If you are a prepper, backpacker or truck gun aficionado it’s time to look for some spare change in your couch. The new Midland Arms Backpack Gun costs all of $150. For less than the price of a coach gun you get . . .
– Interchangeable barrels
– Cocking Indicator that is both visual and tactile (not to be confused with tactical).
– Sling studs
– Ambidextrous cheek piece
– Checkered waterproof synthetic stock
– Positive trigger block safety
– Folds in half for easy storage
You can remove the Midland Arms Backpack Gun’s buttpad to access space for a survival kit. The survival kit isn’t included but I bet a lot of buyers prefer to roll their own.
Currently you can get barrels in .12ga, .20ga and .410ga. Barrels are available in 18.5”, 22″, 24″ and 26″ all accept Beretta chokes, modified choke included. Rimfired and centerfired barrels are on the way.
It’s even well made. The Midland Arms Backpack Gun’s folding mechanism is Skippy smooth and locks as tightly as the jar’s lid.
Machining and finish are more than acceptable. The shotgun’s trigger is not great, it’s not bad, it’s not disappointing, it’s not objectionable and the entire gun costs less than a Geissele trigger.
At $150 you’d be crazy not to buy one and monitor the company site for pistol caliber conversions. (The company rep said they’re going to fire larger and larger calibers until the thing breaks. Our kinda guy.)
Review to follow.