Left Hand Safety for Remington 870

Left-handed people make up about 10 percent of the population. And many of them own Remington 870 :) A lot of lefties asked me about the left hand safety conversions for Remington 870.

I wasn’t able to find other left-hand buttons for Remington 870, so I ordered the Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety.

Fortmann's Left Hand Safety Conversion for Remington 870
Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety Conversion for Remington 870
Fortmann's Left Hand Safety Conversion for Remington 870
Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety Conversion for Remington 870

First thing that surprised me is that it’s made of plastic! Plastic is used in many guns but it is very unusual material for the safety button. I saw signs of wear even on metal Vang Comp Systems safety button.

This is very interesting upgrade for the Remington 870. It is oversized left hand safety. It doesn’t require any modifications you just replace factory safety button with the Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety button. And that’s all, you are ready to use it.

Installation is very easy, watch video with Remington 870 safety replacement to know how to do it. There were no additional instructions but you need to line up trigger cut out lines up with the trigger during the installation.

Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety has nice orange warning ring which shows that safety is off. The safety is little bigger than standard one which makes it easier to operate.

This upgrade is recommended for left handed shooters. The only problem that I see is material of the safety button. I will try to test it as much as I can to see how durable the Fortmann’s Left Hand Safety is.

Remington 870 Left Hand Safety (Fortmann’s) Installation Video

installation of the oversized safety button. But it is little different, so video will be helpful:

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.

3 thoughts on “Left Hand Safety for Remington 870

  • 11.09.2017 at 08:57
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    How do I get in touch with Fortmanns? Do they have a phone number so I can place an order

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  • 25.10.2019 at 13:38
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    what is the difference between a 870 right hand trigger plate and a left hand. is it just the slide release? is the right hand slide release supposed to be on the left side of the trigger or the right side of the trigger?

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  • 30.12.2019 at 10:46
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    The only place to purchase is Midway, and I don’t do business with them . No Fortmann website. What gives?

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