Remington 870 Marine Magnum Accessories and Upgrades
Dear readers of Rem870.com blog, here is second PK’s project: 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.
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.
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.
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.
PK, thank you very much for photos and information!