ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend Review and Installation
ATI Talon aluminum forend will work with Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester shotguns. This forend looks extremely good on Remington 870. It is surprisingly lightweight and gives user lots of options and different accessories.
The only disadvantage is complicated installation with several adapters. But this needs to be done only once and then you can benefit from all the interesting features of the ATI Talon Forend.
ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend Review
We love our Remington 870 shotguns because they are reliable. And what can be more reliable than aluminum forend? ATI Talon Remington 870 forend is made of heat treated, military grade T6 aluminum with hard coat anodized black finish. It looks extremely good on Remington 870!
Wide upper part of the ATI Talon forend works as a heathsield and protects hands from heat.
What’s more, 5 rails on ATI Talon aluminum forend enable users to have any accessories they want, at any location on the forend. There are total 70 swivel stud locations which make it the most versatile forend available on the market.
It is the only forend which enables you to have so many positions for different accessories: flashlights, lasers, grips, etc. One of the advantages is that you can have rails at 45 degree, very nice feature.
ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend Accessories
There are several good accessories for ATI Talon Forend. They are picatinny rails and forend strap.
Picatinny rails enable users to have many different accesories on ATI Talon forend. You can install them virtually on any location on the forend. There are 70 points which can be used for this. Rails enable you to install flashlights, hand grips, lasers, etc.
Hand strap look cool and also makes grip more comfortable and reliable. Very simple and good addition to ATI Talon forend.
ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend Accessories Installation Video
ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend Installation Video
Installation of ATI products is sometimes complicated, so be careful and follow steps exactly as they are described in manual.
You will need following adapters to install ATI Talon forend on Remington 870:
Rear Adapter: RR (5)
Front Adapter: RF (4)
Make sure that adapters are properly installed:
Be sure to cut out plastic bridges on both adapters (not sure why they don’t remove them at factory).
ATTENTION: You need to tighten the forend nut really tight, because you will not be able to lock the action. If nut is not tightened, you won’t be able to move forend to proper end position.
My thoughts about ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend
I really like the ATI Talon Aluminum Remington 870 Forend. It is as reliable as Remington 870 itself. The installation is not very simple but with my instructions you will be able to install it easily.
This forend gives a lot of features to the end user. You can place lots of accessories on rail around the forend.
It is built of aluminum, so it is virtually indestructible. Recommended.