This is article which was requested by many Remington 870 owners and finally I have found time to write it.
This post is about budget upgrades for Remington 870, you are not going to find Ghost Ring sights for $200+ or forend with flashlight for $300+ here. This post is how to upgrade your Remington 870 shotgun without robbing a bank.
Know what? Overpriced upgrades are usually serving the same purpose as cheaper alternatives, so why pay more? If you want to impress your friends you can get that ninja upgrade with tactical lipstick holder but you can get the same thing cheaper and without unnecessary features!
Simple but very useful upgrade. Improves extraction of fired shells.
|Get Remington 870 Non-MIM Extractor on Brownells|
Try upgrading standard stock
Before you replace your standard Remington 870 stock you can try upgrading it for just $21.99. Remington SuperCell recoil pad really works and reduces felt recoil.
|You can get Remington 870 Supercell Recoil Pad on Brownells for just $21.99|
Ok, let’s start with budget stocks for Remington 870.
The most expensive stock for Remington 870 can cost you up to $300! But there are lots of cheaper options.
Here is stock from ATI which is recommended by Trevor, one of the readers of the blog: “I have a fixed pistol grip/buttstock stock made by ati installed on my 870. It is the best 55$ I have ever spent on any gun I own. It has proven itself well built and tough. I even slammed it against a tree to see if it was capable of hand to hand combat. It took multiple hits and still works extremely well.”
|ATI Pistol Grip Buttstock on Brownells for just $44.99|
Another inexpensive stock (just $46.99) for Remington 870 is Hogue overmolded stock. Rubber coating on this stock is fantastic, it enables you to have positive reliable grip. This stock is one of the best and the most affordable ones. I highly recommend it and use after trying many other stocks.
|Hogue Overmolded stock on Brownells for just $46.99|
VCS Big Safety Button is another inexpensive upgrade
Vang Big Speed Safety is good and tested by many Remington 870 owners. It enables you to disengage safety under stress in home defense situation when every second counts. Also it simplifies manipulations with safety when wearing gloves.
$11.99 is the best price for oversized safety. All other safety buttons cost more but have almost the same features.
Note: Cannot be used with Knoxx recoil reducing stock.
|You can get Vang Big Speed Safety for Remington 870 on Brownells for just $11.99|
Now, let’s see how can we add a flashlight to shotgun without going bankrupt
There are a lot of different flashlights and flashlight mounts for shotguns available on the market today. The most inexpensive but still very good and reliable variant is Shotgun Flashlight Mount and PolyTac Flashlight, it’s just: $39.99 + $39.99. This setup is reliable, light-weight and enough for home defense.
|You can get Elzetta ZSM Flashlight Mount on Brownells for just $39.99|
|You can get Streamlight Polytac Flashlight on Brownells for just $39.99|
Another good thing to upgrades is forend
You can choose from inexpenisve Hogue, Speedfeed or Magpul forends.
The main advantage of the Hogue forend is rubber coating which makes it extremely comfortable to hold.
|You can get Hogue Forend on Brownells for just $20.99|
I don’t find Speedfeed forend as good as Hogue but a lot of people like it.
|You can get Speedfeed Law Enforcement Forend on Brownells for just $24.49|
Recommended upgrade is sidesaddle
The most affordable sidesaddle is made by TacStar. It is not as sturdy as metal sidesaddle but still works pretty good. Good way to try sidesaddle and see if you like it on your shotgun.
Sidesaddle is recommended for any home defense shotgun because it enables you to have additional ammo on your shotgun.
|You can get TacStar Sidesaddle on Brownells for just $33.99|
Do you know other budget upgrades for Remington 870? Please, leave a comment!