As a Remington 870 shotgun owner you need to clean your shotgun regularly.
This will guarantee a long life of your shotgun’s barrel and reliable work of all parts.

I have tried a lot of different bore brushes and want to tell you about the one I like most.

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Gun Safety (Blown Remington 870 Barrel)

It is important to remember that all firearms are potentially dangerous.

Remember: if you experience a flat report or low recoil, stop shooting immediately and check barrel for an obstruction. If the gun fails to fire when trigger is pulled wait 30 seconds before unloading and keep pointed in a safe direction(you may experience a “hang” fire and the cartridge will go off after a pause).

If you think that a bullet, birdshot, buckshot or anything else is obstructing the barrel, immediately unload the firearm, disassemble it and check barrels. It is not sufficient to look in the chamber only.

If there is a snow in your barrel, do not shoot, clean your barrel first.

If you use reloaded ammo be very careful because it is more dangerous than the new ammo. Be very careful when reloading ammo and be sure to check everything twice.

Here are several photos which show what can happen to your shotgun’s barrel when shooting with obstruction inside:

Remington 870 Barrel Blown
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from
Remington 870 Barrel Blown (Author: Shooter from

Here is what happened in this case: the owner of this shotgun had one reloaded shell with no gun powder inside and the bullet haven’t come out of the barrel. When he fired it for the second time, the barrel was blown out.

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There are a lot of different videos about tactical shotguns, I want to recommend you this one:

Tactical Shotgun for Self Defense
Tactical Shotgun for Self Defense
1. Tactical Shotgun for Self Defense by L.O.T.I. Group (with Gunsite Training Center and Sand Bee).

Introduction, useful general information about shotguns.
Information about different tactical upgrades and accessories for a shotgun.
Gun Safety Information
How to Load a Shotgun
Information About Shotgun Barrel, Chokes and Ammunition (Buck, Vang Comp, Cyl.)
Readiness Positions (Low Ready, Indoor Ready etc.)
Shooting Positions (Kneeling, Prone etc.)
Shotgun Tactics, Situations (House Clearance)
Ammunition, Loads, Pattern, Sights, Ghost Rings

This video is really good and will be useful for all shotgun owners, it covers almost anything you need to know about your shotgun. Also, you will find useful information on building of a tactical shotgun, upgrades, barrels, tactics and many other things.

As I know it was released in 2001 but it is still one of the best videos you can find.

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