Remington 870 Marine Magnum Accessories and Upgrades

sodapopsixtysix posted very nice Remington 870 Marine Magnum with Upgrades on Remington 870 Forum.

List of the Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades:

Remington rifle sight barrel
Remington synthetic youth stock
S&J hi-vis follower
Wilson Combat jumbo safety
Mesa Tactical Sureshot 6 round side-saddle
CDM MOD-C flashlight mount
Surefire G2 Nitrolon flashlight with McClicky Switch and toxic green boot

Remington 870 Marine Stock
Remington 870 Marine Stock
Remington 870 Marine Magnum Barrels
Remington 870 Marine Magnum Barrels
Remington 870 Marine Magnum
Remington 870 Marine Magnum
Remington 870 Marine Magnum with Upgrades and Accessories
Remington 870 Marine Magnum with Upgrades and Accessories

Dear readers of Rem870.com blog, here is second PK’s project: Remington 870 Marine Magnum

Remington 870 Marine Magnum
Remington 870 Marine Magnum

My latest project: the stock, full length rail/heat shield and side saddle combo are from Mesa Tactical, flip up sites from Troy Industries, Vang Comp high dome safety, Remington police forend, Tactical Link sling, 517 EOTech. I picked up the Marine Magnum at a local pawn shop for 330.00. I don’t think it had ever been fired. Debated a long time about getting a 870P to customize and finally settled on the MM because of the finish.

Remington 870 Marine Accessories
Remington 870 Marine Accessories

The Mesa stock works great, the pistol grip allows for excellent manipulation and control of the gun during tactical and speed reloading. Also being able to lengthen the stock is an advantage to me when shooting slugs at a distance. Mesa offers three variations, and I feel the LEO is the the best value. Every Mesa product I have purchased was top quality. Some after trying I didn’t like or keep, but that was personal preference not any indication regarding quality. Mesa does have a pdf viewable catalog at their website, however they do not sell product from their site.

Rail/heat Shield and Side Saddle from Mesa Tactical
Rail/heat Shield and Side Saddle from Mesa Tactical

Mesa offers a recoil reducing buffer tube from Endine Manufacturing that, according to them reduces felt recoil by 70%. I have never tried one so I cannot comment on how effective it might be. I kinda feel that if the gun fits, recoil won’t be an issue and many Mesa accessories will fit a 20ga. so the 870 Express 20 is always an option.

The Mesa full length rail completely installed weighs in around, maybe 11oz.,. My MM is heavy, just over ten lbs., I was quite suprised at the weight of the EOTech. The Tactical Express that I originally talked about tips the scale at 8lbs. 10 oz., remember those weights are without ammo in the magazines or side saddles.

Mesa rail/heatshield, Eotech, Troy Industries Flip-Up Sights
Mesa rail/heatshield, Eotech, Troy Industries Flip-Up Sights

Once again I have to mention the sling, I’ve tried three other slings and this one from Tactical Link is awsome. The QD works perfect with the Mesa LEO stock, I also have installed Tactical Link’s QD adapter on an M-4. Transitioning from shooting to the back hang position is a breeze and can be accomplished while drawing a sidearm, reversing is just as easy.

Remington 870 with Eotech, Sling, Rail and Side Saddle
Remington 870 with Eotech, Sling, Rail and Side Saddle
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PK, thank you very much for photos and information!

Home Defense Remington 870 Marine with Parts List

Many of you asked about this Remington 870 Marine which won the Remington 870 Photo Contest. I really like it too, it is simple but have all the necessary home defense upgrades and accessories.

Let’s see closer what Remington 870 shotgun parts were upgraded, what accessories were added. The most important is not to get lost looking on all cool upgrades and not to make your Rem 870 looking too tacticool.

Remington 870, Marine, Home Defense Accessories and Upgrades
Remington 870, Marine, Home Defense Accessories and Upgrades

So, let’s start with the most important home defense shotgun upgrade – flashlight. Owner decided to go with the Surefire Forend Light which is great. This is forend with built-in flashlight, meaning it is very easy to use. Surefire forend is also very reliable and there is no chance that it can stop working or fall of the shotgun.

What else can be upgraded? What is one of the most important parts of the shotgun? Remington 870 stock and forend. If stock is too long or too short, you cannot use them comfortably. You cannot aim accurately, you cannot rack shotgun fast, sometimes you even can’t have good positive grip. Wrong stock even can hit you when you fire. So, it is very important to choose stock and forend that fit you.

Remington 870 Magpul SGA stock and forend are very good. Stock is very easy to adjust for any shooter, tall or short. It enables you to install cheek riser, one-point sling adapter or 2 and 3-point sling. It is rock-solid and you cannot go wrong with it.

Shell holder is a must have for home defense shotgun. Sidesaddle on this Remington 870 Marine shotgun is from Mesa Tactical. Sureshell shotshell carrier is one of the best sidesaddles available. It holds shells perfectly but you can easily use them when needed. There are many versions available.

This Remington 870 shotgun has one-point sling which is popular choice. There are less chances that 1-poing sling would catch on doorbells or furniture.

As you can see, there are ghost ring sights installed on this Remington 870 Marine. They make aiming easier. Tritium sights glow in the dark allowing to use them 24 hours a day.

This home defense setup is very nice and simple, no unnecessary tacticool accessories and upgrades.

Home Defense Remington 870 Marine Parts List:

1. Surefire Forend for Remington 870 (DSF-870)
2. Magpul SGA Stock
3. SideSaddles for Remington 870
4. SCATTERGUN TECHNOLOGIES™ TRAK-LOCK® Ghost Ring Sight System

Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades and Accessories

Nugunner01 posted very nice photos of his Remington 870 Marine Magnum on Remington 870 Forum:

Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades and Accessories
Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades and Accessories
Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades and Accessories
Remington 870 Marine Magnum Upgrades and Accessories
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Blackhawk! Knoxx Stock Gen II for Remington 870
Blackhawk! Knoxx Stock Gen II for Remington 870
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Mesa Tactical Sureshell Holder
Mesa Tactical Sureshell Holder
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The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine

JBall shared fantastic photos of his Remington 870 Marine shotgun on Remington 870 Forum. It has so many cool upgrades:

1. Mesa Tactical Shotugn Rail with Shell Carrier & Barrel Clamp for Remington 870 (6-Shell, 12-GA, Full Length).
2. Non-MIM Extractor
3. Vang Comp Oversized safety.
4. Magpul MBUS2
5. SGA stock converter with Remington supercell aftermarket pad
6. Inforce mil spec carbine light with IR

Inforce Mil-Spec Flashlight
Inforce Mil-Spec Flashlight
Get Inforce Mil-Spec Flashlight on Brownells

7. Magpul Stock and Forend

The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine
The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine
The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine
The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine
The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine
The Coolest Remington 870 Tactical Marine

Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the Rem870.com blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

5 thoughts on “Remington 870 Marine Magnum Accessories and Upgrades

  • 16.12.2010 at 12:45
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    I just looked at Mesa Tactical’s website, but I didn’t see the full length rail/heatshield that you put on your shotgun. Where did you find it? Thanks

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  • 17.12.2010 at 18:59
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    Tactical Shotgunner has it. 199.00.

    PK

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  • 27.10.2011 at 17:08
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    Hey….really like what you did to this gun! What model Troy flip sights, hand grip and tactical strap are on this gun? Oh…and do you need an adaptor for that Leo stock? Thanks!

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  • 08.02.2012 at 11:24
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    nice gun! did that heat shield go on ok with the full lenght rail? or did it require modification? what brand is the heatshield?

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