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SCATTERGUN TECHNOLOGIES™ TRAK-LOCK® Ghost Ring Sight System

19 May 20115 comments Accessories, Upgrades

Eros from Italy have installed SCATTERGUN TECHNOLOGIES™ TRAK-LOCK® Ghost Ring Sight System on his Remington 870. You will find out how to install Scattergun Technologies ghost ring sights and what advantages they give you.

Please note that installation of the SCATTERGUN TECHNOLOGIES Ghost ring night sights requires receiver drilling and tapping.

Remington 870 Scattergun Technologies Front Sight

Remington 870 Scattergun Technologies Front Sight

Remington 870 Scattergun Technologies Rear Sight

Remington 870 Scattergun Technologies Rear Sight

From Eros:

First of all I want to say a big “thanks” to all members of my team: my friend Omar and his good dog Zeus and to Marianna for the coffee.

Double check that your gun is completely unloaded and clear from any barrel flags or dummy shells, or any sort of ammunition. I am not a professional gunsmith so don’t try to do this if you’re not sure that you will be able to follow the instructions or if you don’t have needed skills. I am not responsible for any damage you will do to you or to your gun.

The track-lock tritium combat sights kit from Wilson Combat contains a little plastic bag of epoxy glue
for the front sight, two 6/40 inch screws for the receiver (you need to tap and drill the reicever completely) and the allen wrench to fix them, but there’s no pin to cross-pin the front sight.

If you would like to mount the front sight in that way you need an extra 2mm pin that you will have to buy yourself.

I drilled the front pedestal where the bead was placed (need to remove it completely) and the front sight (2mm hole), then i degreased and grinded the surface of the pedestal. I have mixed the Loctite Fixmaster (1 part of hardener and 4 parts of resin) and then I put all parts togheter and crosspinned the front sight.

Front Sight Drilling Preparation (bead removed)

Front Sight Drilling Preparation (bead removed)

Front Sight Drilling

Front Sight Drilling

Bead Removed and Front Sight Drilled

Bead Removed and Front Sight Drilled

After that I can say that the process isn’t as simple as it seems because you need a patience to do that kind of job. Believe me, you will find some trouble and much more than you can imagine doing a modification like this one.

You have to plan the process carefully.

Remington 870 Receiver Drilling

Remington 870 Receiver Drilling

Remington 870 Receiver Drilling

Remington 870 Receiver Drilling

For example I have broken a tap (6/40 of inch UNF tap which is used for Scattergun rear sight) inside the hole on the remington reiceiver (about a 2,7 mm hole on the rear sight mounting point).The Remington 870 receiver it is machined from a thick and strong steel block. You’ll need a good drill and a drill press to do that and buy a good kit of 6/40 inch tap. This will help you for sure, believe me, guys.

Another trouble was that the glue inside the Scattergun sights kit was unusable because it was damaged. I asked some help by email to Wilson Combat and a guy replied to me promptly. Scott from Wilson Combat said that, if I wasn’t located in Italy, he could send me another glue kit for free, but due to the country restriction he couldn’t. He helped me to find out a replacement for the epoxy and we found that the Loctite Fixmaster is similar and works perfect. It is a a good replacement of epoxy in such situation.

Remington 870 Receiver Tapping

Remington 870 Receiver Tapping

Remington 870 Receiver Tapping

Remington 870 Receiver Tapping

Scattergun Technologies Ghost Ring Rear Sight Installation

Scattergun Technologies Ghost Ring Rear Sight Installation

At the end of the process you will see the final result…I hope you like it and that it will help someone around the web…

Scattergun Technologies Ghost Ring Sights

Scattergun Technologies Ghost Ring Sights

Recommended Product:
Scattergun Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set

Scattergun Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set

Get Scattergun Trak-Lock Ghost Ring Sight Set here: http://tinyurl.com/cbmqaee

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Comments

  1. ecalzo May 19, 2011

    well done Vitaly… thank you another time for publishing the mod made by me and Omar…

  2. Bill Doyle November 17, 2012

    Vitaly,
    Can these be installed as a replacement for the RSS sights on my 20″ factory barrel?
    Bill

    • Vitaly Pedchenko November 18, 2012

      Rifle sights? Unfortunately, no. You will have to remove rear and front rifle sights to have Trak-Lock sights installed.

      I recommend you following Tritium sights: http://tinyurl.com/8fr2p9v You will be able to install them in minutes. They replace factory adjustable sights.

  3. Bryan June 6, 2013

    Hello. I am a longtime owner of 870 and 1100 shotguns. I have just ordered a new 1100 tac2 tactical shotgun. My question is this. The receiver comes pre-drilled and tapped. I am wanting to add the scattergun technologies trak lok ghost ring sights. Are the pre-drilled and tapped holes spaced and in the right locations already? Or are the holes just for adding a rail? Wanting to know if there are some other sights that are just a bolt on accessory or if I need to have the receiver drilled and tapped for any sights I add?

    Thanks
    Bryan

  4. Hoot Murray January 4, 2014

    I recently bought Rem 870 Tactical Shotgun with the 18 inch barrel. The front sight (bead with no rear sight) is mounted crooked on the barrel. It leans to the left enough to be noticeable and results in the shotgun placing slugs some 4 inches to the left of center on the target. I had always intended to put Track Loc sights on the gun. My question is: Should I send the gun (barrel) to Remington for replacement or can one correct this mis-allignment when installing the Track Loc front sight. Looking at the pictures on this site, it looks like I will have to send the barrel back as one drills through the existing sight to cross pin the Track Loc sight.

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