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870, a work in progress

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by TomZ, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. TomZ

    TomZ Lifetime Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Central Ohio

    1. Cut down the 28" VR barrel (one of two it came with used), to 18 5/8", as verified with a dowel rod. Odd length is to utilize the most "meat" of the VR base.

    2. Installed Scattergun Technologies 2-shot extension.

    3. Installed Houge stock set (12" LOP), I'm only 5'6".

    Future mods:

    1. Change Houge forearm for Speedfeed piece (thanks for the info J.D.)

    2. Tritium front sight

    3. Jumbo safety.

    4. Sling, if I ever take a defensive shotgun class.

    5. Maybe.... maybe a light.

    That's all the tacticool it'll ever get.

    Results with Win Ranger LE at 30 ft.:

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  2. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    that is one sweet fighting shotgun with no Tacti-fool mess to get in the way of deploying it. Bad guys beware.

  3. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

    Jan 25, 2005
    If I may make a sight recommendation:

    LPA sights/Tritium front/Adjustable rear.

    Out of all the sights I have used on shotguns, these were the best. I like the Trac Lock style sights on my Border Patrol, but those LPAs are definitely awesome!
  4. Devils Haircut

    Devils Haircut

    Feb 24, 2010
    Tom or Aippi,

    Why the speedfeed over the hogue forend? Is there an issue? Just curious.

    Nice looking shotgun by the way...identical to where my 870 is going, except I don't think Hogue makes a youth stock set for my 20 gauge.

    Edit: Did a search and found the following...
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010