CD before choosing to withdraw early. FDIC and NCUA insurance doesn’t cover penalties incurred by withdrawing money early. If there’s a chance you’ll need that cash to cover an emergency, skip the CD and stick with a high-yield savings account.

Are CDs FDIC Insured?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) was created to protect American’s in case a bank goes under with all our money invested in them. This was apart of the New Deal from FDR as a way to help get America out of the Great Depression. For example, if your bank declares bankruptcy and you have all of your money in savings, the FDIC will protect your money and ensure you get your money back. One way you can check if your bank is insured by the FDIC is type in your info on the FDIC website calculator.

Is Navy Federal Credit Union Better for CDs?

The reason I put this up here is that the Navy Federal Credit Union offers significantly better rates than USAA. You can gain membership to Navy Federal in the same way you gain membership in USAA. However, Navy Federal Credit Union offers you a 1.30% for a 5-year CD, versus the .75% that USAA offers. To put this in perspective, if you invest $5,000 into a Navy Federal CD, you’ll receive $65.00 in interest after the 1st year. In the 2nd year, you’ll receive $131.00 and $198.00 in interest after year 3. So, in year 4, you’ll receive $265.00 in compounding interest with Navy Federal versus the $115.00 you’ll get with USAA. Upon the maturity date for Navy Federal, you’ll receive about $335.00 in interest versus the $178.00 after year 5 with a USAA CD.

Comp-Tac Holster| Complete Guide Before You Buy

Comp-Tac Victory Gear is a tactical gear company that specializes in producing some of the best holsters on the market today, especially for competition shooters. They produce holsters, battle belts, mag pouches, concealment vests, and many more products designed to add comfort to carrying a weapon. Today’s blog will focus on 6 holsters from Comp-Tac Victory Gear that everyone should consider when looking for the best holster. We will start with the 2 O’Clock IWB Right Hand Holster and explain, the International Holster, Blue Duty Holster Series, Calvery Holster, CTAC, and the Ultra Max Concealed Carry Holster.

2 O’clock™ IWB Right Hand Holster | Appendix Holster

The 2 O’Clock In-Waist-Band (IWB) Right Hand Holster is designed to fit at the 2:00 position on your waist for quick access. It’s compatible with every major pistol brand, from the Glock and Sig to Springfield’s 1911 and the H&K. Comp-Tac uses 100% Kydex to build the IBW holster to improve the rigidness and durability of the holster while providing a custom fit. The 2 O’Clock holster is made to fit 11 different pistol brands with exact precision for the tightest and most secure fit possible. The Kydex ensures that the draw is as smooth as silk due to its low-friction properties. The holster clip is a C shape clip that is designed to grip your belt at the top and bottom for a more secure fit. This holster works great as an open carry with your shirt tucked in or is easily concealed under your shirt.

What is Kydex?

Comp-Tac decided to use Kydex because of its low-friction properties and durability. It’s a thermoplastic acrylic-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) created by Sekisui SPI for use in knife sheaths, holsters, and aircraft bulkheads. The acrylic used in the process gives the holster its rigidity and flexibility to conform to the gun instead of having a 1-size fits all. The PVC gives the holster the durability it needs to withstand the wear and tear of bumping against trees, concrete, and rifles or gear. Kydex is a great material to use for holsters, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Why Should I Buy the 2 O’Clock IWB Right Hand Holster?

The 2 O’Clock Holster is comfortable with the nylon and fits with any belt you could buy for tactical gear. The Kydex ensures the holster will repel all oils, water, and sweat, so your holster will last a decade if you take care of it. The low friction will result in a very fast draw and the holster is designed to withstand 10,000,000 flexes without failure. The holster comes with 5 separate holes for adjustment and is designed to fit any 1.5″ belt. This holster will never catch or ruin your leather car seat or clothing and fits your pistol like a glove.

 

 

2 O'clock™ IWB Right Hand Holster | Appendix Holster | Comp-Tac

International™ Holster | Belt, Paddle, Drop Offset Holster

The International Holster is designed to be used in competition shooting such as the 3-Gun Competition by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) or the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). This holster is designed with a slit down the front of the holster to fit optics and has a .5″ tall sight rail to fit most suppressors and optic combinations. It’s an outside the waistband (OWB) holster with a modular mounting design to give the shooter 16 holster configuration options without any extra material. This versatility is incredible to go with the 3:00 mounting position for quick access without getting in the way of a plate carrier or tactical vest on the front of your body.

Why Should I Buy the International Holster?

The versatility of 16 configurations and 3 separate mounting options (belt mount, paddle mount, and drop offset mount) with the smooth and durable Kydex is incredible. You can adjust the retention of the holster depending on the use and purpose of you carrying the gun. For example, if you’re carrying for competition purposes, you can loosen the holster to have less retention and a quicker draw. Comp-Tac included raised lettering on the front of the holster to ensure the user which gun goes with this holster. The starting price for the International Holster is $68.00.

 

International™ Holster | Belt, Paddle, Drop Offset Holster | Comp-Tac

 

Blue Duty Holster Series™ Covered Optic | Level 2 | Spring Loaded Bale

The Blue Duty Holster is Comp-Tac’s Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) model that is specifically made to handle a red-dot optic and a tactical rail-mounted light. It comes with a thumb release bale that helps officers to carry their attachments without sacrificing performance or comfort. Very few holsters on the market today allow you to holster a pistol with a tactical light and optic attachment. It’s built with 2 retention points, one on the back and the other on the bottom for confidence in knowing your pistol secured, even if one fails. The bottom retention point allows you to adjust the level of retention to fit your ideal draw time. It’s made with the same Kydex material that ensures your pistol is smooth, repels water, oils, and sweat without adding any chemical to your holster.

Why Should I Buy the Comp-Tac Blue Duty Holster Series?

If you’re an LEO and prefer to carry attachments on your duty pistol, I highly recommend this holster for you. With double retention points to secure your pistol in any situation you find yourself in, this holster will secure and protect your pistol like no other. The Kydex gives the holster great flexibility, durability, and provides a quick draw with its low friction properties.

 

Blue Duty Holster Series™ Covered Optic | Level 2 | Spring Loaded Bale | Optics and Light Compatible

Cavalry™ Holster | Hybrid Holster for Pocket Pistol Size Guns

The Cavalry Holster from Comp-Tac is specifically designed for a CCW, such as a Glock 43 or the Kimber Solo. This holster is versatile with the ability to adjust the cant, ride height, and retention. The Holster comes with 2 options for clips, with the Standard clip being better for thick and rigid belts, whereas, the C-Clip is better for thin flexible belts. The adjustable cant and ride height are what makes this holster great because you can lower the holster based on your body to conceal this holster without printing in a t-shirt. The only complaint with this holster is the Kydex shell and leather could have been rounded a little better to add more comfort. You’ll probably have to wear extra fabric underneath to pad your skin from rubbing raw on the leather if you’re overweight and have love handles.

Cavalry™ Holster | Hybrid Holster for Pocket Pistol Size Guns | Comp-Tac

 

CTAC™ Holsters | All Kydex IWB Concealed Carry

The CTAC is an IWB 100% Kydex holster specifically made for a Concealed carry weapon. This holster is designed to be worn behind your hip at the 4:00-5:00 range for better concealment for someone standing in front of you. The CTAC is made to withstand hot and humid temperatures since the Kydex will repel all sweat, water, or oils from your gun or skin. The low friction property of the Kydex allows for a rapid draw for those moments when seconds matter. You can adjust the mounting of the holster to provide the shooter with the proper height for their comfort. The CTAC comes with 3 types of clips, the standard clips, C-Clip, or the V-Clip. The V-Clip will fit on either a thin or thicker belt and provides the best concealment by attaching the holster after the clip so no one could see the clip from the outside.

CTAC™ Holsters | All Kydex IWB Concealed Carry | Comp-Tac

 

Infidel Ultra Max™ Holster | IWB Concealed Carry

The Infidel Ultra Max offers one of the most versatile cant adjustments of any holster we’ve reviewed with 3 separate styles. You can use the adjustment holes to change the cant to a reverse cant, straight drop speed cant, or the FBI forward cant that is best for law enforcement. It’s built with a single clip that allows you to put on and take off your holster without removing your belt. The Infidel is built with a Kydex shell and 2 layers of cowhide leather for added comfort. It’s also built with a retention adjustment so you can change your draw speed to fit your purpose. The cowhide leather makes this holster more comfortable than the 100% Kydex holsters because there is no rubbing or pinching with plastic. The feature that is new with the Infidel is the interchangeable Kydex body. This feature allows you to use 1 holster for all of your pistols, whether they’re a CCW or full size .357 Magnum.

Why Should I Buy the Infidel Ultra Max holster?

Although this holster starts at $80.00, it has the ability to be the only holster you’ll ever need for all of your pistols. It’s more comfortable than the 100% Kydex because the cowhide leather doesn’t rub or pinch your skin if you’re sitting in your car or bending over to pick something up. It has the versatility to be mounted in either the infidel clip or through the belt loops to provide more or less concealment. The Infidel clip is a nylon clip that slides over the belt for quick and easy installation. If you want more security and concealment, the belt loop option wraps around the belt and snaps closed. If someone wanted to take your gun off your hip, they’d have to remove your entire belt before getting to the gun.

 

Infidel Ultra Max™ Holster | IWB Concealed Carry | Comp-Tac