Remington 870 Express 20 Gauge Upgrades (Recommended for Home Defense)
Remington 870 in 20 gauge has less recoil and very popular among smaller shooters, youth and ladies. And good news that it will have almost the same effectiveness when used for home defense.
There are a lot of questions about Remington 870 Express 20 Gauge upgrades. Here is list of the available upgrades for your Remington 870 20 Gauge.
Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shotshell Ammunition Carrier 20 Gauge Remington 870 Right Side 4-Round Aluminum Matte
This is must have upgrade for any tacticl or home defense shotgun because shotguns have very limited number of rounds and you need to have spare ammot at your hands.
If you store your shotgun unloaded you will want to have your ammunition easily accessible to you on the shotgun rather than on a strap or in bandoleer. This is what makes receiver mount shell holders so convenient. They are sidesaddles that mount onto the side of your shotgun’s receiver and can hold your shotgun shells. For the Remington 870, the Mesa Tactical 6-Round Side Saddle is the recommended upgrade for holding shells. Like the name indicates, it can hold 6 shotgun shells onto the side of your Remington 870 without taking up much room. The sidesaddle is also lightweight because it is made out of aluminum. This means it will be indestructible while maintaining the comfort level of carrying or aiming with your shotgun. Of course, you aren’t limited to just purchasing a 6-round version of the sidesaddle. There are also 4-round and 8-round shell carriers as well. The Mesa Tactical side saddle may be pricier than other sidesaddles, but it is more reliable and better quality.
Mesa Tactical Sureshell, Shotshell Carrier, 20 Gauge, Aluminum, 4-Shell Right Side, Side Saddle, Fits Remington 870, Black Finish 93230
Remington 870 Express 20 Gauge TacStar Side Saddle
If you are looking for a more inexpensive sidesaddle shell carrier then try the TacStar 6-Round Sidesaddle for the Remington 870. This particular one comes in two pieces; a nylon plastic shell holder and an aluminum sidesaddle mounting plate for the receiver. The shell holder mounts onto the plate using two big Allen screws. Make sure you tighten these screws when you put them in because they are known for getting loose very easily in this sidesaddle. If you are outside in an area with dirt then it will be very hard to locate them if the screws fall down into it.
Remington 870 20 Gauge Non-MIM Extractor
Remington 870 shotguns have two types of extractors that you can use in the weapon; MIM extractors and non-MIM extractors. MIM is an acronym that stands for metal injection molding. Many of the new Remington 870 models on the market feature the MIM extractor in it. However, many gun owners do not like the MIM extractor because it is unreliable. The non-MIM extractor is a machined extractor which is known for being more reliable when extracting shells. This is the type of extractor that used to be included with Remington 870 shotguns. Now the only way you can get the non-MIM extractor in your shotgun is by replacing the MIM extractor with it. Fortunately, this is possible to do.
Remington 870 20 Gauge Choate Magazine Extension
One of the first upgrades that any owner of a Remington 870 will make to their shotgun is the installation of a magazine extension tube. The reason why is because shotguns by themselves can hold very limited number of rounds. By adding a magazine extension tube, this could double or even triple the number of rounds that it can hold at one time. That way, if you are going out hunting or target shooting then you won’t have to keep putting new rounds in the chamber after every couple of shots.
Remington 870 20 Gauge Aluminum Follower
The follower is an important part of the Remington 870’s magazine because it pushes the ammunition rounds from the magazine into the chamber. The follower is a very small piece, but it is important to the functionality of your Remington 870 shotgun. Since this piece can easily break, it is important that you have a quality magazine follower that is durable and reliable when using your weapon. Therefore, this should be a follower made out of metal and not some flimsy plastic or synthetic kind. That way you can get the most years out of it that you can while preserving the lifespan of your weapon.
Remington 870 20 Gauge Speedfeed Stock and Forend
There are many stock choices out there when looking to upgrade your standard Remington 870 20 gauge shotgun.
Weaver No-Gunsmith Converta Shotgun Mount – Remington 870
Remington 870 Mesa Tactical’s 20 Gauge to 12 Gauge Stock Adapter
New! Now you can install stock for 12 gauge Remington 870 on 20 gauge Remington 870! I think this product will help many Remington 870 owners.
Mesa Tactical’s 20 gauge to 12 gauge adapter dramatically increases the number and type of butt stocks that can be used with 20 gauge Remington 870 shotguns. Attached at the receiver in place of the standard 20 gauge stock, this cast steel adapter enables the use of any 12 gauge Remington 870 stock. There are many more options for the 12 gauge than 20 gauge, including Mesa Tactical’s Urbino Stocks, telescoping stock adapter kits and even Hydraulic Buffer systems.
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