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 a Midland Backpack Shotgun with…
– Interchangeable barrels
– Cocking Indicator that is both visual and tactile (not to be confused with tactical).
– All-steel blued studs pre-installed for QD sling swivels.
– Ambidextrous cheek piece
– Checkered waterproof synthetic stock
– Positive trigger block safety
– Folds in half for easy storage
You can remove the Midland Backpack Gun’s buttpad to access a deep-hole space for a survival kit. The survival kit isn’t included, and I bet a lot of buyers prefer to roll their own.
Currently you can get single-shot shotgun barrels chambered for 12-gauge, 20-gauge, and .410-caliber ammo. Blued barrels are available in barrel lengths of 18.5”, 22″, 24″ and 26″ all accept Beretta choke tubes, modified choke included. Rimfire and centerfire barrels are on the way.
It’s even well made. The Midland Arms Backpack Gun’s break-action 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 break-open breech-loader costs less than a Geissele trigger.
At $150 MSRP you’d be crazy not to buy one and monitor the company site for caliber conversions for handguns. (The company rep said they’re going to fire larger and larger calibers until the thing breaks. Our kinda guy.)
Review to follow.