You can get more reliability out of your Remington 870 shotgun if you upgrade its carrier dog spring, or sometimes called the carrier latch spring. Sometimes you will find that your shotgun has feeding problems which will make it unreliable when shooting it. But if you were to use a heavier carrier dog spring then it will fix these feeding problems and improve the gun’s reliability at the same time. The spring does this by lifting the next round of ammunition after it comes out of the magazine tube. If the rounds don’t get lifted properly then you won’t be able to keep shooting your weapon. This could put you at risk if you’re in a situation where you need to defend yourself. That is why Remington 870 Police shotguns are the most reliable because they use the best carrier dog springs. If you want to put one of these springs in your Remington 870 then you can get it from model 1100, part number F16966. This is the exact carrier dog spring used in the police version of the Remington 870, but the spring is also compatible with other Remington 870 versions.

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New cheaper version of the Mes Tactical SureShell sidesaddle. Now made of polymer. The new lower price looks good, now Mesa Tactical sidesaddle is more affordable but most of the Remington 870 owners I know were ready to pay more for aluminum sidesaddle.

New sidesaddle looks interesting but I think it is little ugly comparing to the aluminum version :)

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The Remington 870 is a pump action shotgun model that is one of the best in the world. There are many different versions of the Remington 870 and each version is made for different purposes. The Remington 870 Police version is based off the Remington 870 Express model. The Express was always considered an important shotgun in the sporting, home defense and recreational shooting market. But despite the cosmetic differences of the various Remington 870 shotguns, they all have very similar parts inside of them. The Remington 870 Police uses the same platform as the 870 Express because they are both suitable for the streets and tactical use. However the functionality of the 870 Police version is superior to that of any other Remington 870 version.

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One more review for the contest:

I decided to do a review on one of my favorite upgrades to my Remington 870 Marine Magnum pump-action shotgun. It is the Mesa Tactical 20″ 1913 Mil-Spec Picatinny Rail with 6 shot SureShell side saddle and front barrel/extension clamp (also comes with different options such as a singular barrel clamp model, a 5″ Rail Model, or the 4 and 8 shot models with MOST options interchangeable on each model).

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Remington 870 Tips & Tricks #5: Much Ado About Shell Carriers

New great video from Synchronizor from Remington 870 Forum:

Like most other repeating shotguns, the Remington 870 uses a tubular magazine to store shells. The key role of a device called the shell carrier is to accept shells from the magazine, and line them up with the barrel for chambering.

In this video, I’ll explain the mechanics of the shell carrier’s function, address some common misconceptions and exaggerated shortcomings of the 870’s carrier, go over the design changes that have been made to it over the years, and demonstrate how to use the modern flex-tab carrier to allow an extra shell to be loaded into the gun.

Thanks to Ponycarman for taking pictures of his old 870 parts for this video.

It’s not exactly a brief video, but I wanted to at least touch on all the aspects of this key element of the 870’s action. The complexity of this video made editing it a real pain in the rear, since the editor I’m using is a very poorly-designed piece of software that required me to render this in multiple pieces, and perform the final trimming & assembly with YouTube’s clunky online editor.

I recommend watching this video with the annotations turned on. I’ll be adding various notes to provide further details or to answer questions you might have. I’ve tried to keep them unobtrusive; no giant flags blocking the video, no begging for subscriptions or likes. Since this video is lengthier than most of the others in this series, I’ll also be adding annotations at the beginning to let you jump to different “chapters”.

This continues my series of how-to videos with the Remington 870 shotgun. There are several other topics I have planned for future videos, but it’s a fluid list. I’d love to hear any suggestions you might have for video topics. I’d also appreciate any comments on the format of this series; things you liked, things you didn’t like, things you’d like to see done differently, etc. I’m still playing around with styles, formats, and programs; figuring out what works, what works well, and what doesn’t work at all, so any input would help me out.

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