This SureShell Polymer Carrier system, available in a six shell configuration, features shell holders injection molded from glass filled polymer, secured to the receiver by a lightweight aluminum back plate with brass threaded inserts. The new SureShell Polymer Carrier also includes an innovative dual rubber friction system that reliably holds shotshells in place.
The saddle rails feature Picatinny rails machined from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, which are mil-spec hard anodized and provide an extremely durable non-glare matte finish. The basic saddle rail design provides a robust mounting platform suitable for mounting a variety of optical sights, while a second version, which is nearly identical to the basic version, also includes a Mesa Tactical six shell SureShell polymer shotshell carrier mounted on the left side of the receiver. Both versions are manufactured in compliance with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny specifications, and no gunsmithing is required for installation. These new saddle rails offer a perfect solution for adding optical sights and SureShell shotshell carriers to Remington shotguns equipped with Mesa Tactical’s new LEO telescoping stock and pistol grip system.
The principle difference between one model of SureShell and another, aside from capacity, is the light-weight aluminum backing plate, which is designed to mount the carrier assembly on a particular model of shotgun. Side-mount SureShell shotshell carriers for Mossberg , Remington and Benelli M1 shotguns use the trigger group pin holes to secure the assemblies to the weapon; the Benelli M2 Tactical, Benelli M4/M1014, Benelli SuperNova Tactical and some Mossberg 500/590 versions take advantage of the factory-tapped rail mounting holes in the tops of these shotguns and include integrated Pictanny optics mounting rails; another version with an integrated rail is the saddle-mount design for Remington.
Factory shotgun forends, except “tactical” forends, often feature significant receiver overlap when the bolt is pulled back. These forends will need to be cut down or replaced with aftermarket “tactical” forends to be used with some SureShell shotshell carriers. Before you install a SureShell shotshell carrier, measure your forend’s receiver overlap and compare it to the furthest forward point of the shotshell carrier. Then cut any potential overlap or interference off the end of the forend with a miter saw or a rotary arm saw for a perfect fit.
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I was the first customizer using Mesa Shell Holders on my Builds. Other followed. When new Poly came out I immediately tried it. Double retention is great and the holder is as durable as any on the Market. Price and quality make this one the best value out there.
I mean budget as this is supposed to be a more cost effective version of the aluminum model. The polymer model is superior IMHO. It’s cheaper, lighter and it’s polymer construction is more resistant to dings and crushing. For the same price, competitors offer a similar product, but with nowhere near MTs level of quality. The rubber insert keeps your shells seated and snug. There is no play against the receiver. This side saddle is just about perfect. Get one.
The polymer version of the Mesa Tactical side saddle shot shell holder is a great idea and a good execution. I’d like to see it as a four shell design to free up space around the Rem 870’s trigger area. Mesa offers this in the aluminum version, but only offers the polymer flavor in the 6 shell layout that intrudes into the trigger area.