The Remington 870 is a great pump action shotgun. Sometimes users will want to attach a sling to their shotgun for a couple of reasons. Either they’ll use the sling to help give them stability while they’re aiming or they’ll simply use the sling to carry the shotgun on their backside while they’re not using it. The only problem is the Remington 870 does not come with an adequate forward sling mount so you can attach a sling. Therefore, you’ll have to purchase the sling mount or sling swivels separately. But that’s okay because these forward sling mounts are not expensive and they have a long lifespan.
There are many opinions about a sling on a home defense or duty shotgun. Some people like it some don’t. It is not necessary to have a sling on a home defense shotgun because you don’t carry it for a long periods of time and it also may catch on doorknobs or furniture.
Blackhawk Inc. is a company that is well known for their quality tactical clothing and equipment. Shotshell sling is made of sturdy 2 inch nylon and very well made. This product combines shotgun bandoleer and sling. It holds 15 rounds tight and reliably. But it is easy to takem them out of the loops.
Bought Specter Gear CQB Sling For Remington 870 with Magpul SGA Stock. The coyote color of this sling matches the color of Magpul SGA Flat Dark Eart (FDE) stock. Forward sling mount adapter included. It installs between magazine extension and magazine tube. It’s kind ironical that you can’t use Specter Gear CQB Sling For Remington 870 with Magpul SGA Stock with standard Magpul forend. Magpul Remington 870 forend is little longer and you won’t be able to slide forend forward with front sling adapter installed. So if you want to use Specter Gear CQB Sling For Remington 870, you have to choose different forend.
Here is something interesting for you. I met reader of the blog on training today. He has installed Remington 870 SGA Sling Mount on his Remington 870 Express Magnum with wood stock:
Remington 870 with Urbino Stock and Spectre Gear Sling
Remington 870 with Urbino Stock and Spectre Gear Sling on Remington 870 Forum:
Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock for Remington 870 Review
The mount is especially designed for tactical operations. The mount places the rear sling attachment in front of the user. This allows shooters to shoulder their weapons quickly without becoming tangled. The mount also allows a single point attachment, or it can be used with a front sling mount for a two-point sling installation. The loop on the mount allows you to attach up to a 1 ¼ inch wide sling. The rear mount is installed directly behind the receiver in front of the butt stock.
Shotgun slings are useful when you want to carry around a shotgun without having to hold onto it. The sling acts like a loop on the bottom of the shotgun and you just throw the loop over your shoulder to carry the shotgun around. This comes in particularly handy when you are out hunting or are getting ready to shoot something at any given moment. But in addition to carrying it around, slings also offer support when shooting the shotgun. You might not need this support with birdshot ammunition, but if you are using slugs then it will be very helpful in getting off a good shot.
Installed and tested Magpul Remington 870 SGA Sling Mount on my SGA stock. Very good addition to this stock. SGA sling mount is made of steel, it is high-quality and reliable.
Magpul Sling Mount Kit-Type 1 enables user to add it on the right or left side of the SGA Shotgun Stock. After this you will be able to use push-button QD sling swivels.
One of the ways to attach a sling plate to your shotgun is to get a sling plate which is installed between extentsion and magazine tube. There are many sling plates available, here is one from S&J Hardware: