This is a copy of a post I made over on the shotgun subforum. For the TL;DR crowd, you can put a QD micro flush mount on a Hogue shotgun buttstock.
Over the last couple of months, I have been updating my HD / work shotgun. I after 11 years of abuse, it was time for an upgrade. So, away went the piles of assorted AR15 style stock adaptors, speedfeed furniture kits, the old incandescent Surefire dedicated forend light, and mile-long three point slings. That left a well-worn 870 Express security model with burned out MMC tritium ghost rings, a Vang Comp barrel and oversized safety, and a metal Wingmaster trigger group with the late model lifter installed.
I replaced the stock magazine extension, follower and spring with a set from Wilson Combat, then replaced the huge, old, Surefire forend with a Magpul unit, equipped with a IWC SMC mount holding a Surefire G2X Tactical.
For the other end of the weapon, I selected a Hogue youth-length over molded stock. Having tried all the High Speed Low Drag pistol grip stocks out there, nothing feels as good as a traditional stock. The 12" LOP on this one allows for a proper combat stance, even while wearing body armor.
The issue with this stock is that the sporting-style sling mount attaches to the bottom, while the sling mount integrated into the Wilson magazine extension is on the left side. I purchased it this way prior to my decision to replace the 6 O'clock-oriented forend light. I decided to mount an EMDOM E-MM Gunslinger sling to the shotgun, to maintain some consistency with my AR. To mount the sling properly, I had to figure out how to mount a sling along the side of the Hogue stock without lengthening the LOP. Again, I went to IWC for the solution. Under $30.00 later, a QD micro flush mount and QD swivel were on their way.
Installation was a breeze. I used my precision eyecrometers to determine where the end of the sling would be most comfortable, then drilled a 1/2" hole is the left side of the Hogue stock.
Here it is with the mount through the hole, prior to installing the snap ring.
And with the snap ring installed.
Here it is all together:
Toes: (Daughter's, not mine):
I'm certainly happy with the result. The gun hangs nicely, can still be African carried, and the sling can quickly be adjusted to provide for a bit of extra stability when bringing the gun to bear on target. If I could change one thing, it would be to eliminate the pigtail portion of the Gunslinger and have the QD swivel directly attached to the sling body. Overall, I'm pleased, and look forward to another decade or so of abusing this fine weapon.