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.
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.