There are a lot of controversies over the gun laws, particularly those pertaining to self-defense with a firearm. Many gun owners are confused about the laws of self-defense because different jurisdictions throughout the country have different laws. The most confusion surrounds the laws of “duty to retreat” and “stand your ground.” Certain jurisdictions have a duty to retreat requirement which means that somebody who is threatened by someone else cannot shoot the person making the threat. Instead, they have to retreat to a safe place and simply put themselves out of harm’s way. Then there are other jurisdictions which let people being threatened exercise their “stand-your-ground” rights. Stand-your-ground is a law that lets people being threatened to use deadly force as a method of self-defense if there is truly a reason for them to believe their life is in danger.
Update on Remington 870 vs Mossberg 590 comparison on Remington 870 Forum:
I did a review about comparing the Remington 870 Tactical Express (6+1) and the Mossberg 590SP (7+1). I recently have put about 200 – 300 rounds into both after about a month total in shooting. I dry practiced with both on a regular basis for about 10 – 15 minutes every 2 to 4 days. I used dummy rounds (snap caps) for the dry practice. Here are my opinions about the differences in both. Before I compare the differences I just want to let everyone know here that I am very happy I have both and would not want it any other way. My father taught me to know and adapt to every weapon you have or at least get familiar with it so you can handle any challenges in the future. So that is what I do with all the firearms I own. So here were the differences after about 1 month of shooting and dry practicing both.
You are probably familiar with how Remington 870 shotguns are made with different gauges. The most common gauge in the model 870 is the 12-gauge. This measures the diameter of the barrel. But what you may not realize is the length of the shells is also as critical to consider as their diameter. If you have 3 inches or 2 ¾ inches shells then you need a magnum receiver that can handle it. Of course, the barrel also has to be equipped to handle up to 3-inch long shells. If it is then you can fire them as long as you have a magnum receiver.
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Here are my thoughts and comparisons:
1. The 870 trigger pull is SUPERIOR to the 590. That was the biggest difference by far when comparing the 2. This was the biggest surprise and could be a deal breaker if people are concerned about trigger pull.
2. There is no difference in quality and feel of either. I thought this was going to be the huge difference but to me it wasn’t. The reason why I thought it was going to be a huge difference is because of the aluminum receiver. But the 590 Bolt and Barrel are made out of steel so no issues (think of the AR being the same type of aluminum/steel design).
What letters at the end of the Remington 870 serial number mean?
You can easily find out what shells can be used in your Remington 870. Receiver of a shotgun is marked with letters at the end of the serial number, they determine ejection size.
It is very important to load only the ammo which suits your shotgun. Table of the Remington 870 serial number suffixes enables you easily finding out which ammo can be used.
There are several common problems of Remington 870 shotgun. They are well known but new owners may have problems diagnosing and fixing them.
So, I decided to list the most common problems and how to fix them. Remington 870 is a very good shotgun, you just need to understand how to use it.
Very interesting post by redgoat on Remington 870 Forum:
This is more of a “here’s what I’ve observed” post than a how-to or an open ended question.
While researching all of the parts involved in the “flexi-tab conversion” for an older Wingmaster I learned that there is more involved than just switching the shell carrier to the new flexi-tab one. As I understand now, there can be up to four parts involved. I’ve listed them below along with their corresponding parts diagram number
codyphillips48 decided to build an 870 and posted interesting information and pictures about future build on Remington 870 Forum:
So I figured I should start a thread other than my intro thread to cover the build. So my plans with this build is pretty simple. I’m going to make my take of the 870 MCS. I’ll call it the 870 CMS (Cody’s Modular Shotgun) haha. Why would I want to do something like that its simply because I can. I like the idea of having everything in one case. A grab and go kind of pack. Also please remember I’m in Brasil right now until June 18th. So I cant take any pics. Only pic I can put up is ones my brother sends me. I have a wanted ad up for parts like looking for if your looking to sell parts.
I couldn’t find info about Remington 870 recoil pad screw size and type, so I had to contact Remington.
Here is information:
1″ long , # 2 phillips wood screw, you can find the screw at any local hardware store
Maybe it will be useful for other Remington 870 owners.
Stomachache post pics and information about special spacer for Remington 870 shotguns one piece magazine tube on Remington 870 Forum:
Remington Barrel Code and Serial Number, How to Find Out Manufacture Date
Recorded a small video to show difference between barrel code and serial number on the receiver:
You can always use Remington Serial Number Lookup to find out manufacture date of your Remington firearm.