Now I can tell you more about this product because I finally had a chance to test it on the range. Small advice – try to shoot from the hip level first, this way you understand what recoil you need to control and will not smash your teeth with pistol grip as some guys on YouTube do.
Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip is very good product but you need to learn to use it. You need to strain your muscles to control the recoil, if you don’t do that recoil will hit your wrist which is painful.
Testing Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip:
After using a Hogue short LOP stock on my Remington 870 for a long time and enjoying it very much I decided to try the Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip.
Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip is one of the best pistol grips available for Remington 870. It is very comfortable to hold the overrubbed pistol stock thanks to the special texture. It is slip resistant and ergonomic. I must say that this coating performs very well even during very cold weather; it is not as cold as general plastic.
Installation is very simple, takes just several minutes. It fits Remington 870 shotgun perfectly. Allen wrench is not included, so you will have to find one that fits. The shape of the Hogue Tamer pistol grip continues shape of the 870’s receiver and it looks very nice.
This pistol grip makes your shotgun very short and maneuverable. That is very important in close quarters but remember that Remington 870 with pistol grip can never be as accurate as shotgun with stock. You will need to learn how to use it and deal with recoil.
One of the reasons getting Hogue Tamer pistol grip can be use of a shotgun during backpacking or fishing in a places where there are a lot of wild animals. Shotgun with pistol grip is very compact and you can easily take it with you. This way you will not need to tell your story in one of the “I shouldn’t be alive” episodes. I am sure that sidesaddle with 8 rounds will be more than enough for this purpose.
Sling can be attached to the top or the bottom using existing sling mount and strap loop. You can use one-point or two-point sling.
I recommend getting set with pistol grip and forend, because Hogue forend is one of the best forends I have ever used.
Very well made product and I highly recommend it. But you need to understand that pistol grip only makes shotgun very compact but very difficult to handle. I don’t think that I want such solution on my shotgun. Yes, it is fun to shoot it but I prefer to have classic stock on my Remington 870.
So if you can handle it – get one, it is fun to shoot it.
Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip for Remington 870 installation video:
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