Mesa Tactical SureShell Aluminum Carrier for Mossberg 500 (6-Shell, 12-GA)
Fits Mossberg 500, 590A1 & Maverick 88
Mesa Tactical SureShell carriers retain ammunition reliably and, being metal, can withstand the rigors of daily use and abuse Fabricated from aircraft aluminum, they feature an innovative rubber friction retention system and robust construction to endure years of use and abuse. Since their introduction, they have rapidly become our bestselling accessories, and an emerging industry standard.
SureShell carrier yokes are milled from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, then bead blasted and Mil-spec hard anodized for a rugged non-glare finish. SureShell yokes are secured to application-specific brackets, and some SureShell carriers include high temperature adhesive-backed die-cut rubber gaskets to protect the host shotgun’s finish.
SureShell shotshell carriers are available in three configurations: four-shell, six-shell and eight-shell. The six-shell and eight-shell configurations can be installed on the left side of the receiver, while the four-shell carriers can be installed on either side of the receiver.
Features and Benefits of the Mesa Tactical Mossberg 500 Side Saddle:
- Compatible with Mossberg 500/590 shotguns
- 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 side mount scheme of our shotgun SureShell shotshell carriers for the Mossberg 500/590 substitutes two custom-machined steel Chicago screws for the trigger pin. At the front of the mounting plate, custom retaining steel hardware is used with an elongated extractor screw and a machined key hole in the plate. The Mossberg 930 mounting system is similar, except it uses two sets of Chicago screws in place of the two trigger pins. The mounting plate was designed not to obscure the receiver serial number to make it easier for armorers to inventory their weapons. SureShell shotshell carriers for the Mossberg fit on the left side of the receiver only. You must use a tactical forend that does not significantly overlap the receiver, or a factory forend that is cut down appropriately. SureFire forends will work fine with no alterations.
The distinction between inferior quality and premium Mossberg 500 Side Saddle is undeniable. At MSP, we only offer Mossberg 500 Accessories from the most trusted brands like Mesa Tactical. Buy with confidence that we stand behind the product we sell.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Heavy-duty side saddle for Mossberg 500
Very sturdy, a lot better than Tac-Star holders. Spend the extra money on this one, you don't want your shell holder break and dangling on your shotgun when you are trying to save your life.
Mesa Mossberg 500 side saddle is well worth the extra money!
I've had plastic shell holders like the tac star on shotguns in the past, but for my new 590a1, I decided to spend the extra money and go for this one. I'm happy that I did. It's sturdy, retains the shells very securely, and as a bonus, it looks a lot better on the shotgun than the plastic ones. There is also an additional strip of more rigid retention tubing if you need a more secure hold for the shells than the tubing that comes installed with it. The fit was perfect, the instructions were adequate, and it took under 10 minutes to fix it. All you need is a screwdriver, a 5/32" pin punch, and some blue Loctite. It's held up well to use & abuse so far, and I have no doubt it will continue to do so.
best side saddle for mossberg 500
Exceptionally well designed and very secure installation. A professional product. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in this case. It is recommended simply because of its quality and function. A shell carrier makes it possible to grab your home defense shotgun and shotshells at the same time, the gun stays safely unloaded, but both are together for you at a moments notice. Mine was a 5-minute installation on a Mossberg 500 Chainsaw with no clearance issues at all. The shotshells slide in and out quickly and are held in place either way.
Mesa Tactical Mossberg 500 side saddle
My Mossberg 500 likes this side saddle. I had a plastic one on the Mossberg previously, and although it worked, this one seems to be a better marriage. The mounting hardware was secure, and I feel confident that this carrier is apart of the Mossberg.
This thing is a pure BEAST!!! Mounts solid as a rock and doesn't budge under heavy recoil. My Mossberg 590 looks zombie ready with this bad boy mounted on the side, and it holds the shells tightly in place thanks to the rubbery gasket type material that's inside each shell compartment. It's relatively easy to install with a few simple tools and some blue Loctite. I've run an entire 250 round case of buckshot through the gun with this thing mounted, and it's as sturdy as a tree stump. Skip the cheap plastic side saddles and get one of these beasts, you won't regret it. Seller did an excellent job with fast shipping too.
Great product fast shipping
This product is a bit pricy, but it is very rugged and well designed. It does not interfere with the Mossberg Flex 500 tactical forend. Rubber insert to hold shells is replaceable, and will new ones will be sent by the manufacturer free for life. The only thing not included is some blue Loctite. Speedy shipping got it in 2 days.
Great Shell Holder
I debated spending the extra money on this shell holder for a while. I wasn't sure if the quality over other plastic shell holders would be worth the price. After handling both in a gun store, I could tell the Mesa Tactical shell holder was the right choice. The craftsmanship is excellent, and the holder itself is almost indestructible. Installing the shell holder was simple and easy. I would recommend this product.
Sick Adition for Extra Ammo
What an excellent addition to my Mossburg 500 Thunder Ranch. Makes this shotgun look pretty intimidating. I would recommend the Mesa Tactical over any of the other carriers. This one is made from Aluminum and not plastic. It just looks and feels rugged but isn't too heavy. Make sure you get all the hardware when you receive this because I was missing a female screw. I had to call Mesa, and they sent me out a new hardware kit no questions asked.
Nice ammo carrier
The Mesa Tactical SureShell Carrier looks to be well made and does the job. It comes with two inserts that offer varying degrees of shotshell retention. I did take some time and care to get it fitted properly; I took my time and was careful and had no issues. Way better than the plastic options out there.