Hogue is a company which sells parts and accessories for firearms. Some of their most popular upgrades are made for the Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 shotguns. Some of the stocks that Hogue sells for the Remington 870 have a twelve-inch length of pull (Short Shot model). This turns the shotgun into a compact weapon and gives the shooter more mobility when they’re in constricted environments. Hogue also has standard sized stocks that are a bit longer so it really depends on your body size and the areas you’ll be using the shotgun in. For example, if you are a shooter with long hands then you may not like having a twelve-inch length of pull. But if you have shorter hands then it will be more comfortable for you.
I had several posts about Mossberg 500/590 and was surprised by number of questions about this shotgun. First of all, I recommend checking infographic: Differences Between Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500 shotguns. It explains differences in controls and design. Mossberg 500/590 is a great and very popular shotgun. There are 10,000,000 of Mossberg 500/590 shotguns made to date.
So, this post is about the best and must have upgrades for Mossberg 500/590 shotguns.
The first thing you want to do when trying to replace the forend of your Remington 870 is to make sure the weapon is unloaded. You’ll want to check both the chamber and magazine tube by visually looking at them and by feeling around with your fingers. That way you can ensure that you don’t have any accidents during the process of replacing your forend. Next, you will need to gather the right tool for doing this job. There is a special forend removal tool that you can purchase at most gun stores, but if you have a pair of pliers then they will be fine.
Thanks to Choate Machine & Tool for the stock and forend for review. Thanks to Tommy Geraci, one of the blog readers for making this review!
Magpul SGA stock, MOE forend and accessories for Remington 870 shotgun quickly became extremely popular after their release in 2011. Magpul is a well known manufacturer of high-quality accessories and upgrades for firearms. Remington 870 line of products is not an exception. Remington 870 SGA stock and forend were that popular that Magpul released the same furniture set for Mossberg shotguns. Magpul Hunter 700 stock (for Remington 700 rifle) which was introduced later has the same design and features. Remington even introduced Remington 870 Magpul Edition with Magpul stock and forend. That means that most of the users of Magpul SGA stock and MOE forend for Remington 870 were more than happy.
Thanks to Michael Skelton for the idea.
GT-5000 Grip Tape is very easy to use, inexpensive grip tape. You can apply it to many things like guns, knives, tools etc. I decided to make Magpul MOE Forend little more grippy.
Received question from one of the Remington 870 owners which building LEO 870 – where to find the Remington 870 MCS forend for sale? Used or new.
Remington 870 with Magpul Stock and ERGO GRIP 3-Rail Shotgun Forend from zekejapan from Remington 870 Forum:
2nd generation of the Blackhawk SpecOps Stock is even better than previous version. The main problem of the 1st generation SpecOps stock was cheekslap which some of the shooters experienced. Now this problem is almost eliminated. The stock may hit you only when you shoulder it wrong.
Blackhawk SpecOps II Stock and Forend have a lot of advantages. It reduces felt recoil and I think that it is the best choice for new shooters. This stock is adjustable and will fit shooters with longer or shorter hands.
The forend is long which makes it easy to reload a shotgun and it has grooves which ensure positive grip.