Mesa Tactical SureShell Side Saddle Carrier & 5" Rail Remington 870/1100/11-87 (6-Shell, 12-GA)
Fits: Remington 870, Remington 1100, Remington 11-87 & TAC-14
The combination of MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail with a shell carrier makes the Mesa Tactical SureShell Carriers w/Rail a unique product that allows for sights, optics, lasers and other accessories. Using a Mesa Tactical Side Saddle system for mounting purposes or by utilizing the drilled and tapped holes on top of the receiver of the shotgun, this product offers great versatility in a powerful package of features.
Featuring Picatinny rails for the saddle rails that are created from 6061-T6 aluminum that is aircraft grade, the rails are hard anodized, mil-spec that offers a very durable non-glare matte finish to the product as well. The overall design of the saddle rails offers a very strong platform for mounting a wide variety of optical sights. Plus, this product includes the Mesa Tactical 6-shell SureShell shot-shell carrier which is mounted on the left side of the receiver.
Crafted to Mil-STD-1913 specifications when it comes to Picatinny rails, this product does not require any gunsmithing to install on your weapon. In fact, this product is a great solution for adding the new SureShell shot-shell carriers as well as optical sights to Remington shotguns that have Mesa Tactical LEO telescoping stock and pistol grip features. This product fits the Remington 870, 1100 and 11-87 weapons with ease.
Features and Benefits of the Mesa Remington 870 Side Saddle:
- Compatible with Remington 870 shotguns
- 5” Picatinny rail
- 6-shell capacity
- Accepts 12-gauge shotgun shells
- 6061-T6 aluminum yoke and backing plate
- Santoprene elastomer tubes
- Chicago screws
- Adhesive-backed rubber gasket
- Lifetime warranty
The distinction between inferior quality and premium 870 Side Saddle is undeniable. At MSP, we only offer 870 Accessories from the most trusted brands like Mesa Tactical. Buy with confidence that we stand behind the product we sell.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Very nice, The Remington 870 tactical side saddle is high quality. Installation is less than five minutes, and this thing is built like a brick. Shells fit snugly into the carrier. The only issue I had was that the factory forend was too long to cycle the action because the carrier gets in the way. So I picked up a Hogue forend for just over $20, and it is two inches shorter than the factory. Now it's good to go for the next step- scope and stock!
Minor gripe, but otherwise great.
Quality is great. A Remington 870 side saddle & Picatinny rail with one mod? Awesome. Quality is excellent too. My only complaint is that the front of it extends past the front of the receiver by almost half an inch. It might not bug a lot of people, but it bugs me a lot. You can see an example of this in one of the customer uploaded pictures for this item. (saved me from needing to upload a pic) I got a leaper's red dot sight, and it mounted right up. On a side note... it would've been cheaper to get a Picatinny rail for the top, and a side-saddle. Oh well, you pay for convenience.
Solid Remington 1100 side saddle
Solid Remington 1100 side saddle. Easy fit over the receiver. What I didn't know which came as a very pleasant surprise was how the saddle floats just over the sights on the top of the gun. I actually really like how it brackets my sight picture quite a lot. Also, an excellent buy considering how much the price is elsewhere.
The Remington 870 tactical side saddle is Top Notch!
Having a plastic shell carrier to compare this to, I was very pleased with the construction of the aluminum design. The installation is well thought out (the instructions could be better, but it's relatively straight forward), and it looks great on my 870. I would definitely recommend it!
This Remington 870 side saddle is just what I was looking for.
With gun parts, you get what you pay for. I debated over some of these same items that were in the $15 to $50 range, but reviews said they were junk, but worked. If you paid $300-$400 for a shotgun, then throw on some cheap rail and sidesaddle, what's the point. This is milled perfect, literally floats on the receiver. The only problem I had was with the screws(forgot what they are called) to secure it where the pins use to be. They were too long. A common problem, so just stopped by the hardware store, got a flat-file and followed the instructions. Happy with the purchase... one last thing weight. This is about the lightest rail, sidesaddle I could find. Shotguns are heavy already, add the rounds in the sidesaddle and whatever other gadgets you add, and every ounce counts.
Mesa Tactical makes a Great 870 saddle rail
I bought this for my Remington 870 and love the way it looks. You do have to be careful not to scratch up the finish on your shotgun, but with care, this will be no problem. I think that six shells on the side make it perfect, just enough. I have mounted a Bushnell TRS 25 and works great. It was effortless to install and comes with instructions. A great option if you want a rail for mounting an optic but don't want the extra weight of a full rail system. You can't go wrong with this product.
Mesa Tactical 870 rail
I bought this for my Remington 870, I have a Magpul forend on it, and it doesn't interfere with the rail being on there at all, it was really easy to install and an excellent snug fit
Mesa Tactical Remington 870 side saddle is Great quality
This Remington 870 side saddle is built to last, yet lightweight. The only complaint I have is that it should have come with 'gaskets' to prevent metal-to-metal contact with the receiver. Mine got scratched up a bit, and then I made some gaskets. Also, be warned that the shells are retained by friction from a length of surgical-type tubing that runs the length of the shell receptacles. They provide an extra length of tubing that's stiffer if you want a tighter fit. The installation instructions warn against leaving the shells in place for long periods because the tubing will become depressed over time, and the shells would not be held in place as firmly. This could be a problem if you keep your weapon ready for home defense at all times.
Item was better than expected. Fit perfect and solid construction.