This is updated review of the Hogue stock and forend for Remington 870.

I use ShortStock with 12″ LOP which makes shotgun compact and increases mobility in close quarters. Hogue shortstock is a shorter version of the standard stock and makes your shotgun compact and easier to handle. Short LOP stock may not fit shooters with longer hands. Also, you need to find proper position of your strong hand because you may hit your nose with your thumb. But after several shots you will forget about this problem forever.

Hogue suggests to use the shortstock with body armor or winter clothing.

Hogue Short LOP Stock
Hogue Short LOP Stock

Recoil Pad
Recoil pad is nice and soft. Rubber finish ensures very good non-slip grip. The pad doesn’t have holes for the screws, so you will need to add some oil to insert a screw driver into the pad (see installation video below).

Rubber Finish

Material and texture of the Hogue stock and forend are unique and assure excellent feel and a non-slip positive grip. Hogue rubber finish is much better than plastic on other stocks/forends.

One of the advantages is that it is very comfortable to hold this stock/forend even in cold weather.

Hogue Overmolded Forend
Hogue Overmolded Forend

Hogue forend is a very good choice, it is very comfortable and handy. This forend is short and will work with a 6-shot sidesaddle.

Hogue Stock and Forend Installation on Remington 870

Hogue stock and forend are very easy to install and installation takes just 10-15 minutes. This video will help you to install stock and forend:

I still think that this is one of the best stocks for Remington 870 shotgun. This stock and forend is a good upgrade for any tactical, competition or home-defense shotgun.

The price of the Hogue stock and forend set is about $80. You can get this set from many shops.

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Hogue Stock and Forend for Remington 870
Hogue Stock and Forend for Remington 870
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  1. The rubber forend tends to rub on the barrel for a less than smooth operation.

    1. Jason, thanks for your comment. I have never had such problem, it can happen if forend is installed with some angle and it causes it to rub on the barrel. Could you please check that?

  2. Having carried the 870 both on duty and home protection have found the Houge upgrade worth the money. In fact the only upgrade in 30 years I’ve made. there are other add ons which are useful for other uses of the 870 but for bottom line home defense, keeping it simple with as little bells and whistles to catch on clothes and door frames is the way to go.

      1. I had the Magpul Stock and forend on mine, and swapped it for the Hogue. Night and day difference, and it shaved a few ounces off the weight. I like the feel of the Hogue forend. It’s real grippy when your hands are wet.

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