First Look: Mesa Tactical Truckee Shotgun Fore-end

An aluminum add-on to your defensive scattergun.

posted on January 16, 2024
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Mesa Tactical has just launched the Truckee fore-end, a series of new M-Lok equipped sliding fore-ends compatible with all Remington 870-pattern pump-action shotguns. Since the fore-end on any pump action shotgun is used to vigorously cycle the shotgun, fastening accessories has always been challenging task for defensive shotgun owners. The Truckee is manufactured from 6061 aluminum and is available in three different lengths, 7.5, 9 and 10.5 inches. The sides and bottom of the fore-end are outfitted with M-Lok-pattern slots as a way to simplify the attachment of accessories to these pump action shotguns.

“Few Mesa Tactical products in the last few years have generated as much excited around the shop as the Truckee friends for the Remington 870. We are very excited to finally be offering an aluminum fore-end to this venerable workhorse platform, It might not be the first aluminum fore-end for the Remington 870, but it’s the first we’ve seen,” said Mitch Barrie, president of Mesa Tactical. 

Mesa Tactical Truckee Fore-end Features:

  • Made from 6061 T6 aluminum and high-temperature, glass-filled nylon end caps for rugged durability
  • Fore-end has industry standard M-Lok slots on either side and on the bottom to secure M-Lok-compatible accessories
  • Easy to install, no gunsmithing required
  • Compliant with Federal Law (18 USC 922(r)) as a single American made part
  • Truckee fore-end is available for various shotgun makes and models including the Remington 870/TAC 14, Benelli M2/M4 and Beretta 1301

Like every other Mesa Tactical produced item, the new Truckee fore-end is 100-percent American made. The Truckee has a hard-anodized aluminum black finish and is straightforward to install. No extra or specialized gunsmithing skills are necessary for installation. The Truckee fore-end also comes with Mesa Tactical’s limited lifetime warranty. Please visit to learn more about this product or other gear from Mesa Tactical.


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