The quality of this item is absolutely top notch. It's low profile and sleek design keeps my backpack gun backpack status. I fish and hike a lot and it is essential when in public to keep my fire arm concealed but easy enough to get to for threats from wildlife. I would suggest lubing wear points, as it is stiff and unlubricated when shipped. It is sturdy enough that I would trust it enough to wack a threat with it and it still be fully functional. The mechanism to extend the brace, to make it sturdy on your wrist, does take some practice to get it down to one smooth action. That being said after just a day or two I didn't find it clumsy and with how short my rifle is
even in it's collapsed position it was still fully functional.