I wanted to write this article for many years now. There are numerous variants of our favorite Remington 870, and it is a little difficult to choose one for a beginner. I receive lots of questions about different versions of the 870 and which one to choose.
There are several posts about Williams Fire Sights on Rem870.com:
–Williams Gun Sight Company: Remington 870 Universal Ghost Ring Firesights
–Williams Gun Sight Company: Remington 870 Fiber Optic ACE IN THE HOLE Sight Review
–Remington Ghost Ring Firesight Set by Williams Gun Sight Company, Inc.
I decided to try another type of Williams Fire Sights on my Remington 870 with rifle sights:
Remington updated their line of the Model 870. They added new variant with side folding stock. This tactical shotgun is very compact thanks to the folding stock. This makes Remington 870 easier to transport and store by reducing its overall length by approximately 11″ when folded.
More interesting photos from Afghanistan. Soldier with Remington 870
If you own a Remington 870, Remington 11-87, or Remington 1100, and you want better accuracy when shooting slugs, then you will want to upgrade your weapon’s factory sear spring with the lighter spring. You can read about Remington factory sear springs available in previous review: Remington 870 Sear Springs (Light Pull, Standard, Police (Heavy))
Remington introduced new line of Remington 870s with detachable magazines… What do you think about them?
If you have a loose latch in your Remington 870 pump-action shotgun or Remington 1100 semi-automatic shotgun, then you probably know how difficult it can be to restake the latch with just a staker and hammer. The Remington 870/1100 Shell Latch Staking Tool will make your restaking job so much easier. Not only will it help you locate the shell latch that is loose, but it will allow you to restake the latch without the need of a hammer. If you like staking latches with ease and convenience, then you should invest in this tool right away.
Usually, the magazine extension is first upgrade which every Remington 870 owners installs:
Magazine extension installed on a brand new Remington 870 Express of one of the readers of the blog.
Failure to feed is a pretty rare problem which is also difficult to identify. I didn’t understand what happened first times when I experienced it. You feel that you hit something when you push forend forward trying to feed another round and when you check what happened you see a shotshell on a carrier and everything looks normal.
The original Remington 870 shotgun was designed in a way that allowed the shotshell to get jammed between the carrier and the bolt. If you tried to remove the shell, it would be a rather difficult process. If you ask anyone who used Remington 870 shotguns before the 1980s, they’ll tell you that it required a user to disassemble the shotgun. Don’t do what a lot of gun owners do and just slam your shotgun onto a hard surface because that will damage the action bars.
Looks like Remington decided to make the competitor of the Mossberg Shockwave shotgun. But Remington 870 Tac-14 don’t need adapters to accept short shotshells.