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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by lumpy0910, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. lumpy0910

    lumpy0910

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    I have a 870 express magnum, wood stock, 28'' vent ribbed barrel. I want a home defense shotgun and am wondering should I turn the 870 into one or would it be better just to buy a Mossberg. I do use the 870 for turkey hunting. I wonder on the price for a mag extension and a shorter barrel if it is worth it. What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. aippi

    aippi

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    I recommend you simply get the 18.5" police barrel, fixed I/C choke for around $100 bucks and leave the weapon like it is. If you have to have an extension get a Wilson combat 2 round extension for $45.00. go to www.aiptactical.com and under the customer service link you will find a how to video "Tube Extension Kit" and that video will show you how to adapt your weapon for the extension. When you are ready to hunt with the weapon simply put your hunting barrel back on, put one small drop of blue loc-tite on the mag tube threads and use the mag cap that came with the weapon and the four shot spring that came with it. It will stay on as long as you want to hunt with it.

    You now have a multi-use weapon for $145.00
     

  3. den888

    den888

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    Great info in this post !!!
     
  4. lumpy0910

    lumpy0910

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    I appreciate the advice. I am going to start searching for a police barrel. Thanks
     
  5. aippi

    aippi

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    Factory new 18.5" factory parkerized police barrel, fixed I/C choke with bead sight $96 plus shipping at www.aiptactical.com

    That prices goes up on January first as Remingtons price increases take effect then and that barrel increased $5 effect 1-1-10
     
  6. lumpy0910

    lumpy0910

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    I just realized it is your store. I just sent you an email. Hopefully we can work something out. Thanks, Josh
     
  7. I second this info.
     
  8. lumpy0910

    lumpy0910

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    I ended up ordering the 18.5'' cylinder bore police barrel. I got it on gunbroker for $120 shipped. I think I will hold off on the extension for a bit, but will probably order one. Thanks for the great advice. I will definitely order the extension from aip. I wanted to get the barrel from him, but with Christmas had to use my credit card until next month.
     
  9. SHOOTER629

    SHOOTER629 Let's Roll ! CLM

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    Take a look at Vang comp. Great barrels and much more money but, great results.
    I have one on my 870 police magnum......

    Brand New Remington 870 Barrels

    Beaded Front Sight
    Bright Blue Finish
    VCS with ports

    Now $220
    Regularly $410

    Some Parkerized Barrels Available

    Plus Shipping
    https://vangcomp.com/Home.html