LEO® Telescoping Stock Adapter for Rem 870 (12-GA and 20-GA)
Our aluminum adapter kits include everything necessary to retrofit Remington or Mossberg pump shotguns with most AR-15 style stocks and pistol grips. Our adapter kits allow customers to add their own AR-15 stock assemblies as desired.
System Concept and Product Overview
The most important capability of these adapters is to facilitate the use of collapsing or telescoping stocks, which provide a shorter length of pull (LoP) than the factory stock, which is especially important for law enforcement or “tactical” operators. In addition, these stock adapters accept a hydraulic buffer from Crosshair™ that reduces felt recoil. The Mesa Tactical/Crosshair combination is by far the most robust and most effective of several recoil-reducing shotgun stock systems on the market.
There are two lines of Mesa Tactical telescoping stock adapters:
1. High-tube® telescoping stock adapters, that require the use of rail mounted optics;
2. LEO® telescoping stock adapters, which feature a stock elevation about an inch lower than the High-tube adapters and so don’t require sighting or aiming aids.
These adapters are available in two types of kits, adapter kits or complete stock kits.
The heart of the Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock Conversion Kit is the stock adapter. The stock adapters are investment cast aircraft grade aluminum, CNC machined and powdercoated black with a tough, chemical resistant finish.
The concept is simple: the shotgun stock is replaced by an adapter that mimics the stock attachment point of an AR-15 lower receiver. This adapter accepts an AR-15 receiver buffer tube. The AR-15 collapsible stock and pistol grip can then be reliably attached to the shotgun.
Stock kits additionally include an M4 Carbine style telescoping buttstock assembly, a Hogue rubber overmolded pistol grip, a stamped steel stock wrench and a push-button sling swivel. A slip-on rubber butt pad for the M4 Carbine buttstock is available separately.
All LEO adapters accept optional push-button sling swivels, and Remington 870 LEO adapters can accept stamped steel pocket sling loop and hook loops.
Shotgun Platform Compatibility
The Telescoping stock adapter Shotgun Conversion Kits are available for the following 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotgun platforms:
• Remington 870
• Mossberg 500, 590/ Maverick 88
LEO stock adapters can be fitted to 20 gauge Remington 870 shotguns; the Lucy™ Adapter allows 20 gauge Remington 870 shotguns to use 12 gauge 870 butt stocks. This elegantly simple coupler simply bolts to the back of a 20 gauge 870 receiver, allowing the 12 gauge stock to then rigidly bolt to the adapter. This greatly increases the options and availability of butt stocks for the 20 gauge shotgun. The 20 gauge Remington 870 is an excellent platform for personal defense, but it suffered from fewer tactical butt stock offerings than its 12 gauge counterpart. There are many more options for the 12 gauge than 20 gauge, including Mesa Tactical’s Urbino Stocks, telescoping stock adapter kits and even the Hydraulic Buffer system.
Generally, Mesa Tactical telescoping stock adapters will not fit on semi-automatic shotguns. Most semi-automatic shotguns feature a return spring housing that extends from the rear of the shotgun receiver that makes it impossible to fit an AR-15 stock system to the weapon.
Stock and Grip Compatibility
The Mesa Tactical LEO telescoping stock adapters can accept AR-15 stocks that do not require a lower indexing dimple. This includes most military and commercial collapsing stocks, but few if any fixed stocks. Generally, any stock with an indexing groove machined into the ventral side of the receiver extension tube threads will work with the LEO Telescoping stock adapter. Other stocks may be installed with minor fitting.
Similarly, the Mesa Tactical LEO telescoping stock adapters can accept any grip that does not feature a rear upper extension.
Recoil Buffer Kits
Mesa Tactical Recoil stock kits include a Crosshair™ recoil buffer assembly instead of the hollow receiver extension tube. The recoil buffer can absorb felt recoil. Install the recoil buffer according to the instructions below, just as if it was a receiver extension tube.
WARNING: The Crosshair buffer is spring loaded. Do not disassemble or serious personal injury or death could result.
WARNING: During firing the Crosshair buffer compresses up to ¾” as the shotgun moves rearward. DO NOT place eyes, hands or cheeks close to the grip of the stock adapter. Keep face and other body parts at least 2” from the threaded end of the Crosshair buffer.
The Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock Adapter Shotgun Conversion Kit should include the following components:
- 1 Cast aluminum and powdercoated telescoping stock adapter
- 1 Receiver cap screw
- 1 Receiver screw hex key
- 1 AR grip screw
- 1 Custom “claw” receiver extension end plate
- 1 Sling plate blank
- 1 AR grip nut
- 1 AR grip screw spacer
Assembly of the Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock Adapter Shotgun Conversion Kit requires no special tools and should take less than 30 minutes. All required hex keys and an AR-15 stock wrench are included with the stock kit. All you will need to provide is a Phillips head screwdriver (for the pistol grip), plus whatever tools are required to remove the old stock (an AR-15 stock wrench and stock nut is not included with the stock adapter kit, only with the complete stock kit).
Optionally, you might want blue Loctite® liquid thread locker for the screw threads. A torque wrench is also useful to ensure you are using the appropriate torque settings on the fasteners.
For assembly instructions (click here)
LEO stock adapters accept most third-party AR-15 stocks or pistol grips.
*The following items cannot be exported without a license
- 92180 M4 SOPMOD Telescoping Hydraulic Recoil Stock (Mil-spec)
- 92190 Crosshair™ Recoil Hydraulic Buffer (Mil-spec, 12-GA and 20-GA)
- 93070 Receiver Extension Tube (mil-spec)
- 91200 Hogue Rubber Overmold Combat Grip
- 91850 Limbsaver® Snap-on Recoil Pad for M4 SOPMOD
- 92810 CAR Stock Lock Nut
- 91190 Push Button Sling Swivel for 1 1/4 in Webbing
Stock kits include push-button sling swivels.
- 91260 LEO Telescoping Stock Kit for Rem 870 (12-GA and 20-GA)
- 92230 LEO Telescoping Hydraulic Recoil Stock Kit for Rem 870 (12-GA and 20-GA)
Pocket Sling Attachments
- 91370 Pocket Sling Loop for Remington Stock Adapters
- 91380 Pocket Hook Loop for Remington Stock Adapters
- 91390 Pocket Ambi Sling Loop for Remington Stock Adapters
- 91400 Pocket Ambi Hook Loop for Remington Stock Adapters
All Mesa Tactical products are made in the USA of high quality materials and include LIFETIME WARRANTY.Mesa Tactical warrants that all products are free from defective material and workmanship and, subject to the conditions set forth below, agrees to repair or replace any part of a product that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials without charge for parts and labor. In no event will Mesa Tactical be liable for damages, lost revenue, lost wages, lost savings or any other incidental or consequential damages arising from purchase, use or inability to use this product. No express or implied warranty is madefor Mesa Tactical product damaged by accidents, misuse, natural or personal disaster, or any unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification. Mesa Tactical’s warranty covers only repair or replacement of defective Mesa Tactical products.
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