Plasti Dip Rubber Coating and Firearms

The key to success to competition shooter is to never stop and try new drills, different stances and of course to experiment with equipment.

Benelli Supernova is a great shotgun but it has some things which can be improved. One of such things is slippery forend. It has groves but plastic is slippery, I wish I could get Hogue overmolded forend for my Benelli Supernova, I miss it so much.

By the way, this is one of things why I love my Rem 870, you can choose from hundreds of upgrades! Accessories for other shotguns are very limited.

So, I decided to try Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on my Benelli Supernova shotgun. I’ve chosen transparent spray because stock and forend are painted.

I must say that Plasti Dip rubber coating really works, it is much more comfortable to hold and manipulate the weapon. Plastic is no longer slippery and allows good grip.

But I don’t recommend it (especially on forend of a pump shotgun) because here is what happened after just 2 trainings and about 200-300 rounds:

Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Forend
Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Forend
Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Forend
Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Forend

Stock survived and didn’t show any marks of wear and tear:

Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Stock
Plasti Dip Rubber Coating on Benelli Supernova Shotgun Stock

Tip: be sure to polish edges and remove rubber coating from parts which contact the magazine tube to make action smooth. Action will be stiff if you don’t remove Plasti Dip from parts which contact magazine tube.

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.

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