Remington 870 Accessories and Upgrades Catalogue
This Remington 870 Accessories and Upgrades Catalogue was created due to many requests from readers of the blog. There are many home defense, tactical, hunting, clay shooting and other accessories and upgrades available. Remington 870 shotgun is very easy to upgrade and enhance. It can be used for any purpose and you can choose upgrades accordingly.
It is easy to get lost in many options available. One may install too many upgrades and shotgun will look tacticool. Such Remington 870 shotguns are often heavy and have many unnecessary bells and whistles. Fancy upgrades are often cost a lot, weight a lot but don’t add much.
Other upgrades like Remington 870 barrels can dramatically change characteristics your shotgun. Shorter barrels recommended for home defense and tactical shotguns, longer barrels for competition shooting, trap or hunting. There are barrels made by Remington and aftermarket barrels, from Carlson’s for example. They are not too expensive and it is easy to buy them.
Remington 870 upgrades forums available on this site. You can discuss what upgrades are worth the price and which are useless.
Remington 870 Tactical model comes with some of the upgrades but there are many that can be added. For example, there are many tactical flashlights available for your shotgun. Flashlight is a must have for any tactical Remington 870. You can also choose 1-point sling, bigger safety button, sidesaddle and many other upgrades.
Remington 870 Express usually comes without accessories and you have to choose and install them yourself. Upgrading your shotgun is fun. You can choose one of so many stocks, there are many types and colors available. There are pistol grip, recoil-reducing, folding and other types available. You can choose classic tactical black color or modern Flat Dark Earth or many other colors.
Remington 870 Police is a beautiful shotgun that comes with some accessories but there are many good features you can add. One of the most popular upgrades is sidesaddle. This section was made to help you choose the best accessories for your Remington 870 of any model: Express, Tactical, Police, Magnum etc.
Remington 870 Accessories Catalogue
Forend Integrated Lights
Receiver Mounted Shell Holders (Sidesaddles)
Shotgun Flashlight Mounts
Nordic Components Shotgun Follower
Nordic Components now has follower in dark red color.
Nordic Components follower is one of the best aftermarket followers which can be used in Remington 870 shotgun.
This follower is really good, it is Teflon coated which makes feeding smooth. I have tested it and it works perfectly. Nordic Components follower is also used by members from my shooting club and all of them told me that they never had any problems with this follower.
Feeding with Nordic Components follower becomes much better and smoother because it is polished and Teflon coated.
Highly recommended product.
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Brownells Stainless Steel Magazine Follower
When you hold it in your hands you feel that it is heavy and reliable, it is thick and made of stainless steel, it is even thicker than Vang Comp Systems follower. Looks good and works well, I didn’t have any malfunctions during the tests. Brownells Magazine Follower has grooves and will work with Remington 870 shotguns which have dimples but don’t have extension.
Brownells Stainless Steel Magazine Follower is very good alternative to Vang Comp Systems follower. It is machined, it is stainless, it is thicker than Vang Comp Systems follower. It will last forever.
Vang Comp Systems Follower
It turned out that stainless steel follower from Vang Comp Systems works perfectly even without tail which is believed to prevent spring from kinking. I think that the reason of such good result is metal on metal contact which enables VCS follower to slide freely inside the magazine tube. Also it takes less space in a magazine tube.
This follower has a hole on the front side, which enables you to check the magazine with your finger.
Vang Comp Systems is made of stainless steel magazine follower. This is one of the best followers I have ever used. It is sturdy, reliable and virtually indestructible.
Advice: It requires a small modification – you need to polish sharp edges on the front of the follower.
Attention: The only one known problem is use of the Vang Comp Follower with original Remington magazine extension. Shells can move follower to the groove inside the extension and it will stuck.
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Surefire Forend Light
The Surefire Forend Light is one of the popular choices for light for a tactical shotgun. But Remington 870 flashlight forend is an expensive way to add light to your firearm. It also the most ergonomical and good looking upgrade.
It is well-known, time-proven, is reliable and compact. This forend has a rubber insert, which makes it more comfortable to hold and work the action, however, it does stick out more than the EOTech forend. There are different versions with different powers (100-200 lumens) for the flashlight. You can choose a brighter version but it will cost more.
Hogue Overmolded Stock for Remington 870
Hogue Overmolded Stock is a classic stock which is available in standard and short LOP. It has time-proven design which is great and tested by thousands of Remington 870 owners worldwide.
The biggest advantage it gives you is special texture and rubber finish of the stock. That makes it extremely grippy and easy to operate. Hogue rubber finish is much better than plastic on other stocks.
The best thing is that this stock is simple and easy to operate. Hogue shortstock is a shorter version of the standard stock and makes your shotgun compact and easier to handle.
Why you should consider buying Hogue Overmolded Stock for Remington 870:
1. Unique rubber finish and texture.
2. Simple design.
3. Affordable price.
4. Short LOP stock available.
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Magpul SGA Stock for Remington 870
Magpul has solid reputation of the manufacturer of innovative and quality accessories for firearms. Magpul MOE Forend is simple but well thought out product. It is made of thick plastic and looks sturdy.
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 length of pull that fits you.
Overall performance during the tests on the range was great. It is very comfortable to hold, reload and shoot.
There are lots of different accessories available for this stock:
-Sling mounts (classic and quick detachable)
-Cheek risers (2 types)
-Butt adapter (enables installation of any aftermarket butt pad for Remington 870)
Why you should consider buying Magpul SGA Stock for Remington 870:
1. Unique design, you either love it or hate it.
2. Pistol grip incorporated into classic stock is very comfortable
3. Many additional accessories.
4. Spacers enable you to adjust the length of pull.
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Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock for Remington 870
Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock is the best choice for those who owns a M4 carbine and want to have similar stock. This stock is adjustable, you can adjust length of pull when needed. The stock is very reliable, receiver adapter is made of aluminum.
One more advantage of this stock is Hogue overmolded rubber pistol grip with palm swells and finger grooves which enable you to have positive grip.
There is recoil-reducing version of Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock available.
The only disadvantage of this stock is a high price.
Why you should consider buying Mesa Tactical Telescoping Stock for Remington 870
1. Design which is similar to M4 stocks.
2. Stock is adjustable.
3. Receiver adapter is made of aluminum.
4. Hogue overmolded rubber pistol grip.
5. Recoil-reducing version of the stock is available.
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Mesa Tactical Urbino Tactical Stock for Remington 870
Urbino stock is simple and easy to use. This is tactical short LOP stock from Mesa Tactical.
The Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock with cheek riser and limb saver buttpad is a very good quality product. The stock comes with an ambidextrous sling plate from the factory. The pistol grip texture is grippy, it is angled for better recoil-management.
Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock comes with Limbsaver recoil pad which helps to reduce felt recoil.
Why you should consider buying Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870
1. Simple design with pistol grip.
2. Short LOP.
3. 5-Position cheek riser.
4. Ambidextrous sling plate included.
5. Limbsaver recoil pad helps reduce felt recoil.
|Get Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock here: http://tinyurl.com/d3o9eyl|
Wilson Combat (Scattergun Technologies) Jumbo Head Safety
Very good safety button for Remington 870. Works great and can be easily disengaged. It doesn’t stick out much and big enough to be quickly disengaged. The quality of this safety button is very good.
This is the only one oversized safety which can be used with Knoxx recoil reducing stocks.
|You can get Scattergun Technology Safety for Remington 870 on Brownells|
Vang Oversized Safety for Remington 870
Vang Comp Systems is a good safety and I have heard positive feedback about it from many shooters.
There are two issues which can stop you from buying this safety button:
1. Sticks out too far.
3. Cannot be installed with Knoxx recoil reducing stocks.
Other than that, it is good and tested by many Remington 870 owners.
|You can get Vang Big Speed Safety for Remington 870 on Brownells|
1. Non-MIM Extractor
Machined extractor is one of the must-have upgrades for your Remington 870. It insures reliable extraction of fired shells. Police version of the Remington 870 utilizes non-MIM extractor too because it is more reliable.
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18 inch, IMP CYL, Bead Sight
The most popular barrel is the Remington 870 18″ bead sight barrel. It is short, simple and inexpensive.
This short barrel enables you to easily manouevre around the house. It is possible to change the factory bead with light gathering or Tritium one.
You can get this barrel here: http://tinyurl.com/d3rg5jm
Remington 870 28″, REM Choke, Vent Rib barrel with Mid-Bead
Longer barrel with chokes for a hunter or serious competition shooter.
You can get this barrel here: http://tinyurl.com/crktzr4
Remington 870 18″, Police Barrel with Rifle Sights, IMP CYL
This barrel is short and has rifle sights. This makes this barrel extremely easy to aim especially when shooting slugs.
You can get this barrel here: http://tinyurl.com/dyf49pe
Aftermarket Remington 870 Barrels – CARLSONS – 18.5″ Shotgun Barrels
Short barrel with the option of changing chokes makes shotgun more versatile. You can control spread using chokes which is important for hunting and home-defense. Tighter pattern is very good idea for a home defense shotgun.
Also, you can choose Carlsons Remington 870 barrel with non-adjustable front sight or adjustable sights
More information about Carlsons Remington 870 barrels: http://tinyurl.com/buq8en5
Lightweight aluminum magazine extension. One of the best extension available for Remington 870. Used by many competition shooters.
|Get Nordic Magazine Extension for Remington 870 on Brownells|
Original factory magazine extension. One of the best variants for your Remington 870.
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This is one of the most popular magazine extensions for Remington 870 shotgun. You can select polished blued or matte parkerized variant. The tube is made of solid piece of metal.
|Get TacStar Magazine Extension on Brownells|
This is one-piece extension made of metal. It is available in polished blue or matte blue finish. Some users have problems with Choate extensions some are happy.
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Mesa Tactical Sureshell Shell Carrier
This is the most durable and reliable sidesaddle available on the market today. Mesa Tactical sidesaddle is made of aluminium which makes it indestructible. It is low profile and looks fantastic!
One of the good features of this shell carrier is that it doesn’t hide the serial number.
There are many different versions of this sidesaddle. There are 4-round, 6-round and even 8-round shell carriers.
This is the most expensive shell carrier in this overview but it is worth the price.
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TacStar Shell Carrier
TacStar sidesaddle is ammunition carrier with plastic shell holder on aluminum mounting plate. It is easy to install, installation takes just several minutes. Be careful and don’t overtighten screws because this may bind the reciever and jam up the action or action will be stiff. Also, if you overtighten screw you can easily strip the screw and you won’t be able to fix it without buying a new sidesaddle.
TacStar sidesaddle holds shotgun shells reliably but it is still easy to take them out.
This sidesaddle is inexpensive and you can use it without any problems for a long time. Of course it is not as durable as the metal sidesaddle but it still a good choice.
Vang Comp Systems Detachable Shell Carrier
Detachable side ammo carriers for shotguns become more and more popular. Most people like the ability to change empty holder with a loaded one. You can have several carriers in your pocket and change them when needed.
One of the good detachable side ammo carriers is one by Vang Comp Systems. This shell holder has aluminum backing plate that secures to the receiver with the replacement trigger pins.
Vang Comp Systems Detachable Side Ammo Carrier also allows viewing of serial number.
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Flashlight mount is an inexpensive way to add flashlight to your Remington 870 shotgun. The best mounts on the market are made by CDM Gear, they are sturdy and lightweight. You can choose one of the many tactical flashlights to install together with one of the CDM Gear flashlight mounts.
Two of the most popular mounts are CDM Gear MOD-C and CDM Gear BMT (with rail). BMT mount come with rail. It is designed to be used with rail-mounted flashlight like Streamlight TLR-1 (flashlight) or TLR-2 (flashlight laser combo).
CDM Gear MOD-C Flashlight Mount
MOD-C mount can be used with regular tactical flashlights. It is reliable, compact, light-weight and low profile. This is one of the best remington 870 flashlight mounts you can choose.
It holds flashlight in place even under heavy 12 gauge recoil. Special pads included, so it is not going to scratch the coating of your shotgun’s barrel and extension.
CDM Gear BMT Flashlight Mount with Rail
There are many good tactical rail-mounted flashlights that you can choose. The can be installed via CDM Gear BMT Flashlight Mount with Rail. It has all of the advantages of the CDM Gear clamps: low profile, high-quality, sturdy, low weight and compact.
Again, this is one of the best remington 870 flashlight mounts you can choose.
Tactical flashlight for a shotgun must be able to withstand heavy recoil. Some of the tactical flashlights work good on rifles and handguns but going to be destroyed under shotgun recoil.
That is why you need to be careful when choosing tactical flashlight for a shotgun. Flashligt/laser combo looks cool but it doesn’t make aiming as easy as in movies.
Streamlight TLR-1 Rail Mounted Flashlight
One of the best and the most popular flashlights for shotguns. It is bright, reliable and used by thousands of shooters. It has wide beam patter meaning that it was designed for home defense. Streamlight TLR-1 flashlight enables you to use your Remington 870 effectively during the night.
Surefire G2X or G2L Tactical Flashlight
Surefire G2X or G2L flashlights are not expensive and very popular. They are well known for their reliable work under the worst conditions. Flashlight is bright enough for home defense use and will work under heavy recoil. It is lightweight and compact.
FAB Defense Speedlight Tactical Flashlight
This flashlight isn’t as famous as others but it becomes more and more popular. Speedlight flashlight is compact and lightweight which makes it perfect for Remington 870 shotgun. It has slick design and can be attached using one of the many Remington 870 flashlight clamps.
This tactical shotgun light will work good under heavy 12 gauge recoil, so you can be sure that it will not let you down in home defense situation.