It is extremely important to have flashlight on your shotgun. You can’t shoot if you can’s see a target. I have tested many flashlights and decided to make a new post. This post has information about old flashlights and new ones.
I was surprised that some of the inexpensive flashlights are really good, reliable and bright. I still prefer Fad Defense Speedlight because of its compact size and brightness but you may choose one of the other flashlights.
From Strapy from Remington 870 Forum
Here is the final piece to the 870 express I built for my wife. She chose the Surefire 618LMG over the Eotech because the grip felt better. The Eotech is all Polycarbonate and the Surefire has a bit of a rubber grip.
Also the Eotech depth is much more then the Surefire. As you can see in the pictures, the Surefire rises back up to the mag tube behind the flashlight. The Eotech continues straight back. The Surefire also feels much more solidly built then the Eotech.
If you are a novice gun owner with a Remington 870 then you might not realize how many upgrades and accessories are available for your shotgun. You should take advantage of these upgrades instead of sticking with the factory version of your shotgun because they can help make the shooting experience more pleasant and increase your accuracy at the same time.