Customizing Your Remington Model 870 Shotgun

by on January 19th, 2011
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The Remington Model 870 Shotgun is arguably the most common shotgun in the world, used by Hunters, Police, and Military Alike. In this article, we’ll go through how you can take your “Plain Jane” Model 870, and turn it into the shotgun of your dreams.

Stock & Forend Selection – If you’re happy with the factory Stock & Forend on your 870, then go ahead and skip this part. Otherwise, you do have quite a few different options when it comes to replacing the two. You can replace both with a full kit, like this “Zombie Hunter” Tactical Stock & Forend package, or go with something a little more compact, like this Tamer Pistol Grip & Forend. There are hundreds of other choices out there, just take a look! Full Remington 870 Stock List

Barrel Selection & Length – If your goal is hunt various types of game with your shotgun, you’ll probably want a full-length barrel with interchangeable chokes. On the other hand, if you want a Home Defense or Tactical Shotgun, you’ll probably want to have the barrel “Sawed Off” or shortened so you have a more compact weapon. Check what length is legal for your area, and have a competent gunsmith do the work for you if you want to go this route.

Sight Choice – For hunting, the standard bead, or a fiber-optic shotgun sight will work perfectly. For tactical & defense applications, you may want to look at something like this Remington 870 Ghost Ring Sight. The choice is yours!

In any case, I hope this article has helped you realize just how many options are out there when it comes to customizing your Remington 870 Model Shotgun. Enjoy!


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