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Remington M887 Tactical

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by NWanner, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. NWanner

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    Anyone else looking foward to this? I already have mine on order and should be one of the first ones to get it when they start shipping in April/May :supergrin:
     

  2. mixflip

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    Is there a reason for the unusual barrel? I am guessing its a futuristic heat shield? Looks cool if it is?

    So what did you pay for your special order?
     
  3. akgunnut

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    Remington sure does like that breach choke on their tactical shotguns.

    I think the 887 is supposed to compete with the Benelli Nova but IMO Remington should put a shorter forearm on it making the installation of side saddles easier.
     
  4. space_weazel

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    Or-e-Gone?
    If this is the gun I think it is the whole thing is coated in plastic, (competing with nova) That's why it looks so beefy.
     
  5. I have one on order. The whole gun is modular and covered in a polymer they call armorlok. Basically it is outside elements proof. The action cycles just like the old winchester 1300 and is pretty smooth, at least in the full size 887's.

    Yeah, I am a little looking forward to this.
     
  6. aippi

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    I will check one out when it has been around 60 years like the 870. Remington is on a down hill roll with anything new they are putting out and I predict this one will fade fast and be obsolete in a couple years. But hey, I could be wrong as marketing hits a home run every now and then and it has nothing to do with quality and time tested design.
     
  7. mixflip

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  8. Hmmm, Thanks for the candid article. I may wait and see what shows up at my FFL. That kind of puts a damper on the excitement but if it ends up being a disaster of a shotgun I appreciate the heads up. Hopefully the author doesn't just have an axe to grind.
     
  9. Ljay

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    Its ugly, But Its a Remington, Remington has built some great shotguns in the past! I hope it has great reviews, I,m not in to the black synthetics Tactical look, but I know its tougher and maintenance free and its what sells now? Give me wood any day! Lets hope for the best:upeyes:
     
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  10. lawndart98

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    What happens to the plastic on the barrel when it gets hot?
     
  11. NWanner

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    Thanks for the heads up Dorkweed, hopefully by April they will have fixed all of these early production flaws. I'm paying dealer cost so I'm not too worried about losing out a whole lot.
     
  12. drider

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    I saw this model but in the hunter version with longer barrel, no heat shield etc. The shotgun feels like crap, maybe it my polymer bias in shotguns but once i held it i said give me wood!
     
  13. I think you could add all the bells and whistles on an 870 or an 1187 and have just as good if not better shotgun and have enough change left over to buy ammo for it.
    What constitutes a "home defense shotgun"?
    The one you have at home when you need it!!!
     


  14. +1


    I think people get too caught up in making it look uber-tactical with lights and lasers and optics and fancy sights, then hang on heavy-ass and dopey looking side saddles and shell holders and slings with shell holders that swing like a pendulum.


    It's supposed to be a highly manueverable weapon for CQB situations and loading it down with 20 pounds of gee-whiz gee-gaws pretty well defeats that idea.


    Forget the Buck Rogers, Star Wars looking shotguns loaded down with tacticool mall-ninja accessories and get a normal shotgun that you can actually use in tight quarters.
     
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  15. NWanner

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    I have a Mossberg 835 with an 18.5" smoothbore and tube extension with a pistol grip and five 3.5" OO buckshot shells for an HD shotgun. Can't get any simpler than that.

    I'm picking up this Remington because:
    #1 - it's new
    #2 - it's got rails and a tube extension already on it
    #3 - I like that the slide release is on the front of the trigger guard
    #4 - I can get it for as cheap as possible

    If it turns out to be a turd then I'll sell it off for a minimal loss and then start looking for that Supernova Tactical that I've always wanted ;)
     



  16. Holy moly!


    3.5" shells with a pistol grip!



    OUCH!




    :supergrin:
     
  17. NWanner

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    Yea, you learn real fast to hold it no higher than chest height when firing those shells. I had a buddy almost knock a tooth out holding it too high. The 3.5" OO buck shells are nothing compared to the 3.5" 2-1/4oz #4 turkey loads though. But if you grip the fore end like you're choking it and keep a loose elbow the only one hurting should be the BG haha.
     
  18. Ljay

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    Dude you need a reality check, Thats way too much common sense for GT:rofl: