Midway USA Expands Their Own Brand with “TACTICAL” Shooting Mat

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I, for one, think that the word “tactical” is far over-used. Further, I am surprised that MidwayUSA, which usually brands itself for gunsmiths and avid hunters would find use of the word. Alas, it seems the giants of the industry have succumbed to the tactical market. I digress.

MidwayUSA has announced the release of their own “MidwayUSA Lightweight Tactical Shooting Mat”, which is basically a nylon blanket with “tactical” features built in. Touted as the result of “valuable input from Customers and a little R&D”, the mat includes “5 millimeters of closed cell foam padding, four corner tie downs, and best of all, a water resistant non-skid bottom.” Exterior construction is (only) 400D fabric, but does have 1200D on the bottom.

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The mat itself is 69″ long and a little under 3′ wide (30.25″). Rolled up, its quite a bit smaller, clocking in at 15″ x 8″ stored in its included MOLLE compatible pouch. Unfortunately, weight is not stated.

For tactical operators wishing to customize, it is available in a variety of colors including black, coyote, and olive drab (the included pouch matches the mat). Retail is set at $59.99, but MidwayUSA is offering them at $29.99, at least temporarily. They are in-stock and ready for shipment from MidwayUSA. 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • G B

    I would have expected a shooting mat with feedback and R&D behind it to have a strip or two of material across the front to create a pocket for loading the bipod.

    Maybe this operator’s tactics are outdated though.

  • PK

    For $30, it beats a surplus wool blanket. If the price returns to $60, I think that will be a hard item to sell, since it’s missing features such as the bipod strip, as G B pointed out.

    • Limonata

      There are multiple versions, including a version with a bipod strip. I purchased two. One with and one without because $30 is a great price. I use the one without bipod support for 3P. IMHO, $30 one sans support and $60 one with support are excellent items that are well made. They role up nice and easy to carry. Have used mine several times now. That price for the non-bipod support was the original introductory price and the other one started out at $49. Would by each again if had to and people at my club have purchased their own after seeing and trying mine.

  • Bob

    Well, I am looking for something for Appleseed shooting and a bipod strip is not important to me. Come to think of it, I have never used a bipod in my life.

    • Jwedel1231

      You’re missing out. Or maybe I am missing out, since I only go prone with bipod equipped guns.

  • Jwedel1231

    I’ve seen mats with only a few more features sell for over $100, so anything that is actually priced within the bounds in sanity is intriguing to me. Would be nice to see a bipod strip towards the front, though.