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"Tactical" 870's with wood furniture

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by youngAR, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. youngAR

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    Does anybody have an 870 with wood furniture along with an extended mag, ghost ring sights, side saddle, etc.? If so, I'd like to see pics. I've got some walnut furniture enroute and intend on adding an extended mag among some other "tactical" parts. Really just want to see some pics!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  2. steel

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    Here is my 870 Police Magnum. I shortened the LOP approx. 1", polished the bead, rounded of the edge of the grip (so when I sling it African-style, muzzle down, it doesn't dig into my back), and polished out the chamber and mag tube. It came with the factory +2 extension. The sling is a modified USGI sling (metal hardware removed so it doesn't rattle and/or make any noise) attached to Uncle Mike's mil-spec swivels. I've messed with buttcuffs and sidesaddles, but they weigh it down and make it kind of clumsy. I like it simple, light, sleek and fast. I might put a light on the front end, I don't know. I really believe in the KISS principal.

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    The bead is actually a lot shinier than the picture shows. It's highly polished and really stands out well.

    Here it is before I modified the grip and sling:

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  3. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Steel,

    Your shotgun is exactly right. I don't see why people hang all kinds of "tactical" crap on their guns when all you need is a basic, simple shotgun to take care of business.
     
  4. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    I have a standard 870 Express with a Scattergun Technologies enlarged safety, a XS Big Dot front bead on a Mossberg made 18.5" Cylinder Bore barrel and a Tac-Star 4 round side saddle carrier. It will get the job done.
     
  5. youngAR

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    Very nice fellas. I can't wait to get my walnut furniture in. I'd really like to add an extended mag from Grizzly Custom. They're made from solid bar stock and don't use the clamp like most mags.
     
  6. I wish I could find some of that police furniture at a decent price!
     
  7. Here is my super-duper tactical 870 Wingmaster-
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    Kevin
     
  8. steel

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    If you use a +2 extension, use some form of clamp no matter what. The weak link is where the extension screws onto the tube. If the extension snags on something, and it bends, it could damage the tube, in which case you'll be sending your gun back to Remington for repair. Also, if you veer away from the factory extension, take a serious look at the Wilson +2 extension. Personally, I've used the factory extensions for over 20 years (I have another 870 with one as well), and they work great. I am very, very leery about after market stuff - I've had a lot of bad experiences - and there are very few aftermarket parts I like. The Wilson +2 extension is GTG.

    J.D. McGuire is a Remington factory armorer: http://www.aiptactical.com/

    He really knows his stuff. If he's not using the factory extension, he's using the Wilson.
     
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  9. youngAR

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    I think I'll go with a +1 extension. I'm pretty leary about aftermarket items as well but Grizzly Custom is good to go. I had a 1911 built by them and it was a tank.

    I know! I put a WTB ad on just about every forum. Someone contacted me last week with a brand new take off set. I've got a police forearm I'd sell you for cheap.
     
  10. cj5mrt

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    I had a set for sale on here for weeks and nobody wanted it. Now I'm glad I kept it. I put it on my new WM last week.

    Mike
     
  11. youngAR

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    I know. I desperately tried to become a user on the forums and when I finally did, you took the ad off.
     
  12. Aceman

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    I agree completely - steel's gun is excellent. However...

    - I have light on it, because I can't see in the dark very well and I like to know what I'm shooting at

    - I have a heat shield on it, because when I'm at the range I shoot a lot and I don't like to burn my hands during reloads.

    - I have an adjustable stock, because when I'm shooting intdoors or at close moving targets I like the stock short. when shooting for distance/accuracy or at things on the wing I like a shorter pull.

    - I have a high viz red fiber optic sight, because I'm old and can't always see the little gold bb as well anymore.

    - I have a sling because if I'm carrying it I like to sling it on the shoulder. I also like to carry ammo on the sling when traveling overland.

    And yes - it is all black. I don't know if you consider all of that "tactical" crap or not. It looks pretty tactical. But I don't think any of it is not functional. Do I need it? No. Then again I don't need all of that "comfort" crap like air conditioning in my car either - but I have it.
     
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  13. WI_GAPR

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    YoungAR:

    Find a home for that forearm yet? If not, please shoot me a pm to discuss.

    Thanks!

    Don
    WI_GAPR
     
  14. youngAR

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    Man, my 870 looks good with the police furniture.
     
  15. Another Miller

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    870 mag with 20" smooth-bore high vis brand rifle sights.choate 8 shot mag(its flush with the barrel)used police walnut forearm and walnut stock.Wilson orange follower and spring kit.

    I had the surefire kit for the forearm(the one with the light) but I didnt really care alot for it.Nothing beats nice walnut I think.

    Sometimes, you can pick up used police wood at a show.I got mine off a vendor that had a box full of birch and had 1 set of walnut.The walnut had some dings which were easy enough to remove with an iron and damp cloth.
     
  16. steel

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    Can you post some pics? :2gun:
     
  17. youngAR

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    Yes sir. As soon as I can shake off my anesthetics from the surgery.
     
  18. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Hey, to each his own, but in my experience, simpler is better.
    :supergrin:
     
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