Bringing something truly innovative to the tactical table is Adaptive Tactical, sold by Omaha Outdoors, with their Sidewinder Venom box and drum magazine conversions for the Mossberg 500, 590 and 88 series 12 gauge shotguns. Adaptive Tactical also offers a wide range of stocks, barrels, and other accessories for the wildly popular Ruger 10/22 series of rimfire rifles.
Whether you're a serious shotgun shooter or an average gun owner, chances are pretty good that you either have a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun or that you could find one for an affordable price at a moment's notice. Pump action shotguns aren't exactly the coolest kid on the block, but they are reliable, effective, and fun to shoot. Plus, even the most bargain priced AR-15 is about double the cost of a bargain on a Mossberg 500, making it a serious contender for home defense on a budget.
Pump action shotguns aren't without drawbacks, though – namely limited magazine capacity and slow reloads necessitated by the single shell loading of a tube magazine. Speedloaders used by three gun competitors aren't really practical for home defense, meaning that until Adaptive Tactical came along, shooters had to make do with shell holders on the side of the shotgun or keeping a belt or bandolier with shells in it nearby, ready to swing into slinging lead like the hero of an old Western – none of whom, it should be noted, had to face actual death from real bad guys in their movies.
That's where Adaptive Tactical makes a big difference. Their new Sidewinder Venom magazine conversion replaces the tube magazine of the Mossberg with a new slide, tube, and magazine well assembly which accepts their 5 or 10 round detachable 12 gauge magazines, allowing for an increased rate of fire and more effective defensive shotgun use. You're already used to changing out magazines on your pistol and AR, so why not change out mags on the Mossberg?
If you don't have much experience with guns, it's a lot easier to replace a box magazine than it is to fumble with individual shotgun shells while strange noises emanate from a dark corner of your house. Their system also allows you to keep your shotgun unloaded and secured but potentially ready to use at a moment's notice, vitally important for homes with young children.
Not to be outdone by their shotgun magazine conversions, Adaptive Tactical's 10/22 parts include stocks, forends, and barrels for the ubiquitous 22LR rimfire autoloader. Their RM4 10/22 Takedown stock fits in the original Ruger carrying case, but gives the shooter complete control over length of pull adjustment as well as a more modern look available in various camouflage finishes.
You didn't know your tube fed 12 gauge shotgun needed a detachable magazine, but admit it – now you're wondering how much more effective it would be with a significant increase in magazine capacity and reload speed. Order your Adaptive Tactical Venom kit from Omaha Outdoors and find out just how much better you can make that old shotgun.