10 Steps to Upgrade Your Remington 870 Express to Police Version
Ok, Remington 870 Police is very cool, it is the top level Remington 870 shotgun but it is also more expensive. Also, if you are not in US, it could be difficult to find the Remington 870 Police version.
Remington 870 Police is believed to be more reliable and sturdy than Remington 870 Express shotgun. Let’s see how you can upgrade your Remington 870 Express. Upgrades are not as expensive as you may think.
Here are 10 steps to upgrade your Remington 870 Express to Police version…
Step 1, Selecting a Good Remington 870
Check the Remington 870 you are going to buy. Take snap caps with you and check if everything is good when loading shells into magazine tube. Check if that shotgun extracts all shells reliably. Check finish of the shotgun. Disassemble shotgun and check barrel, it is very important to check chamber, it should not have marks, it should be smooth. Inspect all parts.
Step 2, Upgrading Magazine Spring
870 Police guns have a longer magazine spring, so we need a better one which ensures positive feed and function. The best magazine spring available for Remington 870 is Nordic Components magazine spring. Don’t look no further, I’ve checked many of them and there is no spring better.
|You can get Nordic Components Magazine Spring for Remington 870 on Brownells|
Step 3, Upgrading Sear Spring
Remington 870 Police has a heavier sear spring. It is very easy to change it, just follow instructions here: Remington 870 Sear Springs (Light Pull, Standard, Police (Heavy))
You can get heavier spring here: http://tinyurl.com/d2wr4cn
Step 4, Upgrading Carrier Dog Spring
Carrier elevates the shell and it will be held there until the bolt can push it into the chamber. Carrier dog spring upgrade upgrade ensures positive feeding when using heavier rounds.
Carrier dog spring upgrade is very simple, you will find instructions here: Remington 870 Carrier Latch Spring Upgrade
You can get heavier carrier dog spring here: http://tinyurl.com/7yolquh
Step 5, Install Shorter Forend
Remington 870 Police has shorter Speedfeed forend with deep grooves.
|You can get Speedfeed Law Enforcement Forend for Remington 870 on Brownells|
Step 6, Install Speedfeed Stock
Heavy duty Speedfeed stocks are installed on Remington 870 Police versions. It is easy to buy and install one.
|You can get Speedfeed Law Enforcement Stock on Brownells|
Step 7, Install Magazine Extension
Remington 870 Police has factory magazine extension installed. Please not that you may need to remove dimples inside the magazine tube.
|Get Remington 870 Magazine Extension on Brownells|
Step 8, Install Police Trigger Group
Trigger group on Remington 870 police is made of metal, it is believed to be more durable.
You can get it here: http://tinyurl.com/dx5xgsj
Step 9, Install Non-MIM Extractor
Police version of a shotgun has non-MIM extractor which is more reliable. It is easy to install it.
Step 10, Paint Your Shotgun
Finish is much better on Remington 870 Police. You need to get Duarcoat or other gun paint and paint your shotgun in color you like. Coating will protect your shotgun from scratches and rust. Related post: Painting Remington 870 Shotgun with Gun Kote
That’s all, now your Remington 870 Express is upgraded to Police version!
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