What are RAT Grips? Pads made of special material which you can heat and then mold to make a custom grip for your firearm. RAT stands for Rapid Adaptation Technology. You can heat the pad, attach it to a gun and mold your own grip that is custom fit for your hand.
There is an interesting discussion on Remington 870 Forum. jdinny posted pics of his Remington 870 with ATI AR-15 Scorpion Recoil Pistol grip on Mesa Tactical LEO Stock:
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!
Testing chainsaw grip for shotguns. Turned out that it won’t work with Remington 870 with rifle sights :) because rear sight is not alllowing for hand to work the forend.
Even the most experienced shooters realize that recoil can change the way they shoot. Some shooters will develop a flinch because of the expected recoil, which reduces accuracy and can cause the butt to slam into the shoulder instead of allowing the entire body to absorb the recoil. Low recoil loads are not always an option because of the reduced range and impact. Another option is a recoil reducing stock.
Typically, the pistol grip on a shotgun with a shoulder stock is designed to help take up the recoil. However, some shooters may tend to squeeze the pistol grip too much to take the force off the shoulder. You do not want your hand to take the recoil you want your whole body to absorb the shock. Trying to hold back, the recoil with the pistol grip means your sight alignment has to be readjusted and your follow up shots will be slower. Some shooters feel more in control of the weapon when they have their hand wrapped around the pistol grip. In most cases, it comes down to personal preferences.
Remington 870 Recoil Reducing Shot Stock & Adapter Kit
Very interesting new product from Brownells. This Remington 870 Recoil Reducing Shot Stock & Adapter Kit reduces recoil and enables you to install Magpul MOE Grip and Stock.
I think that it’s a very interesting product.
I’ve had a post about AK-47 tactical upgrades and accessories some time ago.
Here is one more small upgrade which is very handy and useful. Tapco Tactical Vertical Short Grip – is small and inexpensive grip which fits standard Picatinny rails. It has container which holds 1 CR123A battery.
Tapco short grip is very easy to install, takes less than a minute. It is well built, quality made product, recommended.
Now I can tell you more about this product because I finally had a chance to test it on the range. Small advice – try to shoot from the hip level first, this way you understand what recoil you need to control and will not smash your teeth with pistol grip as some guys on YouTube do.
After using a Hogue short LOP stock on my Remington 870 for a long time and enjoying it very much I decided to try the Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip.
Hogue Tamer Pistol Grip is one of the best pistol grips available for Remington 870. It is very comfortable to hold the overrubbed pistol stock thanks to the special texture. It is slip resistant and ergonomic. I must say that this coating performs very well even during very cold weather; it is not as cold as general plastic.