If you think that all shotgun magazine extension tubes are the same with just a small differences then this review will surprise you! ;)
Competitive shooters want to have more rounds but don’t want magazine extension to stick out too much. Long shotgun is more difficult to maneuver around decorations on competitions. Pinyo Wizard is a company from Thailand, they invented first telescoping magazine extension tube. It was first introduced on the Shotgun World Shoot 2018. I ordered it for my Remington 870 and made this review for you.
Here it is installed on my 870. It is flush with the 26 inch barrel of my Remington 870 with 8 rounds loaded:
But when you start loading more it extends as long as needed to the total capacity of 14 rounds! The more you load the longer it becomes.
Here is the maximum length of the telescopic magazine extension with 14 rounds loaded:
Telescoping magazine extension design & construction
The design is simple. There are two magazine springs. First spring is small and needed just for first 8 rounds. Second spring is wide and needed for the extended part. It is not very stiff and enables you to load rounds as easy as with other magazine extensions.
Telescoping magazine extension and classic magazine extension comparison
Here is classic magazine extension for 12 rounds compared to telescoping magazine extension tube for 14 rounds. New magazine extension makes shotgun compact and easy to maneuver:
It is a pure genius and a great invention. Long competition shotguns are in past. Now my shotgun is compact and easy to store, transport and use. Are there any disadvantages? Yes, it is little heavier and pricey. Also, magazine clamp is not available.
Makes shotgun compact
Easier to maneuver
Easier to sore and transport
Heavier for about 100 grams
Magazine clamp not available
Telescoping Magazine Extension Tube Video
Such magazine tube can be ordered for almost any shotgun, you just need to specify the model when ordering. Also, you can choose the extension of needed length to be flush with the barrel of your shotgun. The price of the extension was about $240 with shipping. Two-color version is available for a little higher price. International shipping is available.
Site of the manufacturer is not available yet but you can contact Nashi Aristo for ordering: //www.facebook.com/aristo.jza