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My new 870 Express

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by sgt-spam, Jan 12, 2011.


  1. sgt-spam

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    I recently bought an 870 Express Combo, with the intent of doing a little hunting with my dad, based on the reputation of his Wingmaster. The guns are different, but that's not what we're here to discuss.

    I quickly found a world of accessories and started ordering. aippi here on Glock Talk was a big help and I ordered a box full of stuff from him. Used the pictured swage to flatten the dimples instead of drilling / grinding.

    The final product is my HD / range gun, with the barrels you see in the background for use in the field... Can't wait to get it out to the range and put a few more rounds through it!

    All Remington parts:
    18.5" cylinder bore barrel
    Synthetic stock and LE forend
    +2 extension (haven't put the clamp on, not sure I will)
    Heavy / police sear
    Heavy carrier dog spring
    Milled extractor

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    #1 sgt-spam, Jan 12, 2011
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  2. Aceman

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    Congrats! And JD will do you up right!!!

    870 Express - All the 870 anyone would ever really need...
     

  3. sgt-spam

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    Thanks, and yes - JD took great care of me. I wouldn't hesitate to order anything from him in the future!
     
  4. Cool Impala Glocker

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    How did he take care of you? I just bought a used combo as well with a Parkerized 18 bbl with a 26 regular bbl. It's basically stock and I wanna upgrade tactical as well. Pm me if you want or post here. Cheers
     
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    He was quick to respond to my emails, helpful in explaining some differences between parts, and reasonable with pricing & shipping. He let me know when the MO I sent arrived and shipped the next day. Everything arrived in a timely fashion and was very well packed. You can't ask for more than that!
     
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    sending you a pm
     
  7. Z71bill

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    I had an 870 with the 18.5" barrel - bought a used 30" barrel off gun broker -

    I have - as a result of using the gun with the 30" barrel to shoot clays - put hundreds of extra rounds through it.

    The side benefit of this extra use is a much smoother action.

    No way I would have ever gone out and put 200 rounds (in a single day) through the gun if all I had was the 18.5 " barrel.

    IMHO - having a second barrel is a great investment.