I recently came across Black Aces Tactical, a Florida company making quad-rails for the Remington 870/1100 and Mossberg 500/590 shotguns.
The rail system is a single piece made from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy weighing about 16 ounces.Â The rails are black anodized (type II). The rails will accept any standard AR-type accessories: lights, lasers, coffee makers, whatever.
Black Aces Tactical states felt recoil will be reduced by about 15%.Â There is not a specific explanation on the website on why this is, but I imagine the additional weight on the top and end of the gun help reduce the recoil impulse and muzzle rise. Â An extra pound may not seem like much, but think about how much extra recoil you feel when you drop a pound from a rifle or scattergun. Â So the recoild reduction of weight is not to be underestimated.
According to Black Aces Tactical, the shotgun rails only take about ten minutes to install.Â The quad-rail system will fit both tapped and untapped receivers.Â The installation kit comes with the tools needed for installation. Â Supposedly even an old cretin like me can figure it out.
The rails are made in the USA.Â MSRP on the rails is $179. Considering a Surefire shotgun forend with light typically runs between $380-440, a $139 rail system that allows you to add any light you want is definitely attractive.
If anyone has installed one of these systems, I’d love to hear about it. Â Drop a note with some feedback in the comments section below. Â I’m sure that there are a lot of people who would like to get your thoughts on the rail system before they spend the money and time on one of these Black Aces systems. Â Real feedback, from real people is important.