New Remington 870 Tactical

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by DLL9mm, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

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    I bought a new 870 Tactical. It had the extended tube.
    I’ve already ran about 50 rounds through it.
    I know the newer Remington shotguns are sketchy. Is there anything I need to replace or pay attention to? So far I’ve had no issues.
     
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    If it ran 50 rounds I’d say it’s good to go.

    I like to replace the safety with a oversized metal version. Other than that I keep them simple. 870’s get heavy quick.
     
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    The finish can be thin. You can replace the MIM extractor with a machined one for about $12, not that the MIM extractors are known for failing. Shoot the snot out of it... if you can find ammo.
     
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    I always replace the plastic follower with a metal one---in 12ga at least.
     
  5. catman71

    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    is it new or new to you?

    Finding a tactical shotgun around here is next to impossible

    we need pics
     
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    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    why?
    Are you buying the GG&G?
     
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    I prefer plastic! I've been told a metal follower CAN cause wear to the shell stop, while a plastic follower wears -- the follower. And a follower is easier to inspect and replace. Cheaper, too.

    John W in SC
     
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    The plastic can potentially crack-----tying things up.

    Remington used metal followers for years before going to plastic---I view it as a cost cutting feature rather than a reliability enhancer.

    I used something like this but mine are unfinished---its been awhile.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020297175
     
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  9. GlockFish

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    I like aluminum, bright colored followers. Makes it easier to see that the tube is cleared.
     
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    I was thinking new follower and steel extractor.
    No shortage of 12Ga here at all.
    I will get some pics later.
     
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    I put the stainless Vang Camp follower in my guns...its shiney bright with a tactile feature that allows you to feel it and know without question its the follower. Don't buy into the steel vs aluminum vs plastic nonsense. Remington made many millions with steel followers over the years and its not exactly a common problem in any sense of the word. If it still concerns you buy the bright green Wilson combat plastic version.

    The only thing you might want to consider upgrading is the magazine spring a Wolff extra power spring. Especially if you intend to keep it stored with a tube full of shells.

    I also like the oversize safety options but not absolutely required. The Magpul furniture is very nice especially if the factory stock is too long or short for you.
     
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    How can they call it tactical if you gotta upgrade it?
     
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    Back when I set mine up I replaced the extractor with a volquartsen exact edge (Brownells was out of stock on the Remington P model tool steel extractor or I would have used that), upgraded the carrier latch spring with the heavier carrier dog spring from the 1100. I also did a light polish of the chamber with heavily oiled 0000 steel wool wrapped around a dowel chucked into a hand drill. Added an alloy mag tube follower in an easy to see color. All inexpensive stuff Remington probably should have done before the gun left the factory, but mine runs like a top and I have 100% confidence in it.
     
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    I prefer the older ones and have 2 that are late 80s to mid 90s vintage. But a new one should work fine if it has managed a couple boxes of ammo without trouble.
    As stated, the common issues are roughness of mag tube, chamber, stuck followers, extractors and ejectors. If haven't had a feed problem, if you replace the extractor and follower you'll just be buying insurance.
     
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    You ain't gotta. Just cuz you can, don't mean you gotta.
     
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    Most of the upgrades are about reliability long term. If you never or rarely take that shotgun out and shoot or hunt with it you probably won’t have any issues.

    Some of the upgrades are about replacing parts where the mfgr. took a shortcut to save $$. One example: In the Remington 870 the ejector supplied is a MIM piece which is known to have a short duty life. Originally they were machined tool steel, and that is what the upgrade ejectors should be. (Really the stock one should be that, but we all know how that goes.) Fortunately for us the recommended upgrade parts are pretty cheap and easy to install.

    Hopefully at a minimum you will take the gun out and prove its’ reliability before it takes up permanent residence in the back of your closet.


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