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which mag exten? ATI or Tactstar

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by win, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. win

    win

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    What is a good mag extention for my 870? A ATI or a Tactstar?
    thanks for the help
     
  2. aippi

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    I should not respond as I can't remend either, however you said 870 and since that is the weapon my business is based on I can tell the best value for an extension for an 870 if you are looking for a 2 shot is the Wilson Combat. They sell anywhere for $45, great spring, true combat follower and you can get them without a sling plate or several different styles of sling plates for the exact same price. I have them on all my 870.

    If you are going for more then 2 rounds I don't know which extension would be best but I would not have either of the two you mentioned.
     

  3. MrMurphy

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    Same. I would not give an ATI product away free to someone. They are junk.

    Tacstar is a little better, but not much compared to quality stuff available.

    Wilson Combat, Mesa Tactical and a few others are worth your time. Those two brands are not.
     
  4. southernshooter

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    I have an ATI on my 870. They are said to be junk. What can I say, works fine. Yeah, it is made of plastic-They call it "nearly indestructible glass filled nylon" I have run a few hundred rounds through it and haven't had a hint of a problem. The only hard part was dremmeling out those darn dimples.
     
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    i had an tacstar on my 870 and it worked. when i got my benelli i went straight for nordic components. quality seems way better so i would nordic or wilson
     
  6. Mr Wasabi

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    I'm eyeblling the Wilson +2 for my 18" 870P myself if I can find one without a sling mount (just plain extension). Will it be sturdy enough without the bracket to support a weaponlight (flashlight) mounted on it? I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a MOD-C so will that help to keep things secure? I haven't heard good things about the ATI stuff either.
     
  7. 22highcaps

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    Get the Wilson.

    I had a TacStar extension and the tube split from the mounting collar at the range.
     
  8. bsg1

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    the Wilson extension is high quality and reasonably priced.
     
  9. win

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    are Choate Magazine Ext any good?
     
  10. AK74play

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    I run Choate on all of mine,12ga & 20ga and they are quality parts. Never a single issue and cost is I'll say reasonable for the product. I personally would run Wilson if I were going into the jungle to do battle, but like I said I will certainly trust my and my families lives to the Choates I run. Just my opinion but I really dont think that is the place for any magical plactic part. Everyone I have ever seen with Tacstars have had several fit and function issues...my .02
     
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  12. win

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    I like the looks of the wilson too. I will have to get one.
    One last question I stumbled apon some remington factory +2 extentions. How make them for remington and should they be good. They where $5 higher than the wilson.
    thanks again
     
  13. bsg1

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    the wilson is parkerized and as far as aesthetics.... matches my 870P just fine.

    i am not any sort of expert on aftermarket parts for shotguns. in the past i kept them stock. aippi assisted me with recommendations for the extension and i'm very happy with the end result.
     
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