Remington 1100/11-87 Shotgun Tactical Conversion called Devastator

Elite Tactical Advantage makes a tactical shotgun called Devastator. Basically, it is a tactical conversion of Remington model 1100 and 11-87 semi auto shotguns. They tune or replace the majority of parts of the basic shotgun. However, what is the most interesting is the way they redesigned the recoil spring mechanism to get rid of the recoil spring tube. This allows mounting AR-15 style stocks on a side folding mount.

The Devastator’s new recoil spring mechanism is called “RRS”, which stands for “Recoil Reallocation System”. As the name suggests, the PRS changes the location of recoil spring mechanism by moving it forward of the receiver. The new recoil mechanism also becomes in line with the bore axis. This layout of the parts makes the gun to recoil directly backwards rather than downward at an angle. The recoil spring is also easy to replace with a 35% heavier or lighter one compared to the factory spring. This is done to adjust the action for different kinds of ammunition loads.

The action is also tuned making it to cycle 70% faster than the original Remington shotgun.

According to the manufacturer, a trained armorer can convert the Remington shotguns into Devastator within 20 or 30 minutes using the Devastator upgrade kit. This is supposed to save time and money for military and law enforcement agencies in upgrading their shotguns. So instead of purchasing a new gun, they can retrofit the existing one with this upgrade package.

Here is the pricing information from the Elite Tactical Advantage’s website:

Complete Devastator with factory Remington Special Purpose finish: $1,999 includes:

  • 1100 TAC2 shotgun, 18-1/2″ Barrel
  • 12″ Gen II Rhino Rail (Top Rail)
  • Bobcat Gen II Forward grip (Bottom Rail)
  • MAGPUL AFG (45 degree forward grip)
  • RRS Recoil System
  • Nickel Boron Action Bar Assembly (Moving Parts – not available with coated guns)
  • S2AR Adapter (Gen II with QD cups on both sides)
  • Hogue model 15000 grip
  • Tactical Dome Safety
  • G-Hinge Folding Stock System
  • MAGPUL CTR Stock & Buffer tube
  • Tactical Bolt Charging Handle
  • High Visibility / Low Friction Follower


  • Screw in choke and 2-1/2″ Tactical Forcing Cone – $ 100
  • Adjustable Tactical Trigger – $ 90
  • Nickel Boron Plating – $ 200
  • NO MAGPUL Buttstock & Buffer Tube – SUBTRACT $ 100
  • NO G-Hinge Folding Stock System – SUBTRACT $ 70
  • NO MAGPUL AFG (45 degree forward grip) – SUBTRACT $ 30
  • NO Tactical Dome Safety – SUBTRACT $ 10

There is also an interesting statement on their website saying the following:

The system is patent pending and currently being evaluated by Remington Military.

Does it mean that Remington considers making this conversion under its own brand? Hard to guess.

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  • Geoff Timm

    Cheaper to buy a new Benneli. Geoff Who is frugal.

    • YS

      Is the Benelli cheaper even after the 922r compliant conversion?

    • QuadGMoto

      The Benelli’s still use a buffer tube, so that means no folding stock. It’s also supposed to have a better trigger and, according to their web site, cycle 70% faster. There are other upgrades that are supposed to make it worth the extra cost.

    • DIR911911 .

      and special ed enough to refer to himself in third person

      • Bierstadt54

        I like it

  • Hellbilly

    I cobbled together a similar set-up on a Mossberg 500 once using a Black Aces rail and a Mesa Tactical AR furniture conversion adapter. All it did was turn a good, simple shotgun into a bulky, heavy, shotgun.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      I prefer a simple 18.5″ 6+1 wood stock pump gun (870 preferred but 500/590 just as good).

      The only nonfactory thing I like is a side saddle and an optic rail with a Vortex Venom.

      • itsmefool

        This, as the kids say!

  • noob
  • Jaune Arc

    Would be easier to take them seriously if it weren’t for the Sightmark red dot.

  • iksnilol

    Only thing that contraption will be devestating is my eyes.

  • Peter (BE)

    Needs a SPAS12 hook

    • Bigbigpoopi

      Clever girl


    I admit I did the whole ar-15 butt stock thing when mesa tactical became big. I hated it. Destroys the handling and recoil properties of an already good design. Might have made 2 range sessions before i took it off and sold it. Someone will buy this though.

  • Spencerhut

    Does this upgrade get rid of the rubber o-ring that fails st the most inconvenient times?
    Does it make the design cycle better with a wider variety of loads?

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Wow, that’ll really scare the crap out of the doves this season.

  • Ebby123

    Why not convert one of their new V3 shotguns to a tactical role? It already has all of the recoil component in the forend (accepts a folding stock), AND it uses the versaport system that will cycle bird load for practice and tactical loads for duty.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    I’ve been looking for an alternative to the Mesa high tube for years. I just never felt ready to spend that much on one machined piece. It’s still pricey but I’ve had an AR-stocked shotgun in mind for a while just to see if I”d like it.

  • Flyingchipmunk

    The Benelli Vinci also plays that magic trick with no buffer tube. I wish Benelli would expand on the modular nature of the Vinci and serialize the lower so you could swap barrels and stocks at will. I’d even buy another one if they go this route.

  • Colonel K

    Personally, I don’t like firing any rifle or shotgun without using the stock. Nor have I ever found a folding/collapsible stock that was as comfortable and useful as a traditional stock. I know there are people who have special needs, so guns like this will fill a niche, but based on price and general utility, I don’t see it becoming widespread. If it does, Remington and Mossberg will jump on the band wagon.

  • disqus_PDmXLtTxJj

    SAIGA 12, their argument is invalid.

  • mm2512e5

    Except there site has been around for years and when you email to ask questions you get no response. I’ve seen this several times now. I think they might be out of business.

  • Pistolero

    Remington needs a win very badly right now.