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Remington 870 questions...

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Ender, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

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    For all my knowledge and experience with life (hahahaha), I know next to nothing about shotguns other than I'd like to have one for fun and HD.

    I looked at at 870 that seemed to fit my needs (18 in barrel, all synthetic, etc), but it was $350. Have NO idea if that is a decent price or not, but it was at a local store that has incredible markups...so nuff said.

    Only kicker, the thing that I'd really like and isn't available in stores around here (may not be avail all???), is that I'd like a left hand model.

    Any thoughts/advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aippi

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    To the best of my knowledge the only left hand tactical 870 being built today can be found on www.aiptactical.com under weapons. There will be three built this month. First come first seve. There are no 18" barrels for the left hand and I build on the 20" RS barrel.

    The model you are asking about is most likely the 870 HD model 25077 and the price or $350 is average for 2009 but the dealer price went up for 2010 so even the price that dealer quoted you could go up when he reorders.
     


  3. Another option would be to find a 28" left handed 870 Express model and have the barrel cut down.

    -Victoria
     
  4. I'm left handed. And like all lefties (handed, not political) have adapted to a right handed world. I wouldn't bother with a left handed model. I'm so use to thumbing a saftey off that if in a panic situation a left handed model may have me wondering why the trigger won't pull. You may want to look at Mossberg shotguns. The saftey is on top of the reciever and ambidextrous. Ejecting the hull across your face has never bothered me either. Another thing to consider is resale. Every time I've bought a left hand model of anything I've had the hardest time trying to sell it. My 2 cents worth.
     


  5. You're smart enough to properly call them Shotguns and not shottys!!!!!:cool:
     
  6. aippi

    aippi

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    Another option for Left hand shooters with the Remington 870 is to use a right hand model but get the "Right Hand Eject/Left hand safety" tirgger plate assembly. It is the only way to safely, no pun intended, have a left hand safety on a right hand 870. It is part number F112041 in a blued finish for your wingmaster or F112044 in matte finish for all other 870's. They are the same metal that come in the Wingmaster and Police models.
     
  7. lawndart98

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    +1 I'm left handed too. The only guns that I buy LH are bolt actions. All of my shotguns are right handed.
     
  8. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

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    Food for thought from both of ya. If I can justify $350 for it I can pick it up tomorrow.

    If I think I can save a hundred bucks, I'll have to wait....lol
     
  9. Jon_R

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    I am a lefty and just run everything with a right handed setup. The only thing I changed was on my AR used a colt safety which allowed me to put it on the right side so I could hit it with my left thumb.

    At 3-Gun once my shotgun had an issue and another shooter let me borrow his 1100 or 11/87 that was a lefty model. That was just weird. :)

    The ambi mag release on the G4 Glocks I probably won't make use of.
     
  10. GAFinch

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    That is the going rate for them, but if you're not sure if you'll like it, look at the NEF Pardner Protector, which is a Chinese-made clone of the 870. It's $190 at Academy Sports (and other big stores?) and is actually made a little better than the standard 870's.
     
  11. B Coyote

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    That's a very interesting statement...link to some supporting info?

    bc
     
  12. Spen84107

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    +1. I dislike unsupported statements that aren't common knowledge.


    Regarding the prices of 870's.. i was at a local shop this last weekend--they had the black synthetic, 18.5, no extention, for 329.00 Hope that helps!
     
  13. Here is one at Bud's gunshop for a good price, and
    that price is including shipping. You just have to pay
    a local dealer to do the transfer paperwork when it arrives.
    Usually $20 to $25 dollars.
    Don't know exactly which model you were looking at
    but, for a new 870 HD $325 to $350 is not out of line.
    This is just my 2 cents worth from an old gun hand, but
    I would spend the little extra cash for a Remington 870
    before I would buy anything Chinese, and yes I have handled
    both the pump and doubles from China.
    If you ever decided to sell or trade it, you wouldn't get much and
    aftermarket or original 870 parts may not fit.
    Go to www.aiptactical.com and read what J.D. says about
    the 870 and HD guns.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=95077