Let’s suppose you’re a budget-minded consumer looking for a handgun you might need to defend your life with. A trip to the local gun store could prove to be discouraging. While the market isn’t lacking in terms of reliable and accurate service-grade semi-autos, it’s often hard to source a quality handgun in this category for less than $500.
I finally found it. This is the one. After years of evaluating guns and writing about them I’ve finally located the long gun of my dreams. It’s in .300 Winchester Magnum and is capable of taking down any North American game as well as most plains game in Africa.
Here’s the thing: I hate recoil and most .300 Win Mags have it in abundance. Not so with the gas-operated NEMO Omen Watchman 2.0. You can practically hold the gun to your chin and touch off a round.
My first exposure to the Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56 rifle was on a prairie dog shoot in Wyoming a couple years ago. The rifle was in its testing phase before heading into production and we were asked to push it hard to (1) see what it could do, and (2) identify any potential flaws.