There is one issue which you can experience with Remington 870. It is called “sticky chamber or a “rough chamber”. It happens often with cheap ammo. And you need to polish the chamber to be able to use any ammo you want. I have posted instructions on how to polish the Remington 870 chamber some time ago, but now I want to give you 3 more ways to polish the 870 chamber.
Here is how-to article from Banshee from Remington 870 Forum.
Hogue short LOP stock was too short for me for competition use (but great for home defense) and standard stock was a little too long. So I decided to remvoe half of inch for a perfect fit. Watch the video.
This post is based on a chapter from the Remington 870 Guide eBook.
The Remington 870 is easy to disassemble and reassemble; you will only need these instructions the first few times. With enough practice, you will be able to disassemble and reassemble your shotgun with your eyes closed.
List of the best videos which will be helpful Remington 870 owners.
Tritium sights basically provide green or yellow sight lights on your shotgun that glow in the dark. They have been nicknamed “night sights” for this reason and get installed on the rear or front of your shotgun. Tritium is described as a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The sights use tiny vials of tritium that are responsible for emitting its soft green glow. If you are in an area with low lighting or darkness then the tritium sights will allow you to see where you’re aiming.
Video which shows drilling and tapping of the Remington 870 receiver to install.
Thanks to Andrew and Bill for help and comments. Thanks to S&J Hardware for the rail.
You may be faced at some point with multiple targets, multiple targets that are shooting back at you. Most firing ranges are set up so you only focus on one target at a time unless it is a specialized training facility. You fire, the buzzer goes off and you bench your weapon, it is synchronized to some extent, firefights are not. Therefore, most shooters focus on becoming proficient while shooting at one target in a controlled environment.
I’ve heard about this Remington 870 modification several times. I was not sure about it because it requires modification of the ejection window and it cannot be undone. This is the most radical way to improve reliability of your Remington 870, so if you don’t have many issues with extraction you don’t need it.
Remington 870 Firing Pin Retaining Pin emoval is one of the procedures which you need to do to replace broken firing pin or firing pin retractor spring.
Firing pin or Firing pin retractor spring replacement is needed if they are broken. Inspect them every time you clean your shotgun.
This is updated instruction about Remington 870 safety button replacement. It is more detailed and also has better photos.
When you want to replace the safety button of your Remington 870 you will want to install an oversized safety button. This will allow you to disengage the button more easily, especially if you are wearing gloves or are in a stressful situation where you may lack focus and concentration.