When you are using a shotgun in IPSC or 3-Gun competitions, you’ll only have a matter of seconds to grab more shotshells and load them into the magazine of your shotgun. I even remember old times when we were using caddies to do that. Fast time for loading 8 rounds and making first shot was about 6.5 seconds. Now good time is less than 3 seconds.
Now you may have an old rig but these typically hold shotshells in plastic holders and have to be adjusted to different length shotshells. Fortunately, IPSC shotgun is developing fast and we see new and new products each year. This review is about new EZLOAD NXTGEN Rig.
The Remington 870 shotguns are good for competitive shooting, home defense and hunting purposes. However, you might not like the factory stock which comes with each shotgun model. Depending on the size of your body, you might not like the length of pull on the factory stock. Instead, you will need a stock that lets you adjust the length of pull and allows you to shoot more comfortably and accurately. If you have standard stock then you can get Remington Length of Pull Spacer Kit to make it longer but not shorter.
Thanks to Choate Machine & Tool for the stock for review. Choate Machine & Tool is one of the oldest companies which manufactures lots of different parts and upgrades for firearms. Remington 870 owners may know the company for the magazine extensions they produce.
If you own a 12-gauge shotgun then chances are that it is either a pump-action shotgun or a semi-automatic shotgun. Both types of shotguns can do significant damage to the target it hits. However, like all firearms, they are quite loud and could possibly scare away other potential living targets. As for those in a combat situation, shooting a shotgun could alert additional enemy forces of your whereabouts. For this reason, you would need a silencer attachment for your shotgun to prevent those loud sounds from being made.
If you own a Remington 870, Remington 11-87, or Remington 1100, and you want better accuracy when shooting slugs, then you will want to upgrade your weapon’s factory sear spring with the lighter spring. You can read about Remington factory sear springs available in previous review: Remington 870 Sear Springs (Light Pull, Standard, Police (Heavy))