Many people I have talked to have expressed interest in getting a 20 gauge shotgun. Many of them are looking for one as a home defense gun that their spouse can feel comfortable using as well. 20 gauge is a great round, with relatively low recoil that can be used quite effectively as a home defense round.
There have always been two options in the inexpensive, effective pump action shotgun market, the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500. Both are offered in 20 gauge along with their 12 gauge counterparts. I have always been a fan of both, and recommend them to people all the time.
But there has been one problem that always needed to to be mentioned with the 870 20 gauge. Aftermarket stocks will not fit the receiver, even though they carry the same model number as the 12 gauge. Meaning that you cannot use all the products that you see online or in the gun store that are marked 870. For some people this is a deal breaker, some do not care in the least. But it is something that I usually mention.
Now there is a adapter from Mesa Tactical that allows the use of all the aftermarket stocks for the Remington 870 20 gauge. This will dramatically open up the options for the user to use whatever stock they want to, including several of the stocks with a pistol grip built in.
For more information, check out the press release from Mesa Tactical.
September 30, 2014 Costa Mesa, CA — Mesa Tactical, supplier of rugged and reliable tactical gear for law enforcement, military and personal protection has introduced an adapter for 20 gauge Remington 870 shotguns to use 12 gauge 870 butt stocks. Called the Lucy™ Adapter, 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. The Lucy Adapter solves this problem. AI&P Tactical has long been an advocate of the 20 gauge shotgun as a tactical platform. Needing professional use tactical products for their 20 gauge shotgun builds, AI&P contacted Mesa Tactical about making an adapter to fit 12 gauge stocks onto the smaller 20 gauge frames. The resulting adapter helps AI&P meet the needs and requests looking to fit Mesa Tactical stocks onto their 20 gauge Remington 870 shotguns. The adapter’s namesake is Mesa Tactical’s Sales Director, Lucy Espinoza. After receiving numerous requests for Mesa Tactical’s popular Urbino Stock for the 20 gauge Remington 870, and being a 20 gauge fan herself, she pushed for the development of the adapter. Made from cast steel with a parkerized finish, the Lucy Adapter is now available for purchase.
SKU Item MSRP
93890 Lucy 12ga to 20ga Stock Adapter $20.00