FAQ: Mesa Tactical Sling Mounts

Sling Mounts

Tell me about your push-button sling swivels?

Mesa Tactical’s High-tube Adapters, Low-tube Adapters, and one version of our LEO Adapter all include flush cup sockets on each side of the adapter just behind the receiver. The High-tube and Low-tube Adapters also have one on the top. These flush cup sockets accept our quick release push-button sling swivels, and each of our stock kits, except for the basic LEO, come with one push-button sling swivel. They are the perfect solution for single-point or multi-point tactical sling set-ups. We also machine flush cup sockets into our High-tube and Low-tube adapter mounted accessories, so that even with an accessory installed, you can still insert a push-button sling swivel. The photo at the top shows the basic LEO Adapter without the optional push-button sling swivel sockets, and the photo under that shows the alternate LEO Adapter with the push-button sling swivel.

I own an unmodified Remington 870 tactical shotgun. How can I use these push-button swivels on my gun?

For those customers who do not have a Mesa Tactical Adapter and Telescoping Stock Kit, but would like to use a quick release single-point sling on their shotgun, we also offer a separate push-button sling swivel assembly, which includes a bolt-on socket that attaches to the shotgun’s receiver. See photo at the top, and for those customers who prefer a quick release two-point sling, we also offer a magazine cap assembly for the Remington 870, which also includes a socket and push-button swivel. See the second photo.

My 870 has a two-round magazine extension. So I can’t use a magazine cap. How can I attach a push-button swivel near the front of my 870’s barrel or on the magazine extension?

We also manufacture Barrel Clamps and Magazine Clamps for the Remington 870, which provide sockets for push-button sling swivels, as well as mounting points for our adapter mount sling loops and hook loops.

The above photo shows our Magazine Clamp with a push-button sling swivel inserted in the provided socket. See FAQ section on Barrel and Magazine Clamps for additional use of these versatile accessories.

I’ve heard those push-button sling swivels may have problems.

Some folks have expressed concern that push-button sling swivels may pop out of their sockets at inopportune moments. We have never actually seen this happen, and we’ve never had a complaint. However, to be on the safe side, when a new heavier duty version was recently introduced, we immediately switched over to this newer version. We believe that the new one adds an even greater margin of safety.

Do you offer alternatives to the push-button sling swivels?

Yes, we also offer a variety of different sling attachment accessories. Some are designed to take advantage of the accessory mounting points on our High-tube and Low-tube adapters, and others are designed as stand-alone accessories, which attach directly to the shotgun’s receiver. In most cases, each version is offered for either a conventional web strap, or for an H & K style hook. In addition, all parts are made from high-grade steel and plated to mil-spec standards.

Adapter Mount Sling and Hook Loops

The photo at the top shows our adapter mounted sling loop installed on our High-tube Adapter. The photo below that shows an alternate H & K hook loop. These same sling attachment devices can also be installed on the opposite side of the adapter for left-handed shooters, or on both sides for ambidextrous shooters. The mounting points on the Low-tube Adapters (not shown) are identical to the High-tube

Receiver Mount Sling and Hook Loops

The photo at the top shows our receiver mounted sling loop installed on a standard tactical Remington 870. The photo below that shows an alternate H & K hook loop, and like our adapter mount units described above, these same sling attacment assemblies can also be installed on the opposite side of the receiver for left-handed shooters, or on both sides for those who are ambidextrous.

The LEO Adapter’s dedicated Sling Loop and Hook Loop System

Mesa Tactical’s newly developed LEO Adapters offer a dedicated method for mounting optional sling loop and hook loop devices, which are the strongest in the industry, and at the same time, considerably less expensive. The LEO adapter provides a pocket between the shotgun’s receiver and the front of the adapter. A blank plate is supplied with the adapter to fill the space if it’s not being used. Optional sling loop and hook loop plates are available that take the place of the supplied blank plate, and provide either sling loop, or hook loop attachments on either side of the pocket, or on both sides.

The photo at the top shows an optional LEO sling loop, which can be easily installed extending either from the left or from the right side of the pocket. The photo below that shows the same sling loop installed in the pocket between the adapter and the shotgun’s receiver. The LEO sling loop is also available in an ambidextrous version similar to the H & K hook loop shown below.

Notice that there is no other hardware required to install these sling loop plates, and once installed only the loop protrudes from the pocket.

The photo at the top shows an optional LEO ambidextrous H & K hook loop, which extends from both the left and the right sides of the pocket. The photo below that shows the same ambidextrous H & K hook loop installed in the pocket between the adapter and the shotgun’s receiver. The H & K hook loop is also available in a single hook version similar to the sling loop shown in the photos.