Tailored Arms Custom Mossberg Shotgun and Ammo

With Custom Matthew J. Leathers Buck Knife Set

Winner need not be present to win. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Museum immediately following our annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2023.
Winner must comply with the gun restrictions of his/her resident state. Winner must pass a NICS background check. The Raffle is only open to US residents who are legally allowed to purchase firearms.

  • Mossberg Platform Custom Shotgun
  • Short barrel for home defense
  • Long barrel for target and sheet included
  • Barrel ported for recoil reduction
  • TruGlo* front sight
  • Picatinny Rail
  • Forward charging upgraded MLOK Billet with grip
  • Extended safety lever
  • Side mounted ammo holder
  • Fab folding stock with adjustable cheek riser
  • Billet reloaded cap
  • Polished internals
  • Cerakoted* American Distressed Flag design
  • Navy SEAL Museum custom logo engraved

Tailored Arms is proud to be a part of the active SEAL/SWCC community. With their owners having a combined experience of 35 years in NSW, Law Enforcement, and Federal Government, they pride themselves in building truly one-of-a-kind firearms. Hand built in Key Largo, Florida, Tailored Arms offers world class rifles, pistols, and knives using the most current and relevant technologies. All rifles are built with state-of-the-art components such as Billet 7075/aircraft Aluminum, Titanium, Drop-in trigger assemblies, patented low recoil Muzzle Breaks, and even as far as using Magnesium and Carbon Fiber for unbelievable weight savings. Striving for perfection is key, all while looking good doing it. Each piece is considered a work of art, and we use tools such as custom Concept Design, CNC, Custom Cerakote, and precision Engraving to bring your ideas to life. Knowing firsthand how important a lifesaving tool a weapon is, we don’t sleep until we know it passes our stringent testing and approval.

Custom Matthew J. Leathers Buck Knife with Signed Sheath
After enlisting in the U.S. Navy and spending his first years as a Sonar Technician on the USS KINDAID, Matt successfully completed training to become a U.S. Navy SEAL. Following months of what has been called the most arduous and demanding training in all of the U.S. military services, he graduated with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Class 245 in 2003. He then reported to NSW Advanced Training for specialized SEAL training.

Matt was assigned to his first permanent duty station, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, in Hawaii. While assigned to ALPHA Platoon from 2004 to 2006, he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was next assigned to BRAVO Platoon from 2006 to 2008, during which time his unit trained for and executed a critical national tasking. Matt transferred to the Training Division and became a Land Warfare instructor for two years. After completion of his instructor duties, he was assigned to DELTA Platoon, where he executed another successful national tasking between 2010 and 2012. Beginning in March 2012, Matt excelled as the ALPHA Platoon Leading Petty Officer, leading his platoon from initial formation to mission ready certification. On February 19, 2013 he was lost at sea during training exercises prior to deployment.

Special Warfare Operator First Class (SEAL) Matthew J. Leathers was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

Matt was a loving father to his two daughters, Andrea and Abby, and his son, Shane. He is sorely missed by all who knew him.

During his nine years with the US Navy SEALS, Special Warfare Officer First Class Matthew Leathers used many different knives for many different purposes. Matt the perfectionist decided that if he was to ever have a good, all around utility knife, he would have to make it himself. So he did.

He made it with his own hands, pounding it out night after night until he was satisfied. He used steel from the coil spring of a scrapped Humvee and built his own forge from an old mailbox. Soon his fellow SEALS began noticing his project and offered to pay Matt for an extra knife. A typical SEAL, Matt agreed to make more knives.

Matt was lost at sea during open ocean training exercises. His father Tim has formed a company and entered into an agreement with Buck Knives to make the exact knife Matt designed. Tim’s company, the “Matt Would Go,” is a tribute to the dauntless courage of his son and his fellow SEALS around the globe.