I receive a lot of questions from shotgun owners which want to add a heat shield (barrel shroud) to a shotgun. So, this review will describe available options and how to choose the best heat shield for the Remington 870.
What is Tritium night sight?
If you are someone who wants to have better shooting sight with your shotgun at nighttime, then Tritium night sights are what you’ll want to install onto it. These particular sights have the ability to illuminate on their own by relying on a small amount of tritium gas that glows. This glowing gas creates a bright dot which you can see in dark or dim areas. The tritium gas should be able to last you for 10-12 years before you have to replace it. Tritium night sights are the opposite of fiber optic sights, which are helpful for aiming in the daylight. The night sight can replace the current front sight of your weapon and give it a focusing ability that it didn’t have before.
One of the biggest benefits of having a tritium night sight for your shotgun is that you don’t have to use batteries with it. This will save you a lot of money if you frequently go shooting at night. Other kinds of sights, like red dot sights, cost people a lot of money each year in batteries alone. Plus, they need to be switched on when you want to use them and the tritium night sights glow all the time. Tritium night sights do not require any light exposure and their exterior is durable enough to sustain many harsh environmental conditions. Most of the tritium night sights are made in the United States by American gun parts manufacturers. So, you can be sure you’re getting the very best sight possible.
The Kel-Tec KSG shotgun is a revolutionary 12-gauge bullpup pump-action shotgun. In case you didn’t know, a bullpup shotgun is one where the action is situated behind the trigger group. The Kel-Tec KSG contains two magazine tubes that allow a person to manually switch between them in real-time. Each magazine tube can hold seven shotgun shells that are 12-gauge and 2.75 inches long. If you are using 3-inch shotgun shells, then each magazine tube can hold six of them. This can certainly hold a lot more ammunition than a classic shotgun which only has one magazine tube. The people who use the Kel-Tec KSG are generally those who like to shoot a lot of ammunition and don’t like to waste too much time with reloading.
Shotguns need to be cleaned like any other tool or item that you use frequently. Some gun owners just don’t realize that every time they fire their shotgun, it leaves a little bit of residue inside the barrel, action, and chamber of the gun. This residue is actually made up of tiny particles called “fouling” which come from the shells that you’ve fired. The fouling particles are generated from the used birdshot, buckshot, slugs, wad, and gunpowder. Each time you fire a shell, a little bit of this residue is left behind inside the shotgun. If you don’t clean up the residue on a regular basis, it will build up over time and eventually impair the functionality of the weapon. In addition, excessive sweat and moisture build up in the shotgun could cause the weapon’s metal parts to become corroded. Once this happens, these parts of the gun will become rusty and cause your gun to malfunction.
There are four types of fouling you’ll commonly find inside a used shotgun; carbon, copper, lead, and plastic. Carbon comes from the burnt gunpowder which is used to propel the ammunition out of the chamber and through the barrel. You don’t usually see the carbon particles, but they spread inside the chamber and even get on the shooter’s hands. Copper particles may be there after you shoot if the slugs are jacketed with copper (sabot slugs). As for the projectiles inside of the shotshells, they are all typically made out of lead material. This means when you fire the shotshells in your shotgun, lead residue from the projectiles will get left in your barrel after you fire them. And finally, the plastic from the wads of the shells will create plastic residue that gets left behind as well.
When searching for the best shotgun cleaning kit, there are three cleaning kits in particular that you should pay attention to because they are affordable and highly regarding amongst gun enthusiasts. They are the Beretta Shotgun Cleaning Kit, the Tetra ValuPro III Shotgun Cleaning, and Hoppe’s No. 9 Cleaning Kit. All three of these cleaning kits can be purchased online and shipped right to your doorstep. Some of these cleaning kits cater to specific shotgun brands and calibers while others are more versatile and can be used to clean multiple types of shotguns. But no matter which one you choose, it will certainly be worth the investment in order to sustain the life expectancy and functionality of your shotguns.
Black Friday will be on Friday, 25th November 2016. I really like sales and big discounts. What can be better than purchasing something with 50%, 60% or even 70% off? :) What can be better than buying $129 jacket for $30 or $200 firearm accessory for $80? Or buying a gun with big discount? We all love good deals and discounts that is why I decided to create a list with the best gun, firearms accessories and tactical clothing/footwear deals.
Black Friday is finally here!
Last year, Black Friday was the biggest day ever for gun sales and I think this time will be the same situation. The more responsible gun owners will be the better.
There are many websites which sell guns, accessories, upgrades, parts and tactical clothing, boots, accessories. But it would take too much time to check them all. Items with good discounts are sold out fast, so it is better to have a list of the best deals and discounts.
One of the most common upgrades you can make to your Remington 870 shotgun is adding a flashlight to it.
A flashlight mounted onto your Remington 870 will give you the necessary light source you need to see what’s nearby. If you use your Remington 870 for home defense then the flashlight mount will come in handy during day or night. Even if there’s daylight outside, there could be a target that comes indoors or in an area where it is shaded from the sun. It is better to be safe than sorry so it is always a good idea to equip your shotgun with a flashlight mount. It is lightweight and doesn’t take up much space on your weapon.
Shotgun is mostly used on short distances, that is why you can see red dot or holographic non-magnifying sight on a shotgun more often than optic sight. Typically, red dot, reflex and holographic sights are designed for fast target acquisition usually within a 100-yard range, which is suitable for both hunting and tactical situations. Many shooting experts recommend that you shoot with both eyes open especially in a tactical situation. Red dot sights allow shooters to keep both eyes open because of the dedicated focusing of the sight. The shooting eye is not strained when using the sight.
Any experienced rifle or shotgun owner knows how important it is to have a stock which you are comfortable with. If you own a Remington 700, there are three stock upgrades you should consider making to increase your comfort and stabilization levels when firing the weapon. The first is the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock which has machine finishing and reinforced polymer. One benefit to this stock is it gives users a length of pull that is fully adjustable and with enhanced ergonomics. Plus, this is a drop-in stock which means there is no bedding required and is compatible with all short actions of the Remington 700. And if you want to add detachable box magazines to the rifle, you can purchase a Bolt Action Magazine Well separately which gives the Remington 700 the ability to have these magazines.
Any good rifle has an array of beneficial upgrades to choose from and the Remington 700 rifle is no exception. Although the Remington 700 is a good rifle by itself, most of the OEM parts of the weapon are not the best they can be. Some of the upgrades you can make include a stock, bipod, magazine well, scope base, bolt lift, barrel, and trigger. You can upgrade all these parts or just some of them. The choice is up to you depending on your preferences as a shooter.
As far as stocks go, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock for the Remington 700 is superior to all the rest. It is constructed with reinforced polymer which gives it a lighter weight and makes it easier for the user to handle. The length of the stock is even adjustable so it can be comfortable with your body and size. Some additional upgrades and accessories can be connected to this stock such as swivel stud attachments and ammo holders. On the other hand, if you’d rather keep your factory stock then consider upgrading your weapon with the Shilen Barrel instead. This upgrade will give your rifle more accuracy and all you have to do is drop it right into the OEM stock without having to perform hardly any barrel modifications.
I had several posts about Mossberg 500/590 and was surprised by number of questions about this shotgun. First of all, I recommend checking infographic: Differences Between Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500 shotguns. It explains differences in controls and design. Mossberg 500/590 is a great and very popular shotgun. There are 10,000,000 of Mossberg 500/590 shotguns made to date.
So, this post is about the best and must have upgrades for Mossberg 500/590 shotguns.
As a competitive shooter, I regularly visit shooting range to train with my shotgun. I do this two or three times a week and shoot about 125 rounds each training.
I always use shooting gloves because of the risk of scretches and small injuries. They are common thing especially during competitions when you shoot under stress. I was looking for shooting gloves that are durable, enable you to feel your firearm and also allow your hands to breath. I wear gloves for a long periods of time and breathability was very important.