The Quick-Detach Carrier is a patent-pending, mechanical quick-detach shotgun shell carrier made up of two assemblies: the Receiver Adapter and the Detachable Carrier. The Receiver Adapter is mounted to shotgun’s receiver with supplied hardware. It features a spring loaded latch which simply yet robustly holds the Detachable Carrier in place.
The Receiver Adapters have a pocket milled out of the back to reduce weight without sacrificing strength. All of the tapped holes are bottomed out, so the screws cannot be over-tightened, which can bind the action (a common concern with other rigid shell carriers).
Sandwiched between the aluminum back plate and the polymer carrier body of the Detachable Carriers are stainless steel retention springs to securely hold the shell in place. This patent-pending method securely retains the shells, even when carrying the shells brass down (other shell carriers run the risk of brass down shells falling out under recoil). The level of retention is consistent and reliable, and completely unaffected by environmental changes such as temperature extremes.
Multiple Detachable Carriers can be carried in a variety of readily available AR15 magazine pouches for easy, efficient carriage.
Each Carrier has an overhanging tab at the rear which protects the latch from snags and helps prevent accidental actuation. The tab also aids in Carrier removal, whether the user simply uses their hand, or the leading edge of a fresh carrier to push the latch and remove the empty carrier. At the rear of each Carrier are indexing grooves. These give the user both visual and tactile reference of which direction the carrier is facing, to allow proper mounting into the Receiver Adapter.
The Receiver Adapter is machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 aluminum made in the USA. After it is bead blasted, it is Type III hardcoat anodized to military specifications. The latch is precision cut via CNC waterjet, pressed into shape, prepped, and parkerized for durability and corrosion resistance.
Like the Receiver Adapter, the Carrier back plates are machined from 6061 aluminum, bead blasted, and anodized. All springs are made from 301 stainless spring steel. While the prototype carrier bodies have been CNC machined from Delrin, the production models will be injection molded with glass filled nylon.