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))

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S&J Hardware (http://www.sjhardware.com) is a Canadian manufacturer & retailer of firearms accessories and other shooting-related products. They offer a number of add-ons and replacement components for shotguns, including a line of magazine extensions for the Remington 870 and others. A lot of S&J Hardware’s products have proven popular in the 870 community, such as their magazine followers and Velcro shell carriers, and I’ve personally used several of their accessories for years with good results. Their magazine extensions always sounded really good on paper, but I really hadn’t seen them in the wild much, and had no personal experience with them. This came up in a discussion on the Rem870.com forums, and soon afterward, Scott Mueller, S&J’s United States distributor (http://www.sjhardware.us), contacted me asking if I would be interested in having one sent over for evaluation. Obviously I was interested.

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Shotguns need to be cleaned like any other tool or item that you use frequently. Some gun owners just don’t realize that every time they fire their shotgun, it leaves a little bit of residue inside the barrel, action, and chamber of the gun. This residue is actually made up of tiny particles called “fouling” which come from the shells that you’ve fired. The fouling particles are generated from the used birdshot, buckshot, slugs, wad, and gunpowder. Each time you fire a shell, a little bit of this residue is left behind inside the shotgun. If you don’t clean up the residue on a regular basis, it will build up over time and eventually impair the functionality of the weapon. In addition, excessive sweat and moisture build up in the shotgun could cause the weapon’s metal parts to become corroded. Once this happens, these parts of the gun will become rusty and cause your gun to malfunction.

There are four types of fouling you’ll commonly find inside a used shotgun; carbon, copper, lead, and plastic. Carbon comes from the burnt gunpowder which is used to propel the ammunition out of the chamber and through the barrel. You don’t usually see the carbon particles, but they spread inside the chamber and even get on the shooter’s hands. Copper particles may be there after you shoot if the slugs are jacketed with copper (sabot slugs). As for the projectiles inside of the shotshells, they are all typically made out of lead material. This means when you fire the shotshells in your shotgun, lead residue from the projectiles will get left in your barrel after you fire them. And finally, the plastic from the wads of the shells will create plastic residue that gets left behind as well.

When searching for the best shotgun cleaning kit, there are three cleaning kits in particular that you should pay attention to because they are affordable and highly regarding amongst gun enthusiasts. They are the Beretta Shotgun Cleaning Kit, the Tetra ValuPro III Shotgun Cleaning, and Hoppe’s No. 9 Cleaning Kit. All three of these cleaning kits can be purchased online and shipped right to your doorstep. Some of these cleaning kits cater to specific shotgun brands and calibers while others are more versatile and can be used to clean multiple types of shotguns. But no matter which one you choose, it will certainly be worth the investment in order to sustain the life expectancy and functionality of your shotguns.

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Wilson Combat Scattergun Technologies +2 Mag Tube Extension Kit

Photos from 12GAfun from Remington 870 Forum:

Wilson Combat Scattergun Technologies +2 Mag Tube Extension Kit
Wilson Combat Scattergun Technologies +2 Mag Tube Extension Kit
Wilson Combat Scattergun Technologies +2 Mag Tube Extension Kit
Wilson Combat Scattergun Technologies +2 Mag Tube Extension Kit

Shooting Range (Gunshot) First Aid Kit

Safety on a shooting range is very important. But shooting range (gunshot) first aid kit is a must too.

5.11 Tactical Med Kit, Medical Pouch
5.11 Tactical Med Kit, Medical Pouch

What I recommend to have in your Shooting Range (Gunshot) First Aid Kit:
1. Tactical Tourniquet (SOF or CAT). This tourniquet saves lives. It was tested in Iraq and Afghanistan and used by US Army. It is very simple and effective way to stop bleeding from limbs.
2. Celox Gauze Roll. Celox is effective but it is much easier to use a Celox Gauze. Very simple application, very effective when you need to stop bleeding.
3. I recommend getting 5.11 Tactical Med Kit Medical Pouch. It has pocket for Tactical Tourniquet and also enough space for Celox Gauze Roll. Please note that many people don’t like this pouch and prefer classic medic pouches.

Please note that many guys think that pocket for Tactical Tourniquet is too small on 5.11 Tactical Med Kit Medical Pouch. But it fits ok, you just need to place it properly.

The pouch is compact, tactical tourniquet and Celox gauze roll are very effective when you need to stop bleeding.

Highly recommended for all shooters.

Take care!

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We use Benelli Supernova shotguns in our club. That is very good shotgun for competitions. It is reliable and enables you to load it fast.

We have found out that hammer spring and hammer spring cap should be replaced after 5000-10000 of rounds due to light primer strikes. This problem was found on two shotguns.

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Gunsmith Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit

Must have tool kit for gunsmiths, includes: the forend wrench, stock bolt wrench, mag tube cap pliers, and magazine tube dimple remover.

Gunsmith, Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit
Gunsmith, Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit

Price is too high for one-time use, but it’s a good investment for professional gunsmith.

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