6 Best Shotgun Sidesaddles (Shell Carriers)

New Polymer Mesa Tactical SureShell® Shotshell Carrier

What is shotgun sidesaddle and why you need it?

A shotgun sidesaddle is a convenient accessory for shotgun owners because it gives them the ability to carry more ammunition right on their weapon. That way, they don’t have to put down their weapon to go looking for more ammunition insidesl a bag or something. They can just take a shotshell right off the sidesaddle that is attached to their shotgun, load the shotshell into the chamber and then fire away. This saves them quite a bit of time in the reloading process because they don’t have to go far to get more ammunition for their weapon, since the shotshells are stored right there on the weapon itself. If you are a soldier on the battlefield, a law enforcement officer, or just somebody who needs to be able to reload quickly, the shotgun sidesaddle is an invaluable necessity that you must own.

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Mesa Tactical Magazine/Barrel Clamp for Tactical Shotguns Review

Mesa Tactical Barrel/Magazine Clamp

The Mesa Tactical Magazine/Barrel Clamp for tactical shotguns is a two-piece clamp made of 6061-T6 aluminum which is lightweight and sturdy. The Mil-spec Type 3 hardcoat is anodized to withstand hard use.

So, what is the purpose of the barrel/magazine clamp? It holds the magazine extension more securely to protect it from damage in case of bumps. Hits are very common when you actually use your shotgun for hunting, training or home defense. Just remember that if you hit something with your magazine extension and it brakes, then the spring, follower and all the ammo will just fall out of the magazine tube. If the magazine tube nut stays in place, then you will be able to put your shotgun loading rounds into a chamber. But if the magazine extension and magazine tube are broken, the barrel will not stay in place while making the shotgun useless.

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Remington 870, Magpul, Mesa Tactical Upgrades

Remington 870, Magpul, Mesa Tactical Upgrades

Remington 870, Magpul, Mesa Tactical Upgrades

Tornado_Racing has posted new photo of his shotgun on Remington 870 Forum:

Updated with a light/mount and Ghost Ring Night Sights

Remington 870, Magpul, Mesa Tactical Upgrades
Remington 870, Magpul, Mesa Tactical Upgrades

Remington 870 Express 18.5″
Mesa 870 LEO Adapter
Mil Spec Buffer Tube & Castle Nut
Choate +2 Extension
Esstac +7 Velcro Shell Card
Brownells Non-MIM Extractor
S&J Oversized Safety
Magpul FDE Mil Spec CTR
Magpul FDE Moe+ Grip
Magpul FDE 870 Forend
Magpul Forward Sling Mount

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Review

Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870

Theodore from Greece has sent me very good review of the Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 with fantastic photos (as always):

Hi Vitaly,

This is Theodore from Greece. Just thought I would share some new upgrades on my Rem 870 Deer Gun.

For some time now I have been looking to “tac-out” my Remington 870 and loose the OEM Remington Monte Carlo furniture.

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Remington 870, Command Arms Cheek Piece, Mesa Tactical Stock, Single Point Sling

Remington 870, Command Arms Cheek Piece, Mesa Tactical Stock, Single Point Sling

Remington 870, Command Arms Cheek Piece, Mesa Tactical Stock, Single Point Sling

Dear readers of the Rem870.com blog,

J.R. have sent me update about his Remington 870 shotgun. I am really happy to receive photos and updates from readers of the blog. Here it is:
“Hi Vitaly, Just an update on the 870 project. I have installed a Command Arms cheek piece on my Mesa Tactical stock to raise the cheek height for my optics. The cheek piece fits and works perfectly. I have also made a custom single point sling which works great and I am very happy with.”

Command Arms Cheek Piece
Command Arms Cheek Piece
Mesa Tactical Stock
Mesa Tactical Stock
Remington 870 Sling
Remington 870 Sling
Tactical Remington 870
Tactical Remington 870

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Mesa Tactical Low Tube Stock Kit for the Remington 870

Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun Photo

Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun Photo

Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun Photo

I have received photos of a tactical Remington 870 shotgun from one of the readers of Remington 870 blog. J.R., thank you very much for the very interesting photos.

Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun
Tactical Remington 870 Shotgun

Here are some pics of my budget tactical 870 build. It has a Streamlight TLR-1 modified so the mount does not sit under the forend, a Remington sling, a Mesa Tactical barrel/mag clamp with quick release swivels, a leapers saddle scope mount and a Barska 1×42 red dot sight (cheap and effective). A Tanks Rifle Supply oversize safety arrived today and a Mesa Tactical low tube telescoping stock kit is on the way. I will be adding a King Armory muzzle brake and a Sage International +3 mag extension asap.

Barska Red Dot Sight on UTG Scope Mount
Barska Red Dot Sight on UTG Scope Mount

Streamlight TLR-1 and Mesa Tactical Clamp
Streamlight TLR-1 and Mesa Tactical Clamp

Want to publish photos of your Remington 870? Send them to me: info@rem870.com

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