Magpul SGA Stock and MOE Forend for Remington 870 Review
UPDATED REVIEW: Magpul SGA Stock and MOE Forend for Remington 870 Review
Magpul SGA Stock and Magpul MOE Forend quickly became one of the most popular aftermarket sets for Remington 870. It is not surprising because Magpul has solid reputation of the manufacturer of innovative and quality accessories for firearms. I decided to buy this stock and forend to test them and see how good they are for Remington 870.
At first, Magpul SGA Stock looks unusual but very interesting. That is because Magpul is not afraid of experiments and has will to design innovative products.
Remington 870 looks very good with this set as you can see on the photo below. I especially like the Flat Dark Earth color.
Magpul SGA Stock and Magpul MOE Forend are high-quality products which are made in USA. They come in standard Magpul boxes with instructions and installation tools.
Magpul MOE Forend
Magpul MOE Forend is simple but well thought out product. It is made of thick plastic and looks sturdy.
I was afraid that plastic Magpul MOE forend could be slippy but it turned out that it is made of plastic which enables you to have a firm grip. Special grooves and hand stops on the forend make it extremely easy to use.
I have tested it one the range and it was easy to rack a shotgun using Magpul MOE forend. It enables you to position your hand comfortably and have a reliable positive grip.
Magpul MOE forend is little longer than other tactical forend but still can be used with 6-round sidesaddles:
The additional length of the Magpul MOE forend will be useful for most shooters (especially with shorter hands) because it will be more convenient to hold and reload a shotgun.
This forend has slots which enables you to install different MOE accessories such as rails, grips, etc.
Installation of the Magpul MOE Forend
Installation of the Magpul MOE forend is the same as with any other forend for Remington 870. No special instructions.
One of the good surpises – is a plastic forend wrench supplied with Magpul MOE forend. This means that Magpul cares about customers and don’t want them to spend money on tools to install Magpul MOE Forend:
Magpul SGA Stock
Magpul SGA Stock looks very unusual, some even call it ugly, but it is very comfortable. This stock is going to become one of the most popular upgrades for Remington 870. It gives a lot of advantages to the end user and enables you to customize it easily.
Ergonomics of this stock are great. The unusual form of the pistol grip incorporated into classic stock enables you hold it comfortably but it doesn’t hurt your wrist under recoil as ordinary pistol grips do.
Another advantage of this stock is that Magpul SGA comes with 4 additional spacers to adjust the length of pull:
They enable you to find the lenght of pull that fits you.
Overall performance during the tests on the range was great. It is very comfortable to hold, reload and shoot.
Magpul SGA Stock and Slings
Magpul SGA Stock offers user to have multiple options to install sling. First way to install a sling is attaching it to left or right sling loop.
Second way to have a sling on Magpul SGA Stock is to install a Sling Mount Kit Type 1 which enables to use push-button QD sling swivels (not included).
And third way is Magpul Receiver Sling Mount for Rmington870 SGA Stock. It is not included, you need to buy it separately. Installation is easy, it replaces front SGA stock spacer.
Magpul SGA Stock Cheek Risers
Another example of the well thought out design of the Magpul SGA stock are Magpul SGA Stock Cheek Risers:
They will become handy for Remington 870 owners which have holographic sight or high iron sights.
Remington 870 SGA Butt Pad Adapter
SGA Stock recoil pad from Magpul is thick and works good. But many Remington 870 users like aftermarket recoil pads. That is why Magpul created Remington SGA Butt Pad Adapter which enables you installing any aftermarket butt pad for Remington 870.
I couldn’t find information about the butt pads which work with Remington 870 SGA Butt Pad Adapter, so I bought Remington Supercell Butt Padd for Synthetic stock to test it for compatibility.
Remington Supercell Butt Padd for Synthetic stock fits Remington 870 SGA Butt Pad Adapter perfectly:
If you are buying Remington Supercell Pad, remember that it comes without screws, you need to purchase them separately.
Installation of the Magpul SGA Stock
Installation of the Magpul SGA Stock is easy.
1. Remove the old stock.
2. Install front spacer into Magpul SGA Stock
3. Attach Magpul SGA stock to receiver, insert and tighten screw:
4. Install covering plate:
Magpul SGA stock and Magpul MOE forend look and work extremely good. Their price is affordable and there a lot of different accessories available for them. Of course, they look unusual but I think that this is just because Magpul is not afraid of experiments and ready to offer something new to the market of firearms accessories.
The best thing is that you can install huge number of upgrades from Magpul on your Magpul SGA stock and Magpul MOE Forend.
I recommend this set without any doubts because you will love it.