My friend which lives in Greece has sent me interesting information and photos of the FAB DEFENSE Remington 870 M4 Folding Shock Absorbing Collapsible Buttstock and Forend Rail System.

I have received many questions about these stock and forend and I am happy to share photos and info with you.

Hi my fellow Remington 870 fans. As you know, there is only 1 thing better than a Rem 870, …. Yes that’s right .. a second Rem 870.

I just couldn’t find it in me to strip my dear gun of its furniture so I decided to purchase a second one and “tac-it-out” with a Fab Defense Suit – “AGRF 870 FK SB” M4 Folding Buttstock with Shock Absorber, and a “PR-870” Forehand Rail System. Check out the official site with more info: http://www.fab-defense.com/

Remington 870 Shotguns
Remington 870 Shotguns

I really love target shooting out to 125 yards with my deer gun. The red dot makes it impossible to miss. I use brenneke slugs as I have fount them to be the most accurate. The monte carlo wood stock greatly assist in weapon alignment and recoil reduction. I remind you that the deer gun comes with a 20” fixed IC bore.

Remington 870 Disassembly
Remington 870 Disassembly
Remington 870 Handguard
Remington 870 Handguard
Remington 870 Forend
Remington 870 Forend

It is very easy to change the forehand. The quality and fit of the Fab forehand is impeccable. It also provides you with three Picatinny rails. Ergonomic design is State-of-the-Art and it is durable, hardwearing and has a lightweight construction.

Remington 870 Magazine Extension
Remington 870 Magazine Extension

I selected a Remington +3 mag extension (blued finish) – the parkerized version was sold out. Regardless, color and texture match was very close to the parkerized barrel.

Remington 870 Dimples Removal
Remington 870 Dimples Removal

Dimple curing. I NEVER drill / file or in any way damage the extension tube to remove dimples. I always pop them out using a method described in the next video. It works perfectly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ztzICm5lg

Fab Defense Stock
Fab Defense Stock

And finally the Fab stock. The AGRF 870 FK SB stock with M4 Folding Shock Absorbing Collapsible Buttstock, is a rock solid one piece ergonomic design stock that features a special non-slip texture and is made using reinforced composite material. It enhances the natural fighting stance on your shotgun and comes with a built-in shock absorber with recoil reduction. Here follow some pictures of it.

Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock,  Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock , Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870
Fab Defense Stock, Remington 870

And finally all put together. No even 30min work including the dimple curing.

Remington 870 with Fab Defense Stock and Forend
Remington 870 with Fab Defense Stock and Forend

Some more pics with stock folded.

Remington 870 with Folded Fab Defense Stock
Remington 870 with Folded Fab Defense Stock
Remington 870 with Folded Fab Defense Stock
Remington 870 with Folded Fab Defense Stock

Note the difference between a parkerized +2 Rem extension mag and a blued +3 Rem extension mag on a 20” parkerized barrel. The +3 protrudes approx ½ inch part the barrel.

Remington 870 Magazine Extensions
Remington 870 Magazine Extensions

Shoulder stock ergonomics is greatly changed. The pistol grip of the Fab stock is simply fantastic. The M4 stock has 4 LOP positions.

Remington 870 Stocks
Remington 870 Stocks

The Fab stock was worth every cent. It does exactly what the producer advertises. I strongly recommend it, anyone looking, a quality, versatile tactical Rem870 outfit. Keep well fellow readers.

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11 comments

  1. Thomas Fuller

    Awesome. I had yet to hear of Fab-Defense – makes me want to compare their recoil suppression stock against Knoxx.

  2. Guys, does the “SB” version has some mechanical recoil reduction system or it’s just an absorbing pad? So, is it applicable for IPSC Standard manual division?
    Thanks in advance.

  3. Theodore Papacostas

    Hi Stan,

    The “SB” version is fitted with a mechanical “spring” Recoil Reducing Buffer, so under the Standard manual IPSC standard RULE # 22, you cannot fit this stock and compete – “External modifications such as weights, or devices to control or reduce recoil are specifically not allowed, except for recoil pads fitted to the rear face of the stock of the shotgun”.

    To conclude, this stock is “sexy” and nice to have!!! but if you plan to compete, take a look at the IPSC Shotgun Rule Book., ….. here …….: http://www.ipsc.org/rules/divlistS.php

    Most important if you wish to be competitive, rule #9. Capacity restrictions for initial load prior to the start signal Max. of 9 rounds loaded. – ….. get the right mag extension for your 870, and keep practicing!!

    Recoil realy is not an issue …. for any 870 fan/user …. we just like to “pimp our guns”!!!! but competing is something else!!! …. in competition, “less is more”!!!!

    Theodore ..

  4. Theodore Papacostas

    Yes Stan, You are right! It is exactly like that.

  5. yeah uhm I have problems installing the fab defense stock, the one I got didn’t come with an instruction manual, so could anybody pleas give details on how 2 install it, I have an 870 btw. thank you.

  6. TrixyTrinity

    Hi I am also having trouble installing mine. No directions & no videos really online about it. Looks like the long screw which comes with the Remington 870 standard buttstock, seems to be too long for the Mako-870fk collapsible stock. Does anyone know if I’m supposed to replace it and if. So why didn’t the site Mako site say that and or include the screw needed? Anyone have this issue too?

    1. I FIGURED IT OUT. I WILL TRY TO SHARE.

      THE REQUIRED SCREW IS IN THE COMPARTMENT OF THE GRIP. OPEN THE BOTTOM (NOT AN EASY TASK WITHOUT A SMALL FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER) AND THE NEEDED SCREW AND WASHER ARE THERE.

      WHAT WAS MOST MYSTIFYING IS HOW TO ATTACH.

      1ST, REMOVE THE HAND GRIP FROM THE STOCK. UNSCREW THE HEX BOLT – YOU MUST HAVE THE STOCK SIDE FOLDED TO REVEAL THE HEX SCREW THAT HAS TO BE REMOVED.

      2ND, THERE IS A ROUND METAL INSERT PIECE THAT HAS FOUR HOLES IN IT. THAT PIECE SCREWS OUT. I USED A SMALL SCREW DRIVER IN ONE OF THE HOLES TO BACK IT OUT. THERE NO TENSION ON THAT PART AND IT EASILY SCREWS OUT WITHOUT RESISTANCE.

      3RD, THE SCREW AND WASHER FROM THE COMPARTMENT IN THE GRIP IS USED TO ATTACH THAT GRIP (MINUS THE STOCK THAT WAS JUST REMOVED) TO THE 870 RECEIVER.

      4TH, REATTACH THE STOCK TO THE RECENTLY ATTACHED GRIP WITH THE SAME HEX NUT SCREW THAT WAS USED TO REMOVE IT.

      WHY THEY DON’T EXPLAIN THOSE STEPS IS A MYSTERY TO ME.

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