Bought 870 Express Tactical Today ?s

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by hsprincipal, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. hsprincipal

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    Got a Magpul forend as well. What other accessories should I get? This is going to be a beater gun. That's why I got the Express, but I would like to upgrade sight and a few other things. Suggestions welcome...
     

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    The only forearm I would buy is a Surefire.

    Depending on the use you intend for it maybe a side saddle. I personally dont like side saddles on hunting guns or HD guns as they change the balance and make carrying it more difficult.

    On my duty shotgun I have a side saddle, sling, and a Surefire fore end. The only accessories needed on a good shotgun. I have considered an oversized safety, but haven't gotten around to trying one.
     

  3. hsprincipal

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    What are your opinions on changing the buttstock?
     
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    Been using an 870 at work for over 27 years...own 2 and they both have sidesaddles, two point sling, extended mag tube, magpul stock, houge forend, and the vang comp round top large safety....just picked up a 1100 tac 4 and adding the same safety....

    Keep it simple.....
     
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    I have a speedfeed iv pistol grip stock, shotgun cards for extra rounds (similar to side saddle), bang comp big safety, upgraded mim express parts for the 870P parts, light mount/surefire light, and 1 pt sling on my work gun. Up to you how crazy you go, really depends on use.


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    Bead front sight is all that you need for SD.

    If you want to shoot slugs, you can get a barrel with sights.

    I put a Wilson 2 shot extension without the sling mount on
    mine and that's all I need.

    If you want a tactical shotgun, and add parts, go to
    aippi's website and read about shotguns.
     
  8. plouffedaddy

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    If you plan on using it for defensive use, I recommend a light.

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  9. hsprincipal

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    Thanks... I do use it for HD... Do you have a recommendation for a light? BTW great videos... Keep up the good work....
     
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    I have the same model 870. I've added the heavier carrier dog spring, non MIM extractor, Vang safety and a Hogue 12" LOP stock. An XS bead and light are next.
     
  11. glockman99

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    Here is my Rem. 870 12-gauge Express Super Magnum:

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    Knoxx/Blackhawk adjustable pistol-grip stock (with Pachmayr slip-on grip on pistol grip), Hogue rubber forearm, 18.5" barrel, +2 magazine extention with clamp, Hi-Viz Flame Green front sight, 6-shot receiver mount ammo carrier, "tactical follower", Wolff extra power magazine spring (tuned), Mesa receiver mount hook loop for 1-point sling, trigger job...
     
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  12. Mad Ryan

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    I put the Remington "Youth" model stock on mine. I like a 13in LOP on a pump gun.
     
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    This why I went with the adjustable length Knoxx/Blackhawk stock for my 870...I also like a shorter stock than "normal", as it's quicker to "shoulder" without getting hung-up on my shirt and/or jacket.
     
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    I had one of those from before they sold the company to Blackhawk. I liked it but that particular shotgun had issues. I never did get it sorted. Even Remington couldn't figure it out.

    I ended up tearing the furniture off and selling it to a buddy and selling the action to a gunsmith buddy who eventually tore it completely down and rebuilt it and it worked fine.

    I'm one of those rare individuals who's almost completely indifferent to recoil up to a point. I've shot a few big bore African style big game rifles that I'd not care to shoot again. They were custom affairs that were built to be light but still take down a 2000+lb animal with one shot.

    But a shotty doesn't bother me at all, even my Benelli M2 which kicks pretty hard being as light as it is. My buddy Doug who's a Capt. in the Airforce so no stranger to guns will only shoot a few rounds through the Benelli.

    So basically, the recoil eating utility of the Knoxx stock were lost on me but the design is pretty cool. I want to do another Remington with a folding setup for the car. I'll most likely do the Mesa extension and an ACE folder attached to it.
     
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    Excellent advice...

    Mine has a Choate pistol grip stock, Choate for-end with Surefire light, side saddle, Remington oversize safety and Breaching choke tube, a Ext mag tube and Rem choked (threaded barrel) rifle site barrel. These sites are steel and durable offering a excellent sight picture and durable sites.

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  16. plouffedaddy

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    The HSP WML is what I have on there now and I really like it in that position. Very instinctive to activate. I've also used a Streamlight ProTac HL on it before and it's worked very well. It's bright as hell (600 lumens) but the battery life is obviously shortened...
     
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    On the other hand a side saddle adds some recoil taming weight, and you don't have to carry an HD gun around far or long, like you do with a patrol gun. Grab the gun with a sidesaddle in an emergency and you have your reloads with you.

    I also find reloading (be it the chamber or the tube), easier from a side saddle than from a stock mounted shell holder or Speedfeed.

    A sling is still a good idea on an HD gun to free at least one hand for opening doors, holding on to children and other emergency tasks.
     
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    The Knoxx/Blackhawk stock that I have doesn't have that pesky recoil-reduction system...I don't want the whole damn shotgun moving backwards into the stock as I fire it.
     
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    I put a four round SS on mine and really like it. it doesn't mess with the feel of the gun much. I have a +3 [I think] extended mag tube that make the front feel heavy so I don't care for it. it goes about an inch past my barrel. I think a +1 or 2 would feel better.
     
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    Just put the Magpul on mine and like it. Very nice stock.
     

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