20 Things to Upgrade in Your Remington 870 to Make it a Home Defense Shotgun
Here is list of 20 things to upgrade in your Remington 870 to create an ultimate home-defense shotgun:
1. Safety button.
Install oversized safety to be able to quickly disengage it under stress.
More information: Remington 870 Safety Buttons Review
Replace it with a more reliable one.
More information: Remington 870 Followers Overview
3. Magazine extension.
Adds space in magazine for more rounds.
More information: Magazine Extensions for Remington 870
Install recoil-reducing or short LOP stock.
More information: 5 Best Aftermarket Stocks for Remington 870
Choose a shorter one, so you can install side-saddle. Aftermarket forends have additional features like rails for flashlights.
More information: Best Forends for Remington 870
Allows you to have additional shells on your shotgun.
More information: Overview of the Sidesaddles for Shotguns
Get a shorter one to make your shotgun more compact.
More information: Remington 870 Barrels
Duracoat, Cerakote or Gunkote your shotgun to protect it from rust.
More information: Painting Remington 870 Shotgun with Gun Kote
9. Sling adapter.
Enables you to have a sling on your shotgun.
More information: GG&G Shotgun Sling Mount Review
Choose a one-point, two-point or three-point sling for your shotgun to be able to make transitions to a secondary weapon or carry it in different positions.
More information: Cheap Sling for Remington 870
Replace it with a non-MIM one which is more durable.
More information: MIM and non-MIM Extractor for Remington 870 Shotgun
12. Barrel shroud.
Protects your fingers from the heat.
More information: Remington 870 Shotgun Heat Shields
13. Barrel/Magazine extension clamp.
Choose a reliable clamp which will protect your magazine extension.
More information: Remington 870 CDM Gear BMT Clamp with 3 Slot Rail Review
Install a clamp with a flashlight or Surefire forend to be able to identify your target in the dark.
More information: Review of 3 Tactical Flashlights for Your Shotgun
Ghost ring, rifle sights, tritium or light-gathering? You choose.
More information: XS Remington 870 Pedestal Big Dot Tritium Sight
16. Metal Police trigger assembly.
There is no much difference between Express and Police trigger assemblies but if you want it you can get it.
More information: Remington 870 – Trigger Plate Assembly, Police, Metal, Parkerized
17. Picatinny rail.
Install it if you want to have additional accessories on your Remington 870.
17. Holographic sight.
Allows easier and faster aiming.
More information: Holographic Weapon Sight and Shotgun
18. Laser sight.
If SWAT use them, why you can’t?
More information: Streamlight TLR-2 Flashlight/Laser on Remington 870 Review
19. Second side-saddle.
Add it on the right side and carry even more shells on your shotgun.
20. Tactical Extended Rem Choke.