Gamers Rejoice! Halo 2 Heatshield Version 2 How Shipping

I swear there was nothing more fun back in the day than “Shotties with No Shields” on a small map… However, this offering is NOT recommended for real life but can fulfill the yearnings of our pre-pubescant selves.

ATI has announced the release of their Halo 2 Shotgun Heat Shield. As the name implies, the heat sheild is deigned to look like the M90 Close Assault Weapon System when applied to your favorite shotttie. The heat shield does not turn the shotgun into a top-loader, but it does add a set of ghost ring sights. Users can get darn close to the M90 with other ATI accessories including pistol grip adapter and stock system.

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The new version is compatible with additional shotguns. The simpler system is designed for any shotgun that has the barrel lug at least 13.75″ from the receiver. This includes the two most popular shotgun systems, the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500/590.


  • 12 Gauge Deluxe Shotgun Heat Shield w/ Ghost Ring Sights
  • Constructed of High Strength Steel With Matte Black Powder Coating
  • CNC Machined Ghost Ring Sights
  • Positively Locks Behind Forward Barrel Lug
  • Infinitely Customizable Stop to Prevent Any Movement While Firing
  • Fits With or Without an Aftermarket Mag Extension
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA

The system can be picked up direct from ATI or through their dealer network. Retail is pegged at $39.99.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Phil Hsueh

    How shipping?

    • BillC

      How now, but why?

  • TheMaskedMan

    I was shooting before I was playing video games, but games certainly influenced my taste in guns. Thanks to Resident Evil, a 92fs was the first handgun I bought.

    • Ernie

      Did you customize it to look like the Samurai Edge?

      • TheMaskedMan

        lol, not THAT into it. I have seen some guys online who bought a brigadier slide and did the engraving, but that’s a bit too much trouble for me.

    • DaveP.

      I can’t blame you for that. The “Black Lagoon” manga/OVA is the only reason I want a Beretta 92 at all.

    • Cymond

      You are not alone.

  • Sianmink

    Still waiting for a top-tube shotgun that loads from above though.

    • Liam

      The RMB-93 sort of fits that description. It also has a back to front pump action just to add the the weirdness. Good luck getting your hands on one though.

      • Sianmink

        RMB-93 is super weird though. have to flip a cover to load it, you pump the chamber back and forth onto an exposed round…

        Would like to see something that’s more basically an upside-down 870. Simple and quick.

        • Cymond

          I know, right?!?
          The hardest part of running a shotgun is keeping it fed, so why not make it easier to feed the beast? And it’s surely simpler/easier to design than a bullpup shotgun, yet we have 3 of those on the market …

          • Sianmink

            How hard can it be to take a left-handed 870 action and turn it upside down?

            If someone doesn’t get on this soon, I might start a project….

    • Joe

      Somebody needs to write to Chiappa, an inverted feed shotgun sounds like their cup of tea.

      • DW

        Mateba revolving shotgun? could be a thing, in .410/.45 magnum format

        • SP mclaughlin


  • Major Tom

    Will it give me a 12 round capacity and the ability to one-shot an Elite?

  • borekfk

    In before a fudd or tactical guy starts screaming about video games are stupid and how he’s no longer going to vist this website.

    • Ryfyle

      Actually, I was going to say how its kinda a waste not to replicate the top tube feed.

      • Paul Epstein

        There are a number of Russian made shotguns that feed from a tube above the barrel, but I don’t know if importing them is practical given the political environment, or whether they’d sell enough to make the whole proposition worth doing.

        • BrandonAKsALot

          Tula is a part of Kalashnikov concern

          • Paul Epstein

            Too bad then. Maybe someone in the US will decide to do a top feed shotgun.

        • Darren Hruska

          I guess you can say the GM-94 is like a “heavy duty” version of the RMB-93. South Africa’s Neostead 2000 is similar, feeding from a tube magazine above the barrel and using the forward-back pump-action.

  • Don Ward

    Oh, hey! An expensive and totally impractical shotgun that you can’t do anything with. Coming to a trap range near you.

    Yes. Garbage gun nonsense like this triggers my autism.

    • Stephen D

      Its only a heatshield and its only $40. Read the article before commenting

      • All the Raindrops

        It’s low quality trash. Spend 40 on ammo instead = win

        • The way you “Buy ammo instead” guys act you might as well throw the shotgun shell at the zombie because buying the gun takes away from your ammo budget….

  • Xtorin O’hern

    find some way to do it to a benelli M3 and it would look even better

  • gusto

    I see your shotties only and raise you with
    Goldeneye – Archives – Pistols Only – You only live once
    most fun you cna have with your clothes on or not shooting

  • Austin

    I was foolishly hoping for a pump action 8ga

    • Major Tom

      8 ga actual ammo is underpowered by modern standards. Now if they had 8 ga super ammo like they do in the Haloverse which combines tungsten shot with higher velocity plus a big honking shell then yeah, bring that on!

      • Sounds like a preposition I could break my arm on.

  • SP mclaughlin

    I wonder if they actually have an agreement with 343i and Microsoft for this…..
    Although I do remember in a development diary of Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the developers actually recorded the sound of his Mossberg for the in game shotgun.

  • Kyle

    Halo sucks. All the hype around that game back in the day then I finally play it and it was just really mediocre. Of course the XBox didn’t have shit else worth playing at that point so I imagine that had something to do with all the rave review.

    • kipy

      Back in the day Halo was ground breaking, nowadays not so much.

  • Jeremy Star

    I love video games, but come on. Why would you do a heat shield and not a conversion that makes it at least look the same. Or, how about put some R&D into it and make a shotgun that works just like the one in the game.

    • Because that would require effort, and a modicum of creativity; and who has time for bullsh!t like that?

    • Tarlz

      Because a lot of fictional guns in games wouldn’t actually function due to where the bolts/barrels/magazines sit on them.

      For example, the halo shotgun has it’s heat shield on the magazine tube. Still functional, but not practical.

  • Bob

    Sorry, but it is so poor an imitation, I didn’t realize what they were shooting for (harhar, I is funny) until I read through the article.

  • TDog

    Never cared for Halo.

    Now if they made a Fallout shotgun complete with the forward-situated drum mag… 😀

    • DW

      This. But it would have to be quite long though. Unless it has the “short stock”, then it can easily be classified as just firearm and have ~12″ barrel

  • TheMaskedMan

    As cool as those are, the 92 is fat enough without wood grips.

  • Ira

    Mesa High Tube stock Adapter + UBR + Surefire Weaponlight Forend and it’d be a dead ringer.

    • Squirreltakular

      Came here to say literally the same thing. Great minds and whatnot.

  • Phillip Cooper

    How shipping?

    Well, they get a box, some packing foam, maybe some of those biodegradable shipping peanuts. They put down a layer of foam or peanuts, put the heatshield in the box, more packing, close the box and tape it shut.

    Then they put your name on it and ship it to you.

    Now, the question is- WHEN will it be shipped?

    • Phil Hsueh

      How shipping is in reference to the glaring typo in the title of this article since it reads,

      “Halo 2 Heatshield Version 2 How Shipping”.

      • Phillip Cooper

        Yeah I do that as well… and i make just as much fun of myself when I do it, too… 🙂

  • BillC

    ATI heatshields suck, bad. A friend gave me one because he accidentally ordered two. What a piece of garbage. Hell, many don’t even know why they are use on some shotguns, even though they aren’t needed, except they look kewl.

  • Evan

    I completely fail to understand this “make real guns look like video game nonsense and/or toys” fad.

    • Mark Peterson

      Because why not? Halo had some interesting firearms, ones that didn’t look too far off from what we use today, minus the freaky ammo choices.

      • Evan

        Because, for one, you’re adding a ton of useless junk to your firearm. Form follows function, and this fad is reversing that.

        Also, if I was at the range and saw someone with a video game gun, I’d think “this guy looks like a cockfool and I’m not sure I want to be on the range when he does something stupid”. Showing up with a gun modified to look like a video game makes you THAT GUY.

        I’m not saying you can’t play video games AND shoot guns. I have other hobbies myself. I’ve recently gotten into home brewing. But just because you have two hobbies doesn’t mean they need to be combined.

        • Tylor Wehr

          So because I play games and love to shoot I’m “that guy.” I have my functional guns for what’s needed but now it’s just my toys for whatever else I feel like spending money on. I would love a MA52B assault rifle from halo just because.

          • Evan

            No. Having hobbies outside of firearms doesn’t make you “that guy” in and of itself. Showing up to the range with some ridiculous attempt at attaching junk to a real gun so it looks like some silly video game gun does.

            I don’t mix guns and brewing for obvious reasons. While video games aren’t quite as obvious not to mix with guns, why embarrass yourself by showing up with some ersatz laser gun?

        • ramv36

          “Showing up with a gun modified to look like a video game makes you THAT GUY.”

          Evan just picked a fight with a few hundred million AR-15 owners lulz.

          It makes me think HE is THAT guy.

  • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

    Now if only I could apply this to that Neostead I wanted….

  • Evan

    I would say that throwing extraneous crap on your rifle that serves no functional purpose makes your gun worse.

    And I think this is even worse than the bland tacticool AR, because the bland tacticool AR is at least an attempt, if a poorly understood one, to increase the function of the rifle. Yeah, it can get ridiculous, but it at least has a basis in function. Making a rifle out to look like some zombie/alien blasting device from whatever video game is just a whole new level of ridiculous.

    • iksnilol

      Yet you still are an adherent of quad rails.

      Do you see the irony? Cause I am choking on it.

      • Evan

        Quad rails are good, functional gear. All these silly alternatives are not. That’s the difference.

        • iksnilol

          I dunno, they’re weight you can live without. I mean, they’re not even that repeatable in regards to zero.

          • Evan

            They’re a universal, functional system for attaching accessories. Sure, a quad rail gives you more space than you’re ever likely to need, but they give you more options for a negligible amount of weight. If they were made of solid steel, I’d see your point about weight. Since every quad rail I’ve ever seen has been made of lightweight aluminum, I don’t see the weight issue as even remotely problematic. Plus, you can attach anything from backup sights to grenade launchers to rails. It’s a good system with no real disadvantages.

          • iksnilol

            Every system is universal, that’s why it is a system. Anything you can mount on a picatinny quad rail you can mount on a Keymod or M-lok rail whilst having half a pound less

          • Evan

            Actually, Keymod or M-Lok require either proprietary parts to attach to them or an adapter which is a picatinny rail section. With a quad rail there’s no middleman or need for proprietary parts. That’s universal.

          • iksnilol

            Y’know, we had this discussion before. Doubt the outcome will cange this time.

            What’s the difference? Part still gets bolted on to the rifle. If these adapters and whatnot were rare or something I’d understand your argument. But considering it is just as easy to get M-lok or keymod accessories as it is to get Picatinny parts then it becomes a moot point.

    • Mark Peterson

      It’s a heat shield, sights, a grip and stock. It all serves a fictional purpose. Wether or not you like the look of it is, frankly, irrelevant.

  • TheGreens

    This sadly looks nothing like the shotty, but it does look cool in general.

  • Mazryonh

    Does switching the barrel to the bottom and the tube magazine to the top make recoil more manageable by lowering the bore axis? You hear that kind of stuff talked about regarding handgun models, but I don’t know if it applies to shotguns as well.