M30 M5 Matte Nickel 51330

MSRP $223

The M30 M5 12ga shotgun is Rock Island's throwback to the reliable and timeless High Standard Flite King shotgun built from 4140 ordnance steel. Includes polymer stock and forend, sturdy vented heat guard with 20" barrel and is built with an internal shell caddy with a 5-round capacity. This shotgun is finished with Rock Island's lasting parkerized coating and will take a beating while functioning in the harshest environments. Chambered for both 2 3/4" and 3" shot shells. 

Caliber

Caliber
12-Gauge

Capacity

Capacity
4+1

Sights

Front
Bead
Rear
Serration on Receiver

Weight

Unloaded
7.5 lbs / 3.4 kg
Loaded
8 lbs / 3.65 kg


Dimensions

Chamber
3 inch / 76 mm
Length
40 inch / 1016 mm
Height
7 inch / 178 mm

Grips & Finish

FInish
Matte Nickel
Stock
Polymer buttstock with rubber butt pad
Stock
Polymer forehand operating handle


Barrel

Length
20 inch / 508 mm
Barrel
Contoured

Other Features

Safety
Bolt safety and damascened bolt
Barrel
Heat shield on barrel


Home Defense: Armscor/Rock Island Armory M5 12 Gauge Fighting Shotgun

Fighting shotguns have become very popular in recent years. With home invasions on the rise, more and more people are realizing the need to have a good home defense plan, and having the necessary hardware to defend the home from those who would do us harm. Up close and personal, there is nothing that beats a good shotgun in the hands of a person with limited gun-handling skills. For highly-trained professionals, there are some military-grade weapons that might be better in certain circumstances, but even that is arguable. My late father-in-law, SGT. Charles Jerles, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, preferred to carry a shotgun in the jungle. He told me that it was very effective against the enemy in the close-up conflicts in the jungle, and was much quicker at ending a fight than was the M16.

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