Our Story

OB, a Johns Hopkins trained engineer, and T-Rat, an Air Force Academy graduate, both had different reasons for wanting a reliable way to feed the 1.75 inch shells. OB, a fan of shotguns used for home self-defense, wanted a way to interest his wife and daughter in using a 12ga without having them scared by the recoil.

On the other hand, T-Rat was not concerned with the recoil until his father had rotator cuff surgery and also a stroke. After this, T-Rat’s father, an avid shooter of 70 years and a Korean War Veteran, was no longer able to use a shotgun anymore due to the recoil. This was difficult news for his dad, so T-Rat and OB decided to create something that would lower recoil.

So, the OPSol Mini-Clip was created! During the development of the OPSol Mini-Clip, OB kept in mind that he likes to use shoulder stocks for accuracy. However, they also took into consideration that T-Rat enjoys using pistol grips because it allows for portability, maneuverability, and they weigh less.

Therefore, the OPSol Mini-Clip™ had to be reliable for shooters of varying degrees of competency.  We also know it’s extremely important to practice with any firearm you intend to use. But, let’s face it, while the low recoil response should get folks to put in more practice time, some just won’t get around to it.

A lot of good ole American grit and ingenuity, not to mention, thousands of 1.75 inch shells went into this project and we hope you can benefit from it. Now we are able to take a low priced Maverick 88®, a box of 1.75 inch shells, and an OPSol Mini-Clip™ to use together. Handing this to our wives, daughters, Goddaughters, nieces or fathers, uncles, etc., gives us peace of mind that “911” never will. Purchase an OPSol Mini-Clip and feel the difference!