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Ordered A 870

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by KillStick, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. KillStick


    Dec 30, 2008
    Corn fields
    I just ordered a 870 today and a knoxx stock for it. Stock should be here the 12th and the 870 should be available to me the 14th. Looking forward to wearing this one out. I don't have much experience with shotguns besides the old cai beater that is all but just worn out now so it will be nice to have a decent shotgun.
  2. Another Miller

    Another Miller prankster

    Apr 23, 2007
    You'll like that 870.Ive probably fired quite a few shells of various power and weights through mine and it never has quit.Good thing is all 12 gauge 870 parts interchange.Wingmaster,870p,express.

    Theres so many configs for them, you can customize it to whatever tastes you have.Ive never worn mine out and its seen alot of rough use.

  3. cj5mrt


    Dec 26, 2005
    Central FL
    good luck wearing it out. LOL
    Congrats on getting a great gun.

  4. Ferdinandd


    Feb 17, 2008
    Congratulations on buying a great shotgun. Please report back once you've worn it out. I'd like to know the round count, if you can keep up with it until the gun's demise from excessive wear.
  5. pilsbury


    Apr 23, 2010
    Gotham City
    Congrats, the 870 is my favorite, never had one malfunction and have been using one since '70.
  6. bsg1


    Aug 31, 2009
    Southern California
    congratulations on your 870.
  7. DHart


    Nov 16, 2002
    congrats on your new 870... that should take very good care of you for a long time to come. Shoot it a lot with a variety of shells at first to confirm reliable functioning (especially extraction) and to start getting her smoothed up.

    I've got a new 870P coming my way on Tuesday and I'm excited about it as well. Blued w/walnut furniture.

    Show us some pics of your gun when you get it!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  8. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    congrats on the 870
  9. Congrats, it may look something like this:


    That special (3/16 for Remi) ball-end wrench that Knoxx sells can be quite helpful installing the stock if you don't own an extended length ball-end allen wrench.

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  10. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

    Aug 21, 2006
    Just OK
    Let's see some new pics tomorrow.
  11. KillStick


    Dec 30, 2008
    Corn fields

    I can't get a good pic with my cell phone and thats all I have right now but it looks just like this with the shorter forend and not side saddle. But I am wonder about the tacstar 6 shell side saddle and how it handles after firing and really if it is worth it or not.
  12. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    This. I did NOT have a ball ended allen, and installing my breachers grip was a bit of a headache.

    I have been using the TacStar on my Moss. 590. Multiple 12-hour car rides between FL and NC, range trips, and a lot of shooting - it has held up great so far. If it does crap out on me, though, I intend to replace it with a Mesa Tactical.

  13. With a standard length forearm it’s necessary to modify the forearm to mount the 6 round TacStar saddle however with a shortened forearm you will be able to easily install the 4 or 6 round saddles. I’ve found that the 4 round saddle and mag tube extension, which provides for a few additional rounds, is adequate for my needs and the 870 is comfortable to handle in this configuration. I’ve used the side saddle for about 3 years now; it’s durable and holds the shells firmly. The only tradeoff is that it’s a little more work when you disassemble the receiver for cleaning. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have to do that each shooting session unless you’ve fired an excessive amount of rounds.

    If you have the extra dollars to spend Mesa Tactical makes a handsome (aluminum?) saddle.

    Although I was initially reluctant to spend the extra money on the 3/16” long reach ball-end Knoxx wrench I’ve used several times since, replacing the grips on a few AR’s. It turned out to be a good investment.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  14. KillStick


    Dec 30, 2008
    Corn fields
    I took her out today and fired a hundred rounds of winchester multi-purpose shot and some military buck shot. I was having slight issues with the multi-purpose but the buckshot ran fine. The only way I can describe the problems with the winchester ammo is that it felt like the shell had expanded after firing and made it a PITA to rack the gun. All ammo fed fine and ejected fine besides the what felt like shell expansion for the cheap winchester ammo.
  15. Glad to hear that you broke her in without much difficulty. With shot, I like the Remington Nitro 27 7-1/2 loads. Inexpensive, very soft to shoot, especially with the Knoxx, hold their shape and reasonably accurate.
  16. g2122


    Dec 17, 2008
    My wife bought me a 870 Police Magnum for Father's Day 5 years ago. It's been great. I just installed a Wilson 2 shot extension. One thing I've noticed lately, is that is ejects Remington shells better than the Winchester. The Winchester spent shells eject out easy enough, they just are not thrown as far away as the Remington. Mine is parkarized. Very durable and reliable. I love it. Obviously the best Father's day present.
  17. KillStick


    Dec 30, 2008
    Corn fields
    Yea I don't know why it would cause the Winchester shells to be so hard to pump the gun but the ejector threw them far, like I said that it seemed to be that the shells were expanding. How has the finish held up, I heard that the remington is prone to rust. How do you like the wilson upgrade, I thought about getting one to try out.
  18. Mike5560


    Mar 6, 2005
    From what you're describing from the pic, I think I have the same model as you. Just the base, 18.5" barrelled black/ parkerized finish. There are plenty of blued 870s out there, but I wouldn't worry about rust on a parkerized finish. Anyone whos had rust on a parkerized 870 chime in, as long as it wasn't neglected.

    And about the ammo, I've shot quite a variety of factory ammo through mine, and the only ones that stick in mine are the Wal Mart bulk pack ones. Still doesn't happen often, nor does it stop me from buying 100 shells for $22 or so.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  19. DHart


    Nov 16, 2002
    The 870 Police I ordered in May just came through! Yee Haw....




    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010