The Remington 870 is one of the most popular pump action shotguns on the market today. Many avid Remington 870 shotgun owners like to purchase front sights which make it easier for them to shoot and hit their target with the weapon. A front sight attachment is a very nice accessory for the Remington 870 with factory bead sight. The hardest thing is choosing the right one that suits your needs. There are virtually dozens of sight brands on the market but many of them are not worthy of being attached to the Remington name. However, the TRUGLO Glo-Dot II Shotgun Sight is one exception to this because it produces a highly visible light that is bright enough to see at any time of the day. Not only that, but you can get the sighting in either a red color or green color as well.
By GrevB, NnF000
We can call this a “Tactical Build” or a “Home Defense Build” or maybe just “Building a REM870, 20-ga… My Way” !
Please Note that I am not going to tell you how to disassemble or assemble your Shotgun, I leave that to people on this Site that know a lot more than I do about the Remington 870 Express. I will call out the parts and part numbers (P/N:) where I known, and give a short review.
Magnetic shotgun sights are becoming very popular amongst competitive shooters and hunters. They help shooters aim their targets properly and accurately, especially if the environment is dim or dark. The HiViz Magni-Hunter is one of the top shotgun sights on the market today. For one thing, it is a magnetic front sight that utilizes Magni-Optics which allows it to attach to virtually any shotgun that is vent-ribbed. Some popular brands that have vent-ribbed shotguns include Remington, Benelli, Browning, Beretta, Ruge, Charles Daly, Franchi, and Verona. The make and model of the shotgun don’t really matter as long as the vent ribs meet certain size requirements. The ventilated ribs of the shotgun need to be between from .230″ to .330″ for MGH2007-I and between .3555 inches and .440 inches for MGH2007-II, in order for this magnetic front sight to fit properly. You’ll find that most of the models from those brands have vent ribs which meet this size requirement.
Thanks to my friend Igor Lytvynenko for this article.
There are a lot of interesting articles in this blog, but there is not much information about the famous Benelli M2 shotgun. I want to fix this and share my experiences of using this beauty throughout several shooting seasons. I have used the Benelli M2 during 25 matches in Ukraine and abroad, so I have the knowledge to tell you about it.
But first, let me put a little disclaimer out there. This article is not for newbies and I won’t start describing how to prepare the Benelli M2 for practical shooting right out of the box. I am not going to describe upgrades, bells and whistles. Instead, I will describe the important elements of fine tuning, the problems I’ve found and the ways to fix them. Some of the issues are very typical and obvious but I will describe them anyway. Some of the issues are very interesting as well.
UltimateGuns posted very nice pics of the home defense build on the Remington 870 Forum:
“Here’s an Ultimate 870HD build I did for a customer. It started life as an 870 Tactical, but I upgraded basically everything. I installed our Ultimate Reliability Kit, which includes the non-MIM extractor from the 870 Police model, the upgraded carrier dog spring, and a Vang Comp follower. I also added the 870P sear spring to reduce the chance of a negligent discharge. I added a Vang Comp Big Dome safety. Next, I polished the action bars and coated them with Cerakote’s MicroSlick, so it cycles like butter. I also added MicroSlick to the bolt. Next, I installed a Nordic Components magazine spring. I finished it in black Cerakote. I also installed a XS Big Dot tritium bead night sight, and a Mesa Tactical aluminum shell carrier. After the pics were taken, I added an Elzetta Alpha flashlight…315 lumens and only 3.4 ounces. Furniture is from Magpul. It came out pretty well.
Organized “Home Defense” training last week ended. There were 9 participants and one of them had very interesting homemade front sight protection on his Remington 870. I have never seen anything like that before. It protects the front sight from bumps which are very common when a shotgun is heavily used during hunting, competitions or training exercises.
Remington 870 shotgun owners depend on having quality sights on their barrels. For the Remington 870, you will want to get Tritium sights for your weapon. These particular sights glow in the dark which makes them perfect for all kinds of outdoor environments where you might have limited lighting. These sights are also very sturdy and made of the highest quality material. Ameriglo sights are also neat glow in the dark sights which come in a variety of colors such as yellow and green. So if you are a nighttime hunter, then these glow in the dark sights will be right up your alley. Just be careful what you are shooting at because this glow does not cast a light like a flashlight does. You will still have to be able to see your target. These sights just make sure you know which direction your barrel is pointed at when you aim in the dark.
Ghost ring sights are basically thin iron rings that are installed on top of most submachine guns and combat shotguns. There are no optical or laser sights used in this case. It is just a ring that the shooter looks through in order to align their target through the middle of the ring. There is also a thick post in front of the ring so you can aim at your target more precisely.
Ghost rings are the perfect sights to have if you want to remain discrete in your targeting. It is truly a clever way to attack your target by surprise, which comes in handy when hunting or in war type situations.
Thanks to Tommy Geraci, one of the blog readers for making this review!
UNIVERSAL “GHOST RING” FIRESIGHT SET
Next up for review are the W.G.S. Co. Universal Ghost Ring Firesights. These sights offer a large amount of flexibility since they incorporate a universal design they can work on just about any vent rib shotgun with no gunsmithing required. They are made out of aircraft grade aluminum and manufactured through a CNC process. The color combination of a red front sight and a green ghost ring rear sight really compliment each other well and only help increase a shooters target acquisition. The Universal Ghost Ring Firesights attach to a vent rib barrel via the placement holes with a combination of two latches per sight that are held in place with a set of screws that are provided.
Thanks to Tommy Geraci, one of the blog readers for making this review!
ACE IN THE HOLE
Williams Gun Sight Co. has a variety of sights for shotgun, rifle and handgun platforms. I will begin this review with the W.G.S. Co. Ace In The Hole fiber optic ghost ring with an integrated 1913 picatinny rail for the Remington 870 shotgun. The Ace In The Hole is designed for drilled and tapped receivers. This ensures a rock solid fit which further helps to maintain a constant zero. Gunsmithing is required to drill and tap the receiver unless the Remington 870 has already been drilled and tapped. Ensure that the screws included will work with a previously drilled and tapped receiver by calling Williams Gun Sight Co. and asking them directly.